Merle Haggard Hops on Twitter—and It Gets Weird Fast

"A little bit of honest, down-home gibberish to get it started! What an instrument this is!" Merle posts.

Merle Haggard was a surprise guest Tuesday night (April 10) at Keith Urban's We're All for the Hall fundraiser for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.

But what was truly surprising—the Hag has joined Twitter.

After a generic "Hello," Hag posted this: "Greetings all participators, especially all you sweet potaters. There's always something new . . . Any songwriters find a rhyme for that?"

Uhhhh, OK. The unusual posts didn't stop there.

"According to the judicial standpoint upon the cummiltation of the poultry if it makes any difference to me and I find out that's all I hope," he said.

What?

"A little bit of honest, down-home gibberish to get it started! What an instrument this is!"

We're glad you're having fun, Merle.

Several country artists, including Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and The Oak Ridge Boys, expressed their amazement and delight that Merle is tweeting. And the Hag has even learned how to reply to tweets.

Miranda re-tweeted the following from "NotJakeOwen": "Merle Haggard is performing [Wednesday] night at the Ryman if any of you guys want a lesson in how not to be a [wimp].”

Merle's response, to Miranda and NotJakeOwen: "I'm available to give lessons anytime, see y'all tomorrow."

 

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