Release Radar & Most Anticipated Albums for Final Part of 2023


It can’t be emphasized enough just how busy the next five weeks will be when it comes to album releases. In the 15-year history of Saving Country Music, nothing has been experienced like this before. It’s not just the volume of releases, which is incredible and record-setting in itself. It’s also how this run will include some of the most important and anticipated albums to be released all year.

Been a little frustrated with 2023’s album output so far? That’s because the lion’s share of great albums from the year very well could be coming out all at once. Just from the albums Saving Country Music has screened, there are 24 albums coming out Sept. 8th, 29 albums coming out Sept. 15th, 15 albums coming out on Sept. 22nd, 22 albums coming out on Sept. 29th, and 18 albums coming out on Oct. 6th.

That’s 108 albums in five weeks, and that doesn’t even include albums that didn’t pass the screening process, some mainstream country releases, or albums that are just not on SCM’s radar at the moment for whatever reason. All the more important that folks pay attention to what’s happening each week as we get through this gauntlet of releases, that way you don’t miss that one special album that speaks to you.

Below find some of the top recommended releases, then below that a complete list of the releases on each day, followed by the always fun “Rumor Mill” where interesting tidbits about potential upcoming releases are compiled.

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 about 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.


Tyler Childers – Rustin’ In The Rain – September 8th

Rustin’ In The Rain was recorded in the home studio of Tyler’s pedal steel player and guitarist James Barker above his garage. The new album was produced by Tyler and his backing band The Food Stamps, who along with Barker includes bassist Craig Burletic, drummer Rod Elkins, Chase Lewis on keys, CJ Cain on acoustic guitar, and fiddle/guitarist “The Professor” Jesse Wells.

Childers says of the album via press release, “This is a collection of songs I playfully pieced together as if I was pitching a group of songs to Elvis. Some covers, one co-write, and some I even wrote in my best (terrible) Elvis impersonation, as I worked around the farm and kicked around the house. I hope you enjoy listening to this album as much as I enjoyed creating it. Thank you. Thank you very much.” (read more)

Ashley McBryde- The Devil I Know – September 8th

What we have come to know about Ashley McBryde is that she’s not going to cater her songs or her sound to whatever the popular flavor of the day happens to be. She’s more interested in staying true to herself, wherever that takes her.

“‘Y’all are too country,’” Ashley McBryde says, mocking her critics. “We leaned into that – more country it is. ‘Y’all are awfully rock leaning for a country artist.’ Is that so? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. ‘Last thing y’all need is another tender, finger pickin’ song.’ Oh? Tender makes you uneasy, cowboy? I hear you. Let’s see how much more tender we can be. We listened to all those opinions and said, ‘I hear you. I understand what you’re saying.’ But sadly, there’s no room on the record for your opinion. We’ll do what we want.” (read more)

Nick Shoulders – All Bad – September 8th

Nick Shoulders is the singing, yodeling, whistling, mulleted and mustachioed country music weirdo freak of our time. “My musical upbringing at home was mostly learning owl calls, whistling along with cardinals, whooping and hollering with all my little friends out in the woods,” he says. “All that primitive yodeling I did as a kid ended up turning into a physical skill set that became so important to my singing without me even realizing.”

All Bad is Nick’s defiant expression against the despair of our day, hoping to “honestly interpret the grim political and social reality we exist in,” as he puts it. “Every one of these songs is carved from some of the hardest experiences we’ve ever had. The hope is that people will recognize something of their own lives in those stories and feel understood and seen.”

Logan Ledger – Golden State – September 8th

For many, Logan Ledger is on the short list of the greatest modern singers in the country and roots space. Though that might sound like hyperbole to some, it’s not to those who’ve heard him sing. Though T Bone Burnett took Ledger under his wing and produced his debut album, Ledger became one of the COVID-era refugees where his self-titled debut (April 3rd, 2020) couldn’t have come at a worse time.

But now he’s back with a new album produced by Shooter Jennings. Ledger might not be exclusively country, but his unique sound and stellar voice deserves to draw a large audience. “There have been so many changes over the past few years; parts of me have died and I’m never going to get them back,” Ledger says. “I feel like I’m a new person now, mostly for the better, but there’s still that question of what to do now and what happens next.”

Willie Nelson – Bluegrass – September 15th

It’s quite remarkable when you consider that Willie Nelson reached the ripe old age of 90 in April, has released nearly 100 original albums of one sort or another, but this is the first time he’s veering into the bluegrass realm.

