Marty Haggard

Marty Haggard Biography, Age, Wife, Image, Song, Net Worth And Silver Wings

Marty Haggard is an American country music singer. He is the son of singer-songwriter, Merle Haggard. Between 1981 and 1987, Haggard charted five singles on the Hot Country Songs charts, in addition to performing in his father’s road band.

Marty Haggard

Marty Haggard Biography

Marty Haggard is an American country music singer. He is the son of singer-songwriter, Merle Haggard. Between 1981 and 1987, Haggard charted five singles on the Hot Country Songs charts, in addition to performing in his father’s road band.

He was named after Marty Robbins. At the time that Marty Haggard was born, his father, Merle Haggard, was serving time in San Quentin State Prison. Marty Haggard was raised by his grandmother in a railroad boxcar, but by the time the younger Haggard was 12, he had moved in with his father.

He began an acting career in his teens. He had a recurring role in the CBS drama The Fitzpatricks, and a bit part in a TV movie starring Henry Fonda. While driving to the filming location of the TV movie, he stopped for a hitchhiker who then shot him and left him for dead.

A wounded Haggard drove for 15 miles before spotting a 13-year-old girl who called an ambulance for him. He recovered fully but later developed an infection in the bullet wounds which required further surgery.

Marty Haggard Age

Marty Haggard is an American country music singer. He is the son of singer-songwriter, Merle Haggard. Between 1981 and 1987, Haggard charted five singles on the Hot Country Songs charts, in addition to performing in his father’s road band.

He was born on June 18, 1958, in Bakersfield, California

Marty Haggard Wife

In 1999, Marty and his wife, Tessa, formed Marty Haggard Music and he began writing and singing spiritual songs. In 2001, Marty and Tessa were blessed with a son, Jamey Cole Haggard. For 10 years Marty traveled the country, playing at churches and other venues and proclaiming his love for Jesus.

Dana Haggard, Oldest Daughter of Merle Haggard, Dead at 61

Merle Haggard’s oldest daughter, Dana, died on Tuesday (April 10); her half-brother, Ben Haggard, shared the news on social media on Wednesday (April 11). She was 61 years old.
“I know she’s hugging dad’s arm again,” Ben Haggard, sharing a photo of his sister and their father… “I’ll miss you sister. RIP.”

According to Bakersfield.com, Dana Haggard’s family believes she died in her sleep, either on Monday night (April 9) or Tuesday morning. Her sister, Kelli Haggard Patterson, tells the news outlet that Dana’s husband, Terry Lemons, left for work on Tuesday morning while she was still sleeping and found her in the same spot later that day.

“It could have been heartache,” Ben Haggard says. “We just had the second anniversary [of our father’s death], and she was missing the old man. Who knows?”

Dana Haggard was born in 1957, to Merle Haggard and his first wife, Leona Hobbs; however, according to Rolling Stone, on the day she was born, her father, then 19, was in jail for car theft. In fact, Dana Haggard would not get to know her father well until she was older: He went to jail for five years, for trying to break into a diner, when she was just an infant, and after his brushes with the law, he was often on tour.

Dana Haggard was born in Bakersfield, Calif., but, according to her Facebook page, was living in Russellville, Ark., at the time of her death.

A musician herself, she was a member of her father’s band, the Strangers; she also used to perform with her brother, Marty Haggard, as Marty and Dana Haggard and the Driftwood Band, and sometimes performed with her brother, Noel Haggard.
Dana Haggard died only a few days after the two-year anniversary of her father’s death.

Merle Haggard died on April 6, 2016 — his 79th birthday. In addition to Dana, he had five other children: Kelli, Marty, and Noel with Leona Hobbs, to whom he was married from 1956 to 1964, and Jenessa and Ben with his fifth wife, Theresa Ann Lane, whom he married in 1993.

In addition to her husband and siblings, Dana Haggard is survived by her four children, Mathew, Kelli, Jarod, and Michael; a stepson, Austin; and nine grandchildren. Memorial services for her will be held in both Arkansas and Bakersfield.

