Country Music legend Merle Haggard is on his way home to California after a longer than anticipated stay in Georgia. The Hag was hospitalized in Macon, Georgia after he became to ill to perform a schedule show in middle Georgia this week. Concert promoters say that Haggard will make up the scheduled date in April. Haggard’s wife and children came to visit with him this week in Georgia while he recuperated from a respiratory problem. The 74-year-old entertainer is known as the “poet of the common man” for his long string of blue-collar country hits over the past five decades.