Albums To Look Forward To In 2014
Johnny Cash – Out Among The Stars (March 25th)
Saving Country Music’s most anticipated album for 2014, Out Among The Stars is a complete album that was recorded between 1981 and 1984 by Cash, with songs that were meant to be together, but never saw the light of day. A true “lost album” if there ever was one. It was produced by Country Music Hall of Famer Billy Sherrill. READ MORE.
Rosanne Cash – The River & The Thread (January 14th)
NPR says: “Each song is rooted in the Southern soil connecting the old Cash homestead in Arkansas to the family’s ancestral Virginia homeland, expanding to survey the family’s artistic roots in Alabama and Tennessee. Some narratives are fictional, while others mine family lore.”
Lucinda Williams – Lucinda Williams (January 21st)
You’re not seeing double, this is Lucinda Williams’ critically-acclaimed 3rd album from 1988 that many give credit for launching her career. The album went out-of-print and is finally being re-issued by Thirty Tigers. It also comes with an album of live tracks. Just like Johnny Cash, this is not just another re-release, and stands as one of the most anticipated releases of 2014.
Doug Paisley – Strong Feelings (January 21st)
As we found out in 2013, Canada can do country, and do country right. And this Canadian has recruited an impressive list of his Canadian musician buddies including Garth Hudson from The Band to make one of the most-anticipated Canadian country releases of 2014. Did I say Canada enough? Canada Canada. That should do it!
Ray Benson – A Little Piece (January 21st)
Our generation’s King of Western Swing takes some time away from his full time duties as the front man for Asleep At The Wheel to release this solo project through his record label, Bismeaux.
Jason Eady – Daylight & Dark (January 21st)
If you love real country, you will love Jason Eady and Daylight & Dark. Following up his critically-acclaimed AM Country Heaven, Eady proves you can serve up country straight, and still have it sound fresh. This album was written with a linear story that runs through all the songs.
Hard Working Americans (Todd Snider) – Hard Working Americans (January 21st)
Yes, this is a band emanating from the unsettled mind of songwriter Todd Snider, and coaxing Neal Casal (Chris Robinson Brotherhood), keyboardist Chad Staehly (Great American Taxi) and Duane Trucks (King Lincoln) on drums to join him.This is a cover album of many songs from Snider’s alt-country/Americana friends.
Charlie Parr – Hollandale (January 28th)
This spellbinding, solo songwriter and performer from Minnesota is one of these criminally-underappreciated guys because he would never be a part of self-promotion or flashy presentation. Being released on Chaperone Records.
Dolly Parton – Blue Smoke (New Zealand, Australia – January. United States & Europe – May)
Yes, strange prioritizing on the release date, but it’s Dolly, so hush up! The release parallels her Blue Smoke World Tour and will be released on “Dolly Records” in conjunction with Sony Masterworks.
Scott H. Biram – Nothin’ But Blood (February 4th)
Hide the women and children, the “Dirty Ol’ One Man Band” is back out on the loose with a brand new one from Bloodshot Records that promises to be a bloody good time. Country punk stomp blues at its best!
Suzy Bogguss – Lucky (February 4th)
Suzy doing a Merle Haggard tribute record? This could be cool. “Merle is one of the most masculine songwriters I’ve ever heard, and I’ve been watching boys cover his music for years. I just thought, ‘Why couldn’t a girl do this?’”
Whiskey Myers – Early Morning Shakes (February 4th)
Texas Monthly says: “Early Morning Shakes” may not be destined to make a big impression on a country music audience that’s currently obsessed with pickups, blue jeans, and moonlight, but there are some thrills within for fans of dirty rock and roll.”
Robert Ellis – Lights From The Chemical Plant (February 11th)
This could be Robert Ellis’s year. The young songwriter has a much-anticipated album, and also produced another much-anticipated album that may come later in 2014 from The Whiskey Shivers.
Hurray For The Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes (February 11th)
Alynda Lee Segarra was making waves all throughout 2013, and this album from ATO Records featuring her unique, stripped-down Appalachia sound should be a big one.
