There's no shortage of bright young talent in country music in 2016! Our nominees for New Artist of the Year in the 2016 Taste of Country Music Awards have got the future of the genre assured, bringing in influences from all over the map.
The nominees for Album of the Year in the 2016 Taste of Country Fan Choice Awards are an interesting mix of young and veteran artists, working in a variety of commercial and more cutting-edge aspects of the format to encompass everything that's great about country music right now.
There's been no shortage of great songs in country music in 2016! The nominees for Song of the Year in the 2016 Taste of Country Fan Choice Awards include some of the strongest material to come out of Music City in years.
Country music fans are the most passionate of any genre of music, but some artists have an even closer relationship with their fans than usual. Who has the most passionate fans in country music this year?