Merle Haggard Will Resume Tour This Month

Merle Haggard will begin touring again later this month after canceling shows in January due to pneumonia. His tour resumes on Feb. 28 in Tucson, Ariz., with dates scheduled through April. “I’m feeling good and ready to get back on the bus. Thanks to all for their powerful prayers that led to my speedy recovery. I’m rehearsing with the band and looking forward to playing and singing again,” he said. Haggard canceled dates in Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Texas and Oklahoma last month after being hospitalized in Macon, Ga. He underwent surgery for lung cancer in 2008 and resumed touring in 2009.