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Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard


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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)

Latest News

Merle Haggard on President Obama: He Had a Nice Handshake

December 29, 2010 09:29:53 GMT

Country music legend 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 and , among others, for his lifetime services to the arts - and he insists the President is a great guy.

Merle Haggard Is Cancer Free on Christmas

December 29, 2010 07:08:35 GMT

Country music icon 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.

Merle Haggard Cancels 10 Performances Due to Chest Infection

September 17, 2010 07:48:47 GMT

Country legend 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.

Betty White, James Cameron and More to Be Inducted

July 09, 2010 04:19:02 GMT

Superstar , Golden Girl and director James Cameron are set to be inducted into the California Hall of Fame among the class of 2010. Action man-turned-California Governor has selected 14 honorees for the December ceremony.

Picture Gallery

Merle Haggard in The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals - merle-haggard-56th-annual-grammy-awards-01 Merle Haggard in The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals - lane-haggard-56th-annual-grammy-awards-01 Merle Haggard Performs Live in Concert at The Rosemont Theatre - wenn5433534 Merle Haggard in 2009 Bonnaroo Music Festival - Day 4 - wenn2464057