In 2016, country music saw deaths, resurrections, a shocking performance and a superstar collaboration that fans are sure to be talking about for years to come. It was truly an unforgettable year, and these are the Top 8 moments.

Nashville was canceled, and then it was brought back. Few in Music City would be against bringing Merle Haggard back. The country legend's death in April wasn't shocking, but it was devastating. Likewise, Joey + Rory singer Joey Feek died this year. Fans knew that she too didn't have long to live, but that didn't make it hurt any less.

If you're looking for happier stories, look no further than Randy Travis. It was a great year for the Country Music Hall of Famer. During the Medallion ceremony in October, he led the crowd in a stirring version of "Amazing Grace." He'd sing again at the 50th Annual CMA Awards in November, giving fans hope that maybe one day he'll take the stage as a headliner one more time.

Keith Urban also brought joy with an unexpected collaboration. Blake Shelton couldn't help but smile as fans in Colorado got a surprise on his 40th birthday this year. The "Forever Country" music video makes the list as an event that brings smiles and tears. The song and video proved country music is a family that can come together for a greater good.

Watch, subscribe and share your favorite moment from 2016 in the comments section below. As the year winds down you may be prepping a few Christmas traditions. Country singers are, too, and we've found the five most unforgettable to share in another Unforgettable Country Moments video.

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