It's a brand-new year, and The Boot's staff members are pretty excited about what's coming up in country and Americana music 2018. Fans already know to expect some killer new albums and massive tours ... but we've got a few predictions about what else might happen throughout the next 365 days.

Below, read all about The Boot's predictions for 2018; some are more solid than others, but we're really hoping they all come true. Be sure to share some of your own in the comments section, too!