The top songs of the month for September 2018 are hits from recent 2018 CMA Awards nominees. The No. 1 song is arguably the song of the year.

Fans will learn if that's the case during the Nov. 14 ABC telecast. For now, it's worth considering how songs by Brett Young, Eric Church, Chris Janson and Maren Morris stack up against ballads by Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean, and one catchy-as-heck ditty from Florida Georgia Line.

Dan + Shay rank high on this list with "Speechless," their follow-up to the CMA nominated "Tequila." Newcomers Mitchell Tenpenny, Riley Green and Russell Dickerson continue the slow climb to No. 1. What's your favorite? Did we include it? Make a case for your No. 1 song for September 2018 in the comments section below.

The list of Top 40 Country Songs of September 2018 is compiled from Billboard chart data and sales figures, in addition to staff opinion and reader feedback.

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Top 40 Country Songs for September 2018:

40. Chris Stapleton, “Millionaire”
39. Travis Denning, “David Ashley Parker form Powder Springs”
38. Dustin Lynch, “Good Girl”
37. Darius Rucker + Friends, “Straight to Hell”
36. Danielle Bradbery (Feat. Thomas Rhett), “Goodbye Summer”
35. Jon Pardi, “Night Shift”
34. Cody Johnson, “On My Way to You”
33. Jordan Davis, “Take It from Me”
32. Kip Moore, “Last Shot”
31. Scotty McCreery, “This Is It”
30. Keith Urban, “Never Comin’ Down”
29. Jimmie Allen, “Best Shot”
28. Midland, “Burn Out”
27. Blake Shelton, “Turnin’ Me On”
26. Dylan Scott, “Hooked”
25. Jake Owen, “Down to the Honkytonk”
24. Lanco, “Born to Love You”
23. Kelsea Ballerini, “I Hate Love Songs”
22. Dierks Bentley (Feat. Brothers Osborne), “Burning Man”
21. Riley Green, “There Was This Girl” — BIGGEST JUMP, UP 19 SPOTS!
20. Russell Dickerson, “Blue Tacoma”
19. Garth Brooks, “All Day Long”
18. Chris Young, “Hangin’ On”
17. Luke Bryan, “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset”
16. Cole Swindell, “Break Up In the End”
15. Old Dominion, “Hotel Key”
14. Carly Pearce, “Hide the Wine”
13. Luke Combs, “She Got the Best of Me”
12. Dan + Shay, “Speechless” – HIGHEST DEBUT!
11. Kane Brown, “Lose It”
10. Mitchell Tenpenny, “Drunk Me”
9. Maren Morris, “Rich”
8. Sugarland (Feat. Taylor Swift), “Babe”
7. Chris Janson, “Drunk Girl”
6. Thomas Rhett, “Life Changes”
5. Eric Church, “Desperate Man”
4. Brett Young, “Mercy”
3. Jason Aldean (Feat. Miranda Lambert), “Drowns the Whiskey”
2. Carrie Underwood, “Cry Pretty” — NEW CRY PRETTY ALBUM SEPTEMBER 14!
1. Florida Georgia Line, “Simple” — NO. 1 FOR TWO STRAIGHT MONTHS!

Did Your Favorite Country Song Make Our Top 40 Country Songs List for September 2018?

What would you add to our list of the Top 40 country songs for September 2018? Share your opinions on this list — as well as the songs that deserve to be included, but weren’t — in the comments section below.

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