Release Radar & Most Anticipated Albums for 2nd Half of 2023

We have reached the point of insanity these days with the amount of albums coming out each week in the greater country and roots realm. It’s like a full-time job just keeping track of it all, let alone navigate through the sea of releases to try and find what may be appeal to you.

Lucky for you though, you know about lil ol’ Saving Country Music, which has it’s ear to the ground and its nose to the grindstone, doing its best to keep you informed. This guide will take you into the late fall of 2023, starting with top recommendations, then a more detailed “release radar” beneath that with ALL of the releases on a given week, followed by the always fun “Rumor Mill.”

Hint: Bookmark this page, and come back each Friday to stay up-to-date with releases. This list will be updated regularly under the “confirmed releases” heading as new albums are announced, though older albums won’t be removed from the list so people can look back at what they might have missed.

PLEASE NOTE: No artist or album was overlooked, snubbed, or disregarded here. If you know of an album to be released that you believe is of interest to country and roots music, please feel free to share the information below in the comments section for the benefit of everyone.

Logan Halstead – Dark Black Coal – May 5th

The sons and daughters of Appalachia are sometimes born into lives of despair and destitution due to the economic malaise of the region brought on by the implosion of the coal industry and other economic and social calamities. One of the few glimmers of hope for the region has been the rise of authentic songwriters singing about their experiences, and taking those experiences to the very top of country charts, creating heroes of local stock, and inspiring hopes and dreams of similar stardom in the upcoming generation as a way out and up.

Logan Halstad is one of those hopefuls. Born in Kentucky and raised in West Virginia, at just 19 years old he’s getting ready to release his debut album. (read more)

The Malpass Brothers – Lonely Street – May 12th

When you talk about young guys with old souls making country music the way it’s supposed to be made, put the Malpass Brothers at or near the top of the heap. These guys have been around for years, but their recorded output is scant. They’ll add a new entry to their catalog on May 12th when Lonely Street comes out. And if the album is anything like the lead single “Sleep When The Party’s Over,” we have a lot to look forward to.

Produced by Doyle Lawson, if you’re looking for classic country music made the right way, make sure Lonely Street by The Malpass Brothers is on your radar.

Brandy Clark – Self-Titled – May 19th

Brandy Clark is one of the most critically-acclaimed country songwriters of our generation, garnering nine Grammy nominations among other accolades, and is a stellar singer and performer to boot. Now she’ll be making another run for critical acclaim when she releases her new self-titled album produced by fellow Pacific Northwest native Brandi Carlisle.

“This album is a return home to me in many ways,” says Brandy Clark. “Musically it’s the rawest I’ve been since ’12 Stories’ and maybe even rawer. When Brandi and I sat down and talked about working together, one thing that really intrigued me was her saying ‘I see it as your return to the Northwest.’ (read more)

Nicholas Jamerson – Peace Mountain – May 19th

Not only is Nicholas Jamerson’s band Sundy Best releasing a new album Feel Good Country on February 3rd, Jamerson is also releasing a solo album, with the title track featuring Charles Wesley Godwin out now, along with two other tracks. It is the followup to Jamerson’s previous album The Wild Frontier.

“’The Wild Frontier’ was about finding faith; whereas ‘Peace Mountain’ is about practicing faith and making peace with life, trusting that the work has been done, and enjoying the process,” says Jamerson. Peace Mountain will be his 6th studio album overall.

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives- Altitude – May 19th

There may not be any other artist in the last decade or more who has more actively participated in the effort to save country music than Marty Stuart. From his preservation efforts through his forthcoming Congress of Country Music, to his collaborative efforts with other artists, to his own original music, Marty Stuart embodies everything about preserving the true roots of country music as a self-described radical preservationist.

Picking up where Marty’s last album Way Out West released in 2017 left off, Altitude will explore the foray of The Byrd’s into country music through their album Sweetheart of the Rodeo. It was during Marty’s Stuart’s stint supporting surviving Byrds members and co-founders Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman on their 50th Anniversary tour of the album that Marty Stuart found his inspiration for Altitude. (read more)

Chapel Hart – Glory Days – May 19th

This classic country trio from Mississippi comprised of sisters Danica and Devynn Hart, and first cousin Trea Swindle have been lighting the world on fire, and riding a wave of momentum after receiving a “Golden Ticket” on America’s Got Talent, and competing in the finals. Luckily they didn’t win. That’s how you know they’re real. And now their readying their latest album that includes a track Loretta Lynn requested herself after seeing their AGT audition.

