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This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 2010.

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2010 in music
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List of albums released in 2010

Contents

Events

Top hits of the year

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Singles released by American artists

US CAN Single Artist Notes
9 11 Ain't Back Yet Kenny Chesney [A]
8 2 American Honey Lady Antebellum [A]
2 1 American Saturday Night Brad Paisley
14 43 Backwoods Justin Moore [A]
17 44 Beer on the Table Josh Thompson
1 1 Consider Me Gone Reba
  • McEntire's first No. 1 song in the United States since "Somebody" in August 2004.
  • Reached #1 in Canada in 2009.
6 11 Cryin' for Me (Wayman's Song) Toby Keith
  • Keith's tribute to basketball star and jazz musician Wayman Tisdale, who died in May 2009.
14 49 Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You Kellie Pickler
10 12 Fearless Taylor Swift [A]
13 31 Gimmie That Girl Joe Nichols [A]
16 38 Hell on the Heart Eric Church [A]
5 6 Highway 20 Ride Zac Brown Band [A]
1 8 Hillbilly Bone Blake Shelton
with Trace Adkins
[A]
3 3 History in the Making Darius Rucker
14 Hurry Home Jason Michael Carroll
15 34 I Gotta Get to You George Strait [A]
2 12 I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes Dierks Bentley
18 17 It's Just That Way Alan Jackson [A]
12 42 Keep On Lovin' You Steel Magnolia [A]
2 7 A Little More Country Than That Easton Corbin [A]
17 The Man I Want to Be Chris Young [A]
1 1 Southern Voice Tim McGraw
20 32 Still Tim McGraw [A]
3 4 Temporary Home Carrie Underwood [A]
1 1 That's How Country Boys Roll Billy Currington
6 1 'Til Summer Comes Around Keith Urban [A]
18 Today Gary Allan
1 1 The Truth Jason Aldean
14 13 Twang George Strait
11 23 Unstoppable Rascal Flatts [A]
2 2 White Liar Miranda Lambert
1 1 Why Don't We Just Dance Josh Turner
19 35 Wrong Baby Wrong Baby Wrong Martina McBride [A]

Singles released by Canadian artists

US CAN Single Artist Notes
10 Barefeet on the Blacktop Shane Yellowbird
20 The Best That I Can (Superhero) Chad Brownlee
8 The Extra Mile Emerson Drive
19 I Haven't Even Heard You Cry Aaron Lines [A]
16 In Your Arms Again George Canyon with
Crystal Shawanda
12 Make Hay While the Sun Shines Steven Lee Olsen [A]
16 A Million Ways to Run Terri Clark [A]
13 Numb Jason Blaine [A]
4 Old Flame Johnny Reid
20 Searchin' for You Hey Romeo [A]
10 Tumblin' Tears One More Girl [A]
Notes
  • A^ Current singles.

Top new album releases

US CAN Album Artist Record Label Release Date
2 2 American VI: Ain't No Grave Johnny Cash Lost Highway February 23
6 6 Crazy Heart Soundtrack Various Artists New West January 19
4 Easton Corbin Easton Corbin Mercury Nashville March 2
2 Get Off on the Pain Gary Allan MCA Nashville March 9
4 Grands Succes De La Chanson Kenny Rogers DQHL February 16
2 10 Haywire Josh Turner MCA Nashville February 9
2 16 Hillbilly Bone (EP) Blake Shelton Warner Bros. Nashville March 2
3 13 My Best Days Danny Gokey RCA Nashville/19 March 2
1 1 Need You Now Lady Antebellum Capitol Nashville January 26
Sunday Afternoon Aaron Lines On Ramp March 16
9 Way Out Here Josh Thompson Columbia Nashville February 23
2 Where I Come From Patrick Norman Dep February 9
A Woman Needs Jessica Harp Warner Bros. Nashville March 16

