2015 Country Music Preview: 20 Reasons to Love This Year

From Loretta's next album to Faith's new film, we count down the music and events we're most looking forward to over the next 12 months

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'I Saw the Light' (TBD)
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Tom Hiddleston Mike Marsland/WireImage5/20

'I Saw the Light' (TBD)

In development since 2009, the long-awaited Hank Williams biopic will finally see the light in 2015. English actor Tom Hiddleston, who starred in the Avengers series before landing the lead role of Hank Williams Sr., put himself through musical boot camp last summer, running through daily guitar lessons and vocal exercises with music supervisor Rodney Crowell. The two even crashed one of the stages at the 2014 Wheatland Music Festival in Michigan, where Hiddleston flexed his country muscles by performing impromptu versions of "Move It on Over" and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry." Hank Williams III has been a big critic of I Saw the Light in recent months, claiming that a Bible Belt-born actor like Matthew McConaughey would be able to play his grandfather with much more authenticity. . .but 1,500 happy Wheatland fans can't be wrong, can they? A.L.

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