Once again produced by long-time collaborator Buddy Cannon, top-shelf bluegrass greats Rob Ickes (dobro), Dan Tyminski (mandolin), Aubrey Haynie (fiddle), Ron Block (banjo), Josh Martin (acoustic guitar), Barry Bales (upright bass), Seth Taylor (mandolin) and Bobby Terry (acoustic guitar, gut string guitar) collaborate to bring Willie Nelson songs to life within the bluegrass genre. (read more)

Margo Cilker – Valley of Heart’s Delight – September 15th

Oregon’s favorite and fastest-rising songwriter is back with a new album on Fluff and Gravy Records, produced by drummer and songwriter Sera Cahoone just like Cilker’s fan favorite debut, Pohorylle from 2021. Also performing on the album is of course Margo’s sister Sarah singing harmonies, and the Pacific Northwest’s version of Hank Williams, Caleb Klauder.

“I wrote these songs surrounded by the wild landscapes of the Northwest, but I was leaning toward the place I’d come from,” says Cilker. “I felt cut off from my family and the valley that held them. I spent hours thinking about my sense of belonging. I’d traveled through many places and then, when the travel stopped, I ruminated on where I had ended up. Where were you when the music stopped? I was in Enterprise, OR. And there in Enterprise, my mind drifted back to the Valley of Heart’s Delight.”

Travis Tritt – Country Chapel – September 15th

Produced by Dave Cobb at Georgia May Studio in Savannah, Georgia, and to be released by the Gaither Music Group, Country Chapel will be Travis Tritt first foray into Gospel music in album form. The 10-song album will include recognizable Gospel classics such as ‘Wayfaring Stranger,” as well as originals written by Travis Tritt. Other songwriters include Aaron Raitiere, Dallas Frazier, and Kris Kristofferson’s “Why Me.”

The album takes listeners back to Travis Tritt’s childhood roots in the church. Gospel is one of the building blocks of country music, and it’s one of the building blocks of Travis Tritt. After many years of avoiding the studio, Tritt made his comeback with 2021’s Set In Stone, also produced by Dave Cobb.

Charles Wesley Godwin – Family Ties – September 22nd

Do you feel that? It’s that distinctive tingling deep in your bones that you get whenever you know one of your favorite music artists is on the precipice of something monumental. This feeling accompanies the news of Charles Wesley Godwin’s mammoth upcoming 19-song major label debut called Family Ties due out on Big Loud Records.

The prolific release of new songs comes after a time when Godwin was initially stonewalled and unsure what to write about. “I had to get back to the basics,” Godwin says. “I decided I was going to write about my life and my family. It’s where my heart was guiding me: to be super personal and dig right into the weeds of my life … All it was was just a matter of time and continued grinding.” (read more)

Brent Cobb – Southern Star – September 22nd

Brent Cobb continues to be one of the brightest stars in the independent country music crown. His songwriting elevates the craft for everyone else. He delivers everything with an authentic Georgia drawl and charm enveloped in a sound that defines country soul in the modern era. Whenever Brent Cobb sings, you best shut your mouth and listen.

“Sometimes, there ain’t shit going on down here,” says Cobb, laughing. “But since there’s nothing else to do, you learn to be laid back. You learn to use your imagination, and you wind up imitating your surroundings. These songs sound like the place that inspired them.” (read more)

Charley Crockett – Live From The Ryman – September 29th

On Monday, November 14th, 2022, Charley Crockett took the stage at the Ryman Auditorium for his first ever headlining performance at the Mother Church to a sold-out crowd, and put on a show for the ages. Saving Country Music can attest to this, because yours truly was in the audience. It felt like a very rare evening with all the stops pulled out to make it perfect. Now we know why.

We’re used to Charley Crockett releasing albums at a two-per-year clip as one of the hardest working men in country music. As 2023 droned on, you knew it would be sooner than later that something new would be on the way from him. Now we know that something will be Live From The Ryman to be released as both an album and a concert film. The mostly complete set from the Ryman show will include 23 total songs. (read more)

Ross Cooper – Lightning Heart – September 29th

A real deal rodeo cowboy who turned in his spurs for a guitar, if you’re looking for authenticity in today’s plastic cowboy country space, look towards Ross Cooper. He gets you super excited for his new release by calling out all of the “all hat, no cattle” cowboys in Nashville with his song “Everybody Wants To Be A Cowboy.”

“I’m a cowboy, and that’s always been a huge part of my ethos, and it’s absolutely inspired my songwriting, but at my core, I’m a writer and storyteller,” Cooper says. “It’s the part of me that has endured and makes me feel like I have a purpose. It’s so hard for me to pick a favorite on this album. Every song is a page out of my life that I’m excited to share with people.”

Tony Jackson – I’ve Got Songs To Sing – September 29th

For years now, the voice of Tony Jackson has been one of the greatest untapped resources in country music just waiting to be exploited. How and why it’s been over six years since he last released an album, and he hasn’t resonated to a wider national audience just yet feels like a travesty. With the right cadre of songwriters and players behind him, he could be explosive in country music.

