Merle Haggard coming to the Mahaffey Theatre in St. Petersburg
As time goes by, it seems there are fewer and fewer true music legends walking this planet. Certainly, there aren't many who have been honored by both the Country Music Hall of Fame AND the Kennedy Center.
But Merle Haggard is all of the above, an outlaw country icon who has talked the talk, walked the walk and sang about it all on hits like Okie from Muskogee, Mama Tried and The Fightin' Side of Me.
Few and far between are the chances to see a guy like Hag in the flesh. So circle Feb. 8 on your calendar -- that's when Haggard will be at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. Tickets are $39.50-$89.50, and a Mahaffey spokeswoman says they'll go onsale at noon Friday. Click here for details.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*