Thus far, 2018 has been a year of redemptions and comebacks: Carrie Underwood's triumphant return to the stage, fan-favorite bands reuniting, adorable new couples making their debuts.

The biggest moments of the year so far have given fans reasons to be excited about what's ahead. That said, the year has included some difficult moments as well -- but, by and large, the first half of 2018 has been a hope-filled one.

Click through the photo gallery below to recall The Boot's picks for 2018's biggest moments in country and Americana music (so far). Be sure to tell us in the comments section what your favorite moment of the year has been!