Five months into 2018, music fans already have lots to cheer about. So far this year, country, Americana, alt-country, folk and bluegrass artists have released some of their best music yet.

New albums by everyone from fan-favorites such as Kacey Musgraves and Brothers Osborne to newcomers including Caitlin Canty and I'm With Her have dropped in 2018 so far. In fact, this year's offerings have shown so much diversity and stellar musicianship that it was hard to pick just 10 albums to highlight in this mid-year roundup.

Read on to learn more about The Boot's picks for the top country, Americana, alt-country, folk and bluegrass albums of 2018 ... so far. Don't forget to share your own picks in the comment section!