“It’s a tough day”.
That is the reaction of Regina country singer JJ Voss upon hearing of the death of country music legend Merle Haggard.
Voss says Haggard is someone he has looked up to and he hopes people can hear Haggard’s influence in the songs he writes and sings.
Voss says Haggard’s style is something all country music performers should have in their repertoire because of his “every-day man” focus to the songs that made him a legend.
Haggard died in California on Wednesday at the age of 79.