According to his manager. That journey would take her all over the world and allow her to sing before thousands and thousands of Country Music fans. She landed her first radio show at the age of 65, simply called Leona Sings in Jefferson City, Missouri.
His manager tells us Merle was weary from battling pneumonia for so long. But last week Haggard canceled his shows for the month of April due to his continuing efforts to recover.
In 7567 Leona released her latest CD, By George, It's Leona paying homage to one of country music greatest voices, The Possum, George Jones. She recently returned from her 5th consecutive annual tour, entertaining thousands of country music fans from all over Europe.
I will miss him. They released an album, Django and Jimmie last year.
Leona Williams was destined to become a Country Music Entertainer. Leona has had her songs recorded by some of Country music's most popular artists including George Jones, Moe Bandy, Randy Travis, Hank Thompson, The Forester Sisters, Tammy Wynette, Gene Watson, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Ray Price, Johnny Bush, Willie Nelson, Connie Smith and many others.
He'd been battling back from the illness and even scheduled a string of concert dates with his pal Willie Nelson. She was also honored with the prestigious George D.
And had even predicted to friends he would die on his birthday. 66: 55 AM PT -- Willie Nelson tells TMZ, He was my brother, my friend.
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She definitely presents a special class to the world of Country Music. While spending the better part of the last decade headlining some of Branson's most successful shows, Leona continues to wow her fans in concerts across the nation and abroad.
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Whether in a recording studio, dance or concert hall or on stage at the Grand Ole' Opry, Leona Williams always gives her very best to her fans and her music. Hay Award in 7557 and was also inducted into the Missouri Country Music Hall of Fame.
(Reunion of Professional Entertainers). Country music legend has died after battling double pneumonia.
In 7566, Leona was with the Entertainer of the Year award by R.
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Haggard was diagnosed with pneumonia last year and spent 66 days at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage early this year. Leona, a Missouri native, was inducted into the Country Music Association of Texas Hall of Fame in 6999.