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Upcoming and Recent CD Releases

December 12, 2019

Blake Shelton - Fully Loaded: God's Country (Warner Nashville)
Blake Shelton releases an album of seven previously songs and five new tracks.

November 1, 2019

Miranda Lambert - Wildcard (Vanner/RCA Records Nashville)
Mirana Lambert releases her seventh studio album. She released the songs "It All Comes Out in the Wash," "Locomotive," "Mess with My Head" and "Bluebird" during the summer.

October 25, 2019

Allison Moorer - Blood (Autotelic Records)
Allison Moorer releases an album on her own label, a companion piece to her memoir about the violent death of her mother at the hands of her father, who committed suicide. The album is a song cycle, featuring ten10tracks that directly connect to the people, emotions, trauma and state of mind that are all detailed in the book.

The Oak Ridge Boys - Down Home Christmas (Lightning Rod)
The Oak Ridge Boys release their eighth holiday album. The disc, produced by Dave Cobb, contains classics and newer songs. This is the third time Cobb has produced the Country Music Hall of Fame quartet.

Old Dominion - Old Dominion (RCA Nashville)
Old Dominion releases its third disc. "Never Be Sorry" is the first single from the release. Old Dominion produced an album for the first time along with Shane McAnally.

October 18, 2019

Chris Janson - Real Friends (Warner Nashville)
Chris Janson releases his third album, which contains 13 songs. Blake Shelton sings on the title track.

October 11, 2019

Cody Jinks - After the Fire (Late August)
Texas country singer Cody Jinks is out with an album on his own label. He released his last discs, "Lifers," in 2018 on Rounder. The new release contains 10 songs.

Chris Knight - Almost Daylight (Thirty Tigers)
Kentucky native Chris Knight is out with his ninth album and first in seven years. John Prine guests on the closing track, his own "Mexican Home," which he put out in 1973. "I'm William Callahan," which features Lee Ann Womack, is the first single.

Ruston Kelly - Dirt Emo Vol. 1 (Rounder)
Ruston Kelly releases an EP of his favorite emo covers. The eight-song release includes a rendition of Dashboard Confessional's "Screaming Infidelities," featuring the band's lead singer Chris Carrabba, as well as Kelly's previously released versions of The Carter Family's "Weeping Willow" and Taylor Swift's "All Too Well."

October 8, 2019

Charlie Parr - Charlie Parr (Compass)
Charlie Parr is a Minnesota-based folk/blues artist. The album is a collection of new songs and new studio versions of classics/ audience favorites from throughout Parr's career. Recorded at Pachyderm Studio in Canon Falls, Minn., the disc features his resonator guitar and 12-string with co-producer Liz Draper on bass, longtime collaborator Mikkel Beckmen on percussion, Jeff Mitchell on electric guitar, accordion, organ, backing vocals, and Dave Hundrieser on harmonica.

October 4, 2019

Brantley Gilbert - Fire & Brimstone (Valory)
Brantley Gilbert releases his fifth album. Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson, Lindsay Ell and Colt Ford guest on the 15-song collection.

Old Crow Medicine Show - Live From the Ryman (Sony Music Nashville)
Old Crow Medicine Show goes the live route on this collection of covers and original material. The group has played the Ryman more than 40 times. Old Crow Medicine Show played their first gig at The Opry at The Ryman in 2001 and started headlining the venue in 2005. By 2009, they were performing their New Years Eve shows.

Jason James - Seems Like Tears Ago (Melodyville)
Jason James plies traditional country music - honky tonkers to be precise, for the most part. - with a decided George Jones vocal quality. James, a Texas-based singer, had been on New West, but decided to go his own route and recorded these 10 originals.

Monica Rizzio - Sunshine is Free (Washashore)
Americana singer/songwriter Monica Rizzio spent the fall of 2018 traveling from her home in Cape Cod, Mass. to Nashville for writing sessions. Over a week in April at Skinny Elephant Recording, she and producer Michael Rinne (Caroline Spence, Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles, Kelsey Waldon) and guests including Mindy Smith, Maya de Vitry, Gwen Sebastian, Joe Pisapia, Will Kimbrough and Eamon McLoughlin recorded the disc. Rizzio had a hand in writing all 11 songs.

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley - World Full of Blues (Compass)
Dobro ace Rob Ickes and country singer Trey Hensley join forces for their third album together. Brett Maher produced the set, which includes 11 songs.

September 27, 2019

Michaela Anne - Desert Dove (Yep Roc)
Nashville-based artist Michaela Anne releases her third album. She recorded in San Clemente, Cal. with the help of producers Sam Outlaw and Kelly Winrich (Delta Spirit). Guitarist Brian Whelan (Dwight Yoakam, Jim Lauderdale), fiddler Kristin Weber (Kacey Musgraves, Margo Price), and drummers Mark Stepro (Ben Kweller, Butch Walker) and Daniel Bailey (Everest, Father John Misty) contributed to the 11-song disc.

Jon Pardi - Heartache Medication (Capitol Nashville)
Jon Pardi releases his third album and hews to a more traditional country sound with fiddle, steel guitar and twangy electric guitar. This is the follow-up to his hits laden "California Sunrise."

