Grammy Special: Merle Haggard Country music legend Merle Haggard is set to receive a 2006 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in a ceremony held the day before the Feb. 8 awards show. Haggard is already an inductee of the Country Music Hall of Fame. This interview originally aired on Aug. 14, 1995.
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Grammy Special: Merle Haggard

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Grammy Special: Merle Haggard

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Grammy Special: Merle Haggard

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Country music legend Merle Haggard is set to receive a 2006 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in a ceremony held the day before the Feb. 8 awards show. Haggard has been on the country music scene since the early 1960s.

Dozens of songs written by Merle Haggard have been in the Top 10. hide caption

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Two tribute albums of his songs have been released: Mama's Hungry Eyes and Tulare Dust. Haggard is already an inductee of the Country Music Hall of Fame. This interview originally aired on Aug. 14, 1995.

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