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June 21, 3029

Buddy and Julie Miller - Breakdown on 20th Ave. South (New West)
Buddy and Julie Miller release their first joint album in 10 years. The 12-song set was produced by Buddy Miller and follows their critically acclaimed "Written In Chalk," released in 2009. The long delay was in part due to Julie Miller being sick, something she still contends with.

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.

June 21, 2019

Jim Lauderdale - From Another World (Yep Roc)
Jim Lauderdale releases his 32nd album. The 12-song disc was co-produced with bassist Jay Weaver. Lauderdale has released at least one album every year since 1998.

Aaron Watson - Red Bandana (Big Label)
Aaron Watson continues releasing his music on his own label. "Kiss That Girl Goodbye" is the first single. The Texas artist penned the song. The release follows two from Watson in 2018 -"Live at the World's Biggest Rodeo Show," his first live album in nearly a decade, and his first ever Christmas collection, "An Aaron Watson Family Christmas."

May 31, 2019

Thomas Rhett - Center Point Road (Valory)
Thomas Rhett named his disc for the street grew up on in Nashville. Rhett had a hand a writing all 16 songs, the first time he has not used outside writers for at least one song. "Look What God Gave Her" is the first single.

May 17, 2019

Blue Moon Rising - After All This Time (Mountain Fever)

May 10, 2019

Irene Kelley - Benney's TV Repair (Mountain Fever)

May 3, 2019

Colebrook Road - On Time (Mountain Fever)

April 26, 2019

Aubrey Eisenman & The Clydes - Bowerbird (Travianna)

Randy Rogers Band - Hellbent ( Self-released)

Darryl Worley - Second Wind: Latest & Greatest (Bob Frank's BFD)
Darryl Worley releases his first album in eight years with a re-interpretation of hits and seven new songs. Worley co-produced the 15 songs with Billy Lawson.

April 12, 2019

Adam Carroll - I Walked in Them Shoes (Down Hole)
Texas singer songwriter Adam Carroll is out with a 10-song set produced by Lloyd Maines. Carrol and Maines played all the instruments on the CD.

Aaron Lewis - State I'm In (Big Machine)
Aaron Lewis releases his third solo disc, which features a number of traditional country songs including "The Bottom," which closes out the 10-song release. A gun owners rights advocate, one of the songs is "God and Guns."

April 5, 2019

Amanda Cook - Point Of No Return (Mountain Fever)
Amanda Cook is a Florida native, who plays traditional and modern bluegrass. The disc is the follow up to 2017's "Deep Water," also on Mountain Fever.

Brooks & Dunn - Reboot (Arista Nashville)
Brooks & Dunn return to action with the help of a lot of friends who cover the duo on this disc. The 12-track release will see the duo team up with Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Brett Young, LANCO, Ashley McBryde, Brothers Osborne, Luke Combs, Midland, Cody Johnson and Jon Pardi.

Reba McEntire - Stronger Than the Truth (Big Machine)
Reba McEntire returns to action with what she says is her most traditional country release. SHe includes Western swing and honky tonk songs along with ballads. A number of the dozen songs focus on hard breakups. Buddy Cannon produced the set.

Molly Tuttle - When You're Ready (Compass)
California native Molly Tuttle, who grew up in a family band, makes her full-length debut. Combining a variety of sounds including bluegrass, country and Americana, Tuttle, 25, enjoyed success with her EP "Rise."

March 29, 2019

LoCash - Brothers (Wheelhouse)
LoCash - the duo of Preston Burst and Chris Lucas - make their debut for the Broken Bow label.

Jake Owen - Greetings from...Jake Owen (Big Loud)
Jake Owen makes his label debut with this Joey Moi-produced release. Moi also happens to be an owner of the label. "Down to the Honkytonk" is a hit single from the release.

Steve Earle - GUY (New West)
Steve Earle goes back to covering one of his touchstone artists. This time, it's fellow Texan, the late Guy Clark. Earle previously did an album, "Townes," in tribute to Townes Van Zandt.

George Strait - Honky Tonk Time Machine (MCA Nashville)
George Strait releases his 30th studio album, sticking to his honky tonk and hard core country sounds. Strait, who had a hand in writing many of the songs, also co-produced with long-time studio sidekick Chuck Ainlay.

