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Top Country Songs of 2011

The biggest country songs of 2011

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10. Billy Currington - "Let Me Down Easy"

enjoy yourself album cover
Image courtesy of Mercury Nashville Records

Thanks to Billy Currington's soulful vocals, this bittersweet song from 2010's Enjoy Yourself left country fans smitten at number ten.

Single Release Date: September 21, 2010
Peak Country Chart Position: #1
RIAA Certification: Gold

9. Trace Adkins - "Just Fishin'"

proud to be here album cover
Image courtesy of Show Dog-Universal Music

Trace Adkins' ode to angling and father-daughter bonding was the year's ninth most popular song. This is despite only peaking at number six on the country charts.

Single Release Date: March 21, 2011
Peak Country Chart Position: #6
RIAA Certification: n/a

8. Blake Shelton - "Honey Bee"

red river blue album cover
Images courtesy of Warner Bros.

This lead-up single from Red River Blue struck a chord by virtue of its likeable pop sound and upbeat romantic message. At number eight, it was Blake Shelton's most popular song of the year.

Single Release Date: April 3, 2011
Peak Country Chart Position: #1
RIAA Certification: Platinum

7. Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter - "You and Tequila"

Title aside, tequila was evidently the drink of choice on Kenny Chesney's platinum-selling Hemingway's Whiskey. He and Grace Potter took this song to number seven.

Single Release Date: September 10, 2010
Peak Country Chart Position: #3
Album Certification: Gold

6. Dierks Bentley - "Am I the Only One"

am i the only one single cover
Image courtesy of Capitol Records

This boisterous track from Dierks Bentley's upcoming 2012 album Home delighted us with its party-time vibe in 2011.

Single Release Date: March 21, 2011
Peak Country Chart Position: #1
RIAA Certification: n/a

5. The Band Perry - "You Lie"

The Band Perry's success doesn't end with "If I Die Young." This impressive song from the group's debut shows they're no one-hit wonders.

Single Release Date: October 12, 2010
Peak Country Chart Position: #2
RIAA Certification: Gold

4. Chris Young - "Tomorrow"

chris young - neon album cover
Image Courtesy of Sony Music Nashville

This wistful song -- which has nothing at all to do with the musical Annie -- was the keystone cut from Chris Young's 2011 album Neon.

Single Release Date: February, 14 2011
Peak Country Chart Position: #1
RIAA Certification: Gold

3. Rodney Atkins - "Take a Back Road"

Country listeners adhered to the Atkins diet. The singer's hit single "Take a Back Road" raced to the finish line at number three.

Single Release Date: April 25, 2011
Peak Country Chart Position: #1
RIAA Certification: n/a

2. Jake Owen - "Barefoot Blue Jean Night"

barefoot blue jean night album cover
Image courtesy of RCA Nashville Record

Jake Owen's rootsy tune was 2011's runner up for country song of the year, with its booming beat and lyrics about a place where "the girls are always hot and the beer is ice cold."

Single Release Date: April 12, 2011
Peak Country Chart Position: #1
RIAA Certification: Platinum

1. Eli Young Band - "Crazy Girl"

life at best album cover
Image courtesy of Republic Nashville Records

Fans were crazy about this cut from the Eli Young Band's album Life at Best. "Crazy Girl" is the most popular song of 2011, and drove me out of my mind too.

Single Release Date: March 8, 2011
Peak Country Chart Position: #1
RIAA Certification: Platinum

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