CMT Remembers Merle Haggard Airs Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

It's "All Merle, All Day" on Thursday at CMT and CMT Music

CMT will pay tribute to country music legend Merle Haggard with CMT Remembers Merle Haggard, a news special premiering Wednesday night (April 6) at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Haggard died Wednesday morning at age 79.

Hosted by CMT’s Cody Alan and Katie Cook, the 30-minute special will feature never-before-seen footage and interviews, vintage performance clips and commentary from Haggard himself as well as some of country music’s biggest stars, including Miranda Lambert, Toby Keith, Florida Georgia Line, Vince Gill, Wynonna Judd, Dwight Yoakam, Brooks & Dunn and Bobby Bare.

The special also features Haggard reflecting on his life and how music changed everything for him.