Marty Haggard Siblings

Marty Haggard is an American country music singer. He is the son of singer-songwriter, Merle Haggard. Between 1981 and 1987, Haggard charted five singles on the Hot Country Songs charts, in addition to performing in his father’s road band.

Marty has 5 siblings: Ben Haggard, Marty Haggard, Jenessa Haggard, Kelli Haggard, and Dana Haggard

Marty Haggard Musical career

Haggard toured with his sister in the Driftwood Band for three years. Later, he worked on an oil field. He signed with Dimension Records in 1979 and released one single, “Charleston Cotton Mill”, which spent three weeks on the Hot Country Songs charts in 1981. At his father’s request, Haggard joined his road band, in which he sang harmony and played rhythm guitar.

He decided to begin a solo career again in 1985. He then signed with MTM Records, for which he released four singles under the production of Billy Strange.

The most successful of these was “Trains Make Me Lonesome”, which peaked at number 57 on the country charts, and which helped him receive a nomination for Top New Male Vocalist from the Academy of Country Music.

“Trains Make Me Lonesome” was covered by George Strait on his 1992 album Holding My Own. By 1986, Haggard was married for six years to Shree and had two daughters.

After the MTM singles, Haggard was seriously injured in a car accident, suffering a head injury and memory loss which required four years of recovery.

He signed to Critique Records in 1995 and began recording Christian-themed music. His first Christian album, Borders & Boundaries, was released in 1996, with “Amnesia” and “Here in the Afterlife” as the singles. After stopping at a church in Conway, Arkansas, Haggard decided to take up music ministry.

Haggard has since married Tessa and had one son named Jamey with her. He has also released two tribute albums to his father.

Meet Merle Haggard’s Four Musically Talented Sons

Merle Haggard, the man who sang hits such as “Mama Tried,” “Today I Started Loving You Again” and “Okie From Muskogee” had a total of six children across his five marriages — Ben, Noel, Marty, Jenessa, Kelli, and Dana. Out of the six, there are four gifted country singers out there who inherited his natural talent.

The Strangers singer raised his children in California, where he created the legendary Bakersfield sound. The country star’s children have developed their own following over the years and are entertaining just like their father was.

(Does anyone remember Haggard’s spot-on impressions of Johnny Cash and Buck Owens? Entertaining.) An American treasure, the singer has strong country music genes, which has to be why so many of his children ended up pursuing music.

Longtime fans already know about Marty and Noel, two sons from the Hag’s marriage to first wife Leona Hobbs (1956-1964). Lately, attention received by their young half-brother Ben from the country star’s marriage with fifth wife Theresa Ann Lane (he had no children with his other wives Bonnie Owens, Leona Williams, and Debbie Parret) has kept the family business on fans’ minds beyond Merle’s April 6, 2016 passing on his 79th birthday. All three still play their dad’s country music songs, as does a lesser-known sibling named Scott.

Here’s a very brief look at the second generation of singing Haggards.
Marty Haggard (Born June 18, 1958)
Merle’s oldest son had the most prominent solo career, charting five singles on the Hot Country Songs chart between 1981-’87. Among these was a recording of “Trains Make Me Lonesome” that pre-dates George Strait’s better-known version.

Marty survived near tragedy multiple times, getting shot by a hitchhiker years before a 1988 car wreck interrupted his singing career. Upon recovery, he focused on Christian-themed songs, eventually forming his music ministry.

Noel Haggard (Born September 4, 1963)
In the late ’90s, Noel had a brief major label run with Atlantic Records, notable for a version of his dad’s “Tell Me Something Bad About Tulsa” that predates George Strait’s cover. Nowadays, he provides comic relief for Ben whenever they tour together.

Scott Haggard (Born in December 1968)
A product of a relationship outside of his father’s six marriages, Scott was raised in Alabama and didn’t meet Merle until around 2005. The blue-collar truck driver and country singer is the less obvious singing son, although he looks the most like Dad and certainly sounds the part.

