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Reaction to Merle Haggard's death: 'No wonder it's raining today. Even God is crying'

Reaction to Merle Haggard's death: 'No wonder it's raining today. Even God is crying'

After Merle Haggard passed away Wednesday at home in Palo Cedro, Calif., country music was pouring its heart out over word of the Golden State native's death from pneumonia at 79.

"He was my brother, my friend. I will miss him," Willie Nelson said in a statement. Haggard had been scheduled to join Nelson on tour for four shows in May, in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, and the two had fun last year doing a video — see it below — for their tune "It's All Going to Pot."

"The greatest singer songwriter of my lifetime is gone," Toby Keith said in a statement. "Thanks for the music and friendship. R.I.P. Hag."...

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