As 2018 wraps up, The Boot is looking back at some of the best new music and biggest headlines of the year. 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.

In August 2018, the biggest headlines were all about country stars putting their homes on the market: Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley’s treehouse, Kid Rock’s childhood house and the mansion of Nashville's Rayna Jaymes all went up for sale -- oh, and a country legend’s former home did, too.

It wasn’t just home sales, though: A major star also announced her 2019 tour during the month.