Merle Haggard

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Merle Haggard

Haggard performing in 2009.
Background information
Birth name Merle Ronald Haggard
Also known as The Hag
Born April 6, 1937 (1937-04-06) (age 77)
Oildale, California, United States
Genres Country
Occupations Musician, Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter
Instruments Guitar, Fiddle
Years active 1963–present
Labels Capitol, MCA, Epic, Curb, ANTI, Vanguard
Website Official website

Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, 1937 in Oildale, California) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Haggard is known for his song "Okie from Muskogee" which he was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame for. He was involved with the growing outlaw country movement in the 1970's. He has found success in his records and still continues to release successful albums. Haggard has won 3 Grammy Awards.

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