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Upcoming Country CD Releases


December 3, 2021

Blake SheltonBody Shop Deluxe (Warner Nashville) – Blake Shelton will put a deluxe version of his "Body Shop" CD, containing four new songs. Brooks & Dunn and hit-making up-and-comer HARDY help out on the new material of the 16-song release. The release contains the hit "Happy Anywhere."

February 18, 2022

Del McCouryAlmost Proud (McCoury Music) – At 82, Del McCoury is not slowing down releasing a 12-song set. The disc is comprised of four songs about love lost, one love song that sounds like many others he's cut as a tribute to his wife of 57 years, Jean, two cheatin' songs, two drinking songs, one extolling the virtues of hard work and one about a working-class hero standing up to big coal in the West Virginia in the early 20th century.
Shovels & RopeManticore (Dualtone) – The duo Shovels & Rope releases an album written pre-COVID, but recorded during the pandemic. What had once been expected to have been acoustic changed tone as a result.


Recent CD Releases


November 19, 2021

Lori McKennaChristmas Right Here (CN/Thirty Tigers) – Songwriter Lori McKenna releases her first Christmas release, which includes a cover of Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime."
Josh Abbott BandChristmas Was (Self-released) – Josh Abbott Band releases a five-song EP of holiday fare, none of which was penned by the Texas artist.
Gabby BarrettGoldmine (Deluxe) (Warner Nashville) – Gabby Barrett expands upon her debut album, "Goldmine," with a deluxe version.
Allison Krauss and Robert PlantRaise the Roof (Rounder) – Bluegrass star Allison Krauss teams up with Robert Plant for the first time in years.
Willie Nelson FamilyThe Willie Nelson Family (Sony Legacy) – Willie Nelson teams up with family members on yet another release. The cast includes Willie Nelson (lead vocals, background vocals, Trigger); Bobbie Nelson (piano); Lukas Nelson (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lead vocals, background vocals); Micah Nelson (drums, bass, background vocals); Paula Nelson (background vocals); Amy Nelson (background vocals); Mickey Raphael (harmonica); Billy English (drums); Paul English (percussion) and Kevin Smith (bass).
Tyler BradenWhat Do They Know (WDTK) (Warner) – Alabama native Tyler Braden releases his debut, a seven-song EP. Braden had a hand in writing all seven songs. Braden was a firefighter in his home state before performing similar duties in Nashville while getting his career going there.

November 12, 2021

Skip EwingChristmas (Self-released) – Skip Ewing has enjoyed a long career as a singer and songwriter. He's out with a seven-song EP. Ewing produced the set with Kyle Lehning.
Amanda ShiresFor Christmas (Silver Knife/Thirty Tigers) – Amanda Shires, who has a solo career as well as being a member of her husband Jason Isbell's band, The 400 Unit, releases her first holiday disc.
Cody JinksMercy (Late August) –

October 29, 2021

Eddie MontgomeryAin't No Closing Me Down (Average Joe's) – Eddie Montgomery, one-half of Montgomery Gentry, releases his first solo album, a 12-song disc. The album was produced by Grammy-award-winning producer Noah Gordon and award-winning producer, Shannon Houchins. Montgomery helped write eight of the songs. Tanya Tucker guests on the song "Higher."
Elvie ShaneBackslider (Wheelhouse) – Georgia native Elvie Shane releases his full-length debut. Earlier this year, Shane put out an EP. He has gained airplay with the song "My Boy," about a father's love for his stepson.
Mitchell TenpennyNaughty House (River House/Columbis) – Mitchell Tenpenny expands upon his "Neon Christmas" EP with a full-length holiday release of 10 songs. He includes the original "I Hope It Snows" featuring singer Meghan Patrick.
Morgan EvansThe Country And The Coast Side A (Warner Nashville) – Aussie country singer Morgan Evans, who had a hit with "Kiss Somebody," will release a six-song EP. Evans, who is married to Kelsea Ballerini, was produced by Dann Huff.
Hayes CarllYou Get It All (Self-released) – Hayes Carll releases his eighth studio disc. The humorous singer/songwriter co-wrote all 11 songs on the release. The CD was produced by Kenny Greenberg and Allison Moorer, who is also Carll's wife.

