2017 was an emotionally brutal year in and out of country music, but there were highlights! Awards shows, live shows and in-car performances make up this smash-up video of 21 moments that forced happy tears.

It started with Kris Jones singing "Tennessee Whiskey" while his daughter looked on lovingly and continued through the fall when Loretta Lynn helped induct Alan Jackson into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Keith Urban appears twice. So do Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt and Carrie Underwood.

The year's best songs, ACM and CMA moments and collaborations make this list. So too do viral moments from the Garth Brooks world tour and that time a country group decided to play a wedding for no real good reason other than they were in the area.

What was your fave moment of 2017? Of course, we couldn't get through the retrospective without paying homage to the Las Vegas tragedy, but Jason Aldean's return to the stage is worth remembering as a great moment. Watch, check out our list of the year's best songs and then tell us about the moment you'll forever cherish from 2017 in the comments section below!

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