The top songs at the end of 2017 may start on this list of the Top 40 Country Songs of January 2017. Last year Maren Morris' "My Church" started January at No. 40, and arguably ended the year as country music's biggest and best song.

Jake Owen has that spot this month, with the second single from his American Love album. The Chris Stapleton co-written "If He Ain't Gonna Love You" is infectious country funk that has the potential to be a big hit this year. There's a lot of space and dozens of artists between him and No. 1, however.

Our top five songs are similar to the top songs from last month. Little Big Town and Keith Urban once again battle it out for the best song of January. Both of their hits are hits on the radio and sales charts, plus critics and fans love them. Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw and Thomas Rhett also fare well on this month's top songs. 2017 will begin with a bunch of smash songs on country radio. Which is your favorite, and where did we get it wrong? Let us know in the comments section below.

The list of Top 40 Country Songs of January 2017 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 January 2017:

40. Jake Owen, “If He Ain’t Gonna Love You”
39. Parmalee, “Roots”
38. Darius Rucker, “If I Told You”
37. Runaway June, “Lipstick”SONG TO WATCH!
36. Justin Moore, “Somebody Else Will”
35. Dan + Shay, “How Not To”
34. Craig Campbell, “Outskirts of Heaven”
33. Luke Combs, “Hurricane”
32. Trent Harmon, “There’s a Girl”
31. LoCash, “Ring on Every Finger”
30. Garth Brooks, “Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance”
29. Josh Turner, “Hometown Girl”
28. Luke Bryan, “Fast”HIGHEST DEBUT!
27. Jason Aldean, “Any Ol’ Barstool”
26. Miranda Lambert, “We Should Be Friends”
25. Brad Paisley, “Today”
24. Granger Smith, “If the Boot Fits”
23. Chris Young (Feat. Vince Gill), “Sober Saturday Night”
22. Dierks Bentley, “Black”
21. Eric Church (Feat. Rhiannon Giddens), “Kill a Word”
20. Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”
19. RaeLynn, “Love Triangle”
18. Lauren Alaina, “Road Less Traveled”NEW ROAD LESS TRAVELED ALBUM OUT JAN. 27!
17. Chris Janson, “Holdin’ Her”
16. Michael Ray, “Think a Little Less”
15. Kelsea Ballerini, “Yeah Boy”
14. Brantley Gilbert, “The Weekend”NEW THE DEVIL DON'T SLEEP ALBUM OUT JAN. 27!
13. Dustin Lynch, “Seein’ Red”
12. High Valley, “Make You Mine”BIGGEST JUMP, UP 18 SPOTS! 
11. Chris Stapleton, “Parachute”
10. Maren Morris, “80s Mercedes”
9. Tim McGraw, “How I’ll Always Be”
8. Carrie Underwood, “Dirty Laundry”
7. Blake Shelton, “A Guy With a Girl”
6. Brett Eldredge, “Wanna Be That Song”
5. Florida Georgia Line (Feat. Tim McGraw), “May We All”
4. Jon Pardi, “Dirt on My Boots”
3. Thomas Rhett, “Star of the Show”
2. Little Big Town, “Better Man”
1. Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color” THREE MONTHS AT NO. 1!

Did Your Favorite Song Make Our Top 40 Country Songs List for January 2017?

What would you add to our list of the Top 40 country songs for January 2017? 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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