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Top 40 Country Songs – October 2011

Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Rodney Atkins
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The October 2011 list of the Top 40 Country Songs — based on chart position, staff reviews and reader input — showcases a new generation of country superstars. Artists like Lady Antebellum and Jason Aldean make big leaps with their new singles, and the Top 5 songs are from artists that were either looking or struggling to keep record deals just five years ago. Meanwhile, the old guard — Toby Keith and George Strait — has cooled off some on the list.

It's hard to ignore the power of Blake Shelton right now. After appearing on NBC's 'The Voice,' everything he's touched turns to gold. His most recent single, 'God Gave Me You,' is amongst his fastest rising hits, and battles it out for the No. 1 song in country music on the Taste of Country Top 40 in October. Eric Church and the Zac Brown Band also made big leaps. Find your favorite songs on this list, listen to them for free on our October 2011 Spotify playlist — and as always, let us know if you think we missed a song in the feedback section at the bottom of the page

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      1. Scotty McCreery – 'The Trouble With Girls'

      'Clear as Day'

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      2. Chris Cagle – 'Got My Country On'

      Back in the Saddle (Deluxe Version)

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      3. James Wesley – 'Didn't I'


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      4. Sara Evans – 'My Heart Can't Tell You No'


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      5. Montgomery Gentry – 'Where I Come From'

      'Rebels on the Run'

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      6. Lauren Alaina – 'Like My Mother Does'


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      7. Edens Edge – 'Amen'

      Edens Edge

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      8. Martina McBride – 'I'm Gonna Love You Through It'


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      9. Joe Nichols – 'Take it Off'

      'It's All Good'

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      10. Chris Young – 'You'


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      11. Alan Jackson – 'Long Way to Go'

      Long Way to Go – Single

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      12. Hunter Hayes – 'Storm Warning'

      'Hunter Hayes'

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      13. Ronnie Dunn – 'Cost of Livin''

      'Ronnie Dunn'

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      14. Luke Bryan – 'I Don't Want This Night to End'

      'Tailgates and Tanlines'

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      15. Kellie Pickler – 'Tough'

      Tough – Single

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      16. Justin Moore – 'Bait a Hook'

      'Outlaws Like Me'

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

      'Love Don't Run'

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      18. Darius Rucker – 'I Got Nothin''

      'Charleston, S.C. 1966'

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      19. David Nail – 'Let It Rain'

      'The Sound of a Million Dreams'

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      20. The Band Perry – 'All Your Life'

      'The Band Perry'

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      21. Jerrod Niemann – 'One More Drinkin' Song'

      'Judge Jerrod and the Hung Jury'

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      22. Zac Brown Band – 'Keep Me in Mind'

      'You Get What You Give'

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      23. Eric Church – 'Drink in My Hand'


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      24. Craig Campbell – 'Fish'

      'Craig Campbell'

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      25. Trace Adkins – 'Just Fishin''

      'Proud to Be Here'

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      26. Thompson Square – 'I Got You'

      'Thompson Square'

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      27. Jason Aldean – 'Tattoos on This Town'

      'My Kinda Party'

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      28. Miranda Lambert – 'Baggage Claim'

      'Four the Record'

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      29. Rascal Flatts – 'Easy'

      'Nothing Like This'

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      30. George Strait – 'Here For a Good Time'

      'Here For a Good Time'

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

      'Halfway to Heaven'

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      32. Keith Urban – 'Long Hot Summer'

      'Get Closer'

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      33. Toby Keith – 'Made in America'

      'Clancy's Tavern'

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      34. Lady Antebellum – 'We Owned the Night'

      'Own the Night'

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      35. Kenny Chesney – 'You and Tequilla'

      'Hemingway's Whiskey'

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      36. Taylor Swift – 'Sparks Fly'

      'Speak Now'

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      37. Eli Young Band – 'Crazy Girl'

      'Life at Best'

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      38. Jake Owen – 'Barefoot Blue Jean Night'

      'Barefoot Blue Jean Night'

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      39. Rodney Atkins – 'Take a Back Road'

      'Take a Back Road'

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      40. Blake Shelton – 'God Gave Me You'

      'Red River Blue'

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