Merle Haggard is 75-years-old today! On what should be a national holiday — at least for fans of country music — we encourage you to pull out your old Haggard vinyls, or discover this legend for the first time by downloading a few of his greatest hits. His career is an important cornerstone at the base of the tall building that is country music.

What is your all time favorite song from the poet of the common man? To date, Haggard has released almost 40 No. 1 hits, but a number of his biggest hits — like the 1982 ACM Song of the Year ‘Are the Good Times Really Over’ — never reached the top. Share your opinion on the Hag’s all-time greatest hit in this Taste of Country readers poll. There are surely some songs not listed that will rank atop some people’s favorites. Be sure to name the ones we left out in the comments section below.