January 22, 2021
Fall Like Rain
(Mountain Fever) – Beginning his musical journey at six, Justin Moses has toured with bands such as Blue Moon Rising, NewFound Road, Band of Ruhks, The Dan Tyminski Band and Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. The third single from his new album is "Taxland" featuring Sierra Hull, who also happens to be his wife. The first was "Fall Like Rain.' The second was "Between The Lightening and The Thunder" featuring Dan Tyminski.
February 5, 2021
Uncle Walt's Band –
Recorded Live at Waterloo Ice House
(Omnivore) – Uncle Walt's Band, which consisted of Walter Hyatt, Champ Hood and David Ball, originally put out 15 songs in a private pressing of a live disc recorded in Austin four decades ago. Now, the disc is being release with 21 songs.
February 12, 2021
Florida Georgia Line –
Life Rolls On
(Big Machine) –
February 26, 2021
Hailey Whitters –
Living the Dream
(Songs & Daughters/Big Loud) – Hailey Whitters is releasing a deluxe version of 2020's well-received "The Dream." The enhanced disc contains five extra songs including collaborations with Jordan Davis, Lori McKenna, Little Big Town, Brent Cobb and Trisha Yearwood.
Willie Nelson –
(Sony Legacy) – Willie Nelson pays tribute to Frank Sinatra on his latest disc produced once again by Buddy Cannon.
March 19, 2021
Loretta Lynn –
Still Woman Enough
(Sony Legacy) – Loretta Lynn releases an album containing new material and new recordings of some of her previous material. Produced by her daughter, Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash, the 13 songs include contributions from Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Margo Price and Tanya Tucker.
David Olney and Anana Kaye –
Whispers and Sighs
(Schookids) – The late David Olney, who recorded more than 20 albums, collaborated with Anana Kaye, an Americana artist from the Republic of Georgia, who lives in Nashville. Brett Ryan Stewart (Wirebird Productions) produced and mixed the 13songs at his studio in Nashville.
March 26, 2021
Carrie Underwood –
(Capitol Nashville) – Carrie Underwood releases an album of gospel music, which she co-produced along with David Garcia. The release consists of covers of traditional gospel hymns Underwood grew up singing, is a spiritual companion to Underwood's first-ever Christmas album, "My Gift," which came out in September 2020.
Amanda Cook –
Narrowing the Gap
(Mountain Fever) –
January 21, 2021
The Burnt Pines
The Burnt Pines
(Adraela Records) – Boston-based band The Burnt Pines releases its debut. The folksy/rock group includes members both from the Boston area and Portugal. The disc was recorded in both the U.S. and Lisbon, Portugal.
January 15, 2021
Devin Dawson –
The Pink Slip EP
(Atlantic) – Devin Dawson is out with a six-song EP, the follow-up to his 2018 full-length release, "Dark Horse." Dawson had a hand in writing every song on the release produced by Jay Joyce.
January 8, 2021
(Big Label) – Aaron Watson is out with his 13th studio album and 17th album overall, since his debut in 2000. His last 4 studio albums have debuted Top 10 on the Billboard country album chart.
Dangerous: The Double Album
(Big Loud/Republic) – The 30-track project is the sophomore effort of Morgan Wallen. He wrote most of it over the last two-plus years, almost all with others. The release features "More Than My Hometown" and a countrified version of 3X Platinum Diplo collaboration, "Heartless." Chris Stapleton helps out on "Only Thing That's Gone."
Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1
(Capitol) – Barry Gibb, the last surviving member of the Bee Gees offers a country album reprising hits of the band. He gets help from folks like Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Alison Krauss and Brandi Carlile.
January 4, 2021
Steve Earle & The Dukes
(New West) – Steve Earle releases a tribute album to his son, Justin Townes Earle, who died in 2020 of an accidental drug overdose. Earle recorded the disc with his backing band, The Dukes, and puts his own spin on the recordings. The last song on the 11-song release is "Last Words," a poignant effort written by Steve. The vinyl and CD versions of the release are not out until March 19, 2021.
December 11, 2020
Buno Natale EP
(Compass) – Last December, Nicki Bluhm toured with John Craigie and The Blind Boys of Alabama and released "Buon Natale," a limited-edition EP featuring two Christmas covers and three new originals available at those shows. Today, the EP is out for the first time on all digitial platforms. Recorded both in Austin at The Finishing School and in Nashville at Cartoon Moon by engineer/producer Jesse Noah Wilson (Band of Heathens), the album kicks off with the classic "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) and ends with Stevie Wonder's "Someday at Christmas." Musicians on the album include Wilson playing bass and a variety of instruments, Ken Coomer on drums, A.J. Croce on piano, Leroy Powell on guitar and vocals and Richard Millsap (Band of Heathens) on drums.
December 4, 2020
(Anti-) – Calexico releases its first ever holiday-themed album today. Less of a Christmas album and more of a cross cultural seasonal celebration, the themes of "Seasonal Shift" are based around reflection, ceremony and recognition of the year gone by and changes it brought. The musically diverse duo of Joey Burns and John Convertino include Portuguese fado and old Mexican folk songs, from the stripped back two-man offerings to a fuller sound with such international collaborators, as Bombino, Gaby Moreno, Gisela Joao, Nick Urata (DeVotchKa) and Camilo Lara.
Russell Dickerson –
(Triple Tigers) – Russell Dickerson releases his sophomore effort after his debut yielded three number one singles, including "Yours," "Blue Tacoma" and "Every Little Thing." The first single from the new set is "Love You Like I Used To."
November 27, 2020
Granger Smith –
Country Things Vol. 2
(Wheelhouse) – Granger Smith releases his second disc since September.
(Audium Nashville) – Ty Herndon revisits Christmas classics in a 12-song disc that's not particularly country, nor pop. He receives help from Kristen Chenoweth and Paul Cardall on "Orphans of God" and Waylon Payne on "O Come O Come Emmanuel."