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Merle Haggard

American country music song writer, singer and musician

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.

Merle Haggard
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Haggard performing in 2009.
Background information
Birth nameMerle Ronald Haggard
Also known asThe Hag
Born(1937-04-06)April 6, 1937
Oildale, California, United States
DiedApril 6, 2016(2016-04-06) (aged 79)
Palo Cedro, California, United States
GenresCountry
OccupationsMusician, guitarist, singer, songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, fiddle
Years active1963–2016
LabelsCapitol, MCA, Epic, Curb, ANTI, Vanguard
WebsiteOfficial website

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Merle Haggard, country music legend, dies at 79". CNN. 2016-04-06. Retrieved 2016-04-06.

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