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Upcoming and Recent CD Releases


August 23, 2019

Midland - Let It Roll (Big Machine)
Midland releases its sophomore effort for Big Machine.

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 28, 2019

Runaway June - Blue Roses (Wheelhouse)
All-female trio Runaway June is set to released its debut. Dann Huff and Ross Cooperman produced the set.

June 21, 2019

Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis - Beautiful Lie (New Waltz)
Husband and wife Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison release their fourth duets album together. The release was recorded at Robison's studio. The title track was on the Amazing Rhythm Aces' 1975 debut album.

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.

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."

June 18, 2019

Chip and Tony Kinman - Chip & Tony Kinman: Sounds Like Music (Omnivore)
Chip and Tony Kinman once recorded as The Dils, Rank and File, Blackbird and Cowboy Nation. This collection contains 22 songs from the Kinmans, which were never released.

June 14, 2019

Greg Felden - Made of Strings ( Self-released)
L.A.-based Americana artist Greg Felden, who was born in Oregon, makes his debut with htis 10-song set. Al Sgro and Will Golden, known for their work with Eric Hutchinson, Joe Purdy and Brian Wright, produced at The Chalet Studio in Los Angeles.

Jamestown Revival - San Isabel (Jamestown Revival)
The Texas-based duo releases its third CD and first since 2016's "The Education of a Wandering Man."

June 7, 2019

Luke Combs - The Prequel EP (Sony Music Nashville)
Luke Combs releases an EP as the follow-up to his mega-successful "This One's For You," which came out two years ago. Combs helped write all five songs including lead single, "Beer Never Broke My Heart," on the EP.

May 31, 2019

Ian Noe - Between the Country (National Treasury)
Life isn't pretty in Ian Noe's debut. The Kentucky native, who has a folky/rootsy sound, has lots of songs about the down side of drugs.

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.

Maren Morris - Maren Morris: Reimagined (Apple Music/Sony Nashville)
Maren Morris teamed with ace producer Dave Cobb to reconfigure three of her songs - "GIRL," "The Bones" and "The Middle," which was her hit with Zedd. This follows the release of her CD "GIRL" earlier this year.

ESOEBO - VI (Knot Reel)
ESOEBO - it stands for Exotic Sounds of Everything But Opera - consists of Chuck McDowell and Gail Burnett. Phil Madeira produced the 11-song release. Burnett, a Michigan native, met McDowell 15 years ago following a Christmas church performance they both performed at. McDowell, a fan of the cello, asked Burnett if she'd like to join him in a duo.

May 24, 2019

Amanda Platt & Honeycutters - Live at the Grey Eagle (Organic)
Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters recorded this disc at the North Carolina-based club. Platt, a New York native, produced the 17-song release.

Justin Townes Earle - The Saint of Lost Causes (New West)
Justin Townes Earle went to Nashville to record his 12-song set. The release was co-produced by Earle and his longtime engineer Adam Bednarik. "The Saint of Lost Causes" is the followup to 2017's "Kids In The Street" and covers traditional country, blues and folk to western swing, roots-rock and boogie-woogie.

Billy Ray Cyrus - The SnakeDoctor Circus (BMG)

May 18, 2019

Marty Brown - American Highway (Plowboy)
Marty Brown releases his first album in two decades, a mixture of country and soulful takes with some Americana stylings thrown in. Brown produced the disc with Jon Tiven. The two penned all 10 songs together.

May 17, 2019

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

May 10, 2019

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

Rodney Atkins - Caught Up in the Country (Curb)
Rodney Atkins gets more personal on his latest, which happens to be his first in eight years. The disc contains the hit "Caught UP in the Country" with the Fisk Jubilee Singers. His wife Rose Falcon appears on two songs.

Austin Cunningham - Country & Western Music ( Self-released)
Veteran songwriter Austin Cunningham also has had his own career going. A deluxe version contains 15 songs, 3 more than the regular edition.

Lowland Hum - Glymphonic ( Self-released)
Husband-and-wife duo Daniel and Lauren Goans are out with another low-fi, shoe gaze brand of Americana.

May 3, 2019

Joy Williams - Front Porch (Sensibility)
Joy Williams, who once upon a time was a Christian artist and then one-half of the defunct The Civil Wars, is out with a country-oriented CD. It represents a major sonic change from 2015's "Venus" and its more pop flavor. Produced by Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids and engineered by Matt Ross-Spang, "Front Porch" was recorded in Nashville during the pregnancy of her second child.

Colebrook Road - On Time (Mountain Fever)

The Felice Brothers - Undress (Yep Roc)
The Felice Brothers - Ian and James - head for more political commentary on the 14-song CD.

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

Kind Country - Hard Times ( Self-released)
Kind Country is a bluegrass-based septet. The album was recorded in Minneapolis and produced by Steve Kaul.

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."

Sara Evans and the Barker Family Band - The Barker Family band with Sara Evans (Born to Fly)
Sara Evans gets together with family members, including two of her children, for this six-song EP of covers and originals. The CD starts with a short version of her biggest hit, "Born to Fly." Among the covers are Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams," "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "(You Make Feel Like) a Natural Woman."

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.

Silver Lake 66 - Ragged Heart ( Self-released)
Silver Lake 66 is the duo of Maria Francis and Jeff Overbo, who produced the CD in Portland, Ore. with Bryan Daste. The couple first began playing music together in the Midwest before moving to Los Angeles and later Portland.

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 22, 2019

Steven Curtis Chapman - Deeper Roots: Where the Bluegrass Grows (New Day Entertainment)
Steven Curtis Chapman is best known as a very successful Christian artist. Here, he incorporates bluegrass, remakes of some of his Christian material and new songs.

Carrie Newcomer - The Point of Arrival (Available Light)
Carrie Newcomer is out with a self-produced 11-song set that leans heavily towards folk music. She recorded the album in Bloomington, Ind.