Haggard, along with artists like Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Sr, Willie Nelson, and Patsy Cline really transcend genres - they just plain make good music that just so happens to be called country.
Haggard was actually inspired to write this good ole boy anthem because of a stay in San Quentin Prison, where he spent three years on an attempted robbery charge.
A lot of people think they hate country music, and if you're one of them, then Merle Haggard is just the kind of artist you need to hear.
A joke about being over-the-hill is not as funny if the person on the card looks happy and well-rested instead of haggard and exhausted.
Regular trims (every 8-12 weeks) are still necessary for all areas, since damaged hair grows unevenly, creating a more haggard style.
Taran glanced at him, noticing how haggard the older man suddenly appeared.
His haggard face was yellow.
As the man took her arm to help her stand, his haggard face appeared in yet another vision.
Hilden suddenly appeared haggard, ancient, and worn.
His figure was crooked, his limbs shrunken; his hair hung in dishevelled locks over his haggard countenance.