“‘Welcome to Fist City’ feels like 1968 revamped to right now,” shares Danica. “I really believe Ms. Loretta would’ve been so proud! I’d like to believe the generation who laid the foundation just wants to know that they are leaving country music in capable hands, and my prayer is that we are doing just that. I hope we are making them proud!”

Melonie Cannon – A Tribute to Vern Gosdin – May 26th

Vern Gosdin is one of those veteran country music legends whose legacy never seems to be given proper credit in popular society, even among more traditional country fans. It’s always Willie, Waylon, Dolly, George, Tammy, Loretta, and Merle. But Melonie Cannon is setting out to do what she can to keep the memory of Vern Gosdin alive by recording a whole album of his songs, and inviting some of her friends to help out along the way.

A Tribute to Vern Gosdin will include 13 songs either written or made popular by the country crooner known by many simply as “The Voice,” with guest appearances by Cody Jinks, Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Jim Lauderdale, Doyle Lawson, and Sidney Cox. (read more)

Tanya Tucker – Sweet Western Sound – June 2nd

The last time Shooter Jennings and Brandi Carlile joined forces to produce an album for Tanya Tucker, it resulted in two Grammy Awards and four nominations. Now in the wake of Tucker being named as the newest member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, she has announced the release of her latest album called Sweet Western Sound reuniting with Shooter and Brandi.

“’Sweet Western Sound’ is another revelation and I’m excited to see what folks think of our new endeavor,” says Tucker. “It’s always a trip working with Brandi and Shooter. I didn’t know if we’d be working together again on a new album after ‘While I’m Livin’.’ But we did it! (read more)

Dallas Moore – No God in Juarez – June 2nd

Dallas Moore is on of the very last true Outlaws still out there doing it the Outlaw way, and leave it to him to play tribute to one of the best and most underrated writers in country with this tribute to the great Billie Gant. Billie is known by some as the “Ambassador of Outlaw Country” and was around with all the greats in the Outlaw heyday. Those who know, they know Billie Gant is the real deal.

Track list: 1) Halo Too Tight 2) 21 3) The Ballad of Reuben Dixon 4) A House of Cards 5) No Go in Juarez 6) Hezekiah’s Heart 7) Truckin’ Outlaw Blues 8) Smokin’ Belladonna and Drinkin’ Gasoline 9) Hillbillie Blues 10) The Emperor of Tejon Street

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Weathervanes – June 9th

The alpha male of Americana Jason Isbell has announced his latest album to be released via his own Southeastern Records distributed by Thirty Tigers. Called Weathervanes, the album immediately becomes one of the most anticipated releases in independent music for 2023 from Isbell’s track record of being one of the landmark songwriters of our time.

Joining Jason Isbell on the new album will be his backing band The 400 Unit that includes Sadler Vaden on guitar, Jimbo Hart on bass, drummer Chad Gamble, and Derry deBorja on keyboards. Wife Amanda Shires also appears on the new album via fiddle and backing vocals, with other guests including harmonica player Mickey Raphael, Sylvia Massey and Ian Rickard also on backing vocals, and strings on a song by Morgan O’Shaughnessey.

Brennen Leigh – Ain’t Through Honky Tonkin’ Yet – June 16th

“I’m in love with this idea of the real Nashville,” says Brennen, “The idyllic golden age, which, to me, is around 1967, 1968, because of the alchemy, the explosion that occurred, with the best country music songwriters ever, the best singers in country music.”

