Country music legend Merle Haggard, third from left, waits to be presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from CSUB at the 2013 Arts and Humanities Commencement ceremonies Frid

 

              Country music legend Merle Haggard, third from left, waits to be presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from CSUB at the 2013 Arts and Humanities Commencement ceremonies Frid
Country music legend Merle Haggard, third from left, waits to be presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from CSUB at the 2013 Arts and Humanities Commencement ceremonies Friday June 14, 2013. At right is Buddy Owens, who accepted the President's Medal on behalf of his father, the late Buck Owens. CSUB President Dr. Horace Mitchell is at left and California State University Trustee Dr. Douglas Faigin, second from left. (AP photo/The Bakersfield Californian, Felix Adamo)