This list of the Top 40 country songs for May 2012 is remarkable for how close it was near the top. Lee Brice, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and at least three other artists could make a reasonable claim that they have the top song this month. In the end, the edge goes to the song that sounds most suited for summer, which is fast approaching.

Kenny Chesney enjoys one of his highest debuts ever on this Taste of Country list. His new duet with Tim McGraw checks in inside the Top 10 after just three weeks on the radio. Newcomer Thomas Rhett also finds a spot on the Top 40 Country Songs of May 2012 list, as do the new songs from Keith Urban, Josh Thompson and Chris Young. This list is compiled using dats from the current Billboard country singles charts and digital single sales charts. Reader feedback and staff opinion are also considered to decide which songs make the monthly Top 40. If there is a hot song for May 2012 you feel we missed, feel free tell us about it in the comments section below.

Top 40 Country Songs - May 2012

  • 40. Keith Urban - 'For You'

    'Act of Valor'
  • 39. Taylor Swift - 'Eyes Open'

    'The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond'
  • 38. Chris Young - 'Neon'

    'Neon'
  • 37. David Nail - 'The Sound of a Million Dreams'

    'The Sound of a Million Dreams'
  • 36. Josh Thompson - 'Comin' Around'

    'Change'
  • 35. Justin Moore - ''Til My Last Day'

    'Outlaws Like Me'
  • 34. Andy Gibson - 'Wanna Make You Love Me'

    Wanna Make You Love Me - Single
  • 33. Ronnie Dunn - 'Let the Cowboy Rock'

    'Ronnie Dunn'
  • 32. Alan Jackson - 'So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore'

    'Thirty Miles West'
  • 31. Dustin Lynch - 'Cowboys and Angels'

    Cowboys and Angels (Acoustic Version) - Single
  • 30. The Farm - 'Home Sweet Home'

    The Farm Inc.
  • 29. Thomas Rhett - 'Something to Do With My Hands'

    Thomas Rhett - EP
  • 28. Kelly Clarkson - 'Mr. Know it All'

    'Stronger'
  • 27. Thompson Square - 'Glass'

    'Thompson Square'
  • 26. Casey James - 'Let's Don't Call It a Night'

    'Casey James'
  • 25. Love and Theft - 'Angel Eyes'

    'Love and Theft'
  • 24. Dierks Bentley - '5-1-5-0'

    'Home'
  • 23. Hunter Hayes - 'Wanted'

    'Hunter Hayes'
  • 22. Craig Morgan - 'This Ole Boy'

    'This Ole Boy'
  • 21. The Band Perry - 'Postcards From Paris'

    'The Band Perry'
  • 20. Josh Turner - 'Time is Love'

    'Punching Bag'
  • 19. Toby Keith - 'Beers Ago'

    'Clancy's Tavern'
  • 18. Jana Kramer - 'Why Ya Wanna'

    'Jana Kramer'
  • 17. Chris Cagle - 'Got My Country On'

    'Back in the Saddle'
  • 16. Gloriana - '(Kissed You) Good Night'

    'A Thousand Miles Left Behind'
  • 15. Tim McGraw - 'Better Than I Used to Be'

    'Emotional Traffic'
  • 14. Brantley Gilbert - 'You Don't Know Her Like I Do'

    'Halfway to Heaven'
  • 13. Zac Brown Band - 'No Hurry'

    'You Get What You Give'
  • 12. Eli Young Band - 'Even if it Breaks Your Heart'

    'Life at Best'
  • 11. Rascal Flatts - 'Banjo'

    'Changed'
  • 10. Lady Antebellum - 'Dancin' Away With My Heart'

    'Own the Night'
  • 9. Kenny Chesney Feat. Tim McGraw - 'Feel Like a Rock Star'

    'Welcome to the Fishbowl'
  • 8. Luke Bryan - 'Drunk on You'

    'Tailgates and Tanlines'
  • 7. Kip Moore - 'Somethin' 'Bout a Truck'

    'Up All Night'
  • 6. Blake Shelton - 'Drink on It'

    'Red River Blue'
  • 5. Jason Aldean - 'Fly Over States'

    'My Kinda Party'
  • 4. Eric Church - 'Springsteen'

    'Chief'
  • 3. Lee Brice - 'Woman Like You'

    'Hard 2 Love'
  • 2. Miranda Lambert - 'Over You'

    'Four the Record'
  • 1. Carrie Underwood - 'Good Girl'

    'Blown Away'