Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard Brief Biography

Merle Haggard
Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, 1937) is an American country and Western song writer, singer, guitarist, fiddler, and instrumentalist. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band The Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the unique twang of Fender Telecaster and the unique mix with the traditional country steel guitar sound, new vocal harmony styles in which the words are minimal, and a rough edge not heard on the more polished Nashville Sound recordings of the same era.

By the 1970s, Haggard was aligned with the growing outlaw country movement, and has continued to release successful albums through the 1990s and into the 2000s. In 1994, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1997, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

Merle Haggard News

• Sturgill Simpson slams Academy of Country Music over Merle Haggard Spirit Award
• Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood win American Country Countdown Awards
• Toby Keith to play tribute to Merle Haggard at ACC Awards
• Merle Haggard dies on his 79th birthday

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