It’s hard to believe how quickly ten years can pass. Ten years ago some pretty special projects from artists, including Blake Shelton, Lady A, Tim McGraw, and more, were brand new. Blake was on fire back then (as he is now), winning his one and only CMA Entertainer of the Year award the previous year (2012). In 2013 he won CMA’s Male Vocalist and Album of the Year for his project Based On A True Story. It was the year we were just learning of a future Grammy darling named Kacey Musgraves.
Also, in 2013, Miranda Lambert won another Female Vocalist award from the CMA, and the CMA Musical Event was a song McGraw released with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban called “Highway Don’t Care.”
Sadly, it was also the year when country icon and Country Music Hall of Fame member George Jones passed away. Still, it was only the beginning for what was dubbed “Baby Antebellum” as Lady A’s Hillary Scott gave birth to her first child Eisele. Now the trio has six children between them.
As we look at 2013 in country music, here are some of our favorite albums to come out that year.