A lot can happen in a year, especially in the world of entertainment. As 2015 approaches its end, Taste of Country reflects on some of the unforgettable moments from the year in the country community. Whether happy, sad, or even scary, these moments are the bullet points recapping the past (almost) 12 months for country fans.

Carrie Underwood became a mom (and has since shared countless precious memories with fans), Toby Keith honored a hero in a touching display at one of his concerts, and Luke Bryan … well … Luke ran shirtless on the beach. Regardless of their longterm impacts, these memories hold a special place in our hearts as some of the significant markers of 2015. From tough personal tragedies and shocking breakups to triumphant celebrations and awkward moments, some of country’s biggest stars appear in this collection, including Chris Stapleton, Brantley Gilbert, Miranda Lambert, and Joey and Rory Feek.

A new year will bring new memories, and Underwood will be kicking them off at the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve celebration in Times Square. She’s been selected to headline the show, performing just before the ball officially drops to ring in 2016. The ceremony is watched by an estimated 1 billion people worldwide each year.

Check out the video above to relive those unforgettable moments of this year.