Haggard Recuperating From Chest Pains

Merle Haggard is resting comfortably at his California home after chest pains sidelined him over the weekend. The Country Music Hall of Fame member suffered chest pains Friday night (Oct. 26) while in San Angelo, Texas, to perform a concert. His doctor advised him to cancel his show in Fredericksburg, Texas, on Saturday (Oct. 27) and his appearance at Tim McGraw’s Swampstock benefit in Rayville, La., on Sunday (Oct. 28). Haggard is expected to resume his touring schedule with a string of Canadian dates beginning Nov. 14 in Calgary, according to a spokeswoman. Haggard’s new album, Roots Volume 1, hits stores next Tuesday (Nov. 6). 10/30/01