But he generates controversy with what became his signature song, The Okie from Muskogee. Even after 44 years he still could get some peoples' knickers in a wad! I remember thinking back in 1969 or so, while enjoying a Dixie Beer, "Damn! He stuck it to those counterculture poseurs!"
Anyway, here's Merle Haggard's great song. He will be fondly remembered.