"Oprah and I had some funny things happen. She leaned over to me one time during the presentation and said, 'We came the farthest'. She sent me some gifts when I got home. There was a six-pack of some of the most expensive champagne I've seen in my life. She's quite a lady." Country legend Merle Haggard on making friends with fellow Kennedy Centers Honors inductee Oprah Winfrey at the December (10) event.