Upcoming Country CD Releases
March 31, 2023
Benson – Pick Your Poison (Mountain Home) –
April 7, 2023
The Hackles – What a beautiful thing I have made (Jealous Butcher) – The Hackles are a trio comprised of Kati Claborne, Luke Ydstie of Blind Pilot and Halli Anderson of River Whyless and Horse Feathers. This is their third studio album.
April 14, 2023
Caitlyn Smith – High & Low (Monument/Sony) –
April 21, 2023
Brantley Gilbert – So Help Me God (Deluxe Edition) (Valory Music) – Building upon the 10 songs released last year, the deluxe edition features five new tracks, including "Behind The Times," co-written with Jake Mitchell, Randy Montana and Taylor Phillips, and "Wrote The Book Around Here." The release includes the current single "Heaven By Then" with Blake Shelton featuring Vince Gill
April 24, 2023
Jon Stickley Trio – Meantime's Up (Mountain Home) –
April 28, 2023
Kip Moore – Damn Love (Universal) – Kip Moore's fifth studio album contains 13 songss, which he co-produced with Jaren Johnston of The Cadillac Three.
Nate Smith – Nate Smith (Arista Nashville) – Nate Smith releases his debut album. The disc contains 20 songs. The California native has had a number one hit with "Whiskey On You."
Cole Swindell – Stereotype Broken (Warner Nashville) –
May 19, 2023
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives – Altitutde (Snakefarm) – Marty Stuart and band release their first album in six years.
May 24, 2023
Zoe and Cloyd – Songs of Our Grandfathers (Mountain Home) –
July 14, 2023
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – Sticks and Stones (ACE Records/Thirty Tigers) – With seven CDs under his belt, Lukas Nelson is out with a new disc featuring a dozen songs. Nelson, the son of Willie, self-produced the set. This is the follow-up to 2021's "A Few Stars Apart."
Recent CD Releases
March 24, 2023
Carly Pearce – 29: Written In Stone (Live From Music City) (Big Machine) – Carly Pearce follows up her career blazing "29: Written in Stone" about life after marriage with a live disc recorded in Nashville. The original disc came out in September 2021 to much acclaim. Produced by Pearce and David Clauss, the disc was recorded during an April 2022 concert Pearce held at Marathon Music Works in Nashville. Lee Brice ("I Hope You're Happy Now"), the Isaacs ("Easy Going"), Matthew West ("Truth Be Told"), Jenee Fleenor ("29") and Ashley McBryde ("Never Wanted to Be That Girl") all were featured on the live album.
Nickel Creek – Celebrants (Thirty Tigers) – Nickel Creek releases his first album in nine years.
Luke Combs – Gettin' Old (River House/Sony Music Nashville) –
Alana Springsteen – TWENTY SOMETHING: Messing It Up, (Sony Music Nashville) – Nashville singer/songwriter Alana Springsteen is out with a six-song release. This is the first of a three-part collection. "HISTORY OF BREAKING UP (PART ONE)" was her last release, coming out in 2021.
March 17, 2023
Lynn Miles – TumbleWeedyWorld (True North) – Canadian singer Lynn Miles has released 15 albums over her career. She's racked up multiple Juno Awards and Canadian Folk Music Awards. The new disc contains 10 songs.
March 3, 2023
Willie Nelson – Don't Know A Thing About Love (Sony Legacy) –
Tyler Braden – Neon Grave (Warner) –
Morgan Wallen – One Thing At A Time (Big Loud) – Morgan Wallen releases the follow-up to "Dangerous: The Double Album" with another lengthy disc - 36 songs. Joey Moi served as producer for most of the tracks.
February 24, 2023
Matt Hillyer – Glorieta (State Fair) – Matt Hillyer of Eleven Hundred Springs fame goes his own way with this 11-song release. Lloyd Maines helps out on pedal steel guitar. Hillyer wrote nine of the songs by himself and helped write two others. John Pedigo produced the set.
Dierks Bentley – Gravel & Gold (Universal) – Dierks Bentley releases his 10th album. Ashley McBryde and Billy Strings are featured on the 14-song release. This marks the first album that Bentley has self-produced.
