You'll find two new Grammy nominees on this Fan Choice Awards ballot for the Best Country Album of 2018, but the favorites may be albums that weren't even eligible for the CMA or Grammys.

You get to decide who had the best soundtrack this year. Reader vote is the only factor in determining winners of the Taste of Country Fan Choice Awards, and there are eight great albums to choose from. All eight made ToC's Best of 2018 list.

Kacey Musgraves' Golden Hour won the CMA and earned some Grammy love with a nomination on Feb. 7. Ashley McBryde's Girl Going Nowhere was also selected as a 2019 Grammy nominee. Albums from Kane Brown (Experiment) and Pistol Annies (Interstate Gospel) weren't eligible, but if you ask us, if it was released in 2018, it counts.

Keith Urban's Graffiti U, Morgan Wallen's If I Know Me, Carrie Underwood's Cry Pretty and Eric Church's Desperate Man round out this category. We chose the albums fans have been looking forward to or talking about all year long. Some have hit songs. Some racked up some amazing sales weeks. Some didn't, instead relying on front-to-back artistic merit to earn deserved credibility.

Choose carefully. You can vote more than once, and when you're done, you should share with a country music loving fan. But do it quick — the Taste of Country Fan Choice Awards wrap on Sunday Dec. 16 at 11:59PM ET.


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