Born Merle Ronald Haggard in Oildale, California in April of 1937,  Merle Haggard is undeniably one of country music's best. Besides singing, Merle is an accomplished guitarist, fiddle player and writes music. I saw Merle Haggard play at the Reo Palm Isle in Longview, Texas in the late '80's. Catch your favorite Merle Haggard tunes every Saturday morning from 8-10am on the KNUE 'Gold Rush' Show with John Moore on KNUE.