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May 20, 2022

Zach BryanAmerican Heartbreak (Warner) – Zach Bryan makes his debut.
Nitty Gritty Dirt BandDirt Goes Dylan (MRI) – The long-running Nitty Gritty Dirt Band does 10 Dylan songs on this tribute. Three new band members are aboard: fiddler Ross Holmes; singer-songwriter and bass player Jim Photoglo (who wrote one of the Dirt Band's biggest hits, "Fishin' in the Dark"); and Dirt Band founder Jeff Hanna's son, singer and guitarist Jaime Hanna. The music was produced and recorded by Ray Kennedy at Room & Board Studio in Nashville. Bob Carpenter and Jimmie Fadden are also in the band.
High ValleyWay Back (Self-released) –

June 3, 2022

Chris YoungFamous Friends (Deluxe Edition) (RCA Nashville) –
Mary GauthierHot Enough to See the Stars (Thirty Tigers) – On her eighth album, Mary Gauthier mourns the loss of friends that include John Prine, Nancy Griffith and David Olney. "Dark Enough To See The Stars" is the follow up to Gauthier's 2018 release "Rifles & Rosary Beads," which was co-written with U.S. veterans and their families and served to help them cope with the trauma experienced both abroad and at home.
Eli Young BandLove Talking (Valory Music) – Eli Young Band is out with its first release since 2019's "This Is Eli Young Band: Greatest Hits." The title track is the new single and comes in two versions, including an acoustic edition that closes out the nine-song release. "Love Talking" also contains "Love Ain't," which also was on the greatest hits package.

June 8, 2022

Jimmie AllenTulip Drive (Stoney Creek) – Delaware native Jimmie Allen releases his third album. The title is deeply personal to Allen's family ties – Tulip Drive is the name of the street his late grandmother grew up on. His 2018 debut album, "Mercury Lane," was named for the street Allen grew up on; his 2020 and 2021 releases - "Bettie James" and "Bettie James Gold Edition" - were named for his grandmother (Bettie Snead) and father (James "Big Jim" Allen), who passed away in 2014 and 2019, respectively. "Down Home" is the first single from the release.

June 10, 2022

Carrie UnderwoodDenim & Rhinestones (Capitol) –

June 17, 2022

Brett EldredgeSongs About You (Warner) –

August 5, 2022

Dylan ScottLivin' My Best Life (Curb) – Dylan Scott is back with a new CD after releasing a Keith Whitley tribute EP in 2019. Scott has released several songs since then including "New Truck" and "Can't Have Mine (Find You a Girl)."
Various ArtistsSomething Borrowed, Something New: A Tribute to John Anderson (Easy Eye Sound) – John Anderson gets tributed by Luke Combs, Eric Church, Brothers Osborne, Tyler Childers, Brent Cobb, Sierra Ferrell, Sierra Hull, Jamey Johnson, Ashley McBryde, Del McCoury, John Prine, Nathaniel Rateliff, Sturgill Simpson and Gillian Welch & David Rawlings. Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys produced and is releasing the disc through his label.

Recent CD Releases

May 13, 2022

Lyle Lovett12th Of June (Verve) –
Steve ForbertMoving Through America (Blue Rose) – Long-running musician Steve Forbert mixes folk and roots rock on his new disc. Forbert, a Mississippi native, is backed by the same band that appeared on his collection of cover songs, "Early Morning Rain," in 2020.

May 6, 2022

Leyla McCallaBreak the Thermometer (Anti-) – Leyla McCalla, who was part of Our Native Daughter group, releases an album exploring the legacy of Radio Haiti—Haiti's first radio station to report the news in Haitian Creole.
Tim MontanaReno (Music Knox Records/BBR Music Group) – Tim Montana is out with his second release.
Sheryl CrowSheryl: Music From The Feature Documentary (Big Machine/uMe) – "Sheryl: Music From The Feature Documentary" is being released in conjunction the documentary "Sheryl," about the singer's life. The release comes on two CDs and includes 35 songs, including several new ones.
Aaron RaitiereSingle Wide Dreamer (Dinner Time Records/Thirty Tigers) – Best known as a songwriter for the likes of Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris, Aaron Raitiere releases his debut CD, which was four years in the making.
Ryan GriffinSlow Down Sunrise (Red Street) – Ryan Griffin makes his debut on a label started by Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus. Griffin previously had an EP out on Warner.
MidlandThe Last Resort: Greetings From (Big Machine) – Traditional country trio Midland stays busy on a 12-song release. "Longneck Way To Go" features Jon Pardi. The music combines harmonies, classic country guitar tones and steel guitars and dance hall tempos.

