Thanksgiving: 10 things we're thankful for as country music fans in 2013

It's been another great year for country music, and although we have many reasons to be thankful, this Thankgiving we're choosing 10 of the people and events that made us especially grateful in 2013.

  • Ashley Monroe not only shone brightly as one-third of Pistol Annies, with Miranda Lambert and Angaleena Presley, she positively sparkled on her own with the phenomenal "Like a Rose" album. Getty Images

  • Charlie Worsham has proven endlessly entertaining with his Cover Challenge videos but he's also got a bright future ahead with his own material. A country superstar in the making. Getty Images for IEBA

  • Danielle Bradbery's powerful pipes won our votes with "The Voice," then quickly won our hearts with her debut album and its sweet single, "The Heart of Dixie." Not bad for a 17-year-old. Getty Images

  • Jamie Lynn Spears had plenty to overcome in order to impress with her debut country single, not the least of which is a world-famous sister in Britney. Mission accomplished in three minutes and 30 seconds of pure country bliss. Getty Images

  • Keith Urban's Light the Fuse tour was truly an embarrassment of riches, not only showcasing the country superstar, but also featuring Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch. Talk about electricity! Chase Snider/JRN

  • The CMA Best New Artist created a tough act to follow with her outstanding debut album, "Same Trailer Different Park," but we're ready and willing to follow her arrow wherever it points. Getty Images for BMI

  • As Rayna James' daughters, Daphne and Maddie, Maisy and Lennon Stella have endured drama aplenty on "Nashville," but there's nothing we look forward to more than when they take the spotlight to sing together. Getty Images for Americana Music

  • When the Cowboy Rides Away for good in 2014 we'll be sad. But what George Strait has done for country music on tour this year, let alone the past 30 years, is beyond remarkable. He's got the 2013 CMA Entertainer of the Year trophy to prove it (as it that was really necessary!) Getty Images

  • Thank you, George Jones, for six decades of unforgettable songs. Farewell, Possum, we'll miss you..

  • Last, but certainly not least, we're thankful to everyone who has made Nashville Edge a part of your day. We look forward to bringing you more great country music content in 2014 and beyond!