It’s hard to disagree with Brennen Leigh, and if she wants to honky tonk, you better damn well let her. Helping her out is the the incomparable Chris Scruggs, who acted as producer on the album. Also performing are Marty Stuart, as well as Rodney Crowell, who calls Brennen Leigh “A story-telling poet, landscape painter, passionate observer of the human condition and a cultural preservationist.” (read more)

Summer Dean – The Biggest Life – June 16th

Authenticity is the common thread in most great country music, and Summer Dean has that in spades. To sing it, you first have to live it. Finally taking the full-time plunge into country music at the age of 40, she quit her job teaching elementary school, and spent the money that was supposed to go to her wedding to produce her 2020 album Bad Romantic that featured a duet with Colter Wall.

But where Bad Romantic took a more ’70s bell bottom honky tonk approach, early indications from The Biggest Life is Summer Dean goes back even further on the country music timeline to the Golden Era of country when greats like Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette were at their peak. (read more)

Slackeye Slim – Scorched Earth – Black Heart – June 23rd

As the alter ego of Joe Frankland, Slackeye Slim injected a cinematic perspective into Western music, including an expansive sound that captured the West’s wide open spaces, and stoked the imagination with its Ennio Morricone-style acoustics and percussion. Now he is back after an eight year absence and after mercilessly writing, recording, and scrapping songs in an effort to hone and refine his inner voice.

His debut album Texas Whore Pleaser made some racket for sure, but it was Slackeye’s 2011 conceptualized magnum opus El Santo Grial: La Pistola Piadosa that went on to win Saving Country Music’s Album of the Year, and remains one of the greatest underground country albums of all time. Slackeye Slim then followed this up with 2015’s Giving My Bones to the Western Lands. (read more)

Tommy Prine – This Far South – June 23rd

This will be the last time it is relevant to refer to Tommy Prine as the son of John as anything but an interesting footnote, if that time hasn’t already passed. After winning Saving Country Music’s 2022 Song for the Year for his debut single “Ships in the Harbor,” and recently receiving a ringing endorsement for the song by the CMA’s reigning Entertainer of the Year Luke Combs, it’s time for Tommy Prine to step out of the shadow of his famous father.

That is exactly what Tommy Prine will do when he releases his debut album This Far South on June 23rd through his own Nameless Knight Records distributed by Thirty Tigers. (read more)

Miles Miller – Solid Gold – July 7th

You probably know him from being the drummer, bandleader, and harmony singer for Sturgill Simpson during Sturgill’s rise to fame. But if Miles Miller has his way, soon you’ll be regarding him as your new favorite country-flavored singer/songwriter. Miles Miller was also the drummer on those big Tyler Childers albums, as well as a member of the band Town Mountain. But on July 7th, he will embark as a solo artist.

This whole time, Miller was a guitar player as well. In fact, he calls it his first love. This is one of the reasons that he had an ear to mind the melody when playing drums. During the pandemic and Sturgill Simpson’s retirement (for now), Miles found the time and opportunity to pick the guitar back up, and start singing and writing again. The results are Solid Gold. (read more)

Colter Wall – Little Songs – July 14th

If you need any further validation that it is a new day in Western music among a strong resurgence of interest in the genre, appreciate that apparently RCA Records came a-calling, and have partnered with Colter and his long-established La Honda Records for the release.

Eight of the ten tracks of the new album were written by Colter Wall himself. “These songs were written over the last three years. I penned most of them from home and I think the songs reflect that,” Colter Wall says—“home” being Battle Creek, Saskatchewan in the middle of the Canadian plains, close to the Alberta border. As Colter says in the title track, “You might not see a soul for days on them high and lonesome plains. You got to fill the big empty with little songs.” (read more)

Gabe Lee – Drink The River – July 14th

If put on the spot by someone and asked to rattle off one artist that they probably have never heard of but will immediately love, “Gabe Lee” might be the best answer. The soul in this guy’s voice, the songwriting, the purpose and intention in his delivery, it is all exquisite. Gabe Lee is as rare as he is real, and all the world needs to do to fall for him is to be exposed. The music does the rest.

The world will have a new opportunity to fall for Gabe Lee when he releases his latest album Drink The River via the Torrez Music Group. After ratcheting up the volume and electricity on his last album The Hometown Kid from 2022, Lee’s going in the opposite direction for the new one by dialing it back, and relying on more acoustic and understated tones. (read more)

Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway – City of Gold – July 21st

Molly Tuttle and her bluegrass band Golden Highway set the world on fire in 2022 with the album Crooked Tree and a subsequent tour in support. It shot an injection of youth and vitality in the bluegrass genre on the way to seeing Molly Tuttle win a well-deserved Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album, along with a nomination for the Grammy’s New Artist of the Year.

