Merle Haggard To Be Honored
June 27, 2006 at 9:50 AM (PT)
Country music legend MERLE HAGGARD will be honored as a BMI Icon at the performing right's organization's 54th ANNUAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, to be held on NOVEMBER 4th at the BMI offices.
THE ICON is given to a BMI songwriter and artists who have had "a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers." HAGGARD will be be saluted with an all-star musical tribute that evening. Past honorees have included DOLLY PARTON, BILL ANDERSON, LORETTA LYNN, and CHARLIE DANIELS.