Lake Street Dive – Bad Self Portraits (February 18th)
2014 could be a big one for Lake Street Dive, and they deserve every bit of it from the talent this throwback band packs. Rachel Price, originally from Hendersonville, TN and a product of the New England Conservatory as a jazz singer is a bona-fide superstar waiting to happen. Feb. 18th can’t get here fast enough.
Lydia Loveless – Somewhere Else (February 18th)
On the heels of her fun EP Boy Crazy, Loveless releases her much-anticipated sophomore LP from Bloodshot Records. Part country, part punk, and all attitude, this Ohioan evokes the best of the original punk-gone-country movement. This one should be fun.
Beck – Morning Phase (February)
Okay, you see Beck and you don’t immediately think country, but he has dabbled in the format in the past (go feast your ears on “Rowboat” and thank me later), and with this one he’s talking about it having a very heavy Gram Parson’s influence, so it may be worth a sniff from country fans.
Jimbo Mathus & the Tri-State Coalition – Dark Night of the Soul (February 18th)
The former (and current, really) front man for the Squirrel Nut Zippers never seems to receive proper acclaim even though he continually delivers one excellent album after another. Don’t sleep on this one.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter Songs from the Movie (Jan 14th)
- Blue Highway – The Game (Jan 21st)
- Reverend Horton Heat – Rev (Jan 21st)
- Ronnie Milsap Summer Number 17 (Jan 28th)
- Rhonda Vincent Only Me (Jan 28th)
- Laura Cantrell No Way There from Here (Jan 28th)
- Eric Church – The Outsiders (Feb. 11th) as if you already didn’t know
- Dierks Bentley – Riser (Feb 25th)
- Eli Young Band 10,000 Towns (March 4th)
- Kevin Fowler How Country Are Ya (March 4th)
- Martina McBride Everlasting (March 4th)
- Drive By Truckers – English Oceans (March 12th)
The Rumor Mill
Bob Wayne – Back To The Camper
Bob Wayne is no longer with label Century Media, but word is he just finished up recording an album with Andy Gibson (Hank3) in Nashville and it will be released sometime in 2014. Included on the album will be a song with Elizabeth Cook called “20 Miles To Juarez” and a song with country legend Red Simpson. Stay tuned.
The Goddamn Gallows – The Maker
No info on a release as of yet. Was initially said to be released in late 2013.
The Whiskey Shivers
Currently being record or just finished up, this Robert Ellis-produced album could be The Whiskey Shivers’ breakout moment. They’ve been making tons of noise around Austin, playing ACL fest last October, and scheduled to play the Stagecoach Festival in California this year. They are definitely a band to watch.
His disposition is to record during the winter, and he dropped a hint of working on a new album on Facebook recently. For all we know from the last few release cycles from Hank3, he might drop 7 albums on our asses all at once, including one built from the sound of Black Cats blowing up found items from around his farm.
Justin Townes Earle
He is amid a contract dispute with a new label, but says, “ I will find a way to get new music out very soon. Will write and record a solo EP. Then Find some grown ups to work with.”
Rumor has it a new album is currently being recorded, and will take this underground country cult favorite to the next level. More deets coming.
Slackeye Slim is also working on a new album.
Matt Woods hopes to have a new album out in March.
Who else? Share your intel below!
January 8, 2014 @ 11:09 am
Eric Church “The Outsiders” February 11th
January 8, 2014 @ 12:53 pm
Boo… Thumbs down.
Same on Trigger for not making the article title “Country Albums To Look Forward To In 2014” (instead of “Albums To Look Forward To In 2014”). He just left the door wide open for that. 🙂
January 8, 2014 @ 1:32 pm
I suppose you got a point,but opinions are opinions. Say what you will about Eric Church,i’ve been a fan since Sinners Like Me. I’ve also been a fan of this site,it’s introduced me to some great music (Thanks Trigger). I personally think he’s definitely one of the better mainstream acts,he stays true to himself,he writes his own stuff. No he may not be a real outlaw like Waylon and WIllie,but he’s not a bro country frat boy.
January 8, 2014 @ 11:11 am
You forgot a big one on February 11: Eric Church “The Outsiders”. I’m sure it was intentional but c’mon now. He’s coming off multiple “Album of the Year” wins with ‘Chief’. New one should probably be worth a mention.
