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Upcoming and Recent CD Releases


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 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 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

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.

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 Contry (Curb)

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.

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)

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.

March 15, 2019

Todd Snider - Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 (Aimless)
Todd Snider often has an offbeat, stoner type approach to his music, but here he turns outright political at times in an album recorded at Johnny Cash's studio. Several songs involve a talking blues style. Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires are among those helping out.

Renee Wahl & the Sworn Secrets - Cut to the Bone (Double R)
Renee Wahl has left physics behind for a career in music. She recorded the nine-song set in the Nashville area with Stuart Mathis producing.

Over the Rhine - Love and Revelation (Great Speckled Dog)
Over the Rhine -husband-and-wife duo of Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler- celebrates 30 years of music making on this self-produced release. Their first release in four years, loss is often at the core of the songs.

Lauren Jenkins - No Saint (Big Machine)
Lauren Jenkins, who has been on the road since she was 15, releases her debut. Julian Raymond, who produced Glen Campbell's later works, was at the helm for Jenkins along with the singer and label head Scott Borchetta. The first single is "Running out of Road." Jenkins wrote with a slew of country songwriters, although most of the songs have more of a pop vibe to them.

Ted Russell Kamp - Walkin' Shoes (PoMo)
Ted Russell Kamp has enjoyed a long career as a member of Shooter Jennings' band, but he also has forged his own solo career. Kamp self-produced his latest, a 13-song effort.

March 8, 2019

Maren Morris - GIRL (Columbia Nashville)
Maren Morris releases her sophomore major label release after achieving much success with her debut. The 14-track new album includes "Common" (featuring Brandi Carlile). busbee, who co-produced Morris' 2016 debut, co-produced 11 of the 14 songs on the album with her, while adding Greg Kurstin to co-produce three songs.

Shawn Lane and Richard Bennett - Land and Harbor (Bonfire)
Bluegrass mainstays Shawn Lane and Richard Bennett join forces on this five-song EP. Lane got his start as a founding member of the award-winning band Blue Highway, where he has won an unprecedented 28 IBMA Awards. Bennett was a member of JD Crowe and the New South.

Patty Griffin - Patty Griffin ( Self-released)

Chatham County Line - Share the Covers (Yep Roc)
North Carolina band e Chatham County Line is out with its eighth studio album. The band performs modern and traditional classics in the bluegrass-style. On the 13-track collection, CCL covers Tom Petty, Alton Delmore, John Lennon, The Louvin Brothers, Beck and James Hunter.

March 1, 2019

The Cactus Blossoms - Easy Way (Walkie Talkie)
The Cactus Blossoms, the duo of brothers Page Burkum and Jack Torrey of Minneapolis, release their third disc. The sound recalls the Everly Brothers.

Steve Poltz - Shine On (Red House)
Steve Poltz has been making music for about two decades, and this is the first time in about that length of time that he is with a label.

Della Mae - The Butcher Shoppe (Rounder)
Della Mae is back with a six-song EP containing three covers, including the Allmans' "Whipping Post," and three originals.

RJ Cowdery - What If This is All There Is ( Self-released)
R.J. Cowdery is a thirty-something singer from Columbus, Ohio, who is releasing her debut.