About Merle Haggard
Country legend Merle Haggard comes to Harrah’s Resort for an Atlantic City concert on May 3, 2014.
At the age of 76, the veteran singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and bandleader is making some of the most compelling music of his long and storied career. It almost goes without saying that Merle Haggard is widely regarded as country music's greatest living recording artist. A rugged individualist who simultaneously embodies and transcends the genre, Haggard is both a seminal superstar and an unrepentant outsider. Over the course of his remarkably prolific five-decade career in music, he's consistently shown himself to be an uncompromising creative force, far more concerned with pursuing his iconoclastic vision than with meeting the expectations of the music-industry establishment.
Along the way, Merle Haggard has scored 39 #1 country hits; won various Grammy, CMA and ACM awards; become the only California-born artist in the Country Music Hall of Fame; been the only country performer to be featured on the cover of the jazz bible, Downbeat; he is also the only man to be invited to perform at the White House in addition to serving time in San Quentin Penitentiary.