Before you cast your vote for your favorite live act, new artist, album and more in the 2018 Golden Boot Awards, give the songs, records and artists one more listen. We've put together a playlist of the nominees to help you remember just why they're so amazing.

On this playlist, you'll find some of the biggest hits from 2018, as well as throwbacks from the legends of the industry who played a big role this year, from mega-hit pop collaborations to bluegrass jams. The nominees for Golden Boot Awards come from across the spectrum of country music, so settle in for more than five hours of some of the best.

The Golden Boot Awards, The Boot's fan-voted digital awards, are now in their fifth year -- and it's up to you, our readers, to determine the winner in each of this year's 10 categories. Nominees were selected by The Boot's staff, based on an artist's work in 2018 as a whole.

Nominees for this year's Golden Boot Awards include country superstar Dierks Bentley (Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Live Act of the Year and Collaboration of the Year), rising artist Ashley McBryde (Album of the Year, Song of the Year), Americana favorite Brandi Carlile (Artist of the Year, Song of the Year) and more. Readers can vote for their preferred winner in each category as often as once per hour through 11:59PM ET on Jan. 27; the Boot will announce the winners on ​ ​on Jan. 28.

Listen to The Boot's 2018 Golden Boot Awards Nominees Playlist

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