In 2011, country music was dominated by the “bro-country” sound, which was characterized by upbeat songs about partying, drinking, and trucks. Some of the most popular bro-country artists of the era included Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Brantley Gilbert, which of course you will find in our 100 top country songs of 2011.
However, there were also a number of country artists in 2011 who explored different sounds and genres. For example, Lady Antebellum (also known as Lady A) released her third album, “Own the Night,” which featured a more electronic sound.
And Miranda Lambert released her fourth album, Four the Record, which was a return to her traditional country roots.
In addition to music, there were a number of other notable events in country music in 2011. For example, Shania Twain was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. And Toby Keith released his viral hit “Red Solo Cup”.
Overall, 2011 was a year of change and diversity in country music. The bro-country sound was still popular, but there were also a number of artists exploring different sounds and genres, such as country pop and country love songs, as well as rock and electronic music.
This diversity helped make country music more appealing to a broader audience.
Top 10 Country Songs 2011
- Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not – Thompson Square
- Don’t You Wanna Stay – Jason Aldean/Kelly Clarkson
- Felt Good On My Lips – Tim McGraw
- Let Me Down Easy – Billy Currington
- Somewhere With You – Kenny Chesney
- A Little Bit Stronger – Sara Evans
- Honey Bee – Blake Shelton
- You Lie – The Band Perry
- Heart Like Mine – Miranda Lambert
- Voices – Chris Young
About the playlist
As you will see from our list, there was an increasing popularity of female country artists. Female country artists have always been popular, but in 2011 they achieved unprecedented success.
For example, Taylor Swift’s album “Speak Now” was a the best-selling album in the United States in 2011. And in addition, Swift won the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year award.
Let’s zoom in on our opinion’s biggest country hit of 2011.
“Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” by Thompson Square
“Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” is a song by American country music duo Thompson Square. It was released in February 2011 as the lead single from their self-titled debut album.
The song is about a woman waiting for her husband to kiss her. She is not sure how he feels about her, but she hopes that he will make a move. The lyrics of the song are playful and flirtatious, and the music is upbeat and catchy.
“Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” was a commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award: Best Country Duo/Group Performance.
“Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” is a popular song for weddings and other special occasions. It is a fun and romantic song that is sure to get people dancing.
Above all, the song is a celebration of romantic attraction and the excitement of new love. It is a reminder that sometimes the best way to find out what someone is feeling is to just go for it.
Top Country Songs of 2011
|#||Title - Artist|
|1||Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not - Thompson Square|
|2||Don't You Wanna Stay - Jason Aldean/Kelly Clarkson|
|3||Felt Good On My Lips - Tim McGraw|
|4||Let Me Down Easy - Billy Currington|
|5||Somewhere With You - Kenny Chesney|
|6||A Little Bit Stronger - Sara Evans|
|7||Honey Bee - Blake Shelton|
|8||You Lie - The Band Perry|
|9||Heart Like Mine - Miranda Lambert|
|10||Voices - Chris Young|
|11||This - Darius Rucker|
|12||Someone Else Calling You Baby - Luke Bryan|
|13||Tomorrow - Chris Young|
|14||Dirt Road Anthem - Jason Aldean|
|15||Barefoot Blue Jean Night - Jake Owen|
|16||What Do You Want - Jerrod Niemann|
|17||Who Are You When I'm Not Looking - Blake Shelton|
|18||Am I The Only One - Dierks Bentley|
|19||If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away - Justin Moore|
|20||Knee Deep - Zac Brown Band ft. Jimmy Buffett|
|21||My Kinda Party - Jason Aldean|
|22||Put You In A Song - Keith Urban|
|23||Country Girl (Shake It For Me) - Luke Bryan|
|24||Without You - Keith Urban|
|25||Old Alabama - Brad Paisley ft. Alabama|
|26||As She's Walking Away - Zac Brown Band ft. Alan Jackson|
|27||Mean - Taylor Swift|
|28||Just A Kiss - Lady Antebellum|
|29||Crazy Girl - Eli Young Band|
|30||Colder Weather - Zac Brown Band|
|31||This Is Country Music - Brad Paisley|
|32||Take A Back Road - Rodney Atkins|
|33||I Won't Let Go - Rascal Flatts|
|34||Live A Little - Kenny Chesney|
|35||Just Fishin' - Trace Adkins|
|36||You And Tequila - Kenny Chesney ft. Grace Potter|
|37||Remind Me - Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood|
|38||Made In America - Toby Keith|
|39||Back To December - Taylor Swift|
|40||Why Wait - Rascal Flatts|
|41||Here For A Good Time - George Strait|
|42||Long Hot Summer - Keith Urban|
|43||If I Die Young - The Band Perry|
|44||Hello World - Lady Antebellum|
|45||Turn On The Radio - Reba|
|46||God Gave Me You - Blake Shelton|
|47||Country Must Be Country Wide - Brantley Gilbert|
|48||Farmer's Daughter - Rodney Atkins|
|49||Stuck Like Glue - Sugarland|
|50||Family Man - Craig Campbell|
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Final Thought About Country Songs of 2011
This playlist features a wide variety of country music styles, from the upbeat and flirty “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” to the emotional and moving “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away.
There is something for everyone on this playlist, so whether you are a longtime country fan or just exploring the genre for the first time, we encourage you to give it a listen!
Frequently Asked Question
The number one country song of 2011 was “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” by Thompson Square.
“Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” is a playful and flirtatious song about a woman waiting for her man to make a move. It is a fun and upbeat song that is sure to get people dancing. It is a great example of the “bro-country” sound that was popular in country music in 2011.