Larry Sparks – New Highway (Remastered) (Mountain Home) –
The Shootouts – Stampede (Soundly Music) – The Shootouts didn't expect to be back in the studio so soon after the release of their Top 10 Americana album "Bullseye." But when Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson agrees to produce, things change. A mutual friend introduced the band to Benson. Just months after the April 2021 release of "Bullseye," The Shootouts found themselves hard at work with Benson and co-producer Sam Seifert.
February 10, 2023
Chase Rice – I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go To Hell (Broken Bow) – Chase Rice's sophomore album features 13 songs. The title of the release is comprised of two songs on the album. Rice had a hand in writing all of the songs, including two he penned by himself. The title of the release comes from the names of two songs.
Ashby Frank – Leaving Is Believing (Mountain Home) – Mandolin player Ashby Frank finally records the follow-up to his 1999 debut and first for Mountain Home. He has penned songs for Junior Sisk, Dale Ann Bradley and Lindley Creek. He also has worked with Jerry Douglas' Earls of Leicester and Mountain Heart. Frank produced the 13-song release with Brandon Bostic.
February 9, 2023
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley – Living in a Song (Compass) – Rob Ickes, 15-time winner of IBMA awards, and vocalist Trey Hensley team up for their fourth album together. This one veers in a more traditional country direction. Their discography as a duo includes "World Full Of Blues" (Compass Records, 2019), "The Country Blues" (Compass Records, 2016) and the Grammy-nominated "Before The Sun Goes Down" (Compass Records, 2015). They co-wrote five of the 12 songs with producer Brent Maher.
February 3, 2023
The Burnt Pines – Don't Look Down (Adraela) – "Don't Look Down" is the follow-up to The Burnt Pines' self-titled 2021 debut.
ERNEST – Flower Shops (The Album): Two Dozen Rose (Big Loud) – ERNEST, who had a hit with "Flower Shops," goes deluxe with his debut.
Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams – Live at Levon's! (Royal Potato Family) – Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams went live with an album recorded live at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, N.Y. Campbell, who produced the disc, and Williams, his wife, were members of Helms' band. The disc contains a dozen songs including covers of Bill Monroe's "Old Dangerfield," Duke Ellington's Caravan" and Johnny Cash's "Big River."
Tim Stafford & Thomm Jutz – Lost Voices (Mountain Fever) – German-born guitarist Thomm Jutz, who now lies in Nashville, and Tim Stafford, of longstanding bluegrass band Blue Highway, among others, team up for this 14-song release. The pair co-produced the set, which was recorded in Nashville.
Walker County – No Smoke And Mirrors (Warner Nashville) – The duo Walker County is out with their debut. Hailing from rural Sulphur Springs, Ind., sisters Ivy Dene and Sophie Dawn formed a family band with their father, Billy Walker.
Priscilla Block – Welcome to the Block Party Deluxe Album (Universal) – Priscilla Block goes deluxe on her debut release, which included "Thick Thighs."
January 30, 2023
HARDY – the mockingbird & The CROW (Big Loud) – HARDY is out with his second album with the Mississippi native tackling both country and rock songs on separate sides of the disc.
January 27, 2023
David Marshall (Family & Friends) – Clearwaters (Mountain Home) – Nearly 40 years ago, the Marshall Family's David Marshall issued an album on Mountain Home Music Company. Out of print for years, Clearwaters is being released digitally. Together with co-producer Tim Surrett, who helped found the label's flagship group, Balsam Range, he assembled a group of musicians that included returning members of the Family, multi-instrumentalist David Johnson, J.P. Pennington of country chart topper Exile, and an assortment of bluegrass players and singers then just beginning their rise to prominence: six-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Dale Ann Bradley; 10-time IBMA Guitar Player of the Year Bryan Sutton; singer and songwriter Steve Gulley; bassist Ben Isaacs (The Isaacs) and mandolinist Jeff Parker (Dailey & Vincent, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers).
Elle King – Come Get Your Wife (RCA) – Elle King goes with a country sound on her CD. King has enjoyed success on duets with Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert.
JD Clayton – Long Way from Home (Self-released) – Arkansas native JD Clayton makes his full-length debut. He previously released two EPs with all of last fall's "Side A" appearing here.
Pony Bradshaw – North Georgia Rounder (Soundly) – Pony Bradshaw sings of his adopted state on his second album. Bradshaw received much praise for his 2021 disc, "Calico Jim."
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