From record-breaking sales to world-dominating tours, the year 2012 was huge in country music. It was a full 12 months of stars rising to become superstars. Our genre's biggest acts also earned the attention and adoration of the pop world. CMT has compiled each month's biggest moments to spotlight during The Big & Best of 2012: A Year End Celebration Presented by T-Mobile -- an eight-hour live stream event that kicks off on 12/12/12 at 12 p.m. ET. CMT Insider's Kourtney Hansen will be in MTV's New York studio to help count down the year's biggest moments in country music.
Which moments made the cut? Did your favorite artist make the list? To give you a taste of the top stories in 2012, CMT compiled sneak peeks. Watch now and let us know what you think. And check back during the live stream to see the official list of most memorable moments.