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“Okie From Muskogee” Writer Passes Away

Country Weekly is reporting that the famed writer of “Okie From Muskogee” passed away April 19th from complications of heart problems. Roy Burris co-wrote the classic Merle Haggard song in 1969 on their tour bus. In 1970, Okie From Muskogee won the Country Music Association’s Single Of the Year award and is seen as Merle’s anthem.

Our thoughts are with the Burris family at this tough time.