Beverly Hills, CA Mr. Stone known for both his ability as a negotiator and for his enviable access to various dignitaries around the world used both to introduce talent to a Presidential hopeful. A longtime fan of country music superstar Merle Haggard, Stone heard Donald Trump’s message to America in many of Mr. Haggard’s songs. Stone sent a link that included “Are the Good Times Really Over for Good, I wish a Buck was Still Nickel” to his friend, Donald Trump Jr. The note saying, “Don when you and your father have a chance listen to this Merle Haggard song, I think you both will agree, its message is similar to your father’s”. Perhaps this song and others would be a fit for background music while campaigning. Replying back fifteen minutes later, young Mr. Trump replied, “That would be really cool, see what you can put together for us, stay in touch”. A month later in Beverly Hills, CA, Mr. Stone met with Merle Haggard to discuss a deal. Mr. and Mrs. Kris Kristofferson attended this meeting and Mrs. Kristofferson made certain Mr. Stone understood that they did not share the same admiration for Mr. Trump as Mr. Haggard. The deal to produce a CD for the Donald Trump Presidential campaign was agreed that evening. The Los Angeles Times reviewed the concert that evening, and included a comment Merle made during the concert about the proposed project. The nineteen hundred fans exploded into applause. Stone sitting in the wings of the stage recalls, Merle glancing over at his lead guitarist and son, Ben Haggard in amazement. Mr. Stone manage the project from beginning to end. Just before the recording dates in Nashville, Mr. Haggard fell ill. He had been fighting double pneumonia that year. Sadly, Merle Haggard died April 6, 2016, his birthday. Mr. Trump borrowed a line from one of Merle’s songs and music video, “America First” during an interview.