Country stars went all out in 2014, debuting some of the best records we've seen in a while.

Songs about broken engagements? Check. A sassy duet from country's leading ladies? Check. A Tim and Faith reunion? Check. A return to songs about drinking? Check.

From newcomer Sam Hunt to country queen Miranda Lambert, not to mention the highly touted return of Garth Brooks and his music, these are The Boot's Top 10 Country Albums of 2014.

(Editor's note: Live albums and hits compilations -- such as George Strait's 'The Cowboy Rides Away' live album, Carrie Underwood's 'Greatest Hits: Decade #1' and the Doobie Brothers' 'Southbound,' among others -- were not considered for this list.)

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