Now looking to capitalize on the attention and momentum she’s captured in her Golden Highway era, Molly Tuttle recently ventured back in the studio, and recorded a brand new 13-song set. Recorded at the Sound Emporium Studios in Nashville, once again Tuttle employs dobro maestro Jerry Douglas as co-producer just like on Crooked Tree. But unlike the first set, City of Gold features Molly’s Golden Highway touring band primarily as opposed to other musicians. (read more)


May 5th

Justin Moore – Stray Dog
Angelica Rockne – The Rose Society
Rodney Crowell – The Chicago Sessions
Eilen Jewell – Get Behind The Wheel
Joseph Terrell – Good For Nothing Howl (Mipso member)
Vance Gilbert – The Mother of Trouble
Logan Halstead – Dark Black Coal
Alison Brown – On Banjo
The Golden Roses – Coverage from Signal Hill EP (classic covers)
Jericho Woods – Stop Signs and Fence Lines EP
Jax Hollow – Only The Wild Ones (country/folk rock)
Velvet Rodeo – Back in the Saddle
Sarah Morris – Here’s To You
Megan Moroney – Lucky

May 11th – Graber Gryass – Waking Up (Jamgrass)

May 12th

Parker McCollum – Never Enough
Parker Millsap – Wilderness Within You
Stray Dogs – On The Creek (folk/Americana)
Dropkick Murphys – Okemah Rising (Vol. 2 of Woody Guthrie songs)
The Rough & Tumble – Only This Far
Bruce Cockburn – O Sun O Moon
The Malpass Brothers – Lonely Street
Cabin Dogs – On The Creek
The Rough & Tumble – Only This Far
Abe Partridge – Love In The Dark
Cody Ikerd and the Sidewinders – Dreamers Like Me
Jeff Carson – 448
Various Artists – Pickin’ on Pearl Jam (bluegrass Pearl Jam covers)
Kevin Daniel – The Life and Adventures of Kevin Daniel
Tracy Lawrence – Live at Billy Bob’s Texas
Elijah Ocean – Rodeo Songs EP
Easy Dreams – Sunformer

May 19th

Nicholas Jamerson – Peace Mountain
Tucker Martine Jr. – Music Man (Layng Martine Jr. tribute)
Milk Carton Kids – I Only See The Moon
Robert Ellis – Yesterday’s News
Samantha Fish and Jesse Dayton – Death Wish Blues
Ben Danaher – Resurrection
Rodney Rice – Self-Titled
Leftover Salmon – Grass Roots (jamgrass, covers)
Chapel Hart – Glory Days
Ward Davis – Sunday Morning EP
Jaye Madison – Mirror: Vision EP
Brandy Clark – Self-Titled
Marty Stuart – Altitude
Brian Beken – New Geography
Whitney Rose – Rosie
Madelyn Read – Concrete Country
Raul Malo – Say Less (solo, instrumental)

May 26th

Robinson & Rohe – In The Night
Travis Tritt – Proud of the Country (reissue)
Kassi Valazza – Kassi Valazza Knows Nothing
Austin Gillam – I’m Sorry, I’m Fine
Melonie Cannon – A Tribute to Vern Gosdin
Tim Goodin – True Stories and Flat Out Lies
Laura Marie – Too Sweet: Songs for Setting Boundaries EP
Charley Crockett – The Man From Waco Redux
Jacob Jones- Son of a Military Man EP

June 1st – Annie Keating – Hard Frost

June 2nd

Ruen Brothers – Ten Paces (Roy Orbison-like)
Dallas Moore – No God in Juarez
Tanya Tucker – Sweet Western World
Corey Kent – Blacktop
Ron Pope – Inside Voices
JD Darling – Forward Thinking Back
Waylon Hanel – New Old Outlaws
Kenny Rogers – Life Is Like a Song
Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs – Coyote
Meris Gantt – Forced Revival
Jade Marie Patek – Song in My Head
The Kody Norris Show – Rhinestone Revival
David G. Smith – Witness Trees
Jelly Roll – Whitsitt Chapel
Cowboy Junkies – Such Ferocious Beauty
Old Crow Medicine Show – Live at Third Man Records
Zack McGinn (Dolly Shine) – Empire
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – What If I EP
Lonestar – Ten to 1 (re-recordings of #1 hits)

