Merle Haggard Similar Artists

George Jones - 100% match to Merle Haggard

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock Television World Music Soundtracks Christian & Gospel Comedy Jazz Music & Radio
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George Glenn Jones, 12 September 1931, Saratoga, Texas, USA. Jones is the greatest of honky tonk singers but he has also been a victim of its lifestyle. He learned guitar in his youth, and in 1947, was hired by the husband-and-wife duo Eddie And Pearl. This developed into his own radio programme and a fellow disc jockey, noting his close-set eyes and upturned nose, nicknamed Read more

Waylon Jennings

Waylon Jennings - 100% match to Merle Haggard

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Television Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Westerns Soundtracks Drama Comedy Documentaries
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Wayland Arnold Jennings, 15 June 1937, Littlefield, Texas, USA, d. 13 February 2002, Arizona, USA. Jennings’ mother wanted to name him Tommy but his father, William Alvin, insisted that the family tradition of ‘W.A.’ should be maintained. His father played guitar in Texas dancehalls and Jennings’ childhood hero was Ernest Tubb, with whom he later recorded Read more

Hank Williams Jr.

Hank Williams Jr. - 71% match to Merle Haggard

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Country & Bluegrass Television Comedy
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Buck Owens - 64% match to Merle Haggard

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Television Soundtracks Pop / Rock Music & Radio Comedy Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
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Alvis Edgar Owens Jnr., 12 August 1929, Sherman, Texas, USA, d. 25 March 2006, USA, Bakersfield, California, USA. Buck Owens became one of the leading country music stars of the 60s and 70s, along with Merle Haggard, the leading exponent of the ‘west coast sound’. Owens gave himself the nickname Buck at the age of three, after a favourite horse. When he was 10, his Read more

David Allan Coe

David Allan Coe - 63% match to Merle Haggard

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Westerns Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
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6 September 1939, Akron, Ohio, USA. From the age of nine, Coe was in and out of reform schools, correction centres and prisons. According to his publicity handout, he spent time on Death Row after killing a fellow inmate who demanded oral sex. When Rolling Stone magazine questioned this, Coe responded with a song, ‘I’d Like To Kick The Shit Out Of You’. Whatev Read more

Bobby Bare - 62% match to Merle Haggard

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Robert Joseph Bare, 7 April 1935, Ironton, Ohio, USA. Bare was raised on a farm; his mother died when he was five, and his sister was adopted. As an adolescent, he dreamed of being Hank Williams: ‘then Hank died and I didn’t want to be like him no more’. Nevertheless, he started songwriting and secured an early morning radio spot, and later worked on televisio Read more

Johnny Paycheck - 61% match to Merle Haggard

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Donald Eugene Lytle, 31 May 1938, Greenfield, Ohio, USA, d. 18 February 2003, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. His date of birth is often disputed, and varies between 1938 and 1941. The title of Paycheck’s 1977 country hit, ‘I’m The Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised)’, is apt as he was in trouble throughout his life; the wild eyes on his album sleeves give the pictur Read more

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson - 61% match to Merle Haggard

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Drama Westerns Holiday & Seasonal Action & Adventure Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Christian & Gospel Television Vocals Soundtracks Jazz Kids & Family Children's Music Easy Listening
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Willie Hugh Nelson, 30 April 1933, Abbott, Texas, USA. Following their mother’s desertion and the death of their father, Nelson and his sister Bobbie were raised by their grandparents. Bobbie was encouraged to play the piano and Willie the guitar. By the age of seven he was writing cheating-heart-style songs. ‘Maybe I got ’em from soap operas on the radio,  Read more

Charley Pride - 53% match to Merle Haggard

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Holiday & Seasonal Christian & Gospel
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18 March 1938, Sledge, Mississippi, USA. Charley Pride was born on a cotton farm, which, as a result of his success, he was later able to purchase. Pride says, ‘My dad named me Charl Frank Pride, but I was born in the country and the midwife wrote it down as Charley’. Harold Dorman, who wrote and recorded ‘Mountain of Love’, also hails from Sledge and wro Read more

Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam - 51% match to Merle Haggard

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Comedy Action & Adventure Drama Westerns Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Mystery / Thriller Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television War
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23 October 1956, Pikeville, Kentucky, USA. Much of Yoakam’s hip honky tonk music paved the way for rock audiences accepting country music in the 90s. A singer-songwriter with an early love of the honky-tonk country music of Buck Owens and Lefty Frizzell, he has always shown a distinct antipathy towards the Nashville pop/country scene. Read more

Conway Twitty

Conway Twitty - 50% match to Merle Haggard

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Television Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Comedy
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Harold Lloyd Jenkins, 1 September 1933, Friars Point, Mississippi, USA, d. 5 June 1993, Springfield, Missouri, USA. His father, a riverboat pilot, named him after a silent-film comedian and gave him a guitar when he was five years old. The family moved to Helena, Arkansas, and Twitty’s schoolboy friends - Jack Nance, Joe E. Lewis and John Hughey - have since played in h Read more

Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson - 49% match to Merle Haggard

Genres: Drama Country & Bluegrass Action & Adventure Westerns Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Kids & Family Holiday & Seasonal Documentaries Comedy Country & Bluegrass Television Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Sci-Fi / Fantasy Mystery / Thriller Horror Soundtracks Christian & Gospel Easy Listening
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Kristoffer Kristofferson, 22 June 1936, Brownsville, Texas, USA. Kristofferson, a key figure in the ‘New Nashville’ country movement of the early 70s, began his singing career in Europe. Previously a Golden Gloves boxer and a Creative Literature student at Ponoma College in California, Kristofferson earned a Rhodes scholarship to study literature at Oxford Universi Read more

Hank Williams - 46% match to Merle Haggard

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Drama Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Music & Radio Soundtracks
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Hiram (misspelled on birth certificate as Hiriam) Williams, 17 September 1923, Georgiana, Alabama, USA, d. 1 January 1953, on the road between Montgomery, Alabama and Oak Hill, West Virginia, USA. Misspelling notwithstanding, Williams disliked the name and took to calling himself Hank. He was born with a spine defect that troubled him throughout his life, and which was furth Read more

Tom T. Hall - 46% match to Merle Haggard

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal
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25 May 1936, Olive Hill, Kentucky, USA. Hall was one of eight children and his father was a bricklayer and part-time minister. Hall described the family home as ‘a frame house of pale-grey boards and a porch from which to view the dusty road and the promise of elsewhere beyond the hills - the birthplace of a dreamer’. Hall, who started to learn to play a school fri Read more

Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn - 45% match to Merle Haggard

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Drama Holiday & Seasonal Television Christian & Gospel Vocals
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Loretta Webb, 14 April 1935, Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, USA. Lynn is a coalminer’s daughter, being the second of the eight children of Ted and Clara Webb. She is one-quarter Cherokee and her name came from her mother’s fondness for movie star Loretta Young. She was raised in a small shack during the Depression and was attracted to country music as an 11-year-old, wh Read more

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