Merle Haggard
Country Music Awards


This Merle Haggard Country Music Awards page is, in my opinion, a small list of accomplishments that Merle has contributed to the music industry for over half a century.

Merle Haggard was first voted Top New Male Vocalist in 1965 and received the Top Male Vocalist award the following year.

His accomplishments did not stop there.

Below is a list of his Academy of Country Music Awards.


Academy of Country Music.

  • 1965 Top New Male Vocalist
  • 1965 Top Vocal Duo with Bonnie Owens
  • 1966 Top Male Vocalist
  • 1967 Top Vocal Duo with Bonnie Owens
  • 1969 Album of the Year - "Okie from Muskogee"
  • 1969 Single of the Year - "Okie from Muskogee"
  • 1969 Top Vocal Duo - with Bonnie Owens
  • 1970 Entertainer of the Year
  • 1970 Top Male Vocalist
  • 1972 Top Male Vocalist
  • 1974 Top Male Vocalist
  • 1981 Top Male Vocalist
  • 1982 Song of the Year - "Are The Good Times Really Over?"

Country Music Association.

  • 1970 Album of the Year - "Okie from Muskogee"
  • 1970 Entertainer of the Year
  • 1970 Male Vocalist of the Year
  • 1970 Single of the Year - "Okie from Muskogee"
  • 1983 Vocal Duo of the Year - with Willie Nelson

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

  • Inducted in 1994

Grammy Awards.

  • 1984 Best Country Vocal Performance, Male - "That's The Way Love Goes"
  • 1998 Best Country Collaboration with Vocals with Clint Black, Joe Diffie, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Patty Loveless, Earl Scruggs, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Pam Tillis, Randy Travis, Travis Tritt & Dwight Yoakam for "Same Old Train"
  • 1999 Grammy Hall of Fame Award - "Mama Tried"

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

  • Inducted in 1977

   Kennedy Center Honors.

  • Inducted in 2010

Sadly, one of the great country legends of our time, died on his birthday, April 6, 2016. God Bless you Merle Haggard for making country music a pleasure to listen to and the way it should be played. 


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