2004 produced some of the best country singles in years; many of them were actually hits. Topping the list is the stunning preview to Lee Ann Womack’s upcoming masterpiece There’s More Where That Came From. This is the album where Womack elevates her artistry to a higher level, and defines her sound in a way that’s both modern and timeless. The lead single only hints at the treasures on the album, but it’s still the best thing sent to radio in 2004.

Best Singles of 2004

1. “I May Hate Myself In The Morning” – Lee Ann Womack

2. “Monday Morning Church” – Alan Jackson

3. “The Ballad of the Kingsmen” – Todd Snider

4. “Welcome Home” – Dolly Parton

5. “Suds In The Bucket” – Sara Evans

6. “September When It Comes” – Rosanne Cash with Johnny Cash

7. “Flies On The Butter” – Wynonna with Naomi Judd

8. “I Can Count On You” – Lorrie Morgan

9. “Me and Emily” – Rachel Proctor

10. “Girls Lie Too” – Terri Clark

11. “Perfect” – Sara Evans

12. “Back When” – Tim McGraw

13. “Earthbound” – Rodney Crowell

14. “It Only Hurts When I’m Breathing” – Shania Twain

15. “You’ll Think Of Me” – Keith Urban

16. “Live Like You Were Dying” – Tim McGraw

17. “Where I Belong” – Rachel Proctor

18. “Holy Water” – Big & Rich

19. “Back Of The Bottom Drawer” – Chely Wright

20. “The Grass Is Blue” – Norah Jones

21. “Redneck Woman” – Gretchen Wilson

22. “If You Ever Stop Loving Me” – Montgomery Gentry

23. “Portland, Oregon” – Loretta Lynn with Jack White

24. “Restless” – Alison Krauss & Union Station

25. “Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)” – Big & Rich

26. “Men Don’t Change” – Amy Dalley

27. “Whiskey Lullaby” – Brad Paisley & Alison Krauss

28. “Passenger Seat” – SHeDaisy

29. “It’s Hard To Kiss The Lips At Night That Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long” – The Notorious Cherry Bombs

30. “Miss Being Mrs.” – Loretta Lynn

31. “Love Throw A Line” – Patty Griffin

32. “Break Down Here” – Julie Roberts

33. “9 To 5” – Alison Krauss

34. “Party For Two” – Shania Twain with Billy Currington

35. “He Gets That From Me” – Reba McEntire

36. “What Would You Say To Me” – Mary Chapin Carpenter

37. “When I Think About Cheatin’” – Gretchen Wilson

38. “Baby Girl” – Sugarland

39. “My World Is Over” – Kenny Rogers with Whitney Duncan

40. “Why Can’t We All Just Get A Long Neck?” – Hank Williams Jr.