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Merle Haggard


Merle Haggard was born on April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, California, USA as Merle Ronald Haggard. He has been married to Theresa Ann Lane since September 11, 1993. They have two children. He was previously married to Debbie Parret, Leona Williams, Bonnie Owens and Leona Hobbs. See full bio »
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 2014 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Expedition Approximation (2014) ... (writer: "Dark as a Dungeon" - uncredited)
  The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes, 2009 - 2014) (performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2013)
- Roger McGuinn (2014) ... (writer: "The Running Kind" - uncredited)
- Merle Haggard (2013) ... (performer: "Runaway Mama" (uncredited), "No Hard Times" (uncredited), "Mama's Prayer", "(Mama's) Hungry Eyes" (uncredited)) / (writer: "Runaway Mama" (uncredited), "The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde" (uncredited), "Mama's Prayer", "(Mama's) Hungry Eyes" (uncredited))
- The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band (2013) ... (writer: "If I'd Left It Up to You" - uncredited)
- Iris Dement and Jim Brock (2013) ... (writer: "Big City" - uncredited)
- Charley Pride (2011) ... (writer: "I Can't Hold Myself in Line")
 2014 The 56th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Okie from Muskogee") / (writer: "Okie from Muskogee")
 2012 Jack Reacher (performer: "The Fightin' Side of Me") / (writer: "The Fightin' Side of Me")
 2012 The Sapphires (writer: "Today I Started Loving You Again" - as Haggard)
 2012 The Players (performer: "Workin' Man Blues")
 2011 CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs (TV Movie) (performer: "That's The Way Love Goes")
 2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.89 (2011) ... (performer: "I Am What I Am")
 2011 Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns (performer: "From GraceLand To The Promise Land") / (writer: "From GraceLand To The Promise Land")
 2010 Country Strong (writer: "Silver Wings")
 2010 Country's Greatest Stars Live: Vol. 1 (Video) (performer: "Texas Playboy Theme/Bob Wills Special/Ida Red/Faded Love/Roly Poly/San Antonio Rose")
 2010 Legion (performer: "If We Make It through December") / (writer: "If We Make It through December")
 2009 Capitalism: A Love Story (Documentary) (performer: "Jesus Christ")
 2009 Crook & Chase (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 June 2009 (2009) ... (performer: "That's The Way Love Goes")
 2009 Dolly Parton & Friends: Love Always - Live from Texas (Video) (performer: "I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink")
 2008 The Strangers (performer: "Mama Tried") / (writer: "Mama Tried")
 2006 40th Annual Country Music Association Awards (TV Movie) (performer: "Okie From Muskogee")
 2006 CMT Insider (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 2006 CMA Nominee Report (2006) ... (performer: "Politically Uncorrect")
 2006 Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland (Documentary) (performer: "Okie from Muskogee", "Mama Tried") / (writer: "Okie from Muskogee", "Mama Tried")
 2006 Come Early Morning (performer: "THE WAY I AM", "SILVER WINGS") / (writer: "SILVER WINGS")
 2005 Brokeback Mountain (performer: "I'm Always on a Mountain When I Fall") / (writer: "I'm Always on a Mountain When I Fall")
 2005 The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (performer: "Workin' Man Blues" (1969)) / (writer: "Workin' Man Blues" (1969))
 2005 Rail Kings (Video) (performer: "Waitin' For a Train")
 2005 The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico (writer: "Working Man Blues")
 2004 Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (Documentary) (performer: "Pancho & Lefty")
 2004/I Crash (writer: "Swinging Doors" (1966))
 2003 Dolly Parton & Friends on the Country Train (Video) (performer: "I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink")
 2002 Ken Park (performer: "Mom and Dad's Waltz")
 2002 The Slaughter Rule (writer: "Silver Wings")
 2000 County Kilburn (performer: "Mixed up a mess of Heart") / (writer: "Mixed up a mess of Heart")
 1999 Rituals and Resolutions (Short) (performer: "Blue Christmas")
 1997 Wag the Dog (performer: "COURAGE MOM") / (writer: "COURAGE MOM")
 1997 Full Tilt Boogie (Documentary) (writer: "Mama Tried")
 1997 Niagara, Niagara (writer: "I Think I've Found a Way")
 1997 Fathers' Day (performer: "The Bottle Let Me Down") / (writer: "The Bottle Let Me Down")
 1996 Dolly Parton: Treasures (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Today I Started Loving You Again")
 1996 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 26 November 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "Today I Started Loving You Again")
 1996 Fargo (performer: "Big City") / (writer: "Big City")
 1994 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Arthur's Crises (1994) ... (writer: "Untanglin' My Mind" - uncredited)
 1992 The Turning (performer: "Make Up And Faded Blue Jeans") / (writer: "Make Up And Faded Blue Jeans")
 1990 Big Bad John (performer: "Pancho and Lefty", "Big City") / (producer: "Big City") / (writer: "Big City")