Tim Bluhm - Sorta Surviving (Blue Rose)
Mother Hips singer Tim Bluhm steps out on his own with this 10-song country disc recorded at the Cash Cabin Studios in Hendersonville, Tenn. Writing 7 of the 10 songs, Bluhm also covers The Man in Black's "I Still Miss Someone" and Merle Haggard's "Kern River."

Chris Jones & the Night Drivers - The Choosing Road (Mountain Home)
Bluegrass veteran Chris Jones & the Night Drivers return with a dozen-song CD produced by Jones. He ha a hand inw riting all but two of the songs, one of them being a cover of Steve Winwood's "Back in the High Life Again."

Eli Young Band - This is Eli Young Band - Greatest Hits (Valory)

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.

Son Volt - Union (Transmit Sound/Thirty Tigers)
Son Volt returns with its ninth album, and this one is highly political with most of the Jay Farrar songs having a political reference point.

March 15, 2019

Renee Wahl & the Sworn Secrets - Cut to the Bone (Double R)
Renee Wahl has left physics behind for a career in music. She recorded the nine-song set in the Nashville area with Stuart Mathis producing.

Over the Rhine - Love and Revelation (Great Speckled Dog)
Over the Rhine -husband-and-wife duo of Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler- celebrates 30 years of music making on this self-produced release. Their first release in four years, loss is often at the core of the songs.

Lauren Jenkins - No Saint (Big Machine)
Lauren Jenkins, who has been on the road since she was 15, releases her debut. Julian Raymond, who produced Glen Campbell's later works, was at the helm for Jenkins along with the singer and label head Scott Borchetta. The first single is "Running out of Road." Jenkins wrote with a slew of country songwriters, although most of the songs have more of a pop vibe to them.

Ted Russell Kamp - Walkin' Shoes (PoMo)
Ted Russell Kamp has enjoyed a long career as a member of Shooter Jennings' band, but he also has forged his own solo career. Kamp self-produced his latest, a 13-song effort.

March 8, 2019

Maren Morris - GIRL (Columbia Nashville)
Maren Morris releases her sophomore major label release after achieving much success with her debut. The 14-track new album includes "Common" (featuring Brandi Carlile). busbee, who co-produced Morris' 2016 debut, co-produced 11 of the 14 songs on the album with her, while adding Greg Kurstin to co-produce three songs.

Shawn Lane and Richard Bennett - Land and Harbor (Bonfire)
Bluegrass mainstays Shawn Lane and Richard Bennett join forces on this five-song EP. Lane got his start as a founding member of the award-winning band Blue Highway, where he has won an unprecedented 28 IBMA Awards. Bennett was a member of JD Crowe and the New South.

Chatham County Line - Share the Covers (Yep Roc)
North Carolina band e Chatham County Line is out with its eighth studio album. The band performs modern and traditional classics in the bluegrass-style. On the 13-track collection, CCL covers Tom Petty, Alton Delmore, John Lennon, The Louvin Brothers, Beck and James Hunter.

March 1, 2019

Della Mae - The Butcher Shoppe (Rounder)
Della Mae is back with a six-song EP containing three covers, including the Allmans' "Whipping Post," and three originals.

February 22, 2019

SUSTO - Ever Since I Lost My Mind (Rounder)
SUSTO makes its label debut. The new record was produced by Ian Fitchuk (Kasey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly).

Vandoliers - Forever (Bloodshot)
The Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas sextet releases its third album and first for Bloodshot. Produced and recorded by Adam Hill (Low Cut Connie, Deer Tick) at American Recording Studios in Memphis, the band rock, country and Tejano music. Horns are heard throughout the release.

The Way Down Wanderers - Illusions ( Self-released)
The Way Down Wanderers are a Peoria, Ill.-based quintet that stretches the boundaries of bluegrass. This is their second full-length studio release after a few EPs and a live disc.

Big Country Bluegrass - Mountains, Mamas and Memories (Rebel)
Founded in 1987, Big Country Bluegrass mines traditional bluegrass on this dozen-song release.

February 15, 2019

Ryan Bingham - American Love Song (Axster Bingham)
Singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham releases his first album in four years. He mines a variety of styles, including roots, blues and the Stones. The disc, produced by Charlie Sexton, contains 15 songs.

Carsie Blanton - Buck Up ( Self-released)
New Orleans singer Carsie Blanton explores a number of musical styles on her latest, a 10-song release.

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.

