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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 - Shania 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)

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 bnajo.

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.

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 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 with Gillian Welch to put out his own album.

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

July 28, 2017

Joe Nichols - Never Gets Old (Red Bow)

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 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."

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.

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 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.

May 19, 2017

Lesley Kernochan - A Calm Sun (Maple Syrup Music)
West Coast artist Lesley Kernochan has been all over the musical map. She debuted with an a cappella creation "Undulating," went indie rock/pop/jazz on "The Pickle Jar," [iut out a children's album, "A Day in the Life of a Boogaleebo" and goes country/Americana on this 14-song release.

Rascal Flatts - Back to Us (Big Machine)
Veteran country popsters Rascal Flatts mine the same territory on the 10-song disc produced by the band. Lauren Alaina helps out on vocals on "Are You Happy Now."

Pokey LaFarge - Manic Revelations (Rounder)
Pokey LaFarge, the pride of St. Louis, releases his eighth album containing 10 new songs. LaFarge, now with a sextet, displays a variety of musical sounds.

The Two Tracks - Postcard Town ( Self-released)
The Postcard Tracks formed in 2014 in Sheridan, Wyo. This marks the band's sophomore outing, which was produced by Will Kimbrough. The band consists of Julie Szewc (guitar/vocals), David Huebner (cello, electric guitar, and vocals), Fred Serna (drums/percussion) and Russell Smith (upright bass).

Sara Petite - Road Less Traveled ( Self-released)

The Mastersons - Transient Lullaby (Red House)
The Mastersons are husband-and-wife Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore. They did time in Steve Earle's backing band The Dukes and now have released their third album. B06XHK8W6M

May 12, 2017

Rick Monroe - Gypsy Soul EP ( Self-released)
Indie country artist Rick Monroe releases a six-song EP. Sean Giovanni (John Rich, Clint Black, Big & Rich) produced five tracks, while engineer/producer JD Shuff (Collin Raye, CeCe Wynans) helmed one for the Clearwater, Fla. native.

Zac Brown Band - Welcome Home (Southern Ground)
Zac Brown Band releases the follow-up to 2015's "Jekyll + Hyde," which veered far more towards rock than country. The new disc is more of a return to roots.

May 5, 2017

John Moreland - Big Bad Luv (4AD)
Oklahoma singer John Moreland ploughs the dark side of relationships and life on his fourth solo disc with song titles like "Old Wounds," "Every Kind of Wrong" and "Love Is Not An Answer." "Big Bad Luv" was recorded at Fellowship Fall Sound in Little Rock, Ark., produced by Moreland and mixed by Tchad Blake (The Black Keys, Tom Waits, Sheryl Crow).

Various Artists - Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story - An Album to Benefit War Child (Sony Legacy)
Brandi Carlile's breakthrough disc, "The Story," receives tributes from the likes of Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Margo Price and Adele. Parton covers "The Story." The release benefits a British organization helping children affected by conflict.

Chris Stapleton - From a Room, Volume 1 (MCA Nashville)
Chris Stapleton releases his second disc exactly two years after "Traveller," his surprisingly and hugely successful debut.

David Childers - Run Skeleton Run (Ramseur)
Veteran North Carolina roots/folk singer is back with a dozen-song release.

The Steel Wheels - Wild As We Came Here (Big Ring)

April 28, 2017

Old Crow Medicine Show - 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde (Columbia)
Old Crow Medicine Show does the tribute thing with an ode to Bob Dylan's classic release. The release was recorded live at the CMA Theater located inside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum located in Nashville in May 2016.

Kenny George Band - Borrowed Trouble ( Self-released)
Comprised of Kenny George (lead guitar, vocals, songwriter), Bucky Brown (drums, harmony vocals), Center Ely (steel guitar), Brooks Andrews (bass) and Scott Rankin (rhythm guitar, harmony vocals), the band hails from Aiken, S.C. This is the band's fourth release.

Bruce Robison & the Back Porch Band - Bruce Robison & the Back Porch Time (Motel Time)
Bruce Robison goes for a stripped down effect on the nine songs. Jack Ingram and Kelly Willis both sing on the release.

Willie Nelson - God's Problem Child (Sony Legacy)
Willie Nelson remains prolific. This is his ninth studio disc since 2012. The release includes seven songs he co-wrote with producer Buddy Cannon. Nelson pays tribute to late friend Merle Haggard on "He Won't Ever Be Gone."

John Mellencamp - Sad Clowns & Hillbillies (Republic)
Heartland rocker John Mellencamp releases his 23rd album. He receives help from Carlene Carter and Martina McBride on the 13-song effort. McBride sings on the single "Grandview." Mellencamp self-produced his album.

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers - Sidelong (Bloodshot)
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers releases its debut album. Again. "Sidelong" came out in 2015 via CD Baby, and then Shook was signed to Bloodshot. The North Carolina band is on the edgier side of country although some is very traditional.

Nu-Blu - Vagabonds (Voxhall)
Nu-Blu releases its sixth album. Hailing from Siler City, N.C., Nu-Blu is anchored by husband-and-wife duo Daniel and Carolyn Routh. Carolyn is a soprano, while Daniel is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. TJ Honaker on vocals and banjo, and Clint White on fiddle/mandolin round out the quartet's bluegrass/American roots sound.

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