January 8, 2014 @ 11:23 am
You’d have to be living on the planet Zebulon with your fingers in your ears not to not know Eric Church is releasing an album. Eric Church already has the spotlight. The point of this is to shine a spotlight on folks who aren’t in it everyday.
Okay screw it, I’ll add him, but the point of this is not to be a complete list of releases, but ones I either recommend, or ones I think are noteworthy or under-reported.
January 8, 2014 @ 11:43 am
But as a fan of both EC and this site, I look forward to reading what you have to say about his music and coming releases, even when you trash it. It makes your good reviews toward him that much better. Anyways, had I known it was just gonna end up as a bullet point I probably wouldn’t have cared!
All the best, Trig.
January 8, 2014 @ 12:56 pm
Tt’s not going to be a “Country” album.
Dangit Trigger, add “Country ” to the article title so these Eric “Music genre’s don’t matter and hey buy one of my outlaw t-shirts even though I’m not an outlaw” Church comments will stop.
January 9, 2014 @ 11:40 am
So, uh, you weren’t going to recommend that we all go out and buy ‘The Outsiders’!? C’mon, man, support the Outlaws! 3 of 2 Guns Up!
I had no clue about the new Johnny Cash, so I will be checking that one out for sure.
January 8, 2014 @ 11:31 am
Not sure how you feel about this one… but I’m interested and excited to see Miranda’s work she puts out in 2014. I have really enjoyed her records from top to bottom. Not sure where everyone puts her in country music but her last record was amazing… to me. Just different. Cool. Unique. Not cheesy or predictable. She seems to really care about her songs and song-writing.
January 8, 2014 @ 11:33 am
And I know there hasn’t been any info on record date release or album title on her new stuff. Just know she started on a new record several months ago. I’m just assuming it would be out in the fall. Just wondered where your curiosity level would be on anything new from her Trigger.
January 8, 2014 @ 12:12 pm
Haven’t heard anything hard and fast about a new Miranda Lambert album. My guess is it wouldn’t be until sometime around the fall. They’ll probably try and get something out before the winter, because that’s when Taylor Swift will likely be dropping her new one, which will dominate the mainstream country consciousness. I also think a desire from Miranda and Ashley Monrow to focus on their solo careers is the reason The Pistol Annies are on hiatus.
January 8, 2014 @ 11:43 am
It’s also very likely that Lucinda Williams has an album of new material out in 2014, as well.
January 8, 2014 @ 11:44 am
Hayes Carll is rumored to have a new album out in 2014. Not sure of the name and haven’t looked in a while.
James McMurtry has a new album coming out on the Complicated Game label in late 2014. He is working with producer C.C. Adcock.
January 8, 2014 @ 12:14 pm
Hayes Carll is way past due for a new one, and if one doesn’t come in 2014, then something deeper is going on there. I was a little disappointed with his last one, and I hope he’s taking his time to make an album well worth the wait. Really enjoyed “Trouble In Mind.”
January 8, 2014 @ 12:21 pm
Its been even longer for McMurtry. He hasn’t released an album of new material since 2008. He has said in the past that he dreads writing new songs, which is ironic given the quality of his craft. He has said that he would just go on performing and never release a new album, if he could…
Are you alluding to label or personal problems with Hayes?
January 8, 2014 @ 12:37 pm
Not alluding to anything, it’s just a little curious. McMurtry is an established songwriter who put out enough material in the past to where I don’t think he’s obligated to a new album every year or anything. Sometimes I think artists put out too much material. But Hayes Carll was a fast-rising songwriter who needs that next album to cement his place as one of these premier songwriters of the new generation. It’s not like he’s sunk without it, but it seems like the time for a new album passed a good while back.
January 9, 2014 @ 8:58 am
I would say Hayes Carll is due for a new one more than overdue. There was about three years between Trouble In Mind and KMAG YOYO. I checked his release hstory and 3 years seems to be his general pattern. Next month it will be three years since KMAG YOYO was released. But yeah, hopefully we’ll get something from him in 2014. Nothing imminent, apparently.
January 8, 2014 @ 12:02 pm
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings’ “South” drops next week 1/14/2014. Can’t wait!
