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Upcoming and Recent CD Releases


March 29, 2019

Uncle Walt's Band - Uncle Walt's Band (Omnivore)
The debut of Uncle Walt's Band - David Ball, Champ Hood and Walter Hyatt - gets reissued with 11 bonus tracks.

February 15, 2019

Dale Watson - Call Me Lucky (Ameripolitan/Compass)
Texas country traditionalist Dale Watson returns with an 12-song disc. Watson recorded all but one song at Sam Phillips Recording Studio in Memphis.

January 18, 2019

Greensky Bluegrass - All for the Money (Big Blue Zoo)
Bluegrass-based Greensky Bluegrass releases its seventh disc. The set of 12 new songs was recorded at Echo Mountain Recording in Asheville, N.C. alongside co-producers Dominic John Davis (Jack White's longtime bassist) and Glenn Brown. Greensky Bluegrass is Anders Beck (Dobro), Michael Arlen Bont (banjo), Dave Bruzza (guitar), Mike Devol (upright bass) and Paul Hoffman (mandolin).

December 14, 2018

Mitchell Tenpenny - Telling All My Secrets (Riser House/Columbia Nashville)
Mitchell Tenpenny makes his major label full-length debut. The disc features the hit single "Drunk Me." Tenpenny, a Nashville native, had a hand in writing all 11 songs. He previously released an independent CD in 2015.

December 7, 2018

Brett Young - Ticket to L.A. (Big Machine)
Brett Young releases his second album after much success with his debut, which yielded four big hits.

November 30, 2018

Various Artists - Dumplin' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Sony Nashville)
The movie soundtrack features Dolly Parton on every song.Linda Perry produced the release, which also features Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Elle King, Mavis Staples and Rhonda Vincent.

November 23, 2018

Garth Brooks - The Anthology Part III, LIVE (Pearl)
Garth Brooks offers 52 live recordings on his latest anthology collection. The five-cd set is augmented by more than 10 reality experiences.

November 16, 2018

Old 97's - Love the Holidays (New West)
Old 97's offer its first holiday disc, which was produced, mixed and engineered by John Pedigo in Texas. The LP presents Yuletide favorites, as well as Old 97's take on the New Year's Eve standard, "Auld Lang Syne." The title track was co-written with Kevin Russell (The Gourds, Shinyribs), "Gotta Love Being A Kid (Merry Christmas)" and "Snow Angels," both co-written with Ben Greenman, and "Rudolph Is Blue," co-written by Old 97's and Dan Bern.

Kip Moore - Room To Spare: The Acoustic Sessions (MCA Nashville)

Glen Campbell - Sings for the King (UME)
Glen Campbell recorded demos for Elvis Presley in the '60s. Decades later, they have finally surfaced - recordings intended only for the King.

Taylor Martin - Song Dogs (Little King)
Asheville, N.C. resident Taylor Martin releases his third album. The Honeycutters' Amanda Anne Platt produced and sang harmony vocals on several of the 11 songs, which cut through a variety of musical styles. Mountain Heart's Aaron Ramsey (mandolin, acoustic guitar) and Josh Shilling (Piano, B3, Wurlitzer) perform on much of the release along with Jon Stickley Trio's Lyndsay Pruett on fiddle.

November 9, 2018

Kane Brown - Experiment (RCA Nashville)
Kane Brown will release his second album.

Tellico - Woven Waters (Organic)
Tellico is a bluegrass band based in Asheville,N.C.

November 2, 2018

Rodney Crowell - Christmas Everywhere (New West)
Rodney Crowell offers a 12-song set of all original songs produced by Dan Knobler. The release features guest appearances from Vince Gill, Lera Lynn, the poet Mary Karr and Brennen Leigh. He also wrote material with his daughters and granddaughters. "All For Little Girls and Boys" was recorded in the early '80s and features his two oldest daughters.

The Mavericks - Hey! Merry Christmas! (Mono Mundo)
The Mavericks release the band's first holiday disc and wrote eight songs. The music contains rockabilly Latino, folk, swing, blues and jazz. The release also includes favorites ''Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)'' and "Happy Holiday'." The group includes singer Raul Malo, drummer Paul Deakin, guitarist Eddie Perez and keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden.

Pistol Annies - Interstate Gospel (RCA Nashville)
Pistol Annies - aka Miranda Lambert, Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe - return with the group's third album. They have released 2011's Gold-certified "Hell on Heels," which produced the Platinum single "Hell On Heels" and 2013's "Annie Up."

