There's no way around it: The year 2017 was a difficult one, both in the country music community and beyond. From the deaths of stars such as Glen Campbell and Troy Gentry to the tragic Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting, many of the the most unforgettable moments of this year were also the most tragic ones.

However, in the midst tragedy, country music fans and the artists they love came together; they found ways to honor the fallen and support those who were hurting (and each other). Throughout 2017, the country music community proved that it can handle whatever comes its way.

Don't be fooled, though: 2017 wasn't only full of bad news. There were a few unforgettable moments of levity as well, from Tim McGraw's amazing ACM Awards freakout to Sam Hunt's truly incredible year.

The highs and the lows are all here, in The Boot's countdown of 2017's 10 most unforgettable country music moments. Read on to remember them.

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