As 2014 nears the halfway point, it's time to reflect on the best of country music. The best songs, the best albums and the best moments of 2014 come from newcomers and superstars. They come from awards shows and reality television. The Best of Country Music 2014 comes from all over.

Taste of Country writer Billy Dukes says this has been a good year for country newcomers, particularly men. Jon Pardi is a new artist that stands out, but established acts like Hunter Hayes, Brantley Gilbert and George Strait made their mark as well.

What's the best moment from 2014 (so far)? Watch to find out, and use the comments section below if you disagree.