A private funeral service will be held Saturday (April 9) in Palo Cedro, California, for Merle Haggard.
Haggard died Wednesday at age 79 from double pneumonia. In the months before his death, Haggard cancelled several shows due to his illness.
Marty Stuart and Connie Smith, will be participate in Haggard’s funeral.
Haggard participated in inducting Connie Smith into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2012.