Country music legend Merle Haggard passed away yesterday on his 79th birthday.
Jimmy Buffett did a cover of Merle Haggard’s Silver Wings on the album “Take The Weather With You” back in 2006.
Buffett had this to say about Haggard and the song “Silver Wings”: Well, again, you know, I don’t, I don’t go far from, it’s interesting and I’m glad that people have picked me up on country radio after two or three failed careers in country, but I have always loved those traditional songs, and Merle Haggard is, you know, still out there doing it, and those, you know, they’re, what do you say about Merle Haggard, I mean, a living legend.
That as I said before, one day I will do Early Morning Rain, but Silver Wings and Gordon Lightfoot’s Early Morning Rain are my favorite two airplane country songs. And, so as a pilot I thought, as spending a lot of time in a plane and flying a plane around, we pilots like certain kinds of songs, and this is one of them. So this is for anybody who flies out there, or wants to fly, or is afraid of flying. Put it on, and, and sit back and you might not be as afraid of flying when you finish.
Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2016/04/07/25707/