Granville Automatic - Radio Hymns ( Self-released)
Granville Automatic is the duo of Vanessa Olivarez and Elizabeth Elkins, who tell tales of Nashville from the founder of the city to Jimi Hendrix, who lived there for a year in 1962. The duo have more of an Americana sound with some country and rock part of the sound. Jim Lauderdale helps out on a few tracks, while Ben Fields is on "Black Avenue Gallows," about the last hanging in city in 1863.

Rosanne Cash - She Remembers Everything (Blue Note)
Rosanne Cash is out with her first album in five years. Husband and guitarist John Leventhal produced the songs recorded in New York, while Tucker Martine (The Decemberists) recorded the songs in Portland, Ore.

October 26, 2018

Whitey Morgan and the 78's - Hard Times and White Lines ( Self-released)
Whitey Morgan and the 78's offer an Outlaw Country sound a la Waylon Jennings on this indie release. The disc includes a cover of ZZ Top's ''Just Got Paid.''

Josh Turner - I Serve a Savior (MCA)
Country traditionalist Josh Turner goes the religious route in this collection of a dozen songs. Among them are standards "I Saw the Light," "How Great Thou Art" and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," originals and live recordings of "Me and God" and "Long Black Train."

Chely Wright - Santa Will Find You! (Painted Red)
Chely Wright offers a six-song EP of original holiday songs. Richard Marx helps out on "Christmas Isn't Christmas Time." The leadoff cut, "It Really Is (A Wonderful Life)," was written alone, on a quiet, post-breakup Christmas Eve in 2005, and eventually "took on a life of its own in a really beautiful way," Wright said, having been covered by both Mindy Smith and the Indigo Girls.

Blackberry Smoke - The Southern Ground Sessions ( Self-released)
Blackberry Smoke goes acoustic on this six-song EP recorded in Nashville. The songs include Tom Petty's "You Got Lucky" plus five songs from the recent "Find a Light" CD.

Roland White & Friends - Tribute To The Kentucky Colonels (Mountain Home)
Fifty-four years after the first Kentucky Colonels album was released, Roland White returns with tribute to his original group. The release consists of instrumentals and White taking lead vocals.

Eddie Heinzelman - Wherever You Go (One Louder)
Eddie Heinzelman is the guitarist for Radney Foster. He sings on the closing "Wherever You Go." This is the follow-up to his 2017 debut, Hey Songwriter, and offers a mix of Americana, country and roots rock.

October 20, 2018

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Live at the Ryman (Southeastern)
Jason Isbell and his backing band The 400 Unit go live at the Ryman in Nashville with 13 songs recorded in 2017.

October 19, 2018

Various Artists - Appleseed's 21st Anniversary: Roots and Branches (Appleseed)
Appleseed Recordings celebrates its 21st anniversary with a massive 3-CD, 3-1/2 hour set. The release includes unreleased songs including Bruce Springsteen's take on "If I Had a Hammer." The late Jesse Winchester and John Stewart contribute new songs. Tom Morello offers his take on AC/DC's"Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap."

Edward David Anderson - Chasing Butterflies (Black Hat)
Edward David Anderson, who was the lead singer of Backyard Tire Fire for a decade, releases his third solo disc. Anderson recorded the disc in Muscle Shoals with Jimmy Nutt (The SteelDrivers at the helm).

Martina McBride - It's the Holiday Season (Broken Bow)
Martina McBride is out with her second holiday disc, 20 years after her first was released. The new set contains nine songs of holiday standards.

Becky Warren - Undesirable (Self-released)

October 12, 2018

Bottle Rockets - Bit Logic (Bloodshot)
Missouri roots rock band Bottle Rockets has been at it for 30 years. Recorded in St. Louis at Sawhorse Studios, engineered by Mario Viele and produced by longtime studio collaborator Eric "Roscoe" Ambel (The Del-Lords, Steve Earle), the Bottle Rockets are out with its 13th album.

Jimmie Allen - Memory Lane (Stoney Creek)
Delaware native Jimmie Allen makes his full-length debut with this disc mixing R&B and country. He has enjoyed chart success with "Best Shot." Allen released an EP in 2017.

Colter Wall - Songs of the Plains (Thirty Tigers)
Drawing on the stories of his native Saskatchewan, Canada, Colter Wall is out with his second full-length album. Produced once again by Dave Cobb and recorded at Nashville's RCA Studio A, the project combines original folk songs, covers and traditional songs that reflect his roots growing up in the small city of Swift Current. Wall, a gruff-voiced singer, received much praise for his debut and has toured heavily behind it.

