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Merle Haggard honored at the Emmys on Sunday

Posted at 3:38 PM, Sep 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-19 18:38:06-04

Late country music legend and Oildale native Merle Haggard was honored at the 68th Emmy Awards Ceremony on Sunday.

Haggard was one of several musicians who died in 2016 featured in the memorial segment, including Prince, David Bowie, and Glenn Frey.

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Haggard died in Northern California on April 6 on his 79th birthday.

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