It has been exactly 4 long years since Merle Haggard died in Palo Cedro on April 6, 2016 at the age of 78. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed singers of his generation.
Today, fans of Merle Haggard (Okie from Muskogee, Mama Tried, Sing Me Back Home, ...) along with the rest of the music world have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Haggard, a cultural icon
Born Merle Ronald Haggard in Bakersfield on April 6, 1937, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Haggard was not just a great singer, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
In 1969 he touched the hearts of millions with ‘Okie from Muskogee’. His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique musical heritage.
It's been 4 years since the tragic loss of Merle Haggard and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Merle Haggard is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Merle Haggard.
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