Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard
1937 - 2016

Merle Haggard  American Country Musician

Rest in Peace Merle Haggard.
Passed away on 6th April, 2016 aged 79.

Who is is he dating right now?

Merle Haggard passed away on 6th Apr 2016 aged 79.


Merle Haggard was previously married to Theresa Ann Lane (1993 - 2016), Debbie Parret (1985 - 1991), Leona Williams (1978 - 1983), Bonnie Owens (1965 - 1978) and Leona Hobbs (1956 - 1964).

He was in a relationship with Tanya Tucker (1982).


American Country Musician Merle Haggard was born Merle Ronald Haggard on 6th April, 1937 in Oildale, CA, USA and passed away on 6th Apr 2016 Redding, CA, USA aged 79. He is most remembered for Branded Man (1967). His zodiac sign is Aries.

Merle Haggard is a member of the following lists: 2016 deaths, Grammy Award-winning artists and American anti–Iraq War activists.


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Relationship Statistics

Married5 29 years, 3 months 13 years, 1 month 6 years
Dating1 35 years, 10 months - -
Total6 35 years, 10 months 17 years, 8 months 6 years


First Name Merle
Middle Name Ronald
Last Name Haggard
Full Name at Birth Merle Ronald Haggard
Alternative Name Okie From Muskogee, Hag, Mighty Merle
Age 79 (age at death) years
Birthday 6th April, 1937
Birthplace Oildale, CA, USA
Died 6th April, 2016
Place of Death Redding, CA, USA
Cause of Death Pneumonia
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Country and Western songwriter, singer, guitarist, fiddler, and instrumentalist
Occupation Country Musician
Claim to Fame Branded Man (1967)
Music Genre (Text) Country, Western, Outlaw Country, Bakersfield Sound, Outlaw Country, Bakersfield sound, Outlaw Country
Music Genre Country
Year(s) Active 1963–present, 1963–2016
Music Style Traditional Country, Honky Tonk, Bakersfield Sound, Western Swing Revival, Fiddle
Music Mood Rebellious, Poignant, Reverent, Dramatic, Uncompromising, Earthy, Laid-Back/Mellow, Rousing, Freewheeling, Rambunctious, Searching, Yearning, Warm, Nostalgic, Swaggering, Melancholy, Earnest, Intimate, Restrained, Autumnal, Provocative
Instrument Guitar, Songwriter, Vocals
Instrument (text) Guitar, Fiddle
Record Label Capitol, McA, Epic, Curb, Anti, Vanguard, McA, Anti
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) United Talent Agency
Official Websites,,,,
Father James Francis Haggard
Mother Flossie Mae Haggard
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Dating History

Partner Comparison

Merle Haggard79 AriesCountry Musician
Theresa Ann Lane-Relative
Debbie Parret-
Tanya Tucker58 LibraSinger
Leona Williams-
Bonnie Owens76 LibraCountry Musician
Leona Hobbs-


Noel LeeMale4th September, 196353 years old
JenessaFemale23rd December, 198926 years old
BenjaminMale14th December, 199223 years old


On the Outside Looking In2016Movie
My Fool Heart2011Country PreacherMovie
Wag the Dog1997Merle HaggardMovie
All American Cowboy1985TV Movie
The Legend of the Lone Ranger1981BalladeerMovie
Centennial1978Cisco CalendarTV Show
Huckleberry Finn1975DukeTV Movie
Doc Elliot1973Owen HendersonTV Show
The Waltons1971Red TurnerTV Show
From Nashville with Music1969Merle HaggardMovie
Killers Three1968CharlieMovie
Hillbillys in a Haunted House1967Merle Haggard - SingerMovie
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Posted commentsView all comments (9)

Tracker748Apr 6

A great loss, he will be missed. RIP

chasmoMay 19, 2015

A favorite

Earl Of BoyntonApr 15, 2014

Blues Stay Away From Me I play the hamonica and I want to know what hamonica was used with this song my C G or A does not sound right

Carie marie Hilyer gardnerMay 1, 2010

why was the picture removed from the casino, nice to see someone i respect

michaelMar 16, 2010

Hands down the greatest country singer and songwriter we have ever had bar none

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