2008 has certainly been kind to country music, with CD sales this year higher than that of any other genre. Chalk that up to consumers with good taste! The Boot counts down our favorite country albums of the year, just in time for holiday shopping.

'Love on the Inside,' Sugarland

Standout Song: 'Love'

From the infectiously fun 'All I Want To Do' to the tearjerking 'Joey,' this third album from the gifted duo carries the central theme of love, without the sap. It's a bit of a different side of Sugarland, as they echo more of their rock influences and add more vocals from guitarist Kristian Bush to compliment the soulful twang of lead singer Jennifer Nettles.

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