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)
Oildale, California, United States
Died April 6, 2016(2016-04-06) (aged 79)
Palo Cedro, California, United States
Genres Country
Occupations Musician, guitarist, singer, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, fiddle
Years active 1963–2016
Labels Capitol, MCA, Epic, Curb, ANTI, Vanguard
Website Official website

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.

On April 6, 2016, Haggard died at his home in Palo Cedro, California from complications of pneumonia. He was 79 years old.[1]

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