The year 2016 has been one of amazing highs and unimaginable lows. Country music's biggest stories and most memorable moments of the year range from relationship drama to long-awaited award wins, from tragic deaths to miraculous performances.

In the photo gallery above, The Boot counts down 2016's most unforgettable country music moments -- the most important, most impactful and most talked-about stories of the year, both in and out of the country music world. Click through the gallery to see which of the year's biggest stories you remember ... and which ones we'd sort of like to forget.