It’s never been a secret that one of the late Merle Haggard’s closest friends and colleagues has been Toby Keith.

Toby has idolized Merle throughout his life, but when the two met and began playing together, they bonded over a mutual love of music and became fast friends.

In fact, Toby even helped Merle with his performances during the last couple years of Merle’s life.

When we think of Merle and Tony’s friendship, we like to remember both artists during their best times together.

Our very favorite memories of these two take us back to the early 2000s.

This performance of “The Fightin’ Side of Me,” done for the CMT Outlaws series, is the perfect example of just how effortlessly these two rocked the house whenever they got together.

It’s not just a show of musical talent and skill; this performance makes it obvious to anyone who’s watching that these guys just love hanging out together, playing great music and putting smiles on the faces of the audience.

There’s nothing better than sharing good times with great friends!




Brendan Wenzel
Written by: Brendan Wenzel

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