June 7th – Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors – Strangers

June 9th

Sara Petite – The Empress
Jenny Lewis – Joy’All
Laura Cantrell – Just Like a Rose: The Anniversary Sessions
Jermie Albino – Tears You Hide
Dusky Waters – Pass It On
Christian Lopez – Magdalena
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Weathervanes
Laith – Lightning
Laura Cantrell – Just Like A Rose: The Anniversary Sessions
Mike Kuster – Country So Fresh You Have To Check Your Boots
Jess Williamson – Time Ain’t Accidental
Mitch Hayes – Gentle Man
Colby Acuff – Western White Pines

June 16th

Dallas Burrow – Blood Brothers
Tim O’Brien – Cup of Sugar (bluegrass)
Bob Bradshaw – The Art of Feeling Blue
Parker Ferrell – Love Runs Through
Summer Dean – The Biggest Life
Brennen Leigh – Ain’t Through Honky Tonkin’ Yet
Ags Connolly – Siempre
Chris Janson – The Outlaw Side of Me
Possessed by Paul James – Fighting for Our Own Survival
Son Volt – Day of the Doug
The Drive-By Truckers – The Complete Dirty South (Deluxe Edition)
Eliza Gilkyson – Home
Deer Tick – Emotional Contracts

June 17th

Casey James Prestwood – Where I’m Going, I’ve Always Been
Casey Freedom – Self-Titled

June 20th

Adam Harbison – Shades of Green

June 23rd

Slackeye Slim – Scorched Earth, Black Heart
Leroy From The North – Toughen Up
The Watson Twins – Holler
Chris Emmert – Introducing Chris Emmert EP
Malcolm Holcombe – Bits & Pieces
Amanda Shires & Bobbie Nelson – Loving You
Tommy Prine – This Far South
Dan Tyminski – God Fearing Heathen
JD Graham – A Pound of Rust
Mick Fury – 1981-1996 (rock Americana)
Nick Edwards – 1960 EP
Darren Nicholson – Wanderer (bluegrass)
Nathan Seeckts – Something Rare and Beautiful
Alan Getto – Songs from a Farmhouse EP

June 27th – Ed Earl – Dos

June 30th

Lucinda Williams – Stories From a Rock n Roll Heart
The Pink Stones – You Know Who
Gary Brewer – House of Axes
Graves: Gary Owens – I Have Some Thoughts (folk)
Hunter Root – Arkansas
The South Austin Moonlighters – From Here to Home
Brian Kalinec – The Beauty Of It All
Al Staehely – Somewhere in West Texas
Carl Christensen & The Lake Flora Band – Actor, Singer, Liar, Stripper
Horsebath – Studio Le Nid Sessions EP
The Winding Wheels – Lonely Lovin’ You
Conrad Moore – Save The Southland
Oyo – Another Round

July 6th – Amelia Presley – Coyote Howl EP

July 7th

Miles Miller – Solid Gold
Milly Raccoon – Frankincense and Myrrh
Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen – Hold My Beer Vol. 3
Kenny Feidler – Bloodshot
Noah Riley Teal – Self-Titled
The Wallow Hollows – Carry On
Dale Watson – Starvation Box

July 14th

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real – Sticks and Stones
Ryan Curtis – Ain’t Ever Easy
Colter Wall – Little Songs
Gabe Lee – Drink The River
Shinyribs – Transit Damage
Megan and Shane – Peaks and Valleys
Eric Long – Seadreamer Volume 2
Fathom Lane – In The Driftless

July 15th – Aaron Smith & The Coal Biters – The Legend of Sam Davis And Other Stories of Newton County Arkansas 

