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October 27, 2017

Kenny Chesney - Live in No Shoes Nation: 10 Years of Concerts (Blue Chair/Columbia Nashville)
Kenny Chesney listened to 10 years of concerts to pick out 29 songs for this live disc.

October 20, 2017

Darius Rucker - When Was the Last Time (Capitol Nashville)
Darius Rucker releases his fifth album. Rucker enjoyed a number one single with the first song from the release, "If I Told You." Ross Copperman produced the release.

September 29, 2017

Chase Rice - Lambs & Lions (Broken Bow)
Chase Rice makes his label debut.

Shania Twain - Now (Mercury Nashville)
Shania Twain releases her first album in almost 15 years. "Life's About to Get GoodD" is the first single. Twain's last release was "Up" in November 2002.

September 22, 2017

Chris Hillman - Bidin' My Time (Rounder)
Chris Hillman, who has been with everybody from The Byrds to The Flying Burrito Brothers, Desert Rose Band and Souther Hillman and Furay, is out with a disc produced by Tom Petty. David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, Mike Campbell, Steve Ferrone, John Jorgenson, Jay Dee Maness, Benmont Tench, and Gabe Witcher all play on the release.

Chris Janson - Everybody (Warner Nashville)
Chris Janson releases his second full-length disc, the follow-up to "Buy Me a Boat" from 2015. He released an EP in June, which contained songs on "Everybody."

Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers - The Long Awaited Album (Rounder)
Banjo man, comedian, actor and renaissance man Steve Martin reconnects with his backing band, the Steep Canyon Rangers, who previously contributed to 2011's "Rare Bird Alert," 2013's "Love Has Come for You" and 2014's "Live."

September 15, 2017

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams - Contraband Love (Red House)
Multi-instrumentalist/singer Larry Campbell and singer/guitarist Teresa Williams have long provided musical backing for artists including Levon Helm, Bob Dylan, Mavis Staples, Little Feat, Phil Lesh and Friends, and Rosanne Cash. The husband-and-wife duo stepped onto center stage in 2015 with their Red House Records self-titled debut. "Contraband Love" contains originals along with a cover of the Carl Perkins classic "Turn Around" (featuring drumming by Helm on one of his last sessions), and "My Sweetie Went Away," penned in 1923 and popularized by Bessie Smith.

Big & Rich - Did It for the Party (B$R)
Big & Rich are back with a 13-song release, which they self-produced. "California" is the lead single from the release.

Radney Foster - For You to See the Stars (Devil's River)
Radney Foster releases a book/CD combination. This is Foster's 11th album and contains nine new songs plus a new recording of his hit "Raining On Sundays."

September 8, 2017

Thomas Rhett - Life Changes (Valory Music)
Thomas Rhett releases his third disc, which includes the hit with Maren Morris, "Craving You." The release contains 14 songs, 10 of which Rhett had a hand in writing. His father, Rhett Akins , joins him on "Drink a Little Beer."

Kip Moore - Slowheart (MCA Nashville)
Kip Moore releases his third album. He wrote 11 of the 13 tracks.

Toby Keith - The Bus Songs (Show Dog)
Toby Keith's new disc features his latest single, "Wacky Tobaccy," an ode to weed. There is also a live cut of "Weed With Willie." Other songs include "Shitty Golfer" and "Call a Marine."

September 1, 2017

The Grascals - Before Breakfast (Mountain Home)

August 25, 2017

Old Dominion - Happy Endings (Sony Music Nashville)
Old Dominion releases its soph effort following the success of its debut full-length. "No Such Thing as a Broken Heart" is the lead single. Little Big Town helps out on "Stars in the City."

The Cadillac Three - Legacy (Big Machine)
The hard-edged trio The Cadillac Three returns with . Jaren Johnston, Kelby Ray and and Neil Mason are said to explore new sounds. Lori McKenna guests on the 11-track collection, which the band recorded and produced on its own. The release comes a year after its second full-length, "Bury Me in My Boots."

Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver - Life is a Story (Mountain Home)
Veteran bluegrasser Doyle Lawson returns with his backing band Quicksilver. The group consists of Lawson on lead and baritone vocals, mandolin and mandola, Josh Swift (resophonic guitar, acoustic lead guitar and percussion); Joe Dean (banjo and guitar); Dustin Pyrtle (lead and tenor vocals, guitar); Eli Johnston (lead and baritone vocals, Bass) and Stephen Burwell (fiddle).

