CMT Counts Down the Top 40

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March Country Top 40Santiago Felipe / Tasos Katopodis / Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

The top songs on this monthly Top 40 playlist continue represent all sub-genres of country music. Males, females, groups and artists from across the country are included in this list of the Top 40 Country Songs for March 2016.

Sam Hunt had last month’s No. 1, but he’s nowhere to be found on this March list. Instead, Carrie Underwood, Cole Swindell and Maren Morris battle for the top spot, trying to beat hit songs from Zac Brown Band, Randy Houser and Tim McGraw. Thomas Rhett makes a splashy debut, and Kane Brown is back! The “Used to Love You Sober” singer re-enters the chart at No. 28 on the strength of sales.

The list of Top 40 Country Songs of March 2016 is compiled from Billboard chart data and sales figures, in addition to staff opinion and reader feedback.

40. Brothers Osborne, “21 Summer”
39. Chris Janson, “Power of Positive Drinkin’”
38. Lanco, “Long Live Tonight”
37. Big & Rich (Feat. Tim McGraw), “Lovin’ Lately”
36. Tara Thompson, “Someone to Take Your Place”
35. David Nail, “Nights on Fire”
34. Jennifer Nettles, “Unlove You”
33. Frankie Ballard, “It All Started With a Drink”
32. Justin Moore, “You Look Like I Need a Drink”
31. Tyler Farr, “Better in Boots”
30. Canaan Smith, “Hole in a Bottle”
29. Eric Paslay, “High Class”
28. Kane Brown, “Used to Love You Sober” — REENTERS THE TOP 40!
27. Eric Church, “Record Year”
26. Michael Ray, “Real Men Love Jesus”
25. Brantley Gilbert, “Stone Cold Sober”
24. Kip Moore, “Running for You”
23. Cam, “Mayday”
22. Dan + Shay, “From the Ground Up”
21. Maddie & Tae, “Shut Up and Fish”
20. Chase Bryant, “Little Bit of You”
19. Chris Lane, “Fix”
18. Kelsea Ballerini, “Dibs”
17. Dustin Lynch, “Mind Reader”
16. Rascal Flatts, “I Like the Sound of That”
15. Jon Pardi, “Head Over Boot”
14. Thomas Rhett, “T-Shirt” — HIGHEST DEBUT!
13. Florida Georgia Line, “Confession”
12. Chris Stapleton, “Nobody to Blame”
11. Dierks Bentley, “Somewhere on a Beach” — HOSTING THE ACMs ON APRIL 3
10. Keith Urban, “Break on Me”
9. Chris Young (Feat. Cassadee Pope), “Think of You”
8. Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind” — BIGGEST JUMP!
7. Old Dominion, “Snapback”
6. Brett Eldredge, “Drunk on Your Love”
5. Maren Morris, “My Church”
4. Randy Houser, “We Went” – NEW FIRED UP ALBUM OUT MARCH 11
3. Zac Brown Band, “Beautiful Drug” — SONG ON THE NEW SOUTHERN FAMILY ALBUM
2. Carrie Underwood, “Heartbeat”
1. Cole Swindell, “You Should Be Here”

Did Your Favorite Song Make Our Top 40 Country Songs List for March 2016?

What would you add to our list of the Top 40 country songs for March 2016? 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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