Country Legend Merle Haggard Dies At Age 79
The country music pioneer had 40 No. 1 hits during his career.By Nathan Byrne | April 6, 2016
Legendary country music performer Merle Haggard died at the age of 79 Wednesday, which happens to be his birthday.
Haggard was best known for hits such as "Okie From Muskogee" and "Mama Tried."
Along with Buck Owens, Haggard helped develop what's known as the Bakersfield sound in the 1950s.