 1989 For All Mankind (Documentary) (performer: "Someday We'll Look Back") / (writer: "Someday We'll Look Back")
  Dolly (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1988) (writer - 1 episode, 1988)
- Episode #1.12 (1988) ... (performer: "Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star", "Workin' Man Blues/Swinging Doors/Today I Started Loving You Again/Mama Tried/Okie From Muskogee Medley", "Rollin' in My Sweet Baby's Arms") / (writer: "Workin' Man Blues/Swinging Doors/Today I Started Loving You Again/Mama Tried/Okie From Muskogee Medley")
 1986 Platoon (performer: "OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE") / (writer: "OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE")
 1984-1986 Knight Rider (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Out of the Woods (1986) ... (writer: "Workin' Man Blues")
- The Rotten Apples (1984) ... (writer: "C.C. Waterback")
 1983 China Lake (Short) ("You Don't Have Very Far to Go") / (performer: "You Don't Have Very Far to Go")
 1982 Six Pack (performer: "Rainbow Stew") / (writer: "Rainbow Stew")
 1981 The Legend of the Lone Ranger (performer: "The Man in the Mask")
 1980 Honeysuckle Rose (writer: "Working Man Blues")
 1980 Bronco Billy (performer: "Misery and Gin", "Barroom Buddies")
 1979 Centennial (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Scream of Eagles (1979) ... (performer: "I Guess He'd Rather Be in Colorado")
 1978 Convoy ("Okie from Muskogee") / (performer: "Okie from Muskogee")
 1976 Pony Express Rider (performer: "There's a New World Waitin'")
 1976 The Waltons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Comeback (1976) ... (performer: "Nobody's Darlin' But Mine")
 1976 Drive-In (performer: "Today I Started Loving You Again") / (writer: "Today I Started Loving You Again")
 1976 Dolly (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1976) ... (writer: "Today I Started Loving You Again")
 1975 Young and Abused (performer: "Okie from Muskogee" - uncredited) / (writer: "Okie from Muskogee" - uncredited)
 1975 Austin City Limits (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Willie Nelson (1975) ... (writer: "Okie From Muskogee")
 1974 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 8 October 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "I'm a Lonesome Fugitive")
 1972 Cocksucker Blues (Documentary) (performer: "If You've Got Time (To Say Goodbye)" - uncredited) / (writer: "If You've Got Time (To Say Goodbye)" - uncredited)
 1971 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #24.22 (1971) ... (writer: "Mama Tried")
  The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes, 1969 - 1971) (performer - 7 episodes, 1969 - 1971)
- History of Country Music: Part 2 (1971) ... (performer: "I Can't Be Myself") / (writer: "I Can't Be Myself")
- The History of Country Music: Part 1 (1971) ... (performer: "Snow", "Mule Skinner Blues")
- Episode #2.11 (1970) ... (performer: "Sing Me Back Home", "Mama Tried", "Swinging Doors", "Put Your Hand in the Hand") / (writer: "Sing Me Back Home", "Mama Tried", "Swinging Doors")
- Episode #2.10 (1970) ... (writer: "Workin' Man Blues")
- Episode #2.5 (1970) ... (writer: "Mama Tried")
 1970 Chisum (performer: "Turn Me Around")
 1970 The Dean Martin Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.22 (1970) ... (writer: "I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am")
 1970 The Porter Wagoner Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Merle Haggard with Bonnie Owens and the Strangers (1970) ... (performer: "The Fightin' Side of Me", "Okie From Muskogee")
  Hee Haw (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1969) (writer - 1 episode, 1969)
- Episode #1.13 (1969) ... (performer: "Okie from Muskogee" - uncredited) / (writer: "Okie from Muskogee" - uncredited)
 1969 Music Scene (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1969) ... (performer: "Okie From Muskogee")
 1969 From Nashville with Music (lyrics: "Branded Man", "Today I Started Loving You Again", "Hungry Eyes") / (music: "Branded Man", "Today I Started Loving You Again", "Hungry Eyes") / (performer: "Branded Man", "Today I Started Loving You Again", "Hungry Eyes")
 1969 Mondo Trasho (performer: "I'm a Lonesome Fugitive")
 1968 Killers Three ("The Ballad From Killers Three") / (performer: "Killers Three")
 1967 Hillbillys in a Haunted House (performer: "Swinging Doors", "Someone Told My Story") / (writer: "Swinging Doors", "Someone Told My Story")
 1958 Cannonball (TV Series) (lyrics: "Cannonball") / (music: "Cannonball")
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CD: "Platinum & Gold Collection" See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Merle Ronald Haggard

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

Willie Nelson's the one who told me the reason it costs so much to get divorced is because it's worth it. See more »

Trivia:

Recipient of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors; other recipients that year were Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Herman, Paul McCartney, and Bill T. Jones. See more »

Nickname:

The Poet of the Common Man See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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