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2017 Country Music Preview: Most Anticipated Albums, Tours and Festivals

From new albums by Chris Stapleton, Shania Twain and Sam Hunt to massive country gatherings like Stagecoach and CMA Music Festival

RS Country 2017 Album Preview

Chris Stapleton and Shania Twain are both expected to release new albums in 2017.

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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.