September 20, 2019

Riley Green - Different 'Round Here (Big Machine)
Riley Green makes his debut.

Alice Peacock - Minnesota (Peacock)
Alice Peacock releases her first solo disc in about a decade. This is her fourth release during her two-decades longer career.

Zac Brown Band - The Owl (BMG)
Zac Brown Band stretches well beyond their country roots in an album that has very little of their typical sound. Skrillex, Ryan Tedder, Max Martin and Benny Blanco all had hands in the 11-song release.

Colt Ford - We The People Volume 1 (Average Joe's)

September 13, 2019

Brett Young - The Acoustic Sessions EP (Big Machine)

Jeremy Ivey - The Dream And The Dreamer (Anti-)
Jeremy Ivey releases his debut at 41, but he's no rookie. He's best known for being a member of wife Margo Price's band. Ivey goes for a folk rock/country sound on these nine songs produced by Price.

September 6, 2019

The Highwomen - The Highwomen (Low County Sounds/Elektra)
The Highwomen - Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires - make their debut in a female-oriented disc subject-matter wise. The quartet intends to push giving women a voice in country music.

August 30, 2019

Sheryl Crow - Threads (Valory)
Sheryl Crow offers what she says is her swan song album. The disc features a bunch of artists ranging from Willie Nelson to Emmylou Harris to Jason Isbell.

August 23, 2019

Midland - Let it Roll (Big Machine)
Midland releases its sophomore effort for Big Machine.The 14-song disc was produced by Dann Huff, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. Midland retains its country vibe first heard on its debut, which included the hit, "Drinkin' Problem."

Vince Gill - OKIE (MCA Nashville)
Vince Gill releases his first album in three years ("Down to My Last Bad Habit"). The Oklahoma native wrote or co-wrote all 12 songs on the disc. The focus track is "Letter To My Mama." The personal album deals with regret, marriage, faith, sexual abuse and hard choices.

Old Salt Union - Where the Dogs Don't Bite (Compass)

Tanya Tucker - While I'm Livin' (Fantasy)
Tanya Tucker is out with her first album of all new material in 17 years. Shooter Jennings and Brandi Carlile produced the set. Carlile wrote most of the songs with Tim and Phil Hanseroth, aka The Twins, who are in Carlile's band. The three wrote a song with Tucker as well, "Bring My Flowers Now." Many of the songs focus on Tucker's life.

August 16, 2019

Eilen Jewell - Gypsy (Signature Sounds)
Idaho native Eilen Jewell penned 11 new songs for her latest, which has a country/Creedence feel to a number of the tracks.

August 15, 2019

Rodney Crowell - Texas (RC1)
Rodney Crowell releases his second album on his own label. He co-produced with Ray Kennedy. Crowell said he wanted to go back to his youth, opting for a '60s sound. Guests include Steve Earle, Lee Ann Womack, Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top and Willie Nelson.

August 9, 2019

Jesse Dayton - Mixtape Vol. 1 (Blue Elan)
Veteran Texas singer Jesse Dayton goes the covers route with such songs as Elton John's "Country Comfort" and AC/DC's "Whole Lotta Rosie."

Che Apalache - Rearrange My Heart (Free Dirt)
Che Apalache, a quartet, mixes Latin and roots music on its sophomore effort. The music is a mix of Uruguayan murga, candombe, flamenco, mountain gospel, Spanish Sephardic Jewish music, and hard-driving bluegrass.

August 2, 2019

Tyler Childers - Country Squire (Hickman Holler Records/RCA)
Produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson, the album was recorded at The Butcher Shoppe in Nashville and consists of nine new songs written by Tyler Childers including lead track, "House Fire." The Kentucky native released his well-received debut, "Purgatory," in 2017.

July 26, 2019

Justin Moore - Late Nights and Longnecks (Valory Music)
Justin Moore releases his fifth studio project, which includes "The Ones That Didn't Make It Back Home.

Claudia Nygaard - Lucky Girl ( Self-released)
A chance meeting with John Prine in Nashville led veteran singer Claudia Nygaard to write the title track. A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign enabled her to work with Grammy-nominated producer Neilson Hubbard.

July 19, 2019

Ben Winship - Acorns (Snake River)
Ben Winship, once upon a time was with Kane's River, is out with not one, but two solo discs for the first time in 22 years.

Larry Sparks - New Moon Over My Shoulder (Rebel)
Larry Sparks is out with his first album of new music in five years. He also has returned to Rebel Records, his long-time home. This dozen-song release marks Sparks' 50 years of leading the Lonesome Ramblers.

Rod Picott - Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil (Welding Rod)
Rod Picott keeps it very spare on his latest, which includes a few very heartfelt autobiographical songs.

Ben Winship - Toolshed (Snake River Records)
Ben Winship release his first solo album in 22 years. He actually two separate albums on the same date with "Acorns" the other one. "Toolshed" is more genre crossing than "Acorns." Ivan Neville, Mollie O'Brien and Travis book are among the artists on "Toolshed."