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Haggard pens new song in honor of Obama

Story by: The Bakersfield Californian - Tuesday, Jan 20 2009 4:22 PM Country legend and Oildale favorite son Merle Haggard was so moved by the historic events unfolding in Washington this week that he wrote a song praising President Barack Obama. Haggard penned “Hopes Are High”...

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22 January
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Merle Haggard comes to Cheyenne

The country musician has collaborated with Willlie Nelson, George Jones and Conway Twitty. By Karen Cotton kcotton@wyomingnews.com All it takes is a glance at Merle Haggard's extensive discography that dates back to 1965 to figure out why he's a country legend. A few of his 40 number one hits...

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16 January
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Merle Haggard beats lung cancer

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Merle Haggard is not letting a bout with lung cancer get in the way of his ambitious touring and recording plans. Seven weeks after the 71-year-old country legend had a lemon-sized tumor removed in what he calls "the greatest test of my...

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31 December
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A star is reborn

Merle receives honor, tries out post-surgery vocal power at shows BY SHELLIE BRANCO, Californian staff writer sbranco@bakersfield.com | Monday, Dec 29 2008 5:06 PM Before he shows off his recovered vocal chops to Bakersfield Friday night, Merle Haggard will receive his star on Bakersfield’s walk of...

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30 December
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MERLE HAGGARD BACK HOME

MERLE HAGGARD IS BACK HOME AFTER LUNG SURGERY; UPON WAKING UP POST-OP, MERLE OPENED HIS EYES, YODELED AND SMILED MERLE HAGGARD arrived home five days after having lung surgery in a Bakersfield hospital last Monday morning. It was discovered during a previous biopsy that he had non-small...

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09 November
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Letter From the Haggard’s

Dear Fans, Friends, Family, and Acquaintances Merle has undergone the removal of a cancerous growth in his right lung. Merle is recuperating from the surgery and doing better and better each day. I would like to personally thank all of you who took the time to...

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05 November
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Merle is The Main Man

MERLE HAGGARD TO HEADLINE THE 12th Annual Sturgis South Motorcycle Rally in front of an expected 40,000 plus bikers! The performance will be held in City Park, Sturgis. Merle will perform @ 8:00 PM. For more information go to www.sturgismsrally.com!...

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16 August
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MERLE HAGGARD’S ‘THE BLUEGRASS SESSIONS’

MERLE HAGGARD’S ‘THE BLUEGRASS SESSIONS’ OUT OCTOBER 2; FIRST BLUEGRASS ALBUM IN HAGGARD’S LEGENDARY CAREER FEATURES DUET WITH ALISON KRAUSS In a career spanning more than 40 years, country music legend MERLE HAGGARD has found a new direction to explore with THE BLUEGRASS SESSIONS, in stores October 2. HAGGARD’s...

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09 July
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MERLE HAGGARD GETS A NEW STREET FOR CHRISTMAS

MERLE HAGGARD GETS A NEW STREET FOR CHRISTMAS: MERLE HAGGARD DRIVE TO BE UNVEILED IN COUNTRY LEGEND’S BIRTHPLACE OILDALE, CA Country legend MERLE HAGGARD is being honored in his birthplace – Oildale, CA – with a stretch of road soon to be renamed in his honor. Earlier this...

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21 December
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