January 8, 2014 @ 12:04 pm
Del Barber of Winnipeg is putting out new album February 4th called “Prarieography”. He’s a very talented songwriter, I saw him last fall when he opened for Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison on the road last year. Pretty good stuff from a Canada, eh.
Saw the grief to Trigger on the Album of Year thread…I just hope it is even harder on our host to find the Album of the year winner in 2014!
Bret Ervin Lien
January 8, 2014 @ 12:13 pm
Chuck Mead has a new one coming out as well in the next month or three!
January 9, 2014 @ 1:59 am
Yeah, “Free State Serenade”. Here’s a brief article and a very nice taster track. http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/01/06/chuck-mead-sittin-on-top-of-the-bottom-premiere/4337719/
TX Music Jim
January 8, 2014 @ 12:17 pm
I got my hands on a copy of Jason Eady’s Daylight and Dark and this after 1st listen appears to be just as strong as AM country heaven. That is high praise in my mind as AM country heaven was amazing. There is a Keith Whitley quality to Jason’s voice that I love The harmonies contributed by Jason’s fiancee Courtney Patton really elevate so many of there tracks. “One too many” stood out immeadedly as a standout track. Buy this record you will be glad you did.
January 8, 2014 @ 12:26 pm
Sturgill Simpson will release a record this spring (I read that on his facebook page).
For 2014 I really hope to hear new records from :
– The Boomswagglers
– The Goddamn Gallows (new record “The Maker” this springs, you can hear 3 songs on youtube),
– Hellbound Glory
– Hank 3
And of course discover news artists. Hopefully Saving Country Music is here for that !
January 8, 2014 @ 12:41 pm
Really hoping for a new one from Hellbound Glory this year. I know Leroy has been recording up in Aberdeen, WA recently.
I hope The Gallows get a fair media push for their album. All the albums mentioned above I received press releases about, or had media stories published on them. There is no bigger opportunity for a band to get their name out to new fans than when they release a album, and how that information is disseminated to the public is vital to making sure that opportunity is a success.
January 8, 2014 @ 1:41 pm
Listening to the Gallows stuff on YouTube. Some solid tracks, and real quality-sounding recordings. Says in the description it will be out in late 2013. Sounds about right. Hopefully it gets a solid release date that is met and promoted. Looking forward to this one. Added some info about it up top. Thanks for the heads up!
January 8, 2014 @ 3:53 pm
Actually I asked on the Gallows’s facebook page and they told me on spring.
PS about The Boomswagglers : I don’t know if it’s matter but from time to time I check this sound cloud : https://soundcloud.com/cole-knapek and there is some demos.
Unfortunatelly they’re not here anymore but I managed to downloaded it, so If you want to check that out here’s the links :
Demo 1 – http://fgp3ds.1fichier.com/
Demo 2 – http://0wynvd.1fichier.com/
Plus I found new pearls like this :
She Done it Now (may be an outtake) – http://edigpi.1fichier.com/
An instrumental (which I find beautiful) – http://scgekc.1fichier.com/
PS2 : Sorry for my poor english, I’m french..
January 8, 2014 @ 6:52 pm
I got an early download of The Gallows album (They offered it through a Baby Genius Legal Funds fundraiser) Excellent album. I was happy to see Joe Pereze’s increased creative input, he was a hell of an addition.
January 8, 2014 @ 7:44 pm
new Boom! thanks for the heads up EL..
January 8, 2014 @ 6:10 pm
If you’re on Rusty Knuckles email list you would have noticed that Hellbound Glory is in fact going to release an EP in 2014. Only bummer is that its not a full album. REALLY looking forward to Boomswagglers though…
January 8, 2014 @ 12:30 pm
Sarah Gayle Meech has a new album hopefully coming in February. Produced by Andy Gibson and including guests on the album.
January 8, 2014 @ 12:43 pm
I also know Sarah Gayle Meech did some sort of project with Dale Watson, with Hillbilly Casino backing him up at Sun Studios or something. Hopefully we get the hear that in 2014.
January 9, 2014 @ 1:53 am
Wasn’t that the “iF yoU” EP that Dale released through his website last year?
