The top country song of August 2014 has quietly become a huge hit for an artist who's becoming as dependable as your favorite pair of blue jeans. This song relied on a laugh-out-loud music video for a boost, but in-studio creative impulses proved to be the hook that snagged No. 1.

The August 2014 Top 40 has more sizzle than perhaps any previous ToC chart. New songs from Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean and female duo Maddie & Tae burst onto the chart. For FGL it's a debut at No. 2. 'Dirt' may become their (second) biggest hit to date. Hey, no song is likely to top 'Cruise' this century.

Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney notched Top 5 hits on this month's Top 40 Country Songs list. Last month's No. 1 from Lee Brice falls four spaces. 'I Don't Dance' is just as beautiful as it was 30 days ago, but a fresher sound has replaced it at the top.

The list of the Top 40 Country Songs for August 2014 is compiled from Billboard chart data and sales figures, in addition to staff opinion and reader feedback.

Top 40 Country Songs for August 2014:

40. Randy Houser, ‘Like a Cowboy’
39. Jana Kramer, 'Love'
38. Josh Thompson, ‘Wanted Me Gone’
37. Justin Moore, ‘Home Sweet Home’
36. Cassadee Pope, ‘I Wish I Could Break Your Heart’
35. RaeLynn, ‘God Made Girls’
34. Parmalee, ‘Close Your Eyes’
33. Rascal Flatts, ‘Payback’
32. Zac Brown Band, ‘All Alright’
31. Big and Rich, ‘Look at You’
30. Love and Theft, ‘Night That You’ll Never Forget’
29. Scotty McCreery, ‘Feelin’ It’
28. Dan + Shay, ‘Show You Off’
27. Eli Young Band, ‘Dust’
26. Maddie & Tae, ‘Girl in a Country Song’
25. Swon Brothers, ‘Later On’
24. David Nail, ‘Kiss You Tonight’
23. Jon Pardi, ‘What I Can’t Put Down’
22. Keith Urban, ‘Somewhere in My Car’
21. Frankie Ballard, ‘Sunshine & Whiskey’
20. Cole Swindell, ‘Hope You Get Lonely Tonight’
19. Eric Paslay, ‘Song About a Girl’
18. Eric Church, ‘Cold One’
17. Little Big Town, ‘Day Drinking’
16. Brantley Gilbert, ‘Small Town Throwdown’
15. Miranda Lambert (Feat. Carrie Underwood), ‘Somethin’ Bad’
14. Luke Bryan, ‘Roller Coaster’
13. Brad Paisley, ‘River Bank’
12. Joe Nichols, ‘Yeah’
11. Chase Rice, ‘Ready Set Roll’
10. Sam Hunt, ‘Leave the Night On’
9. Billy Currington, ‘We Are Tonight’
8. Dustin Lynch, ‘Where It’s At’
7. Lady Antebellum, ‘Bartender’
6. Jason Aldean, ‘Burnin’ It Down’
5. Lee Brice, ‘I Don’t Dance’
4. Tim McGraw (Feat. Faith Hill), ‘Meanwhile Back at Mama’s’
3. Kenny Chesney, ‘American Kids’
2. Florida Georgia Line, ‘Dirt’
1. Dierks Bentley, ‘Drunk on a Plane’

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