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Upcoming and Recent CD Releases


November 1, 2019

Miranda Lambert - Wildcard (Vanner/RCA Records Nashville)
Mirana Lambert releases her seventh studio album. She released the songs "It All Comes Out in the Wash," "Locomotive," "Mess with My Head" and "Bluebird" during the summer.

October 25, 2019

The Oak Ridge Boys - Down Home Christmas (Lightning Rod)
The Oak Ridge Boys release their eighth holiday album. The disc, produced by Dave Cobb, contains classics and newer songs. This is the third time Cobb has produced the Country Music Hall of Fame quartet.

Old Dominion - Old Dominion (RCA Nashville)
Old Dominion releases its third disc. "Never Be Sorry" is the first single from the release. Old Dominion produced an album for the first time along with Shane McAnally.

October 18, 2019

Chris Janson - Real Friends (Warner Nashville)
Chris Janson releases his third album, which contains 13 songs. Blake Shelton sings on the title track.

October 11, 2019

Cody Jinks - After the Fire (Late August)
Texas country singer Cody Jinks is out with an album on his own label. He released his last discs, "Lifers," in 2018 on Rounder. The new release contains 10 songs.

Chris Knight - Almost Daylight (Thirty Tigers)
Kentucky native Chris Knight is out with his ninth album and first in seven years. John Prine guests on the closing track, his own "Mexican Home," which he put out in 1973. "I'm William Callahan," which features Lee Ann Womack, is the first single.

Ruston Kelly - Dirt Emo Vol. 1 (Rounder)
Ruston Kelly releases an EP of his favorite emo covers. The eight-song release includes a rendition of Dashboard Confessional's "Screaming Infidelities," featuring the band's lead singer Chris Carrabba, as well as Kelly's previously released versions of The Carter Family's "Weeping Willow" and Taylor Swift's "All Too Well."

October 4, 2019

Brantley Gilbert - Fire and Brimstone (Valory)
Brantley Gilbert releases his fifth album. Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson, Lindsay Ell and Colt Ford guest on the 15-song collection.

Old Crow Medicine Show - Live From the Ryman (Sony Music Nashville)
Old Crow Medicine Show goes the live route on this collection of covers and original material. The group has played the Ryman more than 40 times. Old Crow Medicine Show played their first gig at The Opry at The Ryman in 2001 and started headlining the venue in 2005. By 2009, they were performing their New Years Eve shows.

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley - World Full of Blues (Compass)
Dobro ace Rob Ickes and country singer Trey Hensley join forces for their third album together. Brett Maher produced the set, which includes 11 songs.

September 27, 2019

Jon Pardi - Heartache Medication (Capitol Nashville)

September 20, 2019

Riley Green - Different 'Round Here (Big Machine)
Riley Green makes his debut.

Zac Brown Band - The Owl (BMG)

Colt Ford - We The People Volume 1 (Average Joe's)

September 13, 2019

Brett Young - The Acoustic Sessions EP (Big Machine)

September 6, 2019

The Highwomen - The Highwomen (Low County Sounds/Elektra)
The Highwomen - Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires - make their debut in a female-oriented disc subject-matter wise. The quartet intends to push giving women a voice in country music.

August 30, 2019

Sheryl Crow - Threads (Valory)
Sheryl Crow offers what she says is her swan song album. The disc features a bunch of artists ranging from Willie Nelson to Emmylou Harris to Jason Isbell.

August 23, 2019

Midland - Let it Roll (Big Machine)
Midland releases its sophomore effort for Big Machine.The 14-song disc was produced by Dann Huff, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. Midland retains its country vibe first heard on its debut, which included the hit, "Drinkin' Problem."

Vince Gill - OKIE (MCA Nashville)
Vince Gill releases his first album in three years ("Down to My Last Bad Habit"). The Oklahoma native wrote or co-wrote all 12 songs on the disc. The focus track is "Letter To My Mama." The personal album deals with regret, marriage, faith, sexual abuse and hard choices.

Old Salt Union - Where the Dogs Don't Bite (Compass)

Tanya Tucker - While I'm Livin' (Fantasy)
Tanya Tucker is out with her first album of all new material in 17 years. Shooter Jennings and Brandi Carlile produced the set. Carlile wrote most of the songs with Tim and Phil Hanseroth, aka The Twins, who are in Carlile's band. The three wrote a song with Tucker as well, "Bring My Flowers Now." Many of the songs focus on Tucker's life.

August 16, 2019

Eilen Jewell - Gypsy (Signature Sounds)
Idaho native Eilen Jewell penned 11 new songs for her latest, which has a country/Creedence feel to a number of the tracks.

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. Guests include Steve Earle, Lee Ann Womack, Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top and Willie Nelson.

August 2, 2019

Tyler Childers - Country Squire (Hickman Holler Records/RCA)
Produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson, the album was recorded at The Butcher Shoppe in Nashville and consists of nine new songs written by Tyler Childers including lead track, "House Fire." The Kentucky native released his well-received debut, "Purgatory," in 2017.

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

Ben Winship - Acorns (Snake River)
Ben Winship, once upon a time was with Kane's River, is out with not one, but two solo discs for the first time in 22 years.

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.

Ben Winship - Toolshed (Snake River Records)
Ben Winship release his first solo album in 22 years. He actually two separate albums on the same date with "Acorns" the other one. "Toolshed" is more genre crossing than "Acorns." Ivan Neville, Mollie O'Brien and Travis book are among the artists on "Toolshed."

July 12, 2019

Gena Britt - Chronicle: Friends and Music (Pinecastle)
Gena Britt has long been regarded as one of the premier banjo players out there. With this release, she becomes the third member of Sister Sadie to release a solo disc this year. The release contains 13 songs with help from Brooke Aldridge, Alecia Nugent, Marty Raybon and fellow Sister Sadie Dale Ann Bradley.

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

Merle Monroe - Back to the Country (Pinecastle)
The quintet Merle Monroe takes its name from music greats Merle Haggard and Bill Monroe and even covers two Hag songs.

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.

Reckless Kelly - Bulletproof Live (No Big Deal)
Reckless Kelly goes the live route on this 15-song set. The album is a live recording of every song from "Bulletproof" captured in July and August of 2018 at multiple shows along the band's tour.

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.