January 8, 2014 @ 12:39 pm
Not country, but Hillstomp will have one out. And if Hillgrass Bluebilly does the RL Burnside / Cash cover album…
January 8, 2014 @ 12:44 pm
Did a interview with Hillstomp a while back and they talked about the album. Had some really good insight on Kickstarter:
January 8, 2014 @ 12:49 pm
I’ve already pre-ordered the Rosanne Cash and Laura Cantrell CDs from Amazon. 🙂
The Johnny Cash one should be interesting; I’d also like to add that Carlene Carter’s ‘Carter Girl’ is supposed to come out the same day (Mar. 25), unless that has changed since I last heard…
The Suzy Bogguss one shouldn’t be too surprising — the first track on her first album (the title cut of ‘Somewhere Between’) was a Merle Haggard cover.
‘Lucinda Williams’ is excellent, but I already bought it when it was first reissued (with bonus tracks and Lu’s track-by-track liner notes) in the late ’90s. Nice to see the album back in print again, though!
As for MCC, she’s cool, but orchestral versions of songs I already have? That’s a definite sample-before-I-buy…
January 8, 2014 @ 8:40 pm
You can listen to the entire new MCC album on Amazon from now until its release date.
January 8, 2014 @ 8:48 pm
Thanks! I’ll check it out…
January 9, 2014 @ 8:17 am
Yeah, I have that release of “Lucinda Williams”, too. Right now, I’m thinking I’m not going to pick up the re-issue. One thing in its favor is that it’s reasonably priced on Amazon ($11.88 right now) and the second CD contains a 14 song concert set from 1989 in the Netherlands. I think the remaining tracks on the second CD are the same bonus tracks from the previous release.
January 8, 2014 @ 1:06 pm
This is certainly a lot to look forward to.
I wish that Lucinda was cutting a new CD (I check her website sometimes to see whether she is), because it has been 2 – 3 years since she released Blessed.
I would also like to hear a new effort by Robert Earl Keen, whom I will be hearing in Knoxville in a few weeks.
I am particularly excited about the new releases by Lydia Lovelace, Hellbound Glory, Bob Wayne, Shelton, JTE, Blue Highway, and the DBTs.
I am certain that we will also have a multitude of new authentic country and folk artists who will cut quality CDs.
TX Music Jim
January 8, 2014 @ 1:12 pm
Regarding a new project from Robert Earl Keen I have it on very good authority that a new project is in the works and that it will be project that leans in a Bluegrass influenced direction.
January 8, 2014 @ 1:10 pm
Really lookin’ forward to Cash, Jason Eady, Whiskey Myers and Adam Hood. As for mainstream country, I’m interested in hearing Eric Church’s album. Eli Young Band has had some good material in the past, so I’ll keep an eye on that as well.
I’ve heard the DBT’s album already and will definitely be purchasing a copy upon release.
Would love to hear new material from Hayes Carll and Stoney LaRue.
In response to above posts”“”“Miranda is due to release a new single on Feb 17th.
January 8, 2014 @ 1:12 pm
Nickel Creek has also gotten back together and have a new album coming out as well.
January 8, 2014 @ 1:23 pm
I don’t think we’ll see it this year but I’d like to see a new Corb Lund record.
January 8, 2014 @ 1:32 pm
I’ve pre-ordered the Rosanne Cash album.
The other three on here that I know I’ll be getting will be the Scott H Biram, Jimbo Mathus and Drive-By Truckers albums. After far as the Truckers album goes, I hear the songwriting is half Patterson Hood and half Mike Cooley. Always good when Cooley has a prolific songwriting stretch.
I’ve heard that Jim Lauderdale will release yet another album in the spring (he rleased 3 albums in Fall 2013, with maybe Nick Lowe and his band backing him? I remember him mentioning working with Nick Lowe when I saw Buudy and Jim in 2/2013, so sounds plausible.
I’m interested in Parker Millsap’s release, which comes out 2/4/14. Saw a video performance of his on CMTEdge that was quite good.
January 8, 2014 @ 1:49 pm
Willie Watson should be coming out with his first solo album in March. With his involvement and friendship with Dave and Gillian, I hope hey make an appearance.
January 8, 2014 @ 2:55 pm
I believe I remember Reverend Peyton from Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band say that they were working on a project with another “family band” which could be the Del McCoury Band. A combination of that pickin’ ability could be incredible.
