Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1937-04-06
Deathday: 2016-04-06 (79 years old)

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Biography

Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016) was an American country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler.

Haggard was born in Oildale, California, toward the end of the Great Depression. His childhood was troubled after the death of his father, and he was incarcerated several times in his youth. After being released from San Quentin State Prison in 1960, he managed to turn his life around and launch a successful country music career. He gained popularity with his songs about the working class that occasionally contained themes contrary to anti–Vietnam War sentiment of some popular music of the time. Between the 1960s and the 1980s, he had 38 number-one hits on the US country charts, several of which also made the Billboard all-genre singles chart. Haggard continued to release successful albums into the 2000s.

He received many honors and awards for his music, including a Kennedy Center Honor (2010), a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2006), a BMI Icon Award (2006), and induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1977), Country Music Hall of Fame (1994) and Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame (1997). He died on April 6, 2016—his 79th birthday—at his ranch in Shasta County, California, having recently suffered from double pneumonia.

Filmography

All 42

Movies 31

Self 29

TV Shows 11

Himself (archive footage)
Merle Haggard: Salute to a Country Legend

Merle Haggard: Salute to a Country Legend (2020)

Movie
Himself
The American Epic Sessions

The American Epic Sessions (2016)

Movie
Merle Travis: Guitar Man

Merle Travis: Guitar Man (2016)

Movie
Self
Johnny Cash: American Rebel

Johnny Cash: American Rebel (2015)

Movie
Self
Country: Portraits of an American Sound

Country: Portraits of an American Sound (2015)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
A Kentucky Treasure: The Osborne Brothers Story

A Kentucky Treasure: The Osborne Brothers Story (2014)

Movie
Actor
Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound

Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound (2014)

Movie
Performer
Merle Haggard: In Performance

Merle Haggard: In Performance (2014)

Movie
Self
The Big Interview with Dan Rather

The Big Interview with Dan Rather (2013)

TV Show
Self
Musically Medicated

Musically Medicated (2013)

Movie
Self - Songwriter
Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah

Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah (2011)

Movie
Self
Merle Haggard: Learning to Live With Myself

Merle Haggard: Learning to Live With Myself (2010)

Movie
Self
Merle Haggard: The Real Deal

Merle Haggard: The Real Deal (2008)

Movie
Self
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison (2008)

Movie
artist
Merle Haggard: Live From Austin, TX '78

Merle Haggard: Live From Austin, TX '78 (2008)

Movie
Self
Hempsters: Plant the Seed

Hempsters: Plant the Seed (2008)

Movie
Self
Last of the Breed: Live in Concert

Last of the Breed: Live in Concert (2007)

Movie
Self
Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Man Standing, Live

Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Man Standing, Live (2007)

Movie
Self
Celebrating the Man in Black: The Making of Walk the Line

Celebrating the Man in Black: The Making of Walk the Line (2006)

Movie
himself
Merle Haggard: Live from Austin, TX

Merle Haggard: Live from Austin, TX (2006)

Movie
Himself
The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico

The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico (2005)

Movie
Self
Willie Nelson & Friends: Outlaws & Angels

Willie Nelson & Friends: Outlaws & Angels (2004)

Movie
Self
Johnny Cash: The Last Great American

Johnny Cash: The Last Great American (2004)

Movie
Self
Dolly Parton and Friends: On the Country Train

Dolly Parton and Friends: On the Country Train (2003)

Movie
Self
The American Hobo: History of the Railriding Worker

The American Hobo: History of the Railriding Worker (2003)

Movie
Self
American Roots Music

American Roots Music (2001)

TV Show
Merle Haggard
Wag the Dog

Wag the Dog (1997)

Movie
5.4
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

TV Show
5.75
Hot Country Nights

Hot Country Nights (1991)

TV Show
Self
Lynda Carter: Encore!

Lynda Carter: Encore! (1980)

Movie
Cisco Calendar
Centennial

Centennial (1978)

TV Show
5.33
Self
Donny & Marie

Donny & Marie (1976)

TV Show
Duke
Huckleberry Finn

Huckleberry Finn (1975)

Movie
Self
Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits (1975)

TV Show
Doc Elliot

Doc Elliot (1973)

TV Show
The Waltons

The Waltons (1972)

TV Show
6
From Nashville With Music

From Nashville With Music (1969)

Movie
Self - Singer
The Johnny Cash Show

The Johnny Cash Show (1969)

TV Show
Self
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour

The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1969)

TV Show
Charlie
Killers Three

Killers Three (1968)

Movie
Himself
Hillbillys in a Haunted House

Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967)

Movie
1
Dolly Parton & Friends: Love Always Live

Dolly Parton & Friends: Love Always Live

Movie

Ratings

Average 5.93
Based on 113 Thousand movie and tv ratings over time
1967
1980
2006
2003
2020

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1937-04-06

Deathday
2016-04-06 (79 years old)

Birth name
Merle Ronald Haggard

Place of birth
Bakersfield, United States of America

Relatives
Buddy Alan

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Мерл Хаггард

Awards
California Hall of Fame, Kennedy Center Honors, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award


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