CMT’s 40 Greatest Country Songs of the Decade 2000-2010

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CMT debuted it’s top 40 Country songs of the decade from 2000-2010. CMT stands for Country Music Television. The songs listed are country music’s most memorable.

cmt's greatest songs of the decade 2000-2010

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This list includes many big-name men stars like Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, and Jason Aldean. The list also includes big women stars like Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, and Faith Hill.

40 Greatest Country Songs 2000-2010

#1 Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning) – Alan Jackson
Released in 2002 on album Drive

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#2 Hurt – Johnny Cash
Released in 2002 on album American IV: The Man Comes Around

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#3 Whiskey Lullaby – Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss
Released in 2003 on album Mud on the Tires

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#4 Jesus, Take The Wheel – Carrie Underwood
Released in 2005 on the album Some Hearts

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#5 Courtesy Of The Red White And Blue (The Angry American) – Toby Keith
Released in 2002 on album Unleashed

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#6 The Good Stuff – Kenny Chesney
Released in 2002 on the album No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems

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#7 Live Like You Were Dying – Tim McGraw
Released in 2004 on album Live Like You Were Dying

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#8 You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift
Release in 2009 on album Fearless

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#9 I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
Released in 1999 on the album I Hope You Dance

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#10 Need You Now – Lady A
Released in 2009 on album Need You Now

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#11 The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert
Released in 2010 on album Revolution

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#12 Bless The Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
Released in 2004 on album Feels Like Today

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#13 There Goes My Life – Kenny Chesney
Released in 2003 on the album When the Sun Goes Down

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#14 Breathe – Faith Hill
Released in 1999 on album Breathe

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#15 It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere – Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett
Released in 2003 on album Greatest Hits Volume II

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#16 Somebody Like You – Keith Urban
Released in 2002 on album Golden Road

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#17 Redneck Woman – Gretchen Wilson
Released in 2004 on the album Here for the Party

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#18 Give It Away – George Strait
Released in 2006 on album It Just Comes Natural

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#19 Red Dirt Road – Brooks & Dunn
Released in 2003 on album Red Dirt Road

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#20 I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow – Soggy Bottom Boys
Released in 2002 on album O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack

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#21 Drive (For Daddy Gene) – Alan Jackson
Released in 2002 on album Drive

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#22 Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band
Released in 2007 on the album The Foundation

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#23 Beer For My Horses – Toby Keith and Willie Nelson
Released in 2002 on album Unleashed

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#24 You’re Gonna Miss This – Trace Adkins
Released in 2008 on album American Man: Greatest Hits Volume II

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#25 Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood
Released in 2005 on album Some Hearts

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#26 Three Wooden Crosses – Randy Travis
Released in 2002 on album Rise and Shine

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#27 Our Song – Taylor Swift
Released in 2006 on album Taylor Swift

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#28 She’s Country – Jason Aldean
Released in 2009 on album Wide Open

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#29 Austin – Blake Shelton
Released in 2001 on album Blake Shelton

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#30 Then – Brad Paisley
Released in 2009 on album American Saturday Night

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#31 What Hurts The Most – Rascal Flatts
Released in 2006 on album Me and My Gang

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#32 Forever And For Always – Shania Twain
Released in 2002 on album Up!

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#33 Cowboy Take Me Away – Chicks
Released in 1999 on album Fly

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#34 Like We Never Loved At All – Faith Hill & Tim McGraw
Released in 2005 on album Fireflies

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#35 Believe – Brooks & Dunn
Released in 2003 on album Red Dirt Road

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#36 Come A Little Closer – Dierks Bentley
Released in 2005 on album Modern Day Drifter

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#37 Stay – Sugarland
Released in 2006 on album Enjoy the Ride

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#38 Days Go By – Keith Urban
Released in 2004 on the album Be Here

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#39 In Color – Jamey Johnson
Released in 2008 on the album That Lonesome Song

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#40 Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy – Big & Rich
Released in 2004 on the album Horse of a Different Color

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