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Upcoming and Recent CD Releases

January 29, 2016

Sierra Hull - Weighted Mind (Rounder)
Sierra Hull releases her first disc in five years. Bela Fleck produced the disc and also plays banjo. Abigail Washburn and Allison Krauss guest on vocals.

November 13, 2015

Chris Isaak - First Comes the NIght (Vanguard)
Chris Isaak releases his first album of new material in six years. Isaak recorded the dozen songs in Nashville.

Chris Young - I'm Comin' Over (RCA)
The title track of Chris Young's CD is the first single.

November 6, 2015

Tim McGraw - Damn Country Music (Big Machine)
Tim McGraw releases his 14th studio album. The first single is "Top of the World." McGraw and long-time collaborator Byron Gallimore produced. A deluxe version will feature 14 songs, including 3 bonus tracks. One song features McGraw's daughter, Gracie.

Old Dominion - Meat and Candy (RCA Nashville)
Old Dominion is a quintet comprised of veterans, who have written hits for the likes of The Band Perry ("Better Dig Two") and Tyler Farr ("A Guy Walks Into a Bar"). The band released an EP last year. They have a hit on their hands with "Break Up With Him."

October 30, 2015

Chris Janson - Buy Me A Boat (Warner)
Chris Janson's hit single is the title track of his label debut.

Rhonda Vincent - Christmas Time (Upper Management)
Rhonda Vincent goes the holiday route on her latest release.

October 23, 2015

The Cox Family - Gone Like the Cottom (Rounder)
The Cox Family started recording this disc in 1998 with Allison Krauss at the helm. But a change at their record label at the time, Asylum, eventually led to their departure and the failure to finish the disc. Until now. Krauss returned to produce. The Coxes are a bluegrass band from Louisiana.

Carrie Underwood - Storyteller (19 Recordings/Arista Nashville)
Carrie Underwood releases "Smokebreak" as the first single from her upcoming project. Jay Joyce, Mark Bright, and Zach Crowell produced the album.

10 String Symphony - Weight of the World (Poppychop)
10 String Symphony is 5-string fiddle players Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer, who are releasing their second disc.

October 16, 2015

Charlie Daniels Band - Live at Billy Bob's Texas (CDB)
Charlie Daniels Band goes live at the Fort Worth music institution.

Stoney LaRue - Us Time (eOne)

October 8, 2015

Toby Keith - 35 mph Town (Show Show Nashville)

Corb Lund - Things That Can't Be Undone (New West)
Canadian singer Corb Lund went south of the border - to Nashville - to record the 10-song collection. Dave Dobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton) produced atr his Nashville studio. This is Lund's first studio release in three years. Once again, he recorded with his long-time band The Hurtin' Albertans.

Jana Kramer - thirty one (Elektra/Nashville)
Jana Kramer, who gained fame as a television actress, finally releases her second album. She had a hit in 2012 with "Why Ya Wanna." The lead single from the new disc is "I Got the Boy."

October 2, 2015

Flatt Lonesome - Runaway Train (Mountain Home)
Flatt Lonesome, the IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year in 2014, releases its third album. The first song going to radio is "You'll Pay," an original from banjo layer Paul Harrigill and Danny Roberts, who helped produce the disc from the sextet. The band features three part sibling harmonies from Charli, Kelsi and Buddy Robertson.

Bottle Rockets - South Broadway Athletic Club (Bloodshot)
Long running band Bottle Rockets recorded this disc in their hometown of St. Louis for the first time. They again worked with longtime producer Eric "Roscoe" Ambel

September 25, 2015

Mac McAnally - A.K.A. Nobody (Mailboat)
Mac McAnally has been known for his session work, being a member of Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band and as a songwriter. He's back out on his own again, recording-wise anyway, on this 15-song set.

Don Henley - Cass County (Capitol)
The Eagles drummer Don Henley releases his first solo disc in 15 years. Dolly Parton sings with Henley on "When I Stop Dreaming," a song from the Louvin Brothers. Mick Jagger and Miranda Lambert offer their help on "Bramble Rose," the lead-off song. Martin McBride, Merle Haggard, Trisha Yearwood and Lee Ann Womack also help out Henley.

George Strait - Cold Beer Conversation (MCA Nashville)
George Strait releases a surprise disc, "Cold Beer Conversation," having only announced it three days before its release. He co-produced the disc with Chuck Ainlay. Strait also wrote several songs, including with son, Bubba. The title track is the first single.

Clint Black - On Purpose (Black Top)
Clint Black releases his first studio album in more than 10 years. He sings with his wife, Lisa Hartman Black, on "You Still Get To Me," their third song together.

Thomas Rhett - Tangled Up (Valory Music)
Thomas Rhett releases his second disc after a very successful, hit-laden debut. The sophomore effort contains 13 songs, including the single "Crash and Burn."

Vickie Vaughn Band - Vickie Vaughn Band ( Self-released)
The Vickie Vaughn, a quintet, offers six songs on its EP produced by Ronnie McCoury and the band. The group wrote four of the six songs, which are bluegrass and country.

September 18, 2015

Dave and Phil Alvin - Lost Time (Yep Roc)
Dave and Phil Alvin continue making music together after last year's successful tribute to Big Bill Broonzy. This is their second release together. They cover James Brown's "Please Please Please."

Alabama - Southern Drawl (BMG)
Alabama releases its first full-fledged studio effort since 2001's "When It All Goes South." The disc contains 13 songs

Turnpike Troubadours - Turnpike Troubadours (Bossier City)
Turnpike Troubadours, a Red Dirt music band from Oklahoma, release their fourth album.

September 11, 2015

Brett Eldredge - Illinois (Atlantic Nashville)
Brett Eldredge releases his sophomore album and pays homage to his home state. The disc contains the hit "Lose It All."

September 4, 2015

The Karpinka Brothers - You Can Count On Me ( Self-released)
The Karpinka Brothers are a quartet hailing from north of the border. they do include Shawn and Aaron Karpinka plus Malcolm Whyte and Dean Summach.They play roots and folk music with a nod to The Decemberists.

August 28, 2015

David Ramirez - Fables (Thirty Tigers)
David Ramirez occupies the Americana sounds purveyed by Joe Pug and Noah Gunderson. in fact, Gunderson produced the set, which was recorded in Seattle, of the Austin-based singer/songwriter.

Whitney Rose - Heartbreaker of the Y ear (Cameron House)
Canadian singer Whitney Rose releases her second disc and occupies a traditional sound. She was aided by The Mavericks as Raul Malo produced. He also plays on the disc along with Paul Deakin on drums and Jerry Dale McFadden on piano and organ. Rose wrote 8 of the 10 songs, except for covers of "Be My Baby" and "There's a Tear in My Beer," made famous by Hank Williams.

Steep Canyon Rangers - Radio (Rounder)
Steep Canyon Rangers releases its ninth studio album. Members Woody Platt (guitar), Graham Sharp (banjo), Charles R. Humphrey III (bass), Mike Guggino (mandolin), Nicky Sanders (fiddle) and Mike Ashworth (box kit) are also known for collaborations with Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Dobro ace Jerry Douglas, a member of Alison Krauss' band, produced the disc, which was recorded at Asheville, N.C.'s Echo Mountain Recording Studio. The album's 12 all-original bluegrass/ Americana tracks were written by Sharp, Humphrey, Platt and Guggino in varying degrees plus a few co-writes with fellow musicians including Phil Barker of the Carolina bluegrass band Town Mountain.

Maddie & Tae - Start Here (Big Machine)
Young singers Maddie & Tae made a splash with their kiss-off song to bro-country "Girl in a Country Song." They also followed it up with the single "Fly." This is their full-length debut, which was produced by Dann Huff (Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban). The disc employs a lot of country instrumentation on songs marked by the vocal harmonies of Maddie & Tae.

August 21, 2015

Chris Jones - Run Away Tonight (Mountain Home)
Chris Jones & The Night Drivers are out with a dozen song release. The Drivers are Ned Luberecki on banjo, Jon Weisberger on bass and Mark Stoffel on mandolin. Jones produced along with Tim Surrett.

Kip Moore - Wild Ones (Universal)
Kip Moore finally releases his sophomore CD after a great deal of success with his 2012 debut, which contained "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck." Each song on the new 13-track disc was born on the road during soundchecks, backstage dressing rooms and in Moore's bunk at night and recorded during "time off" from playing more than 200 shows a year. Moore helped write every song, including the lead single "I'm to Blame."

August 14, 2015

Rod Picott - Fortune (Welding Rod)
Rod Picott was raised in the northeast and now is based in Nashville. His latest is a bit of a dour affair, including country and Americana sounds.

August 11, 2015

Angela Easterling - Common Law Wife (De L'est)
Angela Easterling releases her fifth country disc with help from the likes of Will Kimbrough, Dave Jacques and Joe Pisapia.

