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Top 40 Country Songs – August 2011

Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton
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Each month, starting with August 2011, Taste of Country will determine the Top 40 Country Songs based on charts, staff reviews and reader input. Some songs make the top of Billboard's charts with nary a radio request, while others barely crack station airplay lists but have fans clamoring to hear them. Here at Taste of Country, we'll consider all of those aspects. It's a power-ranking of sorts for country hitmakers.

Jason Aldean has the No. 1 song on the charts, but is that enough to make it the top tune in this month's Top 40 Country Songs list on Taste of Country? New hits songs from Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Blake Shelton will no doubt be giving Aldean a run for the No. 1 spot. Newcomers Craig Campbell, Thompson Square and Hunter Hayes are also making big gains with their new songs. Take a look to see if your favorite songs made our list, and remember feedback is always welcome.

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      1. Ashton Shepherd – 'Where Country Grows'

      'Where Country Grows'

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      2. Phil Vassar – 'Let's Get Together'

      Let’s Get Together – Single

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      3. Sunny Sweeney – 'Staying's Worse Than Leaving'


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      4. Alan Jackson – 'Long Way To Go'

      Long Way to Go – Single

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      5. Joe Nichols – 'Take It Off'

      It’s All Good

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      6. Bradley Gaskin – 'Mr. Bartender'

      Bradley Gaskin – EP

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      7. David Nail – 'Let It Rain'

      The Sound of a Million Dreams

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      8. Frankie Ballard – 'A Buncha Girls'

      'Frankie Ballard'

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      9. Hunter Hayes – 'Storm Warning'

      Hunter Hayes

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      10. Steve Holy – 'Love Don't Run'

      Love Don’t Run

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      11. Kellie Pickler – 'Tough'

      Tough – Single

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      12. Eli Young Band – 'Crazy Girl'

      'Life at Best'

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      13. Rascal Flatts Feat. Natasha Bedingfield – 'Easy'

      'Nothing Like This'

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      14. Jerrod Niemann – 'One More Drinking Song'

      'Judge Jerrod and the Hung Jury'

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      15. Eric Church – 'Homeboy'


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      16. Craig Campbell – 'Fish'

      'Craig Campbell'

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      17. Ronnie Dunn – 'Cost of Livin''

      'Ronnie Dunn'

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      18. Darius Rucker – 'I Got Nothin''

      'Charleston, SC 1966'

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      19. Justin Moore – 'If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away'

      'Outlaws Like Me'

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      20. Blake Shelton – 'God Gave Me You'

      'Red River Blue'

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      21. Taylor Swift – 'Sparks Fly'

      'Speak Now'

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      22. Jake Owen – 'Barefoot Blue Jean Night'

      'Barefoot Blue Jean Night'

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      23. Scotty McCreery – 'I Love You This Big'

      I Love You This Big – Single Tribute To Scotty McCreery – Single

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      24. Thompson Square – 'I Got You'

      'Thompson Square'

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      25. Brantley Gilbert – 'Country Must Be Country Wide'

      'Halfway to Heaven'

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      26. Trace Adkins – 'Just Fishin''

      'Proud to Be Here'

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      27. Rodney Atkins – 'Take a Back Road'

      Take a Back Road

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      28. Keith Urban – 'Long Hot Summer'

      'Get Closer'

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      29. Kenny Chesney Feat. Grace Potter – 'You and Tequilla'

      'Hemingway's Whiskey'

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      30. Billy Currington – 'Love Done Gone'

      'Enjoy Yourself'

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      31. Toby Keith – 'Made in America'

      'Clancy's Tavern'

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      32. George Strait – 'Here for a Good Time'

      'Here for a Good Time'

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      33. Blake Shelton – 'Honey Bee'

      'Red River Blue'

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      34. Dierks Bentley – 'Am I The Only One'


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      35. Luke Bryan – 'Country Girl (Shake It for Me)'

      'Tailgates & Tanlines'

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      36. Chris Young – 'Tomorrow'


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      37. Zac Brown Band Feat. Jimmy Buffett – 'Knee Deep'

      'You Get What You Give'

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      38. Brad Paisley Feat. Carrie Underwood – 'Remind Me'

      'This Is Country Music'

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      39. Lady Antebellum – 'Just a Kiss'

      'Own the Night'

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      40. Jason Aldean – 'Dirt Road Anthem'

      'My Kinda Party'

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