Down 7,713 this week

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 »
More at IMDbPro » Contact Info on IMDbPro Contact Info: View publicist
Add or change photos on IMDbPro Represent Merle Haggard? Add or change photos

Get Streaming for the Holidays

Revisit cherished classics and discover new titles. We're serving up what you need to stay warm and full of cheer all season long.

Visit our Holiday Streaming section

IMDb Asks: Lisa Edelstein

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, IMDb Asks brings you a livestream Q&A and online chat with Lisa Edelstein, star of "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce." Tune in to to participate in the live conversation and even ask a question yourself. The livestream is best viewed on laptops, desktops, and tablets.

Tune in for the one-on-one interview

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 64 people
created 05 Apr 2013
a list of 288 people
created 21 Jul 2014
list image
a list of 214 people
created 06 Sep 2014
a list of 28 people
created 7 months ago
list image
a list of 25 people
created 1 month ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Merle Haggard's work have you seen?

User Polls

2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For


To always display TV and movie credits separately, edit your site preferences.

Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack: Movie (38 credits)
 2014 The Judge (writer: "The Bottle Let Me Down")
 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") / (writer: "Workin' Man Blues")
 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 Legion (performer: "If We Make It through December") / (writer: "If We Make It through December")
 2008 The Strangers (performer: "Mama Tried") / (writer: "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 The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico (writer: "Working Man Blues")
 2004/I Crash (writer: "Swinging Doors" (1966))
 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")
 1997 Wag the Dog (performer: "COURAGE MOM") / (writer: "COURAGE MOM")
 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 Fargo (performer: "Big City") / (writer: "Big City")
 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")
 1986 Platoon (performer: "OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE") / (writer: "OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE")
 1986 Heartburn (performer: "Are the Good Times Really Over?") / (writer: "Are the Good Times Really Over?")
 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 Saint Jack (performer: "An Okie from Muskogee", "If We Make It Through December") / (writer: "An Okie from Muskogee", "If We Make It Through December")
 1978 Convoy (performer: "Okie from Muskogee") / (writer: "Okie from Muskogee")
 1976 Pony Express Rider (performer: "There's a New World Waitin'")
 1976 Drive-In (performer: "Today I Started Loving You Again") / (writer: "Today I Started Loving You Again")
 1975 Young and Abused (performer: "Okie from Muskogee" - uncredited) / (writer: "Okie from Muskogee" - uncredited)
 1970 Chisum (performer: "Turn Me Around")
 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 (performer: "The Ballad From Killers Three (Mama Tried)", "Killers Three") / (writer: "The Ballad From Killers Three (Mama Tried)", "Killers Three")
 1967 Hillbillys in a Haunted House (performer: "Someone Told My Story", "Swinging Doors" - uncredited) / (writer: "Someone Told My Story", "Swinging Doors" - uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack: TV (28 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack: Documentary (7 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack: Video (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack: Short (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack: Video Game (1 credit)
Show Show Music department: TV (1 credit)
Show Show Actor: Movie (6 credits)
Show Show Actor: TV (5 credits)
Show Show Actor: Video (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous: Video (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks: Documentary (1 credit)
Show Show Self: TV (60 credits)
Show Show Self: Documentary (11 credits)
Show Show Self: Video (7 credits)
Show Show Self: Movie (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (13 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "Greatest Hits of the '80s" (SSP) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Merle Ronald Haggard


5' 9" (1.75 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

When George Jones died, we lost the greatest country singer who ever lived. Every time he stepped in front of a mike, he knocked me out. "She Thinks I Still Care' is my favorite. Then there's 'White Lightning', and the list goes on forever. His delivery on 'He Stopped Loving Her Today' is comparable to a fine opera. He's conveying something there about as well as it can be conveyed. I think he's ... See more »


Has scored 38 No. 1 hits on Billboard magazine's country singles charts between 1967 to 1988. Among his biggest hits included "I'm a Lonesome Fugitive" (1967); "Sing Me Back Home," "The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde" and "Mama Tried" (all 1968); "Hungry Eyes," "Working Man Blues" and "Okie From Muskogee" (all 1969); "The Fightin' Side of Me" (1970); "If We Make it Through December" (1973); and "... See more »


The Poet of the Common Man See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
Merle knsevy
Does anyone find him attractive? waterlilly1962
How old were you? waterlilly1962
Merle Haggard Website waterlilly1962
Merle's health waterlilly1962
Discuss Merle Haggard on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page