Merle Haggard to perform at Wildhorse Resort May 1

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PENDLETON -- Country music legend Merle Haggard will perform at 3 p.m. May 1 in the Rivers Event Center at Wildhorse Resort and Casino, 72777 Highway 331.

Haggard has released 65 albums and has been nominated 42 times for Country Music Awards, more than any other male entertainer. He has received eight Grammy nominations and 56 of his songs have received Broadcast Media Inc. awards.

Haggard has performed for both Presidents Nixon and Reagan, and his music was part of the Apollo 16 mission to the moon via a custom recording, which was specially requested by the crew.

Tickets go on sale April 5 and are $35 for general admission or $50 for preferred seating. Tickets can be purchased at the Wildhorse Resort and Casino Gift Shop at www.wildhorseresort.com or by calling Box Office Tickets at 800-494-TIXS. Concertgoers must be 21 years of age or older.

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