Days after turning 75, country music legend Merle Haggard joined Twitter yesterday. With only a handful of tweets, the verified account @merlehaggard has already accumulated over 7,000 followers. Old Merle is feisty as ever and so far his tweets have taken on the same colorful character while eliciting interest from other Nashville stars.
— Steven Haddad (@stevenhaddad) April 11, 2012
Hello Twitter. #FirstTweet
— Merle Haggard (@merlehaggard) April 10, 2012
Greetings all participators, especially all you sweet potaters. There's always something new… Any songwriters find a rhyme for that?
— Merle Haggard (@merlehaggard) April 11, 2012