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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.

August 15, 2019

Rodney Crowell - Texas (RC1)
Rodney Crowell releases his second album on his own label. He co-produced with Ray Kennedy. Crowell said he wanted to go back to his youth, opting for a '60s sound.

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.

Claudia Nygaard - Lucky Girl ( Self-released)
A chance meeting with John Prine in Nashville led veteran singer Claudia Nygaard to write the title track. A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign enabled her to work with Grammy-nominated producer Neilson Hubbard.

July 19, 2019

Larry Sparks - New Moon Over My Shoulder (Rebel)
Larry Sparks is out with his first album of new music in five years. He also has returned to Rebel Records, his long-time home. This dozen-song release marks Sparks' 50 years of leading the Lonesome Ramblers.

July 12, 2019

The Steel Wheels - Over the Trees (Big Ring)
Virginia-based Americana roots band The Steel Wheels do something a little different on their seventh album. They added percussion to the mix on these 11 songs. The group consists of Trent Wagler is lead vocalist, mountain banjo player, guitarist and primary songwriter. Jay Lapp plays mandolin, guitar, electric guitar and sings. Brian Dickel plays upright bass, electric bass and sings. Eric Brubaker plays fiddle and sings. Kevin Joaquin Garcia is on percussion and keyboards.

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. The release includes "Buy My Own Drinks."

Josh Abbott Band - Catching Fire (Pretty Damn Tough)
Josh Abbott Band releases a four-song EP. Abbott had a hand in writing two of the songs of the band that formed in Lubbock, Texas.

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 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.

Chuck Mead - Close to Home (Plowboy)
Former BR5-49 mainstay Chuck Mead is out with the follow-up to 2015's "Free State Serenade." Mead recorded the disc at Sam Phillips Recording Studios in Memphis. Matt Ross-Spang produced the set, which is at times traditional sounding while also referencing rockabilly and Johnny Horton.

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."

Willie Nelson - Ride Me Back Home (Sony Legacy)
The ever prolific Willie Nelson is not slowing down in his 80s. This is his 13th release since joining the label in 2012. Once again, Buddy Cannon produces the set. The pair wrote three of the songs. Nelson covers Guy Clark on two others.

June 14, 2019

Michael Fracasso - Big Top (Lucky Hound)
Two decades after Michael Fracasso recorded "Big Top" with Charlie Sexton, it is seeing the light of day. Tucked away, it came to light during the memorial to bassist George Reiff, which led to its release now.

Riley Green - Get That Man a Beer EP (Big Machine)
Riley Green makes his debut with this four-song EP which includes the hit, the title track. Dann Huff produced the four-song set.

Chris Shiflett - Hard Lessons (East Beach)
Chris Shiflett leaves his regular gig, guitarist for Foo Fighters, to release another solo disc. He combines country and other sounds in the mix. He once again enlisted producer Dave Cobb, who also oversaw the tracking sessions for "West Coast Town."

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)
Billy Ray Cyrus makes his label debut with the Broken Bow family. The disc contains nine songs.

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.

Caroline Spence - Mint Condition (Rounder)
After two indie releases, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Caroline Spence makes her label debut.

Colebrook Road - On Time (Mountain Fever)

Carla Olson and Todd Wolfe - The Hidden Hills Sessions (Red Parlor)
Carla Olson, known for her work as leader of The Textones, teams up with guitarist Todd Wolfe.

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.