The year 2018 started out as the year of the comeback: Jason Aldean's ACM Entertainer of the Year win, Sugarland's reunion and new album, Carrie Underwood's return to the stage and the recording studio. As the year progressed, however, the most unforgettable moments weren't just comebacks (though there was a big one).

The back half of 2018 included a long-awaited CMA Entertainer of the Year victory, an incredible performance at the Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony ... and, unfortunately, another tragic shooting that affected the country music community directly. In both its high and lows, the year has been a memorable one.

Flip through the photo gallery below to remember The Boot's Top 5 Unforgettable Moments of 2018.