April 29, 2022

Chris JansonAll In (Warner Nashville) – Chris Janson releases his fourth studio effort with 26 songs. The singer produced the project alongside Tommy Cecil, Zach Crowell and Brad Clawson. The first single is "Bye Mom."
Miranda LambertPalomino (Vanner/RCA Records Nashville) – Miranda Lambert releases her first solo disc since 2019's "Wildcard." She helped write 14 of the 15 songs (Mick Jagger wrote the other). Luke Dick and Jon Randall produced the release along with Lambert. The B-52 contribute vocals on "Music City Queen."

April 22, 2022

Railroad EarthAll For the Song (Self-released) – Veteran bluegrass jam band Railroad Earth does things a little differently this time. "All for the Song" was recorded in New Orleans, and an outside producer, Anders Osborne, was utilized. Railroad Earth is Todd Scheaffer (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Tim Carbone (violins, electric guitar, vocals), John Skehan (mandolin, bouzouki, piano, vocals), Cary Harmon (drums, percussion, vocals) and Andrew Altman (upright and electric bass).
Jason AldeanMacon, Georgia (Broken Bow) –
Tenille TownesMasquerades (Sony Music Nashville) – Canadian singer Tenille Townes releases an EP follow-up to "The Lemonade Stand," which gained airplay from songs including "Somebody's Daughter" and "Jersey On the Wall (I'm Just Asking)."
Joshua HedleyNeon Blue (New West) – Joshua Hedley makes his label debut and second album overall. Hedley occupies the traditional country space with the album said to be a cross between Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson.
Old Crow Medicine ShowPaint This Town (ATO) –

April 15, 2022

Mitchell TenpennyThe Low Light Sessions EP (River House/Columbis) – Mitchell Tenpenny Mitchell wrote or co-wrote all eight songs on his EP. The collection is from his vault of music that he's held onto for years. Many of the songs were penned nearly four years ago, with the exception of the devotional, "The Way You Are," written for his now-fiancé, Meghan Patrick.

April 8, 2022

Surrender HillJust Another Honky Tonk in a Quiet Western Town (Blue Betty) – Surrender Hill is the husband/wife duo of Robin Dean Salmon and Afton Seekins, who deliver a double disc, double genre concept album
Cole SwindellStereotype (Warner) – Cole Swindell releases his fourth studio album. The release contains his 10th career, multi-week number one "Single Saturday Night," and his current single, "Never Say Never" with Lainey Wilson.

April 1, 2022

Paul CauthenCountry Coming Down (Velvet Rose) – Paul Cauthen is back with a 10-song disc that is outlaw in spirit.
Molly Tuttle and Golden HighwayCrooked Tree (Nonesuch) – Ace guitarist Molly Tuttle is joined with her band Golden Highway for a bluegrass album. Golden Highway is Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Dominick Leslie (mandolin), Shelby Means (bass) and Kyle Tuttle (banjo).
Thomas RhettWhere We Started (Valory Music) –

March 25, 2022

Kristian Bush52 - ATL X BNA (Big Machine) – Kristian Bush, who is one half of Sugarland, turned 52 and is putting out 52 songs in four collections as a result. This - the first one - contains 10 songs. Bush wrote nine of them. He recorded the disc in Atlanta.
Chris HaddoxChris Haddox (Mountain Soul) – Chris Haddox, a West Virginia University professor, makes his recording debut at 61. Haddox, who incorporates bluegrass, country, folk and blues into his music, recorded the disc at five different studios in the state. West Virginia serves as a backdrop as well for several songs.
Maren MorrisHumble Quest (Columbia Nashville) – Maren Morris puts some pop in her country on an album produced by Greg Kirsten, who has worked with Sia and Pink.
Reba McEntireMy Chains Are Gone (Big Machine) – Reba McEntire releases a CD/DVD that goes the religious route.The releases feature Reba performing hymns. The DVD offers a recording of her 2017 first ever solo headlining show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, now being released with Gaither Music Group. Special guests are Trisha Yearwood, Kelly Clarkson and The Isaacs with host Bill Gaither.

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