At the halfway point of 2020, country music fans have already experienced plenty of memorable moments, both uplifting and tragic. The same can be said of the world as a whole, in fact.

Within the genre, though, new talents have emerged in big ways, while some familiar faces have decided it's time to hang up their hats. A global pandemic has completely changed what we viewed as normal, and, in Nashville, a beloved club is among the businesses and families rebuilding after a devastating tornado.

Below, take a look back at five unforgettable moments from 2020 so far: