Merle Haggard: is an American country music song writer, singer, guitarist, fiddler,and instrumentalist. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band The Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound. In 1997, Merle Haggard was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame for his song “Okie from Muskogee”.
Merle performed with his band the "Strangers" for a 90 minute set of all of his hits. This performance was shot in font of 7,000 fans outside of the Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, Ca. The statue presentation, "Legends in Bronze" paid tribute to ten country music and rockabilly stars with a dedication ceremony of larger than life bronze statues cast by sculptor Bill Rainsat at the expense of Buck Owens himself.
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