January 8, 2014 @ 3:18 pm
Great call on Charlie Parr. Ridiculous that he is not better known.
January 8, 2014 @ 7:39 pm
Toby in AK
January 8, 2014 @ 3:25 pm
Really looking forward to Robert Ellis, can do no wrong in my mind.
Mo Pitney (signed to curb ugh) has been working on a new album that keeps getting pushed. No idea if it’ll be released but it’s overdue. It’s on my radar, horrible stage presence but terrific voice and understanding of the country genre
on an aside, I can’t imagine being an old person and trying to read these captchas lol
January 8, 2014 @ 4:26 pm
Right now Curb is giving their artists an average of two releases per decade. He’s not the only one who keeps getting his album pushed. Best of luck to Mo.
January 8, 2014 @ 3:26 pm
How have I missed this Jason Eady guy? Every time I come to this site, I end up going over to Amazon and buying an album. AM country heaven is a great album! Now I am looking forward to his new effort.
January 8, 2014 @ 3:31 pm
There is something morally problematic about selling a dead artist’s songs for profit, when the artist is no longer around to collect the money on his work or have any input on whether or not the songs should be sold. It would be best if the proceeds from such albums went to charity.
January 8, 2014 @ 4:22 pm
Slackeye Slim also said via Facebook he will have a new album coming out in the spring!
January 8, 2014 @ 4:26 pm
Looks like a promising start to 2014!
After reading Trig’s right-up, I headed over to Bob Wayne’s FB where they just posted today more info about the upcoming release.
DBT, Beck, and Scott H. Biram are all on my radar now.
Two mainstream artist releases I’m looking forward to are Ronnie Dunn and Lee Ann Womack.
Off Dunn’s album, “Peace Love and Country Music,” I heard great (Grown Damn Man, I Wish I Still Smoked Cigarettes) and terrible (Kiss You There, Country This) songs.
From what I understand, Womack’s album was ready to go back in 2012, then she and her label split. I know she was working close with Buddy Miller on the album and it included a killer version on Neil Young’s “Out On the Weekend.” There’s been some internet chatter about this album seeing the light of day in 2014.
January 8, 2014 @ 5:04 pm
Cody Johnson has a new album coming out on January 14th, Cowboy Like Me. His album A Different Day is one of my favorites in my collection
January 8, 2014 @ 6:06 pm
Devil Makes Three said they have a few B-sides from their recent album that they’d like to release in some form. An EP perhaps?
Paige Anderson and the Fearless Kin are working on a new, EP, I think they said.
Lonesome Wyatt said there will be a new Bastards album.
And I will continue to hold out hope for the new Lonesome Wyatt and Rachel Brooke album.
January 8, 2014 @ 6:08 pm
I’m particularly excited for some new Slackeye Slim
January 8, 2014 @ 7:47 pm
Rachel Brooke is heading to the studio for her Modern Mal project. Squee!
January 8, 2014 @ 8:12 pm
I noticed that on Facebook. I’m glad to see her branching out and I can’t wait to hear it. She, in my opinion, keeps getting better with each release
January 8, 2014 @ 6:08 pm
I’m lookin forward to Dolly’s new album. And Dierks’ first two singles from his new album seem promising.
I’m also lookin forward to new music by Easton Corbin and Chris Stapleton. I haven’t heard anything about release dates for either except that it should be this year. Easton’s website says he’ll be releasing the album cover and first single in a day or two.
January 8, 2014 @ 6:22 pm
Are we ever going to get another whitey Morgan album out of bloodshot?
January 8, 2014 @ 6:43 pm
There are rumors of one, maybe two Whitey albums in 2014, but I’m not sure that anything is confirmed at the moment.
January 8, 2014 @ 10:13 pm
Any news on the live album they recorded at the machine shop in Flint, MI a while back?
January 8, 2014 @ 7:36 pm
First, The Maker is NOT a rumor! It is mastered and is awesome!! Should be released any day now… Also, Fishgutzzz and his ignorant band should have the album ready for release soon too
January 8, 2014 @ 7:45 pm
For what it’s worth, I believe Aaron Watson has an album coming out sometime this year. He’s a huge draw on the Texas scene. Also, I’m hearing whispers that Pat Green has an album completed that could be released soon, and is apparently going to be a return to his red dirt/Texas Country roots.
