Merle Haggard, the acclaimed country music star, died on his 79th birthday. Read my tribute to him on LifeZette.com.
Merle Haggard, Country Music Legend, Dies at 79
Published by Alexa Lardieri
I am a reporter and digital producer for the Civic section of U.S. News & World Report, where I write about breaking news. I came to U.S. News in 2016 as a researcher and writer for the Rankings and Reviews section and in 2017, joined the news team, where I helped launch America 2020. I have previously worked for LifeZette.com as a reporter and social media specialist and was an editor for several outlets at my alma mater. I am a graduate of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park. You can follow me on Twitter (@arlardieri) and Facebook (/AlexaRLardieri) or connect with me on LinkedIn (/in/alexa-lardieri). View more posts