Merle Haggard – Silver Wings
Merle Haggard recalled the story of this sad song to UK Uncut magazine: “It was written on a plane, a 707 leaving Phoenix, Arizona and heading to Los Angeles with Bonnie Owens” , she said. “I looked out and those silver wings just sparkled. I thought, 'What a great premise for a song.' Although it was not a no. 1 hit, Silver Wings has endured as one of Haggard's greatest heartthrob.