Merle Haggard Wiki, Age, Bio, Height, Wife, Career, and Net Worth 

Merle Haggard was an extremely popular American singer, instrumentalist, and composer. He was widely regarded as the most successful music composer of his period, particularly between the 1960s and 1980s, when he had the most in his career.

Wiki, Bio, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education

Merle Haggard was born in Oildale on April 6, 1937. After his father died in 1945, Haggard was badly traumatized, which affected him for the rest of his boyhood. He was transferred to numerous juvenile correctional camps multiple times in an attempt to reform him, but it simply made matters worse.

His singing career formally began around 1956, when he was cast in a local television show called Chuck Wagon. It wasn’t until 1972 that his renown went across the country, and the governor of California awarded him a complete pardon for all of his previous misdeeds.

Merle Haggard’s Age, Height, and Body Dimensions

Merle Haggard died at the age of 79, having been born on April 6, 1937. His height was 1.75 m and his weight was N/A.

Merle Haggard
Merle Haggard posing for a photograph(source Instagram)

Merle Haggard’s Profession & Career

His early career was neither glamorous nor successful. He gradually began performing and producing recordings for Tally Records, which did not have the intended reach. In 1966, his debut single surprisingly became a national hit, and his first national top-10 song launched his commercial music career. By 1970, Haggard had become one of the world’s most famous country singers.

Capital Cities TV Productions made a semi-autobiographical music video of Haggard in 1972, which increased his international prominence. Between 1981 and 1985, nine of Haggard’s twelve singles were universally acclaimed and even charted at number one.

His divorce from his third wife had a profound effect on him, turning him into a raging alcoholic. Surprisingly, he recovered well enough to win the Grammy Award for Best Male Vocal Performance in one of his remakes in 1984.

Even in his later years, Haggard demonstrated his commitment to challenging the system and the government by releasing controversial songs that were officially banned by CBS Records in Nashville. Even his most recent albums, in 2008 and 2010, were enormously successful, despite his health problems in the middle.

Achievements and Awards

Haggard has garnered multiple honours from various Music Academies for his collaborations and singles over the course of his career. In 1977 and 1994, he was inducted into the Nashville Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame, respectively. In 2010, he was awarded the Kennedy Center Honor for his “great contribution to American culture.”

California State University bestowed the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts on Haggard in 2013. The mansion that had housed Haggard’s family for so long was transported to the Kern County Museum in 2015 for historic preservation and restoration.

Merle Haggard’s Salary and Net Worth

Merle Haggard’s net worth was $40 million in June 2022, the year of his death. According to sources, he made the entire $40 million via his music career. His records had an extraordinarily wide commercial reach, which provided him with the most of his revenue, in addition to several music performances and appearances on various other shows.

Despite a bleak and dismal start to his career, Haggard knew what he wanted to do. Despite all of his trials and tribulations, he returned to share an unmistakable part of his soul with the world and to inspire more and more souls along the road.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name Merle Haggard
Real Name/Full Name Merle Ronald Haggard
Gender Male
Age at the time of death 79 years old
Birth Date 6 April 1937
Date of Death 6 April 2016
Birth Place Oildale, California, United States
Nationality American
Height 1.75 m
Weight N/A
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse (Name) Theresa Ann Lane (m. 1993–2016), Debbie Parret (m. 1985–1991), Leona Williams (m. 1978–1983), Bonnie Owens (m. 1965–1978), Leona Hobbs (m. 1956–1964)
Children Yes (Ben Haggard, Marty Haggard, Noel Haggard, Jenessa Haggard, Dana Haggard, Kelli Haggard)
Profession Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, and Fiddler
Net Worth in 2022 $40 million
Brands N/A
Hobbies N/A

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