January 8, 2014 @ 11:04 pm
Spoke with Aaron a few months back after a show and he said he was shooting to release his new album, “The Underdog”, around March. Don’t know if that’s still on track or not. Regardless, I’m really looking forward to it!
January 8, 2014 @ 8:44 pm
John Fullbright should have a new one coming out in May–no title or release date yet; he played some new stuff when I saw him last month and I was really impressed.
And Evan Felker has been playing a new song in their encores so I am hopeful 2014 will bring a new Turnpike Troubadours album!
January 8, 2014 @ 9:26 pm
Zoe Muth new one is scheduled in april
January 8, 2014 @ 10:10 pm
My favorite local band from Lansing Michigan is releasing an ep on January 10th. No Salvation by The Devil’s Cut. I’d paste a link but I’m using my phone and I’m not that tech savvy. But they’re on Facebook, reverbnation, and soundcloud so google them and check em out.
January 8, 2014 @ 11:04 pm
Does Wade Bowen plan to release an album along with “Songs About Trucks”? God, I hope so. Wade Bowen is fuckin’ awesome.
January 9, 2014 @ 1:54 am
When I saw Dale Watson at the Continental in October he mentioned being in the studio recording another trucking songs album …. maybe we’ll see that this year?
January 9, 2014 @ 3:56 am
Hopefully we get something new from Hellbound Glory this year as well.
January 9, 2014 @ 7:21 am
Didn’t Matt Woods say, right here in these very comment sections, that he was going to have something this year as well?
January 9, 2014 @ 10:05 am
Yes, sometime in March.
January 9, 2014 @ 7:25 am
I personally can’t wait for the Johnny Cash, Dierks Bentley and Kevin Fowler albums. They are all going to be great.
January 10, 2014 @ 9:38 am
Dierks’ “Riser” is very intriguing. He usually puts out solid material (with a few exceptions) The debut single “Bourbon in Kentucky” feat. Kacey Musgraves may have been my favorite mainstream song of 2013, and “I Hold On” may be the most bearable song on the radio right now.
January 9, 2014 @ 8:19 am
Stoked about all of these and think it’s going to be a much better year than this one…couldn’t agree more with the Hayes Carll sentiment in the comments above, and am also very curious about the new Robert Ellis album can’t wait to hear something from it….
January 9, 2014 @ 9:47 am
Rusty Knuckles Music confirmed new releases from Hellbound Glory, Rory Kelly and Peewee Moore in 2014. They will also be re-releasing an early EP from Husky Burnette.
January 9, 2014 @ 11:50 am
Did I miss something. When did Peewee Moore become a part of the Rusty Knuckles team? I can’t wait to hear a new album from him. His last album was great.
January 9, 2014 @ 7:15 pm
It actually just happened. Can’t wait for his next album myself. I’m happy that he’s on Rusty Knuckles too. They do great promotion and their distribution side is fast.
January 9, 2014 @ 10:08 am
One not on your list that I think will (pleasantly) surprise a lot of people is Sunny Sweeney, especially now that she is no longer affiliated with Big Machine.
Also excited to see the talk above about something new coming out from Whitey Morgan.
January 9, 2014 @ 11:48 am
I would be excited to hear a new Sunny Sweeney album. I didn’t know she was cut from Big Machine. I’ve been a big fan for awhile and feel she deserves to be just as popular as Kacey Musgraves but Big Machine changed her sound in my opinion and it came across to poppy, not that I didn’t like some of her songs off that album.
January 9, 2014 @ 11:11 am
On last nights Music City Roots, Ashley Monroe said she was going into the studio in February to record her next CD with Vince Gill producing again. She hoped that it would be out later this year.