Ben Haggard (Born December 14, 1992)
The youngest Haggard boy took Merle’s songs, bus and band on the road following his legendary dad’s 2016 passing. That backstory alone makes Ben the most visible Haggard heir.

Plus, he’s the best singer of the bunch. Expect him to start adding original material into his set, which currently consists of his dad’s songs and a handful of classic country covers.

Marty Haggard Net Worth

Marty Haggard is an American country music singer. He is the son of singer-songwriter Merle Haggard. Between 1981 and 1987, Haggard charted five singles on the Hot Country Songs charts, in addition to performing in his father’s road band.Marty Haggard has a Net Worth of $1.5 Million

Marty Haggard Song

  • Mama’s Hungry Eyes
    My Dad: A Tribute to Merle Haggard, Vol. 1 · 2010
  • Walk That Row
    One Prayer Away · 2009
  • Silver Wings
    My Dad: A Tribute to Merle Haggard, Vol. 1 · 2010
  • That Blind Man Was Me
    The Bridge · 2010
  • Miracle in Me
    One Prayer Away · 2009
  • Knock Down Some Walls
    One Prayer Away · 2009
  • Forever in Harmony
    The Bridge · 2010
  • Sing Me Back Home
    My Dad: A Tribute to Merle Haggard, Vol. 2 · 2011
  • Apple
    One Prayer Away · 2009
  • One Prayer Away
    One Prayer Away · 2009
  • My Everything
    The Bridge · 2010
  • Today I Started Lovin’ You Again
    My Dad: A Tribute to Merle Haggard, Vol. 1 · 2010
  • Ready Or Not
    One Prayer Away · 2009
  • We’re Dying a Death but We’re Living a Dream
    2018
  • Mama Tried
    My Dad: A Tribute to Merle Haggard, Vol. 1 · 2010
  • Misery And Gin
    My Dad: A Tribute to Merle Haggard, Vol. 1 · 2010
  • That River Ran Dry
    One Prayer Away · 2009
  • You Take My Breath Away
    One Prayer Away · 2009
  • The Bridge
    One Prayer Away · 2009
  • You Move Me
    One Prayer Away · 2009
  • Time
    One Prayer Away · 2009
  • You and I
    One Prayer Away · 2009
  • Farmer’s Daughter
    My Dad: A Tribute to Merle Haggard, Vol. 2 · 2011
  • That’s The Way Love Goes
    My Dad: A Tribute to Merle Haggard, Vol. 1 · 2010
  • Fightin’ Side of Me
    My Dad: A Tribute to Merle Haggard, Vol. 2 · 2011
  • Ramblin’ Fever
    My Dad: A Tribute to Merle Haggard, Vol. 1 · 2010
  • I Take a Lot of Pride in What I Am
    My Dad: A Tribute to Merle Haggard, Vol. 2 · 2011
  • Diana
    My Dad: A Tribute to Merle Haggard, Vol. 2 · 2011
  • Okie from Muskogee
    My Dad: A Tribute to Merle Haggard, Vol. 2 · 2011
  • All My Friends Are Gonna Be Strangers
    My Dad: A Tribute to Merle Haggard, Vol. 1 · 2010
  • The Way I Am
    My Dad: A Tribute to Merle Haggard, Vol. 1 · 2010
  • Always Wanting You
    My Dad: A Tribute to Merle Haggard, Vol. 2 · 2011

Marty Haggard Albums

Title

Album details

Borders & Boundaries

  • Release date: 1996
  • Label: Popular

Ready or Not

  • Release date: 2000
  • Label: Popular

The Bridge

  • Release date: 2000
  • Label: Popular

Driftwood

  • Release date: 2009
  • Label: Self-released

A Tribute to Merle Haggard, My Dad

  • Release date: 2010
  • Label: Self-released

A Tribute to Merle Haggard, My Dad, Volume Two

  • Release date: 2011
  • Label: Self-released

Marty Haggard Songs Youtube

Marty Haggard Silver Wings

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