2018's going to be a big year for new country music releases. Legends to newcomers are sending a host of new projects down the pipeline, and we can't wait to get our hands on the goods!

The newly-reunited Sugarland will drop one of the most anticipated albums of the year, while long-awaited projects from Pistol Annies and Kacey Musgraves are also expected. Dierks Bentley’s The Mountain — the follow-up to his chart-topping Black record — is bound to make an strong impression, and Loretta Lynn’s Wouldn't It Be Great will finally see the light of day after the legend suffered a stroke in 2017.

Young trailblazers Devin Dawson and Lanco are releasing debut albums that will have fans talking. Montgomery Gentry's Here's to You was a must-list on this list, too, to honor Troy Gentry's memory.

With a collection of dynamic projects from equally unique artists, here are our 13 most anticipated country album releases for 2018: