Upcoming Country CD Releases
June 2, 2023
Tanya Tucker – Sweet Western Sound (Fantasy) – Following up on the success of 2019's "While I'm Livin'," Tucker returns with a 10-song set once again produced with Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings. Tucker helped write four of the songs.
June 3, 2023
Corey Kent – Blacktop (Sony Nashville) – Oklahoma-native Corey Kent releases his major label debut. The 10 songs were produced by Jay Joyce and Chris Farrn. The lead-off track is Kent's hit single "Wild As Her." The title is a tribute to his wife's family who gave him the job at the pavement company.
June 23, 2023
Michael Ray – Dive Bars & Broken Hearts EP (Warner Nashville) – Michael Ray will release a six-song EP produced by Michael Knox. This is Ray's first release since a 2021 EP, "Higher Education."
July 14, 2023
Colter Wall – Little Songs (LaHonda/RCA) – Traditional country singer Colter Wall releases a 10-song disc. The baritone-voice singer covers Hoyt Axton's "Evangelina."
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." The lead single, "More Than Friends," features CMA and ACM Award-winning artist, Lainey Wilson.
Recent CD Releases
May 24, 2023
Zoe and Cloyd – Songs of Our Grandfathers (Mountain Home) –
May 19, 2023
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives – Altitude (Snakefarm) – Marty Stuart and band release their first album in six years. The disc contains 14 songs and traverses a variety of musical styles.
Jordyn Shellhart – Primrose (Warner Nashville) – Jordyn Shellhart makes her label debut. Produced by Cameron Jaymes, Shellhart co-wrote nine of the songs and co-wrote the remaining three. Born in Wyoming and ultimately ending up in Nashville at the age of 10, Shellhart scored a publishing deal at 14, followed by a record deal, Grand Ole Opry debut at 15 and on a country-wide tour by 16. But she lost her voice at age 16. She turned to songwriting, penning Little Big Town's Grammy-nominated "Sugar Coat" and songs recorded by Kelsea Ballerini, Cody Johnson and Don Williams.
Rodney Rice – Rodney Rice (Self-released) – Originally from West Virginia, Rice honed in on his musical career in Texas before moving out to Denver. Recorded at the Bomb Shelter in Nashville, the release contains nine songs. He wrote seven songs and co-wrote two others.
May 12, 2023
Parker McCollum – Never Enough (MCA Nashville) – Parker McCollum releases a 15-song disc, which includes the single, "Handle on You." Jon Randall produced the set.
May 5, 2023
Megan Moroney – Lucky (Sony Music Nashville) – Georgia native Megan Moroney makes her full-length debut with this 13-song set. The set features the song "Tennessee Orange." Moroney had a hand in writing every song.
Justin Moore – Stray Dog (Valory Music) – Justin Moore recorded his seventh studio reease at the Castle Recording Studios in Franklin, Tenn. Among the eight songs. "Everybody Get Along" features Riley Green, while "You, Me, And Whiskey" includes Priscilla Block on vocals.
Rodney Crowell – The Chicago Sessions (New West) – Veteran singer-songwriter went to Chicago to record with Jeff Tweedy of Wilco fame. The disc contains mainly new material except for a cover of Townes Van Zandt's "No Place to Fall" and his own "You're Supposed to Be Feeling Good," recorded by Emmylou Harris for "Luxury Liner."
April 28, 2023
Del Barber – Almanac (Acronym Records) – Canadian singer Del Barber is out with a 12-song release recorded in Winnipeg, Canada in a one-week period. Barber produced along with Grant Siemens and Scott Franchuk. Barber is a three-time JUNO Awards nominee. This is Barber's eighth studio release.
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) –
The Rifters – The Enchanted World (Howling Dog Records) – The Rifters, a New Mexico-based trio of Jim Bradley and Don Richmond and Rod Taylor - release their seventh album. The album features 14 songs, 10 of which are originals or co-writes. Several songs focus on western themes or the ranching life.
Griffen Palmer – Unlearn (Big Loud) – Griffen Palmer makes his full-length debut, a 10-song effort.
April 24, 2023
Jon Stickley Trio – Meantime's Up (Mountain Home) –
April 21, 2023
Morgan Evans – Life Upside Down EP (Warner Nashville) – Morgan Evans releases a five-song EP in the wake of the end of his marriage to Kelsea Ballerini. The release includes a studio and live recording of "Over For You," a viral hit for the Aussie.
Arkansauce – OK to Wonder (Self-released) – Bluegrass/newgrass outfit Arkansauce releases its fifth album. Arkansauce is Tom Andersen on bass, Zac Archuleta on guitar, Ethan Bush on mandolin and Adams Collins on banjo.
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 20, 2023
Bella White – Among Other Things (Rounder) – British Columbia-based singer Bella White releases her second album.
April 14, 2023
Caitlyn Smith – High & Low (Monument/Sony) – Caitlin Smith expands upon her debut with this deluxe set.
Kelsey Waldon – No Regular Dog deluxe (Oh Boy) – Kelsey Waldon took the songs from "No Regular Dog" out on the road in her first tour since COVID. The deluxe set features live recordings of many of the songs and Waldon's take on the late John Prine's "Spanish Pipeline" from 1971.
William Prince – Stand in the Joy (Six Shooter) – Canadian singer William Prince combines country and folk sounds on his 10-song release. Dave Cobb produced the set at his Savannah, Ga. studio. Prince's debut "Earthly Days" won a JUNO Award, and he followed that up with a pair of albums in 2020.
April 7, 2023
Jake Worthington – Jake Worthington (Big Loud) – LaPorte, Texas native Jake Worthington makes his debut in a disc that is squarely in the traditional side of country music. Label mate ERNEST sings on "Pop Goes the Whiskey."
Ian Jones – Results Not Typical (Self-released) – Ian Jones, a Seattle native, releases his full-length debut CD. He released an EP in 2021.
Jake Ybarra – Something in the Water (Charlotte Avenue Entertainment) – Texas native and South Carolina raised singer Jake Ybarra releases his debut disc.
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.
Ian Munsick – White Buffalo (Warner Nashville) – Wyoming native Ian Munsick releases his sophomore album in an 18-song release. Munsick veers towards the traditional side of country.
April 6, 2023
Carter Sampson – Gold (Horton) – Oklahoma native Carter Sampson is out with a 10-song set.
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