Summer doesn't officially begin until Taste of Country's annual Summer Hot List comes out! OK, maybe that's an overstatement, but the songs, tours and photos featured during this yearly celebration of all things hot require SPF 100 sunblock.

Starting with the 10 hottest artists under 25 (we see you, Kelsea Ballerini) and continuing until the year's best summer song and tour are recognized, this year's Hot List is a blueprint for a great country summer. The end of the week will bring the 10 hottest men and women in country music, as determined by career achievements, style, sound and social buzz.

Superstars like Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan will make this list, as will newcomers like Kane Brown, Danielle Bradbery and Maren Morris. We canvased Taste of Country's loyal readers and added staff opinion to sales and social media data to come up with the hottest artists and songs in each category. If you think we got it wrong somewhere, don't be afraid to let us know.

2018 Taste of Country Hot Lists:

What Is the Top Songs of 2018?