A new year is here, and there are a ton of exciting new artists and equally intriguing music that awaits in 2019. The Boot's staff recently glanced into our crystal ball (fine, we don't actually have a crystal ball) to see what the future will hold for country, Americana, folk and bluegrass music fans.

From the ascent of Texas country stars to exciting new releases from artists including Maren Morris, Molly Tuttle and (maybe, hopefully!) the Dixie Chicks, there's a whole lot to look forward to in the next year. Flip through the photo gallery below for The Boot's predictions for the coming 365 days.

Get ready to hold on to your hats — there's a whole lot coming in 2019!

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