Haggard performing in 2009.
|Birth name||Merle Ronald Haggard|
|Also known as||The Hag|
|Born||April 6, 1937|
Oildale, California, United States
|Died||April 6, 2016 (aged 79)|
Palo Cedro, California, United States
|Occupations||Musician, guitarist, singer, songwriter|
|Labels||Capitol, MCA, Epic, Curb, ANTI, Vanguard|
Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016) was an American country music singer and songwriter. He was known for his song "Okie from Muskogee". He was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. He was involved with the growing outlaw country movement in the 1970s. Haggard won three Grammy Awards.