We're only halfway through 2019, but it's already easy to think that the best albums of the year have already come out. The music that has dominated the first six or so months of 2019 has pushed the country and Americana genres into newer, more exciting and more dynamic spaces, and has shown what a big tent "country music" really can be.

From stunning debut albums to collections put together by classic artists, the best country and Americana albums of 2019 so far range from traditional to pop to Americana and beyond. No matter what flavor of country music you prefer, it's probably here. Scroll through the gallery below to see our favorites -- and then share yours in the comments section!