Merle Haggard

Widely regarded as country music's most famous bad boy, Merle Haggard came from a poverty-stricken childhood, served time in a maximum-security prison, but ultimately emerged as a respected singer and performer ... Read more »
Born: 04/06/1937 in Oildale, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (58)

Austin City Limits 1974 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Cash: American Rebel 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Interviewee

ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound 2013 (Movie)

(Himself)

The 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

All We Are Saying 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

San Quentin: Inside the Big House 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Merle Haggard: For the Record 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 33rd Annual Country Music Association Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

The Making of Ride With Bob 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Ralph Emery: On the Record With Merle 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mississippi: River of Song 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Workin' Man: A Tribute to Merle Haggard 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Dolly Parton: Treasures 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

TNN Music City News Country Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Performer

Wag the Dog 1997 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

America's Music: The Roots of Country 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Life and Times of Lefty Frizzell 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 29th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

The Life and Times of Bob Wills 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Country Music Spotlight 1993 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Merle Haggard: An American Story 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 28th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Performer

The Marty Party 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Day in the Life of Country Music 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Bakersfield Country! 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 29th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Performer

MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Farm Aid V 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

25th Annual Music City News Country Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 26th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

The American Music Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

TNN's All-Star Salute to Country Music 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Country Music -- A New Tradition 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 23rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Performer

The Statler's Christmas Present 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Marty Robbins: Super Legend 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 28th Annual Grammy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

Elvis Memories 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Cash: Christmas 1983 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Country Music USA 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Fifty Years of Country Music 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Lynda Carter: Encore 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis Remembered: Nashville to Hollywood 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Huckleberry Finn 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Let Me Tell You About a Song 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Killers Three 1967 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Centennial (TV Show)

Actor
Music (31)

Stray Dog 2015 (Movie)

("Today I Started Loving You") (Song)

The Judge 2014 (Movie)

("The Bottle Let Me Down") (Song)

Jack Reacher 2012 (Movie)

("The Fightin' Side Of Me") (Song)

Jack Reacher 2012 (Movie)

("The Fightin' Side Of Me") (Song Performer)

Country Strong 2010 (Movie)

("Silver wings") (Song)

Legion 2010 (Movie)

("If We Make It Through December") (Song)

Legion 2010 (Movie)

("If We Make It Through December") (Song Performer)

The Strangers 2008 (Movie)

("Mama Tried") (Song)

The Strangers 2008 (Movie)

("Mama Tried") (Song Performer)

Brokeback Mountain 2005 (Movie)

("I'm Always on a Mountain When I Fall") (Song)

Brokeback Mountain 2005 (Movie)

("I'm Always on a Mountain When I Fall") (Song Performer)

Crash 2005 (Movie)

("Swinging Doors") (Song)

Willie Nelson & Friends: Outlaws And Angels 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Performer

Fathers' Day 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

Fathers' Day 1997 (Movie)

("The Bottle Let Me Down") (Song Performer)

Heartburn 1986 (Movie)

(Song)

Heartburn 1986 (Movie)

("Are the Good Times Really Over") (Song Performer)

Platoon 1986 (Movie)

(Song)

Platoon 1986 (Movie)

("Okie From Muskogee") (Song Performer)

The Legend of the Lone Ranger 1981 (Movie)

("The Man in the Mask") (Song Performer)

Bronco Billy 1980 (Movie)

("Misery and Gin" "Barroom Buddies") (Song Performer)

Saint Jack 1979 (Movie)

(Song)

Saint Jack 1979 (Movie)

("Okie from Muskogee" "If We Make It Through December") (Song Performer)

Drive-In 1976 (Movie)

("Today I Started Loving You Again") (Song Performer)

Movin' On 1974 - 1976 (TV Show)

Theme Music Performer

Chisum 1970 (Movie)

("Turn Me Around" "Ballad of John Chisum") (Song Performer)

Just For the Ride (TV Show)

Song Performer

Biography

Widely regarded as country music's most famous bad boy, Merle Haggard came from a poverty-stricken childhood, served time in a maximum-security prison, but ultimately emerged as a respected singer and performer. Following multiple jail sentences and a three-year stint at San Quentin State Prison in California, Haggard turned his life around with the help of music as well as sound advice from his lifelong friend, music icon Johnny Cash. Haggard scored multiple No. 1 hits on Billboard's country music charts for several decades, including his signature tracks "I'm a Lonesome Fugitive" (1967), "Okie From Muskogee" (1969), and "If We Make it Through December" (1973). Through his music, Haggard opened up about his troubled past, provided a voice for America's working class, and inspired artists from all genres to tell stories with songs. In 1994, Haggard was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, a testament to his compelling personal journey from outlaw to music legend.

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