August 7, 2015

Statesboro Revue - Jukehouse Revival (Vision)
Statesboro Revue is a Texas-based band led by lead vocalist Stewart Mann.

Luke Bryan - Kill the Lights (Capitol Nashville)
Luke Bryan puts out his second disc this year. after releasing his final spring break effort in March. The lead single from the new release is "Kick the Dust Up."

Michael Ray - Michael Ray (Warner Nashville)
Michael Ray releases his major label debut, which features the hit "Kiss You in the Morning." Ray was mentored by John Rich on "The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep," which he won. Ray, a Florida native, released a six-song EP in April.

Brent Best - Your Dog, Champ (Last Chance)
Slobberbone leader Brent Best finally releases his solo debut after two failed attempts. Best wrote all 11 songs.

July 31, 2015

Daniel Romano - If the Only One Time Askin' (New West)
Canadian singer Daniel Romano goes the countrypolitan, traditional country route on this 11-song release that focuses on a lot of heartbreak and loss. Romano, who produced the disc, sings wth a clear baritone that recalls Robbie Fulks.

July 29, 2015

The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band - Lester's Loafin Lounge ( Self-released)
The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band mixes originals and covers among the 14 songs. Covers include "Old Slew Foot" from Charlie Daniels and "Mansion on a Hill" from Hank Williams Sr. and Fred Rose.

July 28, 2015

Daryle Singletary - There's Still a Little Country Left (TMF X 4LLC)
Traditional country singer Daryle Singletary returns with a disc that stays true to his country roots.

July 24, 2015

Kasey Chambers - Bittersweet (Sugar Hill)
Kasey Chambers expands her musical horizons on her latest. This is the first time she has recorded without brother/producer Nash Chambers. Nick DiDia produced what is Chambers' first solo disc in four years.

Old Man Luedecke - Domestic Eccentric (True North)
Juno award winner Old Man Luedecke recorded in a cabin he built by hand in the snowy woods around Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada. Grammy award winner Tim O Brien produced the disc.

Elephant Revival - Sands of Now (United Interests)
Elephant Revival is part-live and part-studio in this CD/DVD collection. The live portion was recorded over two shows at the Boulder Theater in Colorado, where the band is based.The CD consists of a dozen songs, while the DVD has nine, including the closing "Rogue River" recorded at Red Rocks.

Ashley Monroe - The Blade (Warner)
Ashley Monroe, part of the crop of more traditional country singers, is releasing her second album for Warner. Once again, Justin Niebank and Vince Gill produced. Monroe had a hand in writing 12 of the 13 songs, which are a bit less traditional than "Like a Rose," her well-received 2013 release.

Watkins Family Hour - Watkins Family Hour (Watkins Family Hour/Thirty Tigers)
This is the first disc of Watkins FamilyHour, although it is comprised of a bunch of musical veterans. The band features Sean and Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek fame, Fiona Apple, who has her own solo career, Benmont Tench of Tom Petty's band, the Heartbreakers, Greg Leisz, Sebastian Steinberg and Don Heffington. The disc is mainly comprised of covers of the likes of Harland Howard, Roger Miller, Bob Dylan and Gordon Lightfoot.

Dustbowl Revival - With a Lampshade On (Signature Sounds)
Dustbowl Revival is an eight-person collective covering a variety of musical styles. Among the instruments played are fiddle, mandolin, ukulele, washboard, trump, trombone and sax. Liz Beebe and Zach Lupetin handle lead vocals. The set includes live tracks recorded at the Troubadour in Los Angeles and Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.

July 17, 2015

Alan Jackson - Angels and Alcohol (Arista Nashville)
Alan Jackson released his first studio album in three years of all new music. Jackson wrote 7 of the 10 tracks, including the self-penned track. His 15th studio album comes 25 years after his debut landmark album "Here In The Real World." His last release was "The Bluegrass Album," which dominated the bluegrass charts for months.

Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free (Southeastern)
Jason Isbell releases his fifth album, "Something More Than Free," an 11-song set. Dave Cobb, who also produced Isbell's previous album, "Southeastern," his breakthrough disc, once again is at the helm. The music is said to be Isbell's most musically diverse.

July 10, 2015

The Battlefield - Tipping Point ( Self-released)
The Battlefield is a Los Angeles-area based trio consisting of Jenny Weaver, James Addison and Matt Ducey.