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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  • The Silver Wings Lyrics was written by Merle Haggard based on a plane trip. Romanticizing an airplane’s “silver wings” that took away his lover, Haggard sang so intimately that you wondered if you were eavesdropping.

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  • Mama Tried Lyrics looks back on hard times as Merle Haggard tried to focus on the pain and suffering he caused his mother after being placed in San Quentin prison in 1957. His songwriting always seemed to take you with him and make you feel the hurt he experienced.

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    Mama Tried Lyrics looks back on hard times as Merle Haggard tried to focus on the pain and suffering he caused his mother after being placed in San Quentin prison in 1957. His songwriting always seemed to take you with him and make you feel the hurt he experienced.

  • Misery and Gin was the first single off the album, "Back to The Barrooms," and the words alone make this one a true honky-tonk classic. Grab a cold one, add a couple of notches to the volume control. Your evening with classic honky-tonk is just gettin' started.

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  • When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again, performed by Merle Haggard in 2004 at Texas honky tonk, Billy Bob's. Merle performs 21 songs and the entrance of the talented Janie Fricke singing back-up on this number was a welcome bonus for all.

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  • Merle Haggard features another great barroom song, "I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink," a number-one song from the album, "Back to The Barrooms," filled with songs of bars, booze and the blues. Considered by many to be one of the finest stand alone country albums ever.

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  • That's The Way Love Goes was a #1 song for both Johnny Rodriguez and Merle Haggard, ten years apart. Haggard's version possesses a trace of sadness that somehow becomes uplifting mainly because of his masterful delivery of words and this duet with Jewel is solid gold.

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    That's The Way Love Goes was a #1 song for both Johnny Rodriguez and Merle Haggard, ten years apart. Haggard's version possesses a trace of sadness that somehow becomes uplifting mainly because of his masterful delivery of words and this duet with Jewel is solid gold.

  • Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Star was co-written by Merle Haggard with Freddie Powers in 1987 and was the last of his thirty eight number one singles as a solo artist. Haggard wishes upon a star not for riches but for reconciliation with a lover, with a bit of doo-wop influence.

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    Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Star was co-written by Merle Haggard with Freddie Powers in 1987 and was the last of his thirty eight number one singles as a solo artist. Haggard wishes upon a star not for riches but for reconciliation with a lover, with a bit of doo-wop influence.



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