July 21st

Molly Tuttle – City of Gold
Kyle Keller – The Great American Highway
Ed Snodderly – Chimney Smoke
Erin Viancourt – Should’ve Known Better
Lori McKenna – 1998
Mike Thomas – Diamonds
Rachel Garlin – The Ballad of Madelyne & Therese
Demi Marriner – The Things We Didn’t Say

July 28th

Darlingside – Everything Is Alive (Folk)
Susto – My Entire Life (Alt. folk rock)
Amanda Stewart – Venom
Hannah Dasher – The Other Damn Half
Nick Justice – Stranger in My Town
The Cleverlys – Solid Butter
Mustangs of the West – Sea of Heartbreak
Anders Jörnesten – The Train to Montreal (folk)
Amanda Stewart – Venom
Kyle Nix and the 38’s – After The Flood Vol. 1
McBride and the Ride – Marlboros & Avon (EP)
Hailey Whitters – I’m In Love EP

August 1st

Royce Johns – Thank Ya Kindly

August 4th

William Matheny – That Grand, Old Feeling
Beth Bombara – It All Goes Up
Julian Talamantez Brolaski – It’s Okay Honey
Joshua Ray Walker – What Is It Even?
Vince Gill and Paul Franklin – Sweet Memories: The Music of Ray Price
William Beckmann – Here’s To You. Here’s To Me

August 11th

Jack Nelson – Going Places
Jason Eady – Mississippi
O.N.E. The Duo – Blood Harmony
The Nadas – Come Along for the Ride (rock Americana)
Abby Posner – Second Chances
Cordovas – The Rose of Aces
Brewflies – Rain Down Mercy (folk)
Brooks Dixon – Rhododendron Highway
Adam & Amy Pope – Chances Worth Taking
Croy and the Boys – What’s Good The Medicine?
Lost Patterns – Self-Titled
Ryan Bingham – Watch Out For The Wolf
Hank Williams IV (AKA Ricky Fitzgerald) – Honky Tonk Habit (EP)
Kim Moberg – The Seven Fires Prophecy: Suite for Humanity (Indigenous folk)

August 14th

Sophia Talvic – Center of the Universe

August 18th

The Indy Annies – (title fortcoming)
East Nash Grass – Last Chance to Win (bluegrass)
Nathan Mongol Wells – From a Dark Corner
Philip Bowen – Old Kanawha
Mikhail Laxton – Self-Titled
Mipso – Book of Fools
Gregory Alan Isakov – Appaloosa Bones
Caroline Cotter – Gently as I Go (folk)
Indy Annies – Ain’t Comin’ Home
Woody Woodworth & The Piners – Outlaws and Saints
Sandy Bailey – Daughter of Abraham
The One Eighties – Minefields
Mike Jacoby Electric Trio – The Long Haul
Dalton Domino – Arizona
Warren Zeiders – Pretty Little Poison
Rhiannon Giddens – You’re The One
Anna Tivel – Outsiders (Acoustic re-release)
David Wilcox – My Good Friends (Acoustic)
Teddy Thompson – My Love of Country (Covers album)
Christian Parker – Sweethearts (Byrds tribute)

August 25th

The Waymores – Greener Pastures
Turnpike Troubadours – Cat in the Rain
Hiss Golden Messenger – Jump For Joy
Roselit Bone – Ofrenda
The Kennedys – Headwinds
The Two Tracks – It’s a Complicated Life
The Listening Party – Been A Long Time Coming (folk rock)
Steve Yanek – September
Morgan Wade – Psychopath
Posey Hill – No Clear Place to Fall
Old Crow Medicine Show – Jubilee
Amanda Donald – 100 Roots
Various Artists – Gaither Tribute, Honoring the Songs of Bill & Gloria Gaither

September 1st

Lauren Calve – Shift
Erik Dylan – Stray Dogs and Homegrown Calamities
Larry Fleet – Earned It
Tony Logue – The Crumbs

