It doesn't matter what kind of music you like, SXSW has a little bit — or, really, a lot! — of something for everyone, and that's absolutely the case for fans of country music. There may be no better time and place to hear the future of the genre than in the middle of March in Austin, Texas.

The 2018 edition of SXSW's music festival is set for March 12-18, and in the span of those few days, tons of artists will descend upon Austin and its outskirts to take the area by storm. While you could hole up in one bar on 6th Street for the week and catch amazing act after amazing act, The Boot wants to share some of our picks for the artists we can't wait to see at the event this year.

Trust us when we say it wasn't easy to whittle this list down to just six picks. Check out our favorites in the photo gallery below.

If you're heading to Austin, make sure you take our list with you, and stay up-to-date with the vast schedule of everything happening at SXSW here. And hey, if we missed someone who you can't wait to see, leave a comment and let us know.

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