Country music has changed in some truly profound ways in the few short years since 2010. The genre's mainstream sound has become increasingly influenced by pop, rock and other styles of music, while a crop of dedicated traditionalists maintain the classic country sound.

These two types of artists are seemingly at odds, but in truth, this contrast has helped create the biggest and most diverse audience that country music has ever seen. Flip through the photo gallery below for a look at the most influential country artists of the '10s (so far).

Which acts do you think should have been included? Share your picks in the comments section!