I'm not a fan of new country. There are a couple acts I can stand, but I grew up listening to classic country or as it was known in those days country. My father was a big country fan, so Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, David and Lefty Frizzel, Loretta Lynn, the list can go on and on. And of course there was Merle. I just saw the he passed away today. And believe it or not Merle graced some cardboard in his day too. Today was his 79th birthday.