October 22, 2021

Brett YoungBrett Young & Friends Sing The Christmas Classics (Arista Nashville) – Brett Young Brett will offer his first-ever Christmas album. Colbie Caillat, Sam Fischer, Dann Huff, Darius Rucker, Maddie & Tae, Chris Tomlin and Phil Wickham help on the eight-song release of standards.
Pistol AnniesHell Of A Holiday (RCA Nashville) – Pistol Annies, the trio of Miranda Lambert, Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe, are out with their take on holiday fare. Most of the songs are new except for the classic "Sleigh Ride," "Auld Lang Syne" and a Merle Haggard tune, "If We Make It Through December"
Shy CarterThe Rest Of Us EP (Warner Nashville) – Soulful country singer Shy Carter makes his debut with an EP.
Lady A (formerly Lady Antebellum)What A Song Can Do (Big Machine Label Group) –

October 15, 2021

Jason Isbell and the 400 UnitGeorgia Blue (Southeastern) – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit are out with a covers disc with proceeds going to help Black Voters Matter, Fair Fight and Georgia STAND-UP. The release consists of new versions of 13 songs with ties to the state, including tracks originally recorded by Georgia natives R.E.M., Drivn' N' Cryin', James Brown, Cat Power, Precious Bryant, Otis Redding, The Black Crowes, Indigo Girls, Now It's Overhead, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Allman Brothers Band and Vic Chesnutt. Julien Baker, Brandi Carlile, Béla Fleck, Steve Gorman, Peter Levin, Amanda Shires, Brittney Spencer, Chris Thile, Sadler Vaden, Adia Victoria and John Paul White all help out.
Pokey LaFargeIn The Blossom of Their Shade (New West) – Pokey LaFarge's album was the result of a tour being canceled due to COVID-19. LaFarge used the time to come up with new material. The set contains 10 songs.
Ryan HurdPelago (Arista Nashville) – Ryan Hurd, who has released EPs, makes his full-length debut with this 15-song track. The disc features the hit "To a T" and "Chasing After You," with wife Maren Morris. A second track, "June, July, August," also was released.
Toby KeithPeso In My Pocket (Show Dog) – Toby Keith releases his first album of new material in five years. Kenny Greenberg co-produced the album with Keith. The first single is "Old School," written by Maren Morris, Ryan Hurd and Brett Tyler. Sammy Hagar co-wrote "Growing Up is a Bitch" with Keith.
Zac Brown BandThe Comeback (Warner Nashville) –
Cassadee PopeThrive (Self-released) –

October 8, 2021

Natalie HembyPins and Needles (Fantasy) – Natalie Hemby, known for her songwriting for the likes of Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town as well as being a member of The Highwomen, releases her second album and first for Fantasy. Hemby's first disc was "Puxico" in 2017.
Old DominionTime, Tequila & Therapy (Sony Nashville) –

October 1, 2021

Asleep at the WheelHalf A Hundred Years (Home Records/Thirty Tigers) – The long-running Texas swing band Asleep at the Wheel is out with music to celebrate its golden anniversary.
Brandi CarlileIn These Silent Days (Low County Sounds/Elektra) – Brandi Carlile has been on a roll with her own career and that of her side project The Highwomen, not to mention a best selling memoir. Now, Carlile has a pandemic-inspired disc of 10 songs. Carlile recorded once again with Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings producing the set. Carlile conceived the disc quarantined at home with longtime collaborators and bandmates Tim and Phil Hanseroth.
Lily RoseStronger Than I Am (Big Loud) – Georgia native Lily Rose, who has gained some airplay with her song "Villian," releases a seven-song EP. Rose has a modern country sound. Joey Moi produced most of the tracks.


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