Alan Jackson Tops CMT's '40 Greatest Songs of the Decade'

Johnny Cash's "Hurt" Ranks Second on CMT Special

Alan Jackson's "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" topped CMT's 40 Greatest Songs of the Decade, revealed during the special's premiere on Saturday night (Nov. 13). Inspired by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Jackson debuted the song on the 2001 CMA Awards, and it spent five weeks at No. 1 in 2002, ultimately winning a Grammy.

Johnny Cash's "Hurt" ranked second on the list, followed by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss' "Whiskey Lullaby," Carrie Underwood's "Jesus, Take the Wheel," and Toby Keith's "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)." Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Lee Ann Womack also placed songs in the Top 10.

Here is the final ranking for CMT's 40 Greatest Songs of the Decade:

1. "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)," Alan Jackson

2. "Hurt," Johnny Cash

3. "Whiskey Lullaby," Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss

4. "Jesus, Take the Wheel," Carrie Underwood

5. "Courtesy of the Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)," Toby Keith

6. "The Good Stuff," Kenny Chesney

7. "Live Like You Were Dying," Tim McGraw

8. "You Belong With Me," Taylor Swift

9. "I Hope You Dance," Lee Ann Womack

10. "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum

11. "The House That Built Me," Miranda Lambert

12. "Bless the Broken Road," Rascal Flatts

13. "There Goes My Life," Kenny Chesney

14. "Breathe," Faith Hill

15. "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett

16. "Somebody Like You," Keith Urban

17. "Redneck Woman," Gretchen Wilson

18. "Give It Away," George Strait

19. "Red Dirt Road," Brooks & Dunn

20. "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow," Soggy Bottom Boys

21. "Drive (For Daddy Gene)," Alan Jackson

22. "Chicken Fried," Zac Brown Band

23. "Beer for My Horses," Toby Keith and Willie Nelson

24. "You're Gonna Miss This," Trace Adkins

25. "Before He Cheats," Carrie Underwood

26. "Three Wooden Crosses," Randy Travis

27. "Our Song," Taylor Swift

28. "She's Country," Jason Aldean

29. "Austin," Blake Shelton

30. "Then," Brad Paisley

31. "What Hurts The Most," "I'm Movin' On," Rascal Flatts

32. "Forever and for Always," Shania Twain

33. "Cowboy Take Me Away," Dixie Chicks

34. "Like We Never Loved at All," Faith Hill and Tim McGraw

35. "Believe," Brooks & Dunn

36. "Come a Little Closer," Dierks Bentley

37. "Stay," Sugarland

38. "Days Go By," Keith Urban

39. "In Color," Jamey Johnson

40. "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)," Big & Rich

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