Friday, April 01, 2005

Merle Haggard’s Third Annual 'UFO Music Fest' Will Be On July 3rd



CNJ staff
The Clovis News Journal
4-1-05

The Hag is coming to Clovis

Doc Stewart Park will be the landing site for Merle Haggard’s Third Annual UFO Music Fest on July 3.

Cannon Air Force Base marketing department officials confirmed the Grammy Award winner and Hall of Fame country singer is coming to Doc Stewart Park, but said they did not have any further information.

The first two UFO Music Fests featuring Haggard were held in Roswell.

Roswell Chamber of Commerce officials said the (un)usual UFO event will still be held in Roswell this year on July 1 and July 3 with performers such as Tracy Lawrence and Rick Trevino. They said they did not know why Haggard chose Clovis for his portion of the event.

Haggard’s press affairs were not available for comment.
Haggard’s has performed with artists such as Willie Nelson and Marty Stuart and is currently on tour with Bob Dylan. He recently released Unforgettable with cover songs from Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby.

Some of his number one hits include “The Fightin’ Side of Me,” “Okie from Muskogee” and “Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star.”

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