Haggard performing in 2009.
|Birth name||Merle Ronald Haggard|
|Also known as||The Hag|
|Born||April 6, 1937
Oildale, California, United States
|Occupations||Musician, Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter|
|Labels||Capitol, MCA, Epic, Curb, ANTI, Vanguard|
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.