The year 2018 was a pretty great one for country and Americana music. In addition to the release healthy number of stellar albums, the stars were out in full force at various events, representing the genre and winning awards.

As the year wraps up, flip through the photo gallery below for a literal look back at some this year's biggest and most memorable events. Some of the best pictures of the year captured the Kennedy Center Honors and the Americana Music Awards. You'll also see stellar shots from the 2018 ARIA Awards, Country Jam 2018 and the 2018 Taste of Country Music Festival, among other big events.