Other top albums

US CAN Album Artist Record Label Release Date
34 The Best of Chris Cagle Chris Cagle Capitol Nashville February 9
28 Christian Kane (EP) Christian Kane Bigger Picture March 9
19 Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers Dailey & Vincent Cracker Barrel February 2
41 28 14 Love Songs for the 14th Rascal Flatts Lyric Street February 9
24 Good Ol' Nashville Various Artists Cracker Barrel February 23
24 30 Greatest Hits Gretchen Wilson Columbia Nashville January 19
41 Head Above Water Brandon Rhyder Reserve February 16
36 27 Love Songs Vince Gill MCA Nashville January 26
12 Sarah Buxton Sarah Buxton Lyric Street February 23
28 She's Like Texas Josh Abbott Band Pretty Damn Tough February 16
22 Somewhere in Time Reckless Kelly Yep Roc February 9
47 Steel Magnolia — EP Steel Magnolia Big Machine February 23
19 Sunshine Deric Ruttan Black T January 12

Announced

Album Artist Record Label Release Date
Achin' and Shakin' Laura Bell Bundy Mercury Nashville April 13
Album #2 Joey + Rory Vanguard/Sugar Hill June
The Age of Miracles Mary Chapin Carpenter Zoe April 27
At His Best Marty Raybon Hi Five April 6
Chicken & Biscuits Colt Ford Average Joes April
Court Yard Hounds Court Yard Hounds Columbia May 4
Country Music Willie Nelson Rounder April 20
Day Job Gord Bamford Royalty April 6
Easy to Love Jaydee Bixby On Ramp April 13
Everything Comes and Goes Michelle Branch Warner Bros. Nashville TBA
Freedom Montgomery Gentry Columbia Nashville TBA
Freight Train Alan Jackson Arista Nashville March 30
A Guy Like Me Trent Tomlinson Lyric Street TBA
The Guitar Song Jamey Johnson Mercury Nashville July
Howl at the Moon Jamie Warren Stark Ravings May 11
I Am What I Am Merle Haggard Vanguard April 20
I Got Your Country Right Here Gretchen Wilson Redneck Records March 30
I'm Alright Bucky Covington Lyric Street TBA
I'm Still Here Mindy McCready self-released March 25
The Jar Zac Brown Band Atlantic May 4
James Otto James Otto Warner Bros. Nashville TBA
Lifted Off the Ground Chely Wright Vanguard May 4
Little White Church Little Big Town Capitol Nashville TBA
Matt Kennon Matt Kennon BamaJam/Stroudavarious April 27
My Place in Heaven Sara Evans RCA Nashville TBA
Not Too Bad Blaine Larsen Treehouse TBA
Party Heard Around the World Lonestar Saguaro Road April 27
Right Road Now Whitney Duncan Warner Bros. Nashville April 20
She Won't Be Lonely Long Clay Walker Curb June 8
Sparkle City David Ball Red Dirt/E1 April 20
A Story to Tell SHeDAISY Lyric Street TBA
Sunshine Anthony Smith Krankit TBA
Sweet Sundown Jason Blaine Stark Ravings March 30
They Call Me Cadillac Randy Houser Show Dog-Universal Music April
Unmistakable Trilogy: Love Jo Dee Messina Curb April 27
Up on the Ridge Dierks Bentley Capitol Nashville TBA

Deaths

Hall of Fame Inductees

Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees

Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees

Major awards

Grammy Awards

Juno Awards

CMT Music Awards

Academy of Country Music

Canadian Country Music Association

Country Music Association

Further reading

  • Kingsbury, Paul, "The Grand Ole Opry: History of Country Music. 70 Years of the Songs, the Stars and the Stories," Villard Books, Random House; Opryland USA, 1995
  • Kingsbury, Paul, "Vinyl Hayride: Country Music Album Covers 1947-1989," Country Music Foundation, 2003 (ISBN 0-8118-3572-3)
  • Millard, Bob, "Country Music: 70 Years of America's Favorite Music," HarperCollins, New York, 1993 (ISBN 0-06-273244-7)
  • Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs 1944-2005 - 6th Edition." 2005.

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