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Watch Willie Nelson's Merle Haggard Tribute 'He Won't Ever Be Gone'

Willie Nelson in the video for "He Won't Ever Be Gone."
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Willie Nelson in the video for "He Won't Ever Be Gone."

A year ago today, we lost Merle Haggard, the country music icon. And on his new album God’s Problem Child, Willie Nelson -- Haggard’s friend, contemporary, and frequent touring buddy -- pays Haggard tribute on a new song called “He Won’t Ever Be Gone.”

It’s a mellow, plainspoken remembrance, with Nelson singing some kind words about one of the few people who he could really ever call a peer. The stately black-and-white video shows Nelson recording the song, and it’s got some footage of Haggard in the studio too.

Check it out below.

This article was originally published by Stereogum.

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