Billboard releases 2011 Country Charts

Billboard has just released all of the 2011 year-end charts and it’s no surprise that, on the Country Music Artists chart, Taylor Swift came out on top. Billboard came up with the rankings based on album and single sales, radio airplay, touring revenue, streaming and activity on social media platforms. Check out the full Top 10 below.

1. Taylor Swift

2. Jason Aldean

3. Lady Antebellum

4. Zac Brown Band

5. Blake Shelton

6. The Band Perry

7. Rascal Flatts

8. Kenny Chesney

9. Brad Paisley

10. Luke Bryan

For Billboard’s Top 10 Country Albums and Songs of the Year, click through the jump!

Bilboard’s Top Country Songs of 2011 based on radio airplay audience impressions.

1. “Crazy Girl” by Eli Young Band

2. “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” by Jake Owen

3. “Take A Back Road” by Rodney Atkins

4. “Tomorrow” by Chris Young

5. “You Lie” by The Band Perry

6. “Am I The Only One” by Dierks Bentley

7. “You and Tequila” by Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter

8. “Honey Bee” by Blake Shelton

9. “Just Fishin'” by Trace Adkins

10. “Let Me Down Easy” by Billy Currington

Bilboard’s Top Country Albums of 2011 based on sales.

1. “Speak Now” by Taylor Swift

2. “My Kinda Party” by Jason Aldean

3. “Nothing Like This” by Rascal Flatts

4. “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum

5. “You Get What You Give” by Zac Brown Band

6. “Own the Night” by Lady Antebellum

7. “The Band Perry” by The Band Perry

8. “The Incredible Machine” by Sugarland

9. “Get Closer” by Keith Urband

10. “Hemingway’s Whisky” by Kenny Chesney

To see all of the year-end lists, head on over to

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