As we come to the midpoint of 2019, The Boot is looking back at some of the top headlines from the first half of the year. All this week (June 10-14), readers can look back and remember the stories that have made waves in the country music world during the year thus far.

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 2019 ACM Awards dominated the headlines in April -- but so did the deaths of two country musicians. And then, at the end of the month, there was a brand-new song from Chris Stapleton and pop singer Pink that caught everyone's attention.

Want to remember all of April's biggest country music stories? Read on.