2017 Country Music Preview: Most Anticipated Albums, Tours and Festivals
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Chris Stapleton and Shania Twain are both expected to release new albums in 2017. Kevin Winter/Getty, Melissa Renwick/Getty

With new albums expected from Chris Stapleton, Shania Twain and Sam Hunt, 2017 is poised to be chockfull of fresh beats – and good ol' fashioned twang. But it's not just albums that highlight the next 12 months: a wealth of can't-miss tours, festivals and awards shows all are worthy of adding to fans' country calendars. Here's our look at the year ahead.