Lucky for us, that’s exactly what has materialized. Appearing on the album will be a who’s who of great country music pickers, including guitarists “Cousin” Kenny Vaughan and Brent Mason, steel guitarist Cindy Cashdollar, fiddler Jenee Fleenor, and a bunch of other top name pickers and players. Songwriters contributors include Jamey Johnson, Mo Pitney, Erin Enderlin, Bobby Tomberlin, and more. Randy Travis and Rhonda Vincent also appear. (read more)

Billy Don Burns – I’ve Seen A Lot of Highway – October 6th

When broaching the subject of forgotten Outlaws who’ve gone criminally underrated by the callous country music industry, Billy Don Burns has to to be right near the top of the list. His songs have been recorded by the likes of Willie Nelson, Johnny Paycheck, Hank Cochran, Mel Tillis, Sammy Kershaw, Whitey Morgan, Cody Jinks, Colter Wall, and Connie Smith among others, as well as working as a producer for Merle Haggard and Johnny Paycheck.

The country industry may have forgotten ol’ Billy Don, but his fellow artists most certainly haven’t, including the new crop of Outlaw-style country artists that look up to him as a patron saint. That is why he’ll be joined by Cody Jinks, Shooter Jennings, Whey Jennings, Wes Shipp, and The Storey Boys on his new upcoming album. (read more)

The Steel Woods – On Your Time – October 6th

Though The Steel Woods are notorious for putting on hard charging Southern rock shows that at times veer into the metal range, it’s the lyricism that gives fans of the band ample themes to explore. On Your Time with loosely follow the trajectory of another character named Uncle Lloyd who was first introduced on their debut album via a song of the same name. “Uncle Lloyd” was written by Darrell Scott, so it will be interesting to see how the band develops that song into a deeper narrative.

Joining singer/guitarist Wes Bayliss and guitarist Tyler Powers is bassist Johnny Stanton and drummer Isaac Senty. All three of the previous albums by The Steel Woods earned high marks for songwriting, musicianship, and originality while remaining grounded in Southern rock roots. We should expect On Your Time to be no different. (read more)

John R. Miller – Heat Comes Down – October 6th

There are a lot of artists these days inspired by Tyler Childers. There’s only a select few that have inspired Tyler Childers themselves. One such soul is John R. Miller who worked as a musician for hire for years and made lots of friends along the way. “A well-travelled wordsmith mapping out the world he’s seen, three chords at a time,” is how Childers considers him.

“Whenever I’ve got a lot of thoughts bouncing around my head, alchemizing that energy into something creative helps take the gravity out of them and quiets them down for a while,” says Miller. “For me this album is largely about anxiety in many forms: the things that cause it, what it causes in turn, and the moments of clarity in between. Listening back to it now, most of the songs seem like they’re trying to answer the questions I’ve been asking myself.” (read more)

Jason Hawk Harris- Thin Places – October 6th

With his debut album Love & The Dark from 2019, Jason Hawk Harris quickly established that he wasn’t your run-of-the-mill country artist. A thoughtful songwriter with a compositional mind due to his education in classical music, he brought a completely unique set of tools and perspectives to the genre that resulted in critical acclaim for his Bloodshot Records release.

But if there has ever been an artist snake bit by circumstances, it’s been Jason Hawk Harris. The pandemic put a crimp in his capability to tour behind his debut album. A tornado struck when he was trying to make his followup. Bloodshot Records went under, leaving him without a musical home. But he found glimmers of hope amid Thin Places, and that became the inspiration for his new album. (read more)

John Baumann – Border Radio – October 6th

Austin-based singer/songwriter John Baumann is considered one of the best current songwriters from the Lone Star State. Along with his solo career, his music has been showcased in the Texas Country supergroup The Panhandlers, and he’s also had Kenny Chesney record one of his songs. Commonly evoking geography in his writing, Border Radio will be welcomed by Baumann fans.

“I hope the listener can transport themselves out of their lives and go somewhere else in a cinematic way,” Baumann says about the album. “I hope listening to this album is like going to the movies. It’s about experiencing something else, somewhere else.”

Jessi Colter – Edge of Forever – October 27th

The First Lady of Outlaw Country readies her first album in six years produced by Margo Price and mixed by her son Shooter Jennings. The widow of Waylon and a participated in Wanted: The Outlaws, Jessi Colter is back with an inspired 10-song set that also features an appearance by her daughter Jenni Eddy Jennings from her marriage to Duane Eddy. Margo Price’s backing band played on the studio sessions.

“When the force of nature that is Jessi Colter rolled into my life and picked me up in her Mercedes convertible, I knew I was in for a wild ride,” says Margo Price. When I felt lost, I could call on her and she would pray for me – with me. Jessi has such a strong faith, it’s inspiring to be near her.

Chris Stapleton – Higher – November 10th

While much of the mother brain of country music is muddied up by polarizing opinions on folks like Morgan Wallen and Jason Aldean, Chris Stapleton just keeps soldiering forward as one of the most consistent and successful