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Keith Urban May Give Merle Haggard Another #1

Keith Urban’s latest single “Coming Home,” featuring Julia Michaels, is currently in the Top Ten on the Country Airplay chart and should the song make it to number one, Keith will actually be giving the late Merle Haggard his first number one song in over 30 years. 

The tune features the classic Merle guitar lick from “Mamma Tried” so the legendary artist is credited as a writer on the song, and Keith says it “feels extraordinary” that he may be responsible for giving Merle another number one. He notes, “the idea that Hag may get another number one song since the ‘80s is just about time I’d say.”

Keith adds that he’s “especially grateful” for Merle’s family for giving him their “blessing” to use the lick.

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