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Upcoming and Recent CD Releases

February 7, 2020

The Cadillac Three - Country Fuzz (Big Machine)

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 22, 2019

Jason Aldean - 9 (Broken Bow)
Jason Aldean releases his ninth album with the disc produced by Michael Knox.

November 15, 2019

Lady Antebellum - Ocean (Big Machine)
Lady Antebellum makes its label debut.

David Ball - Thinkin' Problem (Omnivore)
David Ball's "Thinkin' Problem" was released 25 years ago with the title track its biggest hit. the reissue contains all 10 original tracks, including "Look What Followed Me Home" plus eight new unissued bonus tracks.

November 8, 2019

Luke Combs - What You See Is What You Get (River House)
Luke Combs releases his second full-length EP. His 2017 debut, "This Song's for You," was a massive hit. He put out an EP, "The Prequel," in June with all five songs on the second disc. Brooks & Dunn sing on "1, 2 Many."

November 1, 2019

Stoney LaRue - Onward (One Chord Song)
Red Dirt music veteran Stoney LaRue is out with a dozen-song CD. The record was produced by Gary Nicholson, who also helped co-write 10 of the songs, and recorded the disc at his Nashville studio. The title of the album is based on a 2015 domestic dispute incident involving LaRue. The publicity overshadowed the release of his last album of original material, "Aviator," in 2014.

The Mavericks - Play the Hits (Mono Mundo)
As the name implies, The Mavericks offer a covers album and put their own stamp on the 11 songs, which include "Don't Be Cruel" and Springsteen's "Hungry Heart."

Bob Dylan - Travelin' Thru The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 1967-1969 featuring Johnny Cash (Sony Legacy)
Vol. 15 of the Bootleg series of Bob Dylan features Johnny Cash. The three discs contain 50 tracks over ore than two hours. Discs two and three are the "Johnny Cash Sessions," while the first is "John Wesley Harding" recordings.

The Gospel Plowboys - When The Crops Are Laid By (Mountain Fever)

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 offer their eighth holiday disc and third produced by Dave Cobb. The release includes standards such as "Amazing Grace" and "Silent Night" and new material such as "Don't Go Pullin' On Santa Claus Beard" written by Anderson East and "South Alabama Christmas," written by Jamey Johnson. The release was recorded at Nashville's RCA Studio A.

Volume Five - For Those Who Care to Listen (Mountain Fever)

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.

John Surge and the Haymakers - Your Wonderful Life (Trouble Doll)
LA-based artist John Surge leads his band on its debut. Kevin Jarvis and Surge had a hand in producing all nine tracks.

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.

Libby Koch - Redemption 10: Live at Blue Rock (Berkalin)
Texas singer/songwriter Libby Koch revisits some of her material via this live studio recording with a studio audience and a band, unlike the original, which was recorded acoustic.

Cody Jinks - The Wanting ( Self-released)
Cody Jinks releases his second album in consecutive weeks.

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."

Nothin' Fancy - Undeniable (Mountain Fever)

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

Kacy & Clayton - Carrying On (New West)
Canadian second cousins Clayton Linthicum on guitar, keyboards and vocals and Kacy Anderson on vocals and guitar are back with their fifth disc.

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.

EmiSunshine and The Rain - Family Wars (Little Blackbird)
Tween singer Emi Sunshine releases her sixth album, this time with her backing band, The Rain. Former MCA head Tony Brown produced the 11 songs along with Sunshine, 15-year-old singer from Tennessee.

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."

Billy Strings - Home (Rounder)
Young bluegrass ace Billy Strings delves into jamgrass as well.

September 20, 2019

Riley Green - Different 'Round Here (Big Machine)
Riley Green makes his full-length 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)

Hailey Whitters - The Days ( Self-released)
Iowa native Hailey Whitters has been plying her trade as a songwriter and artist for more than a decade. She has penned songs for Alan Jackson, Martina McBride and Little Big Town, who cut her "Happy People." Now, she is out with this six-song EP.

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.