The best country albums from any given year are timeless, and 2017 is no different. The top spots go to artists with a long history of making great country music, even if mainstream fans are just starting to learn their names.

Few will be surprised to see Chris Stapleton on this list of the year's top releases, but the From A Room album duo aren't No. 1 on this collection of great projects. Projects from Kelsea Ballerini, Kip Moore and newcomer Brett Young get mad respect — Young has one of the best songs of 2017, as well!

Fan and critic opinion were weighed heavily in the making of this list, but sales, awards and the number of hit radio songs also played a role. It's difficult to ignore an album that charts two or three hit songs in any given year, right?

Do you agree or disagree with our best albums of 2017 picks? We want to hear about it!

Here Are the Best Country Albums of 2017: