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December 7, 2018

Brett Young - Ticket to L.A. (Big Machine)
Brett Young releases his second album after much success with his debut, which yielded four big hits.

November 2, 2018

The Mavericks - Hey! Merry Christmas! (Mono Mundo)
The Mavericks release the band's first holiday disc and wrote eight songs. The music contains rockabilly Latino, folk, swing, blues and jazz. The release also includes favorites ''Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)'' and "Happy Holiday'." The group includes singer Raul Malo, drummer Paul Deakin, guitarist Eddie Perez and keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden.

Pistol Annies - Interstate Gospel (RCA Nashville)
Pistol Annies - aka Miranda Lambert, Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe - return with the group's third album. They have released 2011's Gold-certified "Hell on Heels," which produced the Platinum single "Hell On Heels" and 2013's "Annie Up."

Rosanne Cash - She Remembers Everything (Blue Note)
Rosanne Cash is out with her first album in five years. Husband and guitarist John Leventhal produced the songs recorded in New York, while Tucker Martine (The Decemberists) recorded the songs in Portland, Ore.

October 26, 2018

Josh Turner - I Serve a Savior (MCA)
Country traditionalist Josh Turner goes the religious route in this collection of a dozen songs. Among them are standards "I Saw the Light," "How Great Thou Art" and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," originals and live recordings of "Me and God" and "Long Black Train."

Blackberry Smoke - The Southern Ground Sessions ( Self-released)
Blackberry Smoke goes acoustic on this six-song EP recorded in Nashville. The songs include Tom Petty's "You Got Lucky" plus five songs from the recent "Find a Light" CD.

Eddie Heinzelman - Wherever You Go (One Louder)
Eddie Heinzelman is the guitarist for Radney Foster. He sings on the closing "Wherever You Go." This is the follow-up to his 2017 debut, Hey Songwriter, and offers a mix of Americana, country and roots rock.

October 19, 2018

Edward David Anderson - Chasing Butterflies (Black Hat)
Edward David Anderson, who was the lead singer of Backyard Tire Fire for a decade, releases his third solo disc. Anderson recorded the disc in Muscle Shoals with Jimmy Nutt (The SteelDrivers at the helm).

Martina McBride - It's the Holiday Season (Broken Bow)
Martina McBride is out with her second holiday disc, 20 years after her first was released. The new set contains nine songs of holiday standards.

October 12, 2018

Jimmie Allen - Memory Lane (Stoney Creek)
Delaware native Jimmie Allen makes his full-length debut with this disc mixing R&B and country. He has enjoyed chart success with "Best Shot." Allen released an EP in 2017.

Colter Wall - Songs of the Plains (Thirty Tigers)
Drawing on the stories of his native Saskatchewan, Canada, Colter Wall is out with his second full-length album. Produced once again by Dave Cobb and recorded at Nashville's RCA Studio A, the project combines original folk songs, covers and traditional songs that reflect his roots growing up in the small city of Swift Current. Wall, a gruff-voiced singer, received much praise for his debut and has toured heavily behind it.

Dailey & Vincent - The Sounds Of Christmas (BMG)
Bluegrass duo are out with a holiday effort that incorporates bluegrass and country. The 14-song release contains mainly familiar holiday material.

Morgan Evans - Things That We Drink To (Warner)
Morgan Evans releases his first state-side full release after putting out an EP earlier this year. The Australian singer has put out material Down Under. Evans wrote every song with producer Chris DeStefano. The two played every instrument as well. Evans has enjoyed success with the single "Kiss Somebody." The set includes "Dance With Me" with wife Kelsea Ballerini helping out on vocals.

October 5, 2018

Eric Church - Desperate Man (Capitol Nashville)
Eric Church releases his first disc since "Mr. Misunderstood." The title track is the first single from the release produced as usual by Jay Joyce.

Town Mountain - New Freedom Blues (Town Mountain Records)
Bluegrass band Town Mountain releases its sixth disc. Caleb Klauder produced the set recorded in Asheville, N.C. Tyler Childers helped write and sings on the closing track, "Down Low."

JP Harris - Sometimes Dogs Bark at Nothing (Free Dirt)
JP Harris releases his first disc in four years. Morgan Jahning of Old Crow Medicine Show produced the set for the traditional country singer from Alabama. This is Harris' label debut.

September 28, 2018

The Earls of Leicester - Earls of Leicester Live at the CMA Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame (Rounder)

Amy Ray - Holler (Daemon/Compass)
Amy Ray, one half of the Indigo Girls, releases a solo disc that often contains a country sound. The 14 songs also have Southern rock, mountain music, gospel and bluegrass in the mix.

Louvin Brothers - Love and Wealth: The Lost Recordings (Modern Harmonic)
The disc presents 29 new recordings from the Louvin Brothers (plus a warm, spoken audio letter from brother Ira) originally captured as songwriting demos in the 1950s, then filed away for the next six decades. The 2-disc set contains 30 songs and more than an hour of music.

Loretta Lynn - Wouldn't It Be Great (Sony Legacy)
Loretta Lynn is finally out with "Wouldn't It Be Great," delayed due to illness. The disc finds the country traditionalist recording three new songs - "Ruby's Stool," "Ain't No Time To Go," "I'm Dying For Someone To Live For"- plus new recordings of previously released songs. Among them are "Coal Miner's Daughter" and "Don't Come Home A' Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)," her first of 16 career number 1 country singles.

September 14, 2018

Carrie Underwood - Cry Pretty (Capitol Nashville)
Carrie Underwood returns with her first album for her new label. Underwood had a hand in producing the release.

Willie Nelson - My Way (Sony Legacy)
Willie Nelson goes to the songbook of songs recorded by his friend, Frank Sinatra. Buddy Cannon and Matt Rollings produce the the set, which includes such classics as "Fly Me to the Moon," "My Way" and "It Was a Very Good Year."

Asleep at the Wheel - New Routes (Bismeaux)
The Kings of Texas Swing, Asleep at the Wheel, return with their first album of their own material in a decade. The 11-song set includes "Willie Got There First," featuring Seth and Scott Avett.

Steve Forbert - The Magic Tree (Blue Rose)
Veteran singer Steve Forbert releases a new album at the same time he is out with the memoir "Bit City Cat."

Nothin' Fancy - Time Changes Everything (Mountain Fever)
Almost a quarter century in, founding members Mike Andes (mandolin/vocals), Mitchell Davis (banjo), and Chris Sexton (fiddle/vocals) have a few new members in the form of the Cox brothers, Caleb (guitar/vocals) and James (bass). Andes sings 8 of the 12 tracks while leaving three for Caleb Cox and one for brother Chris.

September 12, 2018

Kathy Kallick Band - Horrible World (Live Oak)
San Francisco-based bluegrass Kathy Kallick is out with her 21st album, and this marks the sixth with the Kathy Kallick Band.

September 7, 2018

Elise Davis - Cactus ( Self-released)
Little Rock, Ark. native Elise Davis releases her second album. The first single is "Don't Bring Me Flowers," which was co-written with Maren Morris and Frank Romano. Jordan Lehning (Jordan Lehning (Caitlin Rose, Andrew Combs) produced with the two spending six months in the studio.

Armadillo Road - Honky Tonk Way ( Self-released)
Austin-based quintet Armadillo Road puts out its second release, which leans to the rock side.

William Elliott Whitmore - Kilonova (Bloodshot)
Iowa singer-songwriter/banjoist/guitarist William Elliott Whitmore releases a 10-song covers album for his seventh disc. Songs include "Bat Chain Puller" from Captain Beefheart and "Ain't No Sunshine" from Bill Withers.

The Stray Birds - Let It Pass (Yep Roc)
The Stray Birds, a trio from Lancaster, Pa., releases its fourth album. The disc comes on the heels of the romantic break-up of fiddler/guitarist/banjoist/vocalist Maya de Vitry and fiddler/

Kathy Mattea - Pretty Bird (Captain Potato)
Veteran singer Kathy Mattea returns with a dozen-song release. It's her first since "Calling Me Home" in 2012. Tim O'Brien produced the set, which includes Mary Gauthier's "Mercy Now."

Runaway June - Runaway June (Wheelhouse)
Female trio Runaway June releases its self-titled debut. Naomi Cooke, Hannah Mulholland and Jennifer Wayne comprise the trio. Dann Huff produced the five-song set.

New Reveille - The Keep (Loud & Proud)
Raleigh, N.C.-based Americana band New Reveille makes it debut. The group consists of Amy Kamm on lead vocals, Daniel Cook (banjo/guitar), George Hage (guitar), Kaitlin Grady on cello and Autumn Brand on violin.

August 31, 2018

Various Artists - King of The Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller (BMG)
The late Roger Miller, considered an excellent songwriter, is feted with this tribute effort. The 2-CD, 37-song set features Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Kacey Musgraves, Cake, John Goodman and Brad Paisley.

August 24, 2018

The Devil Makes Three - Chains Are Broken (New West)
The Devil Makes Three are back with an album of their own material. The 11-song set was produced by Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Flogging Molly) and recorded at Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso, Texas. "Chains Are Broken" is The Devil Makes Three's first album of original material since 2013's "I'm A Stranger Here." The trio - Pete Bernhard, Lucia Turino, and Cooper McBean - released the covers album "Redemption and Ruin" in 2016.

Aaron Watson - Live at the World's Largest Rodeo Show (Big Label)
Texan Aaron Watson recorded the disc live in 2017 at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at NRG Stadium. The release contains 14 songs.

Murder by Death - The Other Shore (Bloodshot)
Murder by Death, a Louisville-Ky.-based Americana band, releases its eighth album.

Roanoke - Where I Roam (Roanoke/Tone Tree)
East Nashville group Roanoke releases its sophomore album. Recorded at East Nashville's Ten Four Recording Company, the band wrote the album while on a songwriting retreat last summer at a cabin in Harrison, Mich. The band, which incorporates folk, Americana and rock, is comprised of Taylor Dupuis (vocals, guitar), Joey Beesley (vocals, lead guitar), Zach Nowak (mandolin, vocals, guitar), Kyle Breese (percussion, harmonica), and John Fiorentino (guitar).

August 17, 2018

Cole Swindell - All of It (Warner Nashville)
Cole Swindell releases his third disc. His ninth career single "Break Up In The End" is the lead single on the CD. Other songs are "Somebody's Been Drinkin'," "The Ones Who Got Me Here." and "Reason To Drink."

Buck Owens - Country Singer's Prayer (Omnivore)
Buck Owens' final and unreleased album for Capitol finally sees the light of day, 43 years after it was recorded. With Owen's Capitol career winding down, the label decided to shelve the recording. Owens' estate was involved in getting the album released.

Folk Soul Revival - Folk Soul Revival (Self-released)
Folk Soul Revival is an country group comprised of Daniel Davis, Justin Venable, Brandon Sturgill, Chad Light, and Justin Louthian. The group formed in Wise, Va. in 2008.

Joe Ely - The Lubbock Tapes: Full Circle (Rack 'Em)
Joe Ely recorded these songs as demos for first his first album. Some would later end up appearing on subsequent releases.

August 14, 2018

Various Artists - Everybody's Talkin: A Tribute To Fred Neil (Y&T Music)
The late Florida folk singer Fred Neil is tributed by the likes of Eric Anderson (with John Sebastian), Rodney Crowell, Charlie Pickett and Keith Sykes in this simmer project. "The Dolphins, " "A Little Bit of Rain, " "Ba-De-Da, " "The Other Side of This Life, " "Candyman" and "Everybody's Talkin'" are covered in this set.

August 10, 2018

Jason Eady - I Travel On (Old Guitar)
Veteran Texas singer/songwriter Jason Eady does something a little different on his eighth release - he recorded live in the studio. The album was his first to be recorded with his touring band. Eady also received a little help from Rob Ickes (Dobro) and Trey Hensley (acoustic lead guitar).

Morgan Evans - Morgan Evans (Warner Nashville)
Aussie artist Morgan Evans releases a five-song EP, including his hit "Kiss Somebody." He had a hand in writing all five songs. Chris DeStefano produced the set.

Shooter Jennings - Shooter (Elektra)
Shooter Jennings is out with a more traditional sounding country record. Dave Cobb was at the helm producing.

Mountain Heart - Soul Searching (Compass)
Bluegrass quartet Mountain Heart releases an 11-song disc. The band is comprised of Josh Shilling (piano, guitar), Seth Taylor (guitar), Aaron Ramsey (mandolin, bass) and Jeff Partin (Dobro, bass). Special guests on the album include Ronnie Bowman, Kenny Malone, Stuart Duncan and Scott Vestal.

Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis - Wild! Wild! Wild! (Bloodshot)
Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis release their first album together with Fulks producing. Fulks has enjoyed his own solo career for years, while Lewis has released some albums on her own and is perhaps best known for a disc she recorded with Van Morrison.

August 3, 2018

Hot Rize - 40th Anniversary Bash (Ten in Hand Records)
Long-running bluegrass band Hot Rize celebrated its 40th anniversary with a show in Boulder, Col. Special guests included Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Stuart Duncan.

High Fidelity - Hills and Home (Rebel)
Bluegrass band High Fidelity makes it label debut. The group covers the likes of the Lilly Brothers & Don Stover, Wade Mainer, Jim & Jesse, and the Country Gentlemen. Some of the songs are religiously themed.

Jim Lauderdale and Roland White - Jim Lauderdale & Roland White (Yep Roc)
Jim Lauderdale recorded the disc with bluegrass vet 40 years ago when Lauderdale had just moved to Nashville. The music was lost for decades until found at White's house by his widow.. Lauderdale wrote two of the songs on a disc produced by White. The music was recorded in the basement of Earl and Louise Scruggs' house.

Chicago Farmer - Quarter Past Tonight ( Self-released)
Chicago Farmer, aka Cory Diekohoff, offers a two-CD set recorded in Peoria, Ill. in December 2017. Chicago Farmer goes the folkie route in this setting.

Jim Lauderdale - Time Flies (Yep Roc)
The ultra prolific Jim Lauderdale releases an 11-song set he co-produced with Jay Weaver. he receives help from Chris Scruggs and Kenny Vaughan.

Amanda Shires - To the Sunset (Silver Knife/Thirty Tigers)
Amanda Shires, who also plays fiddle in husband Jason Isbell's band, is back with her fifth solo release. Isbell plays on the album produced by Dave Cobb.

July 27, 2018

Cody Jinks - Lifers (Rounder)
Cody Jinks, whose career surged with his last release, "I'm Not the Devil," makes his label debut with this 11-song set. Jinks has eight previous self-releases.

The Native Howl - Out Of The Garden And Into The Darkness (Clean As Dirt)
The Native Howl is a quartet of brothers from Michigan who play what they call thrash grass. This is a double-CD set.

Kenny Chesney - Songs for the Saints (Blue Chair)
Kenny Chesney's album was written and recorded in response to Hurricane Irma that did much damage in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where Chesney owns a home.