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.

February 2018 was full of ups and downs: The country music community lost beloved musician Daryle Singletary, while Troy Gentry's widow Angie filed a lawsuit in the wake of his death, and another country power couple had to deny divorce rumors.

On the brighter side, Carrie Underwood released a powerful video, and two superstars teamed up for a duet. Read on to learn more about the top country music stories of February 2018.