Merle Haggard Cancels Concerts
Sep. 24, 2002
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Country singer Merle Haggard canceled 11 concerts this month because of back trouble, a spokesman said.
``Merle said he is sorry about this inconvenience ... and he hopes everyone understands,'' said Lance Roberts, his booking agent.
Haggard, 65, has four herniated discs in his back and is at home in California resting and getting medical care, Roberts said Friday. More concerts could be canceled, depending on what treatment is prescribed.
September concerts had been scheduled in Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tenn.; Washington; Atlanta; and other cities.
Haggard's hits include ``Mama Tried'' and ``Okie From Muskogee.''
He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
On the Net:
Merle Haggard Web site: http://www.merlehaggard.com.
Country Music Hall of Fame Web site: http://www.countrymusichalloffame.com/