Dan Rather will host an hour-long television special in two weeks on five musicians who have died within the past 13 months, featuring his own interview with the late Merle Haggard.

Journalist Dan Rather attends the 25th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on November 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

The special also focuses on Prince, David Bowie, Natalie Cole and B.B. King and is scheduled for June 7 on AXS-TV. The former CBS News anchor has been conducting interviews for the entertainment-oriented network for the past few years.

Haggard performs "Sing Me Back Home" following his last interview with Rather.

The special also features interviews with Prince's friend Andre Cymone, Bowie's childhood friend George Underwood, King's drummer T.C. Coleman and Cole producer David Foster.

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