Contact Us

10 Biggest Surprises of 2015

What a crazy year! 2015 has proven the truth of the old adage, “Anything can happen — and it usually does.”

This is the year we (finally!) saw a major new female star emerge to kick bro-country to the curb once and for all, in the process doing something that hadn’t been done in a decade. That wasn’t the only surprise breakthrough — a seemingly unlikely male artist had a major and unexpected career win in 2015, too.

2015 also saw a superstar walk away, while another beloved country star made his way back into the spotlight despite suffering serious medical troubles. We’ve seen surprise albums, the return of one of country’s most respected (and sometimes reviled) acts, and some seriously shocking breakups.

Take a look at the biggest surprises in country music in 2015 in the gallery above, and tell us what country music moment surprised you the most in the comments section below.

Be sure to subscribe to Taste of Country’s YouTube channel for more breaking country news as it happens.

The Best Album of 2015? It’s Obvious, Isn’t It?

See 12 Unforgettable Moments of 2015

Subscribe to Taste of Country on

NEXT: Top Songs of 2015

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Taste of Country

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://tasteofcountry.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Taste of Country quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!