Haggard Joins McGraw’s Swampstock 2001

Merle Haggard has been added to the concert lineup for Swampstock 2001, Oct. 28 at the Tim McGraw Sports Complex in McGraw’s hometown of Rayville, La. “I’m thrilled to welcome Merle Haggard to Swampstock 2001,” McGraw said in a statement. “I’ve been singing his songs for many years, and there’s not a better artist in country music. I’m especially honored to have a Country Music Hall of Fame member on the Swampstock stage for the very first time.” The eighth annual concert also will feature McGraw, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Carolyn Dawn Johnson and the Warren Brothers. Proceeds from the concert and celebrity softball game will benefit Rayville’s little league baseball program and various other charities. 10/22/01