Heatherly to Open for Haggard

Eric Heatherly (“Flowers on the Wall”) will open for Merle Haggard at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Tuesday (Feb. 11). “I have always admired Haggard because he developed his own distinctive style,” Heatherly says. “I believe Merle’s music has remained some of the most consistently interesting and inventive in country music.” Heatherly’s new album is expected in the fall. 02/07/03