The September 2011 list of our Top 40 Country Songs -- based on charts, staff reviews and reader input -- is packed with debut singles from artists with new albums in stores this fall. There will be no shortage of Christmas gift ideas for the country music fan in your life come holiday season. Four of the Top 5 songs are from just released or yet to be released albums from artists like Toby Keith, Rodney Atkins and Dierks Bentley. None of these men were strong enough to take the top spot, however. That honor goes to a song that should be in contention for Song of the Year honors this awards season.
Jake Owen made the biggest leap from the August 2011 list. His song 'Barefoot Blue Jean Night' jumped 14 spots. Lady Antebellum debuted inside the Top 30 with their new song 'We Owned the Night.' Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean also made strong first impressions. Find your favorite songs on this list, and as always, let us know where we got it wrong in the feedback section at the bottom of the page.
Top 40 Country Songs - September 2011
40. Edens Edge - 'Amen'Edens Edge
39. Lauren Alaina - 'Like My Mother Does''Wildflower'
38. Martina McBride - 'I'm Gonna' Love You Through It''Eleven'
37. Alan Jackson - 'Long Way to Go'Long Way to Go - Single
36. Sunny Sweeney - 'Staying's Worse Than Leaving''Concrete'
35. Eric Church - 'Drink in My Hand''Chief'
34. Jason Aldean - 'Tattoos on This Town''My Kinda Party'
33. David Nail - 'Let It Rain'The Sound of a Million Dreams
32. The Band Perry - 'All Your Life''The Band Perry'
31. Steve Holy - 'Love Don't Run''Love Don't Run'
30. Joe Nichols - 'Take It Off'It's All Good
29. Justin Moore - 'Bait A Hook''Outlaws Like Me'
28. Lady Antebellum - 'We Owned the Night''Own the Night'
27. Rascal Flatts - 'Easy''Nothing Like This'
26. Jerrod Niemann - 'One More Drinkin' Song''Judge Jerrod and the Hung Jury'
25. Hunter Hayes - 'Storm Warning''Hunter Hayes'
24. Kellie Pickler - 'Tough'Tough - Single
23. Thompson Square - 'I Got You''Thompson Square'
22. Ronnie Dunn - 'Cost of Livin'' 'Ronnie Dunn'
21. Scotty McCreery - 'I Love You This Big''Clear as Day'
20. Craig Campbell - 'Fish''Craig Campbell'
19. Darius Rucker - 'I Got Nothin'''Charleston, SC 1966'
18. Miranda Lambert - 'Baggage Claim''Four the Record'
17. Zac Brown Band Feat. Jimmy Buffett - 'Knee Deep''You Get What You Give'
16. Trace Adkins - 'Just Fishin'''Proud to Be Here'
15. Taylor Swift - 'Sparks Fly''Speak Now'
14. Brantley Gilbert - 'Country Must Be Country Wide''Halfway to Heaven'
13. Luke Bryan - 'Country Girl (Shake It for Me)''Tailgates and Tanlines'
12. Blake Shelton - 'God Gave Me You''Red River Blue'
11. Lady Antebellum - 'Just a Kiss''Own the Night'
10. Billy Currington - 'Love Done Gone''Enjoy Yourself'
9. Eli Young Band - 'Crazy Girl''Life at Best'
8. George Strait - 'Here For a Good Time''Here For a Good Time'
7. Keith Urban - 'Long Hot Summer''Get Closer'
6. Kenny Chesney Feat. Grace Potter - 'You and Tequilla''Hemingway's Whiskey'
5. Jake Owen - 'Barefoot Blue Jean Night''Barefoot Blue Jean Night'
4. Dierks Bentley - 'Am I the Only One''Diamonds'
3. Rodney Atkins - 'Take a Back Road''Take a Back Road'
2. Toby Keith - 'Made in America''Clancy's Tavern'
1. Brad Paisley Feat. Carrie Underwood - 'Remind Me''This is Country Music'