January 9, 2014 @ 11:53 am
Joseph Huber this spring with Muddy Roots
January 9, 2014 @ 12:03 pm
“We’re excited for this year…new music in the works”
From the Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin facebook, cant wait ti hear something new from her
Toby in AK
January 9, 2014 @ 12:06 pm
Wyatt McCubbin out of Ohio is another traditional country guy, sounds like he’s working on another album. I don’t know if it will be self-released like his last one or if he signed with a label. Plays a lot of shows with David Allen Coe
January 9, 2014 @ 1:50 pm
the one record i hope that comes out this year is HBE’s Tribute to RL & JR. there is no other album i’ve been anticipating the last few years like i have that one. Hiram & Huddie was brilliant and i have no doubt the new one will be just as good.
January 9, 2014 @ 2:28 pm
Ugly Valley Boys
January 9, 2014 @ 3:42 pm
Railroad Earth – Last of the Outlaws (Jan 14th)
January 9, 2014 @ 7:43 pm
Dallas Moore is supposed to be releasing 2 albums this spring. The 1st I beleive is Old Time Family Jam, that he recorded with his mother. And the second is Ridin High which features Dallas’ style of Outlaw Country. I’m excited about both.
January 9, 2014 @ 8:38 pm
I sure as hell hope Eli Young goes back to their old sound (Guinevere etc.), something special about that voice it’s too good to sing shitty songs. I’m hoping Tim Hus comes out with some new material, and I hope Dierks tries to stick to the bluegrass sound I know he’s capable of and loves without the record labels interfering too much…Church’s new album should be interesting, I love all his old music (Lightning, Those I’ve Loved, Where She Told Me To Go) and his newest song was well-written but sounds too much like Keith & Miranda’s duet for me to love it
January 9, 2014 @ 11:40 pm
I’m still waiting on the Ray Wylie Hubbard/Ronnie Dunn collaboration.
I hate to say it but I wish Hank 3 would go back to Curb. He hasn’t put out anything I really liked since Straight to hell, but he hasn’t put out anything I’d listen to since Rebel Within. Sorry just my opinion.
January 10, 2014 @ 4:19 am
JP Harris and The Tough Choices. I mean I think it will be released this year. They are recording it or are gonna record it soon anyway
January 10, 2014 @ 9:37 am
Just saw that Eli Young Band’s new album has some songwriting credits to Sean McConnell.
I’m really hoping that’s a good thing. Some of Randy Rogers’ and Wade Bowen’s best material has come directly from McConnell or when McConnell wrote with them.
Also, most of the CAPTCHA reponses are getting practically impossible to read. Dunno why.
January 13, 2014 @ 6:36 am
Your right! It seems that when Randy and Wade write with Sean those are some of the best tunes on the albums IMO. Saw there’s several tracks co-written with him. I also like their older stuff. Also saw there’s a couple songs on the album for them written by Will Hoge. Can’t blame them on that, he did co-write a number 1 for them in the past.
January 10, 2014 @ 3:10 pm
Lucky Tubb’s “Son Of a Bad Man” Can’t wait !!!
January 10, 2014 @ 4:04 pm
Don Williams “Reflections” March 11th.
January 10, 2014 @ 6:07 pm
William Elliott Whitmore was recently in the studio as well.
January 11, 2014 @ 8:58 pm
I received an email from Chance McCoy that mentioned an upcoming new cd from Old Crow followed by a summer tour.
The King of Fools
January 12, 2014 @ 12:01 pm
Derek Dunn is supposedly comming with a solo album, with Joseph Huber on there as well
January 12, 2014 @ 11:21 pm
Chuck Ragan-“Til Midnight” 3/25/14
January 19, 2014 @ 10:33 pm
I’ll be starting on a new album soon! Hoping for an April release date! Also I’ll be touring Europe in June and playing the Muddy Roots Europe festival! Woohoo big year!
Toby in AK
May 8, 2014 @ 4:42 pm
I wasn’t sure where to put this comment, but I could no longer hold my excitement anymore so I had to put it somewhere. Then I remembered this article.
Sammy Kershaw has announced a new album to be released at the end of June. It will be a tribute to George Jones and from what I know of Kershaw, there is no one better to do such an album.
Toby in AK
August 29, 2014 @ 6:17 pm
Mo Pitney’s Grand Ole Opry debut:
I don’t love the song, but MAN that voice. They are saying the album will be early 2015 now… we’ll see
August 29, 2014 @ 9:02 pm
Yes, it’s Curb Records, so we’ll see indeed.