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January 19, 2018

Devin Dawson - Dark Horse (Atlantic/Warner)
Devin Dawson makes his debut with a dozen song set. Dawson had a hand in writing all 12 songs.

December 8, 2017

Walker Hayes - Boom (Monument/Sony)
Walker Hayes releases his debut disc, a 10 song effort. The singer helped write every song. The releases features the hit single "You Broke Up With Me." Shane McAnally, co-president of the revitalized Monument label, produced.

Luke Bryan - What Makes You Country (Capitol Nashville)
Luke Bryan releases his sixth studio album. Jeff Stevens and Jody Stevens produced the 15 songs, 7 co-written by Bryan including the title track. The lead single "Light It Up," written by Bryan and Old Dominion member Brad Tursi.

December 5, 2017

Danielle Bradbery - I Don't Believe We've Met (Big Machine)
Danielle Bradbery finally releases her sophomore effort four years after her debut. Bradbery had a hand in writing 7 of the 10 songs on the new disc.

November 7, 2017

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill - The Rest of Our Lives (Arista Nashville/McGraw Music)
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have had their share of hit singles together, but this is the first time they are releasing an entire album together. They helped produce 9 of the 11 songs with Byron Gallimore and Dann Huff also involved. The title track was the second single released from the project.

November 3, 2017

Lee Brice - Lee Brice (Curb)
Lee Brice releases his fourth album. The disc contains 15 with guitarist Warren Haynes of Gov't Mule and the Allmans playing on two tracks.

Blake Shelton - Texoma Shore (Warner Nashville)
Blake Shelton releases his 11th album, which includes the hit "I'll Name the Dogs." Shelton said the album veers towards the traditional side.

Kelsea Ballerini - Unapologetically (Black River)
Tennessee native Kelsea Ballerini tries to avoid the soph slump after a debut filled with hits including "Peter Pan," "Yeah Boy" and "Love Me Like You Mean It."

October 28, 2017

Balsam Range - It's Christmas Time (Mountain Home)
Bluegrass band Balsam Range goes the holiday route.

October 27, 2017

Wailin' Jennys - Fifteen (Red House)
Canadian trio The Wailin' Jennys releases its first album in six years. The new set is collection of cover songs with tunes by Tom Petty, Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton. The release is the first since 2011's "Bright Morning Stars." For founding members Nicky Mehta and Ruth Moody, along with longtime member Heather Masse, Fifteen celebrates a 15-year musical partnership that has resulted in four studio albums and one live recording.

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.

Lee Ann Womack - The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone (ATO)
Lee Ann Womack makes her label debut.

October 20, 2017

Turnpike Troubadours - A Long Way From Your Heart (Bossier City)
Oklahoma roots rock/country band Turnpike Troubadours is out with its fourth release.

Margo Price - All American Made (Third Man)
Margo Price releases her second full-length CD after annoyed much critical acclaim with her "Midwest Farmer's Daughter" debut. She also dropped a surprise EP, "Weakness," in the summer with only the title track on the full-length.

Chris Young - Losing Sleep (RCA)
Chris Young is set to release his seventh studio album and third in two years. The title track is the lead single from the 10-track disc. Young co-produced with Corey Crowder, the third time the two have worked together.

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.

Willie Nelson - Willie's Stash Volume 2 (Sony Legacy)
Willie Nelson teams up with songs Micah and Luke to record a disc mainly of American country standards and classics. Hank Williams Sr. contributed seven of the songs. Buddy Cannon produced the set, recorded in Austin in 2011.

October 13, 2017

Carly Pearce - Every Little Thing (Big Machine)
Carly Pearce has a hit on her hands with the title track of her 13-song debut. The Kentucky native first gained attention for singing in the Josh Abbott Band's "Wasn't That Drunk."

Travis Meadows - First Cigarette (Blaster)
Travis Meadows puts out an 11-song disc produced by Jeremy Spillman. He has penned hits for others, including Dierks Bentley and Jake Owen, while also pursuing his own career.

Russell Dickerson - Yours (Triple Tigers)
Russell Dickerson releases his debut with the title track being a hit single for him. Dickerson co-wrote all dozen songs on the disc.

October 6, 2017

Bill Carter - Bill Carter (Forty Below)
Bill Carter returns with a stripped down effort of 10 songs. He played every instrument on the disc.

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.

Gina Clowes - True Colors (Mountain Home)
Gina Clowes goes solo from her regular gig as the banjo woman in Chris Jones and the Nightdrivers.

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." The release contains 12 songs, and Janson had a hand in writing all of them.

Jon Langford's Four Lost Souls - Jon Langford's Four Lost Souls (Bloodshot)
"Four Lost Souls," recorded over four days, originated in 2015 in Nashville where Langford produced artwork for Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City, the exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame. One of those Nashville Cats, bassist and producer Norbert Putnam, liked Jon Langford's paintings and singing and invited him to record in Sheffield, Ala. Guitarist John Szymanski, bassist David Hood and duet singers Bethany Thomas, Tawny Newsome and Tomi Lunsford all helped out.

Midland - On the Rocks (Big Machine)
Midland makes its full-length debut after releasing an EP. The trio has enjoyed a hit with "Drinkin' Problem."

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."

Billy Strings - Turmoil & Tinfoil (Apostol)
Michigan native Billy Strings mixes psychedelic sounds and bluegrass. Greensky Bluegrass' Glenn Brown produced the disc. Strings previously has recorded with Don Julin.

September 15, 2017

Various Artists - A Tribute to John D. Loudermilk (BFD)
Late songwriter John D. Loudermilk, who penned "Indian Reservation among many others, received tribute from the likes of Emmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs and Rosanne Cash a few months before he passed away.

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.

Willie Watson - Folksinger, Vol. 2 (Acony)
Willie Watson puts in his second disc of folk covers after his stint with Old Crow Medicine Show. Many of the songs have a bluesy or gospel bent. David Rawlings, with whom Watson plays in his band, produced.

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."

Deer Tick - Vol. 1 (Partisan)
Deer Tick, the rootsy and sometimes rough Americana band, releases two albums on the same day. "Vol. 1" is a much more country affair, while "Vol. 2" is more rocking.

Deer Tick - Vol. 2 (Partisan)
Deer Tick, the rootsy and sometimes rough Americana band, releases two albums on the same day. "Vol. 1" is a much more country affair, while "Vol. 2" is more rocking.

September 8, 2017

Dustin Lynch - Current Mood (Broken Bow)
Dustin Lynch releases his third album. Produced by Brent Anderson, Mickey Jack Cones, Ross Copperman, Zach Crowell and Will Weatherly, the project features the Gold-certified singles "Seein' Red" and "Small Town Boy."

Tom Russell - Folk Hotel (Frontera)
Tom Russell continues plying his brand of country, Tex Mex and folk songs with help from the likes of Eliza Gilkyson, Augie Meyers, Joe Ely, Joel Guzman and Redd Volkaert.

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)
Bluegrass band The Grascals return with a 12-song effort, featuring John Bryan and Terry Eldredge on lead vocals. The group self-produced and had a hand in writing 3 of the 12 songs.

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).

Blake Shelton - Live EP (Warner Nashville)
Blake Shelton offers a six-song live EP.

EmiSunshine - Ragged Dreams (Little Blackbird)
EmiSunshine Hamilton is a 13-year-old singer from east Tennessee, who mainly writes and plays her own songs, which bears some resemblance to Dolly Parton. This is her third album.

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.

Kashena Sampson - Wild Heart ( Self-released)
Indie artist Kashena Sampson releases a 10-song CD in which she helped write 9 of the songs. She recorded the disc in Nashville.

Ron Pope - Work (Brooklyn Basement)
Ron Pope is a Georgia-born, New York-City based indie artist playing mainly roots music. He has had 13 releases since 2007.

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 15, 2017

Eric Brace Peter Cooper and Thomm Jutz - Profiles in Courage, Frailty, & Discomfort (Red Beet)
Eric Brace, Peter Cooper and Thomm Jutz all have enjoyed careers on their own and in the case of Brace and Cooper, sometimes together. This is the first time they have appeared as a trio. The result is a quieter affair.

August 11, 2017

Will Hoge - Anchors (Thirty Tigers)
Will Hoge releases his 11th CD. "Little Bit Of Rust" features guest vocals from Sheryl Crow.

Alex Williams - Better Than Myself (Big Machine)
Alex Williams makes his debut, recalling Waylon Jennings vocally.

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.

TIm Bennett - The View From Here (Sandy Beach)
This is the third release from the California musician. which veers more towards country rock.

August 8, 2017

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers - The Story We Tell (Rebel)
Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers release their sixth recording for Rebel Records. Featuring Mullins on banjo, alongside bluegrass veterans Mike Terry (mandolin), Jason Barie (fiddle), Randy Barnes (bass) and Duane Sparks (guitar), songs by Larry Cordle, Jerry Salley, Ronnie Bowman, Steve Bonafel and Raleigh Satterwhite plus songs from The Delmore Brothers, Merle Haggard, and The Browns are included.

August 4, 2017

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

Tyler Childers - Purgatory (Hickman Holler Records/Thirty Tigers)
Kentucky native Tyler Childers sings of the hardscrabble life with lots of songs dealing with drugs and down-and-outers. Recorded at Nashville's The Butcher Shoppe studio, the 10-song record was produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson. In addition to Childers (vocals, acoustic guitar), the album features Simpson (acoustic guitar, background vocals), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Miles Miller (drums, background vocals) and Russ Pahl (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel, Jew's harp).

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 - 27861 (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.

Eddy Raven with Carolina Road - All Grassed Up (Pinecastle)
Veteran country singer Eddy Raven teams with bluegrass band Carolina Road. The dozen-song disc reinterprets some of Raven's hits, including "Bayou Boys" and "I Got Mexico."

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.

Kim Robins - Raining in Baltimore (Pinecastle)
Singer Kim Robins turns in a dozen-song set. Ron Stewart, Adam Steffey, Harold Nixon and Ricky Wasson contribute to the disc.

Whiskey Shivers - Some Part of Something (Clean Bill Music)
Whiskey Shivers is a longstanding Austin-based band with a raucous take on bluegrass and country. The band is Bobby Fitzgerald (vocals, fiddle), Andrew Van Voorhees (bass, vocals), Joe Deuce (washboards), Jeff "Horti" Hortillosa (vocals, guitar), and James Bookert (banjo).

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.