September 5th

Scott Southworth – Comin’ Round To Honky Tonk Again

September 8th

Idanha – Slow Horses, Bad Whisky & Good Friends

September 8th

Logan Ledger – Golden State
Allison Russell – The Returner
Steep Canyon Rangers – Morning Shift
The String Cheese Incident – Lend Me A Hand
Nick Shoulders – All Bad
Joan Osborne – Nobody Owns You
A Song For Leon: A Tribute to Leon Russell
Goldpine – Two (Americana)
Lillie Mae & Family – Festival Eyes
Jobi Riccio – Whiplash
Pat Boone – Country Jubilee
The Handsome Family – Hollow
Creed Fisher – This Ain’t The Hamptons
Shannon Clark & the Sugar – This Old World
Drayton Farley – Kudzu Wild EP
Billy Keane – Oh, These Days
Katie Curley – Penny For My Heartbreak
Bill and the Belles – To Willie from Billy (Willie Nelson tribute)
Once More: Teddy Thompson & Jenni Muldaur Sing The Great Country Duets

September 13th

Billy Droze – Billy The Kid

September 15th

Margo Cilker – Valley of Heart’s Delight
Alex Hall – Side Effects of the Heart
John Surge and the Haymakers – Almost Time
Pierce Edens – A Life In Trade
Briscoe – West of It All
Bahamas – Bootcut
Brothers Osborne – Self-Titled
Stephen Wilson Jr. – son of dad
Brian Setzer – The Devil Always Collects
Wheeler Walker Jr. – RAM
Travis Tritt – Country Chapel (Gospel)
Willie Nelson – Bluegrass
Alyssa & Wayne Brewer – Alyssa and Wayne Sing George and Tammy
Pierce Edens – A Life in Trade
Needtobreathe – Caves
Brian Setzer – The Devil Always Collects
Sarah Jane Scouten – Turned To Gold
Van Planting – Orange Blossom Child
Marc Miner- Last Heroes
Viv and Riley – Imaginary People
Cruz Contreras (Black Lillies) – Cosmico
Bonnie and Taylor Sims – Self-Ttiled
Cory Ashbury – Pioneer
D Boone Pittman – Resurrection Noise
Tyler Booth – Keep It Real
Jim Lauderdale & The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys – Long And Lonesome Letting Go
Lady Apple Tree – Self-Titled (EP)
Buxton – A Family Light (reissue)

September 22nd

Colbie Caillat – Along The Way
Rachael Kilgour – My Father Loved Me
David Borné – Genesis
Brent Cobb – Southern Star
Josh Travis – Few of Days and Full of Trouble
Buddy and Julie Miller – In The Throes
Emily Ann Roberts – Can’t Hide Country
Whey Jennings – Just Before The Dawn EP
More Than a Whisper: Celebrating The Music of Nanci Griffith (Various Artists)
The Dryes – Raisin’ Beers & Hallelujahs
Adam Hood – Adam Hood’s Different Groove
Rachel Kilgour – My Father Loved Me
Lydia Loveless – Nothing’s Gonna Stand In My Way Again
Shadrick Wilde- Forever Home
 Veronique Medrano – MexiAmericana

September 29th

Restos – Ain’t Dead Yet
John P. Strohm – Something To Look Forward To
Natalie Price – Self-Titled
Lindsay Lou – Queen of Time
Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham – Birdsong
Ross Cooper – Lightning Heart
Dale Hollow – Hack of the Year
Hellroys – Half Acre
Jerry Joseph – Baby, You’re The Man Who Would Be King
The Howdies – Howdies All Around
Jack Browning – Red Eye Radio
Wilco – Cousin
Owen Temple – Rings On A Tree
Meredith Lane – Greyhound
Boy Named Banjo – Dusk
Tony Jackson – I’ve Got Songs To Sing
Lindsay Lou – Queen of Time
Country Side of Harmonica Sam –
Miles & Mafale – Be Brave (folk)
My Brothers, My Sister – My Sister, My Brother II (Garrison Starr and Sean McConnell)
Martin Simpson And Thomm Jutz – Nothing But Green Willow: The Songs of Mary Sands and Jane Gentry

