The year 2015 has been a busy one, both bitter and sweet: New engagements and marriages, new babies and new artists rising to fame have made it a year filled with tears of joy, while a bevy of celebrity divorces, the deaths of legendary artists and worldwide tragedies have also filled the year with tears of sorrow. But whatever the occasion, whatever the mood, there's been a soundtrack.

Plenty of country artists released new material in 2015, and there were many, many projects in contention for spots on this list. When it comes down to it, though, these 10 records rose above the rest.

Click through the photo gallery above to learn more about The Boot's Top 10 Country Music Albums of 2015 -- and let us know your favorites in the comments section!