If, one year ago, we'd looked into the future of country music in 2015, we would have been shocked, excited, confused, heartbroken, encouraged and more.

The year 2015 held triumphs for new country artists, sadness over the ends of several marriages, controversy about women's roles in country music and excitement for big comebacks -- and those are only a few of the emotions covered on our list of the Top 10 Country Music Moments of 2015!

Click through the photo gallery above to see The Boot's picks for country music's biggest moments in the past year. Be sure to share your favorite (and least favorite) moments in the comments section below.