Florida Georgia Line - Can't Say I Ain't Country (Big Machine)
Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard come up with what may their most traditional country album yet. It's not all traditional with echoes of their past. Jason Aldean helps out on "Can't Hide Red."

Kalyn Fay - Good Company (Horton)
Cherokee singer Kalyn Fay releases her second disc, which she recorded in Little Rock, Ark.

Michael McDermott - Orphans (Pauper Sky)
In a different lifetime, Michael McDermott was on Warner Brothers. But he had a rollercoaster ride thereafter, battling drug addiction for 10 years. McDermott has a rootsy/Americana sound.

Vicky Emerson - Steady Heart ( Self-released)
Minnesota native Vicky Emerson releases her fourth album.

Hayes Carll - What It Is (Dualtone)
Texas artist Hayes Carll returns with the follow-up to 2016's "Lovers and Leavers."

Robbie Walden Band - When the Rooster Crows ( Self-released)
Robbie Walden Band is releasing its fourth album and first in four years. The Seattle band mines a traditional Texas country sound with pedal steel.

February 8, 2019

Carolina Blue - I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me (Pinecastle)
Carolina Blue is a Brevard, N.C.-based bluegrass band influenced by Bill Monroe. The band was formed in 2007 after the release of the album ''Nothing So Blue'' by Bobby Powell and Tim Jones. Band members are Bobby Powell on guitar and vocals, Timmy Jones on mandolin and vocals, Reese Combs on upright bass and vocals, James McDowell on banjo and vocals and American and Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champion, Aynsley Porchak on fiddle, who is recipient of the 2018 International Bluegrass Music Association's Momentum Instrumentalist Award.

Amy McCarley - Meco (Meco)
Amy McCarley releases her third studio album.. After collaborating in writing new songs with Bluebird Cafe round-mate and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer Pat Alger, McCarley returned to the studio with co-producers Kenny Vaughan and George Bradfute to record her follow up to 2014's "Jet Engines." MECO was recorded and mixed by Bradfute in his Tone Chaparral Studios in Madison, Tenn. and mastered by Jim DeMain at Yes Master in Nashville.

Kaz Murphy - Ride Out the Storm (Barn Wall Media)
Kaz Murphy releases an 11-song CD produced by Scrappy Jud Newcomb. They recorded the disc in Dripping Springs, Texas. Penny Jo Pullus offered backing vocals on two songs. Murphy has released several records with his band, Mad Mad Nomad.

Jason Ringenberg - Stand Tall (Courageous Chicken)
Jason Ringenberg of The Scorchers fame returns with his first solo disc since 2004's "Empire Builders."

February 1, 2019

Reed Foehl - Lucky Enough (Green Mountain)
Reed Foehl, former member of Great American Taxi an Acoustic Junction, releases his fifth solo album. Some of the disc focuses on his mother, who passed away from cancer in 2017. Foehl recorded the disc in Austin with Ed Jurdi of Band of Heathens and fellow Heathen Gordy Quist, who produced along with Foehl.

Eric Brace Peter Cooper and Thomm Jutz - Riverland (Red Beet)
Erice Brace, Peter Cooper and Thomm Jutz join forces again for "Riverland," a concept album of life on and in Mississippi.

The Lonely Heartstring Band - Smoke & Ashes (Rounder)
Bluegrass-based band The Lonely Heartstring Band releases its sophomore effort.

Cassadee Pope - Stages (Awake)
Cassadee Pope sticks with a pop country sound for the most part on her 11-song release.

Mandolin Orange - Tides of a Teardrop (Yep Roc)

January 25, 2019

Amelia White - Rhythm of the Rain ( Self-released)

Common Ground - Wayward ( Self-released)
The sextet Common Ground releases a 12-song CD, which they recorded in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Lula Wiles - What Will We Do (Smithsonian Folkways)
Lula Wiles is a trio consisting of Eleanor Buckland, Isa Burke and Mali Obomsawin. They incorporate bluegrass, country and folk into their mix.

January 23, 2019

Lacy J. Dalton - Scarecrow (Songdog)
Lacy J. Dalton, who released many major label albums in the '80s and '90s, is back with a four-song EP. Among her hits were "Takin' It Easy," "Crazy Blue Eyes" and "16th Avenue." She recorded the new set in Venice, Cal. with producer Ira Ingber, who once upon a time was a member of Captain Beefheart's band and formed a band for Dylan.