Merle Haggard & The Strangers
About Merle Haggard & The Strangers
Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, 1937) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. Emerging from prison in the 1960s, Merle Haggard has become one of the true giants of country music, as a singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band "The Strangers" helped create the Bakersfield Sound, characterized by Telecaster guitar twang, vocal harmonies, and a rough edge not heard on the more polished Nashville Sound recordings of that era. Read more about Merle Haggard & The Strangers on Last.fm.