Ever More Nest - The Place That You Call Home (Parish Road Music)
Ever More Nest is Kelcy D. Wilburn, who put out this 10-song disc. Neilson Hubbard produced the disc in Nashville. Will Kimbrough lends his hand on guitar.

Dailey & Vincent - The Sounds Of Christmas (BMG)
Bluegrass duo are out with a holiday effort that incorporates bluegrass and country. The 14-song release contains mainly familiar holiday material.

Morgan Evans - Things That We Drink To (Warner)
Morgan Evans releases his first state-side full release after putting out an EP earlier this year. The Australian singer has put out material Down Under. Evans wrote every song with producer Chris DeStefano. The two played every instrument as well. Evans has enjoyed success with the single "Kiss Somebody." The set includes "Dance With Me" with wife Kelsea Ballerini helping out on vocals.

October 11, 2018

Sarah Borges - Love's Middle Name (Blue Corn)
Massachusetts roots rocker Sarah Borges returns with a disc produced by Eric "Roscoe" Amble.

October 5, 2018

Aaron Watson - An Aaron Watson Family Christmas (Big Label)
Aaron Watson makes this a family affair with his three children taking vocals on a number of songs. The set contains a few originals.

Eric Church - Desperate Man (Capitol Nashville)
Eric Church releases his first disc since "Mr. Misunderstood." The title track is the first single from the release produced as usual by Jay Joyce.

Town Mountain - New Freedom Blues (Town Mountain Records)
Bluegrass band Town Mountain releases its sixth disc. Caleb Klauder produced the set recorded in Asheville, N.C. Tyler Childers helped write and sings on the closing track, "Down Low."

JP Harris - Sometimes Dogs Bark at Nothing (Free Dirt)
JP Harris releases his first disc in four years. Morgan Jahning of Old Crow Medicine Show produced the set for the traditional country singer from Alabama. This is Harris' label debut.

September 28, 2018

Various Artists - Come See About Me (A Benefit For The Ibma Trust Fund) (Mountain Home)
Doyle Lawson, Balsam Range and The Grascals are among the artists on this tribute disc.

The Earls of Leicester - Earls of Leicester Live at the CMA Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame (Rounder)

Amy Ray - Holler (Daemon/Compass)
Amy Ray, one half of the Indigo Girls, releases a solo disc that often contains a country sound. The 14 songs also have Southern rock, mountain music, gospel and bluegrass in the mix.

Louvin Brothers - Love and Wealth: The Lost Recordings (Modern Harmonic)
The disc presents 29 new recordings from the Louvin Brothers (plus a warm, spoken audio letter from brother Ira) originally captured as songwriting demos in the 1950s, then filed away for the next six decades. The 2-disc set contains 30 songs and more than an hour of music.

Loretta Lynn - Wouldn't It Be Great (Sony Legacy)
Loretta Lynn is finally out with "Wouldn't It Be Great," delayed due to illness. The disc finds the country traditionalist recording three new songs - "Ruby's Stool," "Ain't No Time To Go," "I'm Dying For Someone To Live For"- plus new recordings of previously released songs. Among them are "Coal Miner's Daughter" and "Don't Come Home A' Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)," her first of 16 career number 1 country singles.

September 14, 2018

Carrie Underwood - Cry Pretty (Capitol Nashville)
Carrie Underwood returns with her first album for her new label. Underwood had a hand in producing the release.

Willie Nelson - My Way (Sony Legacy)
Willie Nelson goes to the songbook of songs recorded by his friend, Frank Sinatra. Buddy Cannon and Matt Rollings produce the the set, which includes such classics as "Fly Me to the Moon," "My Way" and "It Was a Very Good Year."

Asleep at the Wheel - New Routes (Bismeaux)
The Kings of Texas Swing, Asleep at the Wheel, return with their first album of their own material in a decade. The 11-song set includes "Willie Got There First," featuring Seth and Scott Avett.

Alejandro Escovedo - The Crossing (Yep Roc)
Alejandro Escovedo releases an album that focuses on the immigrant story.

Steve Forbert - The Magic Tree (Blue Rose)
Veteran singer Steve Forbert releases a new album at the same time he is out with the memoir "Bit City Cat."

Nothin' Fancy - Time Changes Everything (Mountain Fever)
Almost a quarter century in, founding members Mike Andes (mandolin/vocals), Mitchell Davis (banjo), and Chris Sexton (fiddle/vocals) have a few new members in the form of the Cox brothers, Caleb (guitar/vocals) and James (bass). Andes sings 8 of the 12 tracks while leaving three for Caleb Cox and one for brother Chris.