“Kern River Blues” was written by Haggard and was recorded at his home studio on February 9th, just two-months before he passed away. Haggard worked on the lyrics while in the hospital. Family members say they’ve been so touched by the outpouring of support from fans that they’ve decided to release “Kern River Blues” as a thank you. Ten-percent of gross proceeds from will be donated to homeless charities. Haggard passed away on April 6th at the age of 79.