Nashville Notes

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The final recording from the late Merle Haggard, “Kern River Blues,” will be available to download Thursday. The song about leaving Bakersfield, California in the seventies was written and recorded during his final days as he battled pneumonia. A percentage of the money from the single will go to charities that benefit the homeless.

Garth Brooks will bring his World Tour with wife Trisha Yearwood to New York City’s Yankee Stadium on Saturday, July 9. Tickets go on sale next Friday, May 20.

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