Happy birthday to country music legend Merle Haggard

April 6th marks the 80th birthday of one of Country Music's best, Merle Haggard, who had 38 number-one hits on the US country charts over the span of his career.

April 6th also marks one year since Merle Haggard's death, when the singer passed on the morning of his 79th birthday.

He died of complications from pneumonia at his home in Palo Cedro, California.