Carrie Underwood, Lee Brice, Miranda Lambert
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This list of the Top 40 country songs for May 2012 is remarkable for how close it was near the top. Lee Brice, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and at least three other artists could make a reasonable claim that they have the top song this month. In the end, the edge goes to the song that sounds most suited for summer, which is fast approaching.

Kenny Chesney enjoys one of his highest debuts ever on this Taste of Country list. His new duet with Tim McGraw checks in inside the Top 10 after just three weeks on the radio. Newcomer Thomas Rhett also finds a spot on the Top 40 Country Songs of May 2012 list, as do the new songs from Keith Urban, Josh Thompson and Chris Young.

This list is compiled using dats from the current Billboard country singles charts and digital single sales charts. Reader feedback and staff opinion are also considered to decide which songs make the monthly Top 40. If there is a hot song for May 2012 you feel we missed, feel free tell us about it in the comments section below.

 

This list of the Top 40 country songs for May 2012 is remarkable for how close it was near the top. Lee Brice, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and at least three other artists could make a reasonable claim that they have the top song this month. In the end, the edge goes to the song that sounds most suited for summer, which is fast approaching.