Famous as :Musician
Birth Name :Merle Ronald Haggard
Birth Date :April 06, 1937
Birth Place :Bakersfield, California, USA
Spouse :Leona Hobbs (1956 - 1964), Bonnie Owens (actress, 28-Jan-68 - 1978), Leona Williams (7-Oct-78 - 1983), Debbie Parret (1-Jun-85 - 1991), Theresa Ann Lane (since 11-Sep-93)
Claim to fame :Album "Swinging Doors and The Bottle Let Me Down" (1966)
Country music legend Merle Haggard has stepped up to defend beleaguered U.S. President Barack Obama after meeting him earlier this month and discovering he's nothing like his media portrayal. Haggard met Obama at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. - where he was feted alongside Sir Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey, among others, for his lifetime services to the arts - and he insists the President is a great guy....
Country music icon Merle Haggard has been given the all-clear after a two-year battle with cancer. The "Okie From Muskogee" singer/songwriter had surgery to remove part of his lung in 2008 and admits it has been a struggle to get his health back....
Country legend Merle Haggard has been forced to cancel 10 upcoming shows after falling ill with a chest infection. The "Okie From Muskogee" singer's publicist has assured fans the infection is not related to the lung cancer he battled in 2008....