Welcome to a brand-new year that promises to be filled with more country music excitement than ever before! As 2013 unfolds, there will be lots of hot new music -- including very different albums from Brad Paisley and Faith Hill -- plus cool concert tours, TV appearances and many more events taking place all year long that will undoubtedly help boost the genre's popularity even more.

While we can't wait to find out what's ahead, these are 10 of the musical releases and events The Boot is anticipating most this year.

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