As we come to the close of 2019, The Boot is looking back at some of the top headlines from the year. Readers can look back and remember the stories that have made waves in the country music world from now until just before Christmas.

To determine the five biggest stories of each month, The Boot's staff looked at website traffic; the featured stories received the most visitors throughout the month in which they broke.

As an eventful year reached its midway point, Confederate Railroad and Garth Brooks earned very different headlines about their planned tour dates. The short-lived FaceApp craze turned younger country stars into silver foxes, meanwhile, and Runaway June spilled the beans about life on tour with Carrie Underwood.

Who else was making country music headlines in July of 2019? Keep reading to remember: