MERLE HAGGARD GETS DOCTORATE!

Congratulations to Merle Haggard who recently received an honorary Doctorate degree from California Statue University Bakersfield (CSUB).  Hag received his degree as a doctor in fine arts, due to his contribution to music and helping forge the Bakersfield sound.  Likewise, country legend Buck Owens was awarded a posthumous award, The President’s Medal, for his contributions in music and being a pioneer in country music the Bakersfield way.