Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard
1937 - 2016

Merle Haggard  American Country Musician


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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).

Merle Haggard was in a relationship with Tanya Tucker (1982).


American Country Musician Merle Haggard was born Merle Ronald Haggard on 6th April, 1937 in Bakersfield, California, USA and passed away on 6th Apr 2016 Redding, California, 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: Anti- Records artists, Guitarists from California and 20th-century American guitarists.


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Relationship Statistics

Married5 29 years, 3 months 13 years 6 years
Dating1 - - -
Total6 29 years, 3 months 10 years, 10 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, Merle Ronald Haggard, Merle Haggard, The Poet of the Common Man, The Hag
Age 79 (age at death) years
Birthday 6th April, 1937
Birthplace Bakersfield, California, USA
Died 6th April, 2016
Place of Death Redding, California, USA
Cause of Death (double Pneumonia)
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
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, 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, Vocals, Guitar
Record Label Capitol, McA, Epic, Curb, Anti-, Vanguard, McA, Anti-, McA, Anti-
Associated Acts The Strangers, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Buck Owens, George Jones, Ray Price, Johnny Paycheck, Glen Campbell, Charley Pride, Wynn Stewart, Ernest Tubb, Jimmy Dickens, Liz Anderson, Leona Williams, Marty Stuart, Toby Keith
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) United Talent Agency
Official Websites,,,,,
Father James Francis Haggard
Mother Flossie Mae Haggard

Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016) was an American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band the Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the 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.

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Partner Comparison

Merle Haggard79 AriesCountry Musician
Theresa Ann Lane-Relative
Debbie Parret-
Tanya Tucker60 LibraSinger
Leona Williams76 Capricorn
Bonnie Owens76 LibraCountry Musician
Leona Hobbs-


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
DanaFemaleLeona Hobbs
KelliFemaleLeona Hobbs
MartinMale18th June, 195860 years oldLeona Hobbs
Noel LeeMale4th September, 196355 years oldLeona Hobbs
JenessaFemale23rd December, 198929 years oldTheresa Ann Lane
BenjaminMale14th December, 199226 years oldTheresa Ann Lane


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)

Tracker748Tracker748Apr 6, 2016

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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