Merle Haggard’s “Okie From Muskogee” Added to the Grammy Hall of Fame

Merle Haggard’s “Okie From Muskogee” Added to the Grammy Hall of Fame

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Merle Haggard may be gone, but his music will live on in both in the hearts of country music fans, and in some of the highest institutions in music tasked with recognizing the historical impact of songs and music.

The Grammy Awards have selected 25 songs to be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in their latest class, and this year’s inductees are offered with a heavy heart since it includes selections from many notable artists who have passed away in 2016, including Prince’s “Sign ‘O’ The Times,” David Bowie’s “Changes,” and Merle Haggard’s “Okie From Muskogee.”

Haggard’s everyman anthem released in 1969 during the height of the counterculture…



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