October 6th

Reba McEntire – Not That Fancy
John Baumann – Border Radio
Tre Burt – Traffic Fiction
Billy Don Burns – I’ve Seen a Lot of Highway
Charlie Mars – Times Have Changed
Darius Rucker – Carolyn’s Boy
The Steel Woods – On Your Time
Good Lovelies – We Will Never Be The Same
Ida Mae – Thunder Above
Victoria Bailey – A Cowgirl Rides On
Ed Sweeney – A Sunday Drive
C. Albert Blomquist – Hug Your Neck
EmiSunshine and the Rain – Sideshow
Chris Jones and the Night Drivers – Pages In Your Hand (bluegrass)
Mouth of Babes – World Brand New (folk)
Summerlyn Powers – The Hive EP
Lily & Madeleine – Nite Swim (folk pop)

October 11th

Mamma Coal – Dance Hall Crush

October 13th

The Bones of J.R. Jones – Slow Lightning
Lonesome Ace Stringband – Try To Make It Fly
Margo Price – Strays II
Riley Green – Ain’t My Last Rodeo
Charlie Worsham – Compadres (Collaborative EP)
Lynyrd Skynyrd – FYFTY (4-album box set)

October 20th

Jonah Tolchin – Dockside
Chris Shiflett – Lost At Sea
Alice Gerrard – Sun to Sun
Last Birds – Endless Turn of Day Into Night (folk)
Harvest Thieves – As The Sparks Fly Upward
Pert Near Sandstone – Waiting Days
Robert Rex Waller Jr. – See The Big Man Cry
Dylan LeBlanc – Coyote

October 27th

Jared Dustin Griffin – Battle Cry Mercy
Sean Burns – Lost Country
Old Californio – Metaterranea
Various Artists – A Tribute to The Judds
Luke LeBlanc – Places
Willy Tea Taylor – The Great Western Hangover
Swearingen & Kelli – Build Myself Up From The Ground

November 14th

Johnny Cash – The Life in Lyrics (Book)

November 17th

John Vincent III – Songs for the Canyon


Charles Wesley Godwin has signed with Big Loud Records and likely has an album on the way sooner than later (read more).

The Travelin’ McCoury’s were in the studio with Tyler Childers in late October. Stay tuned.

Dolly Parton is working on a rock album to go along with her recent induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Pistol Annies have been writing together, and with others like Lukas Nelson, likely for a new album.

Cody Jinks was in the studio in November of 2022, and is going back in January. Expect a new album in 2023.

Cody Jinks has signed Erin Viacourt to his Late August Records label, and she is finishing up an album as well (read more).

Canadian Gothic country artist Lindi Ortega says that she will be recording an album in 2023.

Kyle Nix of the Turnpike Troubadours says his second album is almost done and that the new one will be recorded with his backing band The 38’s.

Ray Wylie Hubbard: “Warning: the new record is not the pretty girl singing Jolene at the national finals rodeo in Las Vegas..its the Huntsville prison rodeo when the death row clown gets gored distracting the bull away from the arsonist who got thrown.”

Zach Bryan will have a new album called Writers and Fighters at some point this year.

The Wilder Blue have been working at The Sonic Ranch in West Texas on a new album with Brent Cobb acting as producer.

Uncle Lucius has reunited, and is working on new music. (read more)

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are working on a duets project together.

William Michael Morgan has singed with ONErpm, and is working with Keith Stegall on a new EP (read more)

Lydia Loveless and Jason “Hawk” Harris have both re-signed with the revamped Bloodshot Records, and have new projects on the way (read more).

Aaron Watson has a new album on the way called Cover Girl featuring songs previously recorded by women, and independent women as guests on each track.

Victoria Bailey has a new album called A Cowgirl Rides On to be released in the fall. Title track out now.

Cody Johnson has a new double album on the way called Cody Johnson: Leather. No release date just yet.

Tony Logue said he was heading into the studio on April 10th for a new album.

Mike Harmeier of Mike and the Moonpies recently said he was heading into the studio with more new material than he ever has before, and has also hinted at a live album coming.

Coleman Williams aka IV and The Strange Band were recently in the studio with Shooter Jennings.
Cody Jinks has signed Erin Viacourt to his Late August Records label, and she is finishing up an album as well (read more).

Dalton Domino has a new album on the way from Lightning Rod Records called Arizona. No release date yet, but the first songs “Wannabe” and “Rock and Roll Should Kill You” out now.

Jordan Nix also has a new album on the way Dalton Domino has been touting hard.

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