August 18, 2017

Dale Ann Bradley - Dale Ann Bradley (Pinecastle)
Dale Ann Bradley releases an 11-song, self-produced disc. The title track is the lead single. Vince Gill helps out with a duet on "I'll Just Go Away." Steve and Debbie Gulley and Vic Graves form a gospel quartet with Bradley on "Stand By Me." Charlie Cushman helps out on banjo.

Ray Wylie Hubbard - Tell The Devil I'm Gettin' There As Fast As I Can (Bordello/Thirty Tigers)
Veteran Texas singer/songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard is joined by Eric Church and Lucinda Williams on the title track of the 11-song CD. Hubbard self-produced and wrote all of the songs.

Kacy & Clayton - The Siren's Song (New West)
Canadian duo Kacy & Clayton are out with their second release for the label. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy produced the nine songs of the folk/Americana duo, who are second cousins. The duo released "Strange Country" in 2015.

Josh Abbott Band - Until My Voice Goes Out ( Self-released)
Josh Abbott Band releases its fifth full length. The title track has become a tribute to the singer's late father as it was the last song David Abbott heard before his death in March. Abbott had just cut the vocals in Austin, and upon returning to Lubbock, he played them for his father, who had suffered a stroke. The new release is the follow-up to 2015's "Front Row Seat," which debuted at number one on Billboard's Independent Albums chart. He received airplay with "Wasn't That Drunk" with Carly Pearce.

The Jerry Douglas Band - What If (Rounder)
Dobro master Jerry Douglas, also a member of Alison Krauss' Union Station, is out with the debut of this band, although he has recorded some of the songs before. Throughout the 11-tracks, jazz. bluegrass, country, blues, swing, rock and soul can be heard. The album starts off with "Cavebop," radically reconfiguring the song he originally recorded in 2002. Douglas added horns to the mix.

August 17, 2017

Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer - Not Dark Yet (Silver Cross)
Music veterans Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer, who are sisters, release their first album together. They recorded the music in the summer of 2016. The disc contains one song that Moorer and Lynne wrote, "Is It Too Much." They cover the likes of Jessie Colter, Louvin Brothers, Nick Cave and Kurt Cobain.

August 11, 2017

Alex Williams - Better Than Myself (Big Machine)
Alex Williams makes his debut.

Buck Owens - Live from Austin, TX (New West)
The late great Bakersfield country sounds of Buck Owens were on display during this live set for Austin City Limits. The 11-song set includes "Under Your Spell Again" with Dwight Yoakam helping out.

Dwight Yoakam - Live from Austin, TX; (New West)
Dwight Yoakam is captured live from PBS' Austin City Limits in a DVD/CD package. The recording was from 1988 and includes Pete Anderson on guitar

David Rawlings - Poor David's Almanack (Acony)
David Rawlings takes a break from playing sort of sideman with Gillian Welch to put out his own album. Rawlings takes lead vocals on all of the songs with Welch prominently helping out on backing vocals. Rawlings recorded his third disc in a week-long session at Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville with Willie Watson, Paul Kowert, Brittany Haas, Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show, and Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith of Dawes helping out.

Lindsay Ell - The Project (Stoney Creek)
Canadian guitarist Lindsay Ell makes her full-length debut with this 12-song release.

August 4, 2017

Brett Eldredge - Brett Eldredge (self-titled) (Atlantic)

July 28, 2017

Joe Nichols - Never Gets Old (Red Bow)

July 27, 2017

Margo Price - Weakness EP (Third Man)
Margo Price releases a surprise four-song EP, the follow-up to "Midwestern Farmer's Daughter. The disc was recorded at Phillips Studios in Memphis.

July 21, 2017

Parmalee - 2786 (Stoney Creek)
Parmalee releases its sophomore disc, naming it after the zip code in North Carolina of the town that it adopted as its band name. "Summer Morning" is the first single from the release.

The Farm Hands - Colors (Pioneer)
The Farm Hands - Tim Graves on resophonic guitar, Dary Mosley, Keith Tew and Don Hill, put a lot of gospel in their bluegrass. FIddler player Kimberly Bibb joins them on the disc.

Little Silver - Somewhere You Found My Name ( Self-released)
Based in Brooklyn, Little Silver is built around the vocals of married duo Erika Simonian and Steve Curtis. They were both touring musicians when they met in New York. Curtis was performing with the contemporary folk group Hem, and Simonian in a variety of rock bands. The two married two years later, forming Little Silver as a duo in 2010. They later added drummer Ray Rizzo and David Tarica on bass.

Sara Evans - Words (Born to Fly)
Sara Evans goes her own way on her latest, putting out the album herself.

July 14, 2017

Twisted Pine - Twisted Pine (Signature Sounds)
Twisted Pine is a Boston-based quartet playing acoustic/bluegrass-oriented music. The band consists of Kathleen Parks on fiddle and lead vocals; mandolinist Dan Bui, Rachel Sumner on guitar and lead vocals and Chris Sartori's bass. Sumner and Parks often harmonize.

July 7, 2017

Rhonda Vincent & Daryle Singletary - American Grandstand (Upper Management)
Bluegrass singer Rhonda Vincent and country traditionalist Daryle Singletary team up for their first disc together. Once upon a time, Vincent forged a country career. She also sang on Singletary's 1995 debut disc for Giant and sang on another track years later. The release is comprised of originals and covers, including "A Picture of Me Without You" and "Golden Ring."

Mark Kuykendall Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass - Forever And a Day (Rebel)
Mark Kuykendall teams with veteran fiddle ace Bobby Hicks, who once played with Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys. The 14-song release includes covers and two originals.

Charley Pride - Music in My Heart (Music City)
Charley Pride is out with his first new music in six years. Billy Hates produced the 13-song set. The Country Music Hall of Famer covers Merle Haggard's "The Way It Wa In '51" and Bill Anderson's "You Lied to Me."

June 30, 2017

Hammertowne - Hillbilly Heroes (Mountain Fever)
Bluegrass band Hammertowne consists of Chaston Carroll on mandolin, Dave Carroll on guitar, Bryan Russell on bass and Brent Pack on banjo. Scott Tackett assumes lead vocals as do both Carrolls and Russell. The band produced the dozen-song release.

Jim Lauderdale - London Southern (Sky Crunch)
Jim Lauderdale releases his 29th album, released for years after he recorded it. Lauderdale recorded the disc in England. The music has a Beatles influence.

June 23, 2017

Slaid Cleaves - Ghost on the Car Radio (Candy House Media)
Slaid Cleaves, who displays a Springsteen influence, is out with a dozen-song release.

The Deslondes - Hurry Home (New West)
New Orleans quintet The Deslondes are out with their release for New West. The 13-song disc is said to be a bit less country than the debut.

Yonder Mountain String Band - Love. Ain't Love (Frog Pad)
Two decades in, Colorado's Yonder Mountain String Band maintains its take on bluegrass and jam band music.

Lonesome River Band - Mayhayley's House (Mountain Home)
Lonesome River Band is back with a bluegrass disc that incorporates some country. The band consists of Sammy Shelor on banjo; Brandon Rickman on guitar and lead vocals; Mike Hartgrove on fiddle; Barry Reed on upright bass; Jesse Smathers on lead vocals and mandolin and Tony Creasman on drums.

Willie Nile - Positively Bob Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan (River House)
Veteran roots-oriented singer Willie Nelson offers the Dylan tribute treatment on these 10 songs. Among them are "The Times TheY Are A-Changin'," "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere," "I Want You" and "Abandoned Love." Dylan was a key musical touchstone for Nile.

Banditos - Visionland (Bloodshot)
Banditos release their sophomore effort for Bloodshot. The Birmingham/Nashville-based group mixes it up musically from country to blues to rock and a few more styles in the mix. The group produced the release with Israel Nash and Ted Young.

June 16, 2017

Eli Young Band - Fingerprints (Valory)
Eli Young Band is back with its debut for the label. The release contains 11 songs, 8 of which the band had a hand in writing. Ross Copperman and Jeremy Stover co-produced the music.

Andy Hall & Roosevelt Collier - Let the Steel Play (Dustypicks Music)
Andy Hall is best known as the Dobro ace for The Infamous Stringdusters, while Roosevelt Collier is a member of the The Lee Boys, a sacred steel group. They combine forces on their dozen songs.

Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes - Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes (Community Music)
Sam Gleaves and Tyler Hughes mix folk and bluegrass sounds on the 14-song disc.

Steve Earle - So You Wanna Be An Outlaw (Warner)
Steve Earle returns to Warner for his first disc since 1997's "El Corazon." The release features collaborations with Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, and Miranda Lambert. Earle was backed by his long-time band The Dukes - guitarist Chris Masterson, fiddle player Eleanor Whitmore, bassist Kelly Looney and new members drummer Brad Pemberton and pedal steel player Ricky Ray Jackson. The album was produced by Richard Bennett and recorded at Arlyn Studios in Austin.

The Dustbowl Revival - The Dustbowl Revival (Signature Sounds)
The Dustbowl Revival is an octet playing roots and soulful sounds. The group boasts two lead vocalists in Liz Beebe and Zach Lupetin. Ted Hutt produced the release.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - The Nashville Sound (Southeastern)

June 9, 2017

Glen Campbell - Adios (New West)
Glen Campbell, who is suffering from Alzheimer Disease, releases his final album.

Chris Janson - Fix a Drink EP (Warner Nashville)
Chris Janson enjoyed success first time out with "Build Me a Boat." Now, he will release a five-song EP. The title track is the lead single.

Ray Scott - Guitar for Sale (Jethropolitan)
One-time Warner artist Ray Scott has continued making music on his and keeps it to the traditional side on this 11-song release.

Lady Antebellum - Heart Break (Capitol Nashville)
Lady Antebellum releases its sixth studio disc. The release comes after the band took a bit of break during which Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott released albums on their own.

The Deadmen - The Deadmen (Gang Switch)
The Deadmen releases its debut CD mixing roots rock and rock.

Greta Gaines - Tumbleweed (Big Air)
Greta Gaines, a former snowboarder in the early days of the sport, releases a seven-song EP recorded in East Nashville.

The Secret Sisters - You Don't Own Me Anymore (New West)
The Secret Sisters - they really are sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers - make their debut for the label after previously having been on Universal. Brandi Carlile produced the dozen-song set. The Rogers sisters wrote 10 of the 12 songs.

June 2, 2017

Amanda Platt & Honeycutters - Amanda Platt & the Honeycutters (Organic)
Amanda Platt steps out front as the lead vocalist for the band. Platt produced the 13 songs along with Tim Surrett in Arden, N.C. Platt wrote al of the songs.

A Thousand Horses - Bridges (Big Machine)
A Thousand Horses digitally releases its second country disc and third overall. The 13-song set contains the current single "Preachin' to the Choir" and 7 live cuts. "Smoke," its biggest single to date, closes out the album.

Kasey Chambers - Dragonfly (Essence/MGM)
Aussie veteran Kasey Chambers released a two-CD set on a new label for her. The CD is the follow up to 2014's "Bittersweet" and features special guests Keith Urban, Ed Sheeran, Paul Kelly and Foy Vance. The first disc was produced by Kelly at The Sing Sing Sessions, while the second was produced by Chambers' brother, Nash, at The Foggy Mountain Sessions.

The New Zeitgeist - Myths and Mortals (Self-released)
The New Zeitgeist is a Chicago duo of Jen Reilly and Eddy Bluma. The disc leans to the folk side.

Bobby Osborne - Original (Compass)
Bobby Osborne, 85, mixes originals and covers on his latest release, which covers country and bluegrass. Songs include "I've Gotta Get a Message to You" and "Don't Be Cruel." Vince Gill, Stuart Duncan, Rob Ickes, Todd Phillips, Missy Raines and Alison Brown play on the release.

Molly Tuttle - Rise ( Self-released)
Molly Tuttle, a product of Berklee College of Music, releases a seven-song EP. Tuttle also has gained acclaim as a guitarist.

Rachel Baiman - Sham (Free Dirt)
Rachel Baiman was one-half of the Americana duo 10 String Symphony. She's now out on her own with her debut. Andrew Marlin of Mandolin Orange produced the 10 songs.

Luke Combs - This One's For You (Sony Nashville)
Luke Combs makes his full-length debut after scoring a hit with "Hurricane." He also has ah it on his hands with "When It Rains It Pours." The release contains a dozen songs.

May 29, 2017

Eddie Adcock - Vintage Banjo Jam (Patuxent)

May 26, 2017

Justin Townes Earle - Kids in the Street (New West)
Justin Townes Earle makes his label debut after spending most of his career on Bloodshot. This was the first disc Earle recorded outside of Nashville; he recorded in Omaha, Neb. under Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes). The release contains a dozen songs.

Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys - Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys (Stanley Family Records)
This marks the first recording since Ralph Stanley II, aka Ralph II, took over the band fronted by his late father. The disc, produced by John Rigsby, consists of a dozen songs. Ralph II previously has released six solo albums.

Bobby Bare - Things Change (HYPERMEDIA Nashville)
Bobby Bare may be getting on in years - he's now 81 - but he's not afraid to put out new music. The 10-song set from the Country Music Hall of Famer closes with "Detroit City," perhaps his biggest hit," which features Chris Stapleton. He also covers Mary Gauthier's "I Drink." Max T. Barnes, whose label released the CD, and Jimmy Ritchey produced.