Country, Americana, bluegrass and folk fans have plenty of new music to enjoy in 2018. Dozens of new releases filled up listeners' music libraries throughout the past 12 months, from everyone from fan favorites such as Kacey Musgraves and Brothers Osborne to newcomers such as Caitlin Canty and I'm With Her.

The Boot's favorite country, Americana, bluegrass and folk fans come from Amanda Shires and Blackberry Smoke, Dierks Bentley and Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, and many more. Read on to learn more about The Boot's picks for the best albums of 2018 -- and share your favorites in the comments section!