As we begin a new year, The Boot is looking back at the last few top headlines from 2019. Readers can look back and remember the stories that made waves in the country music world over the past 12 months.

To determine the five biggest stories of each month, The Boot's staff looked at website traffic; the featured stories received the most visitors throughout the month in which they broke.

The final month of 2019's headlines ranged from feel-good stories about the winner of The Voice and an annual holiday happening to the shocking and senseless death of a member of a family with country music and NFL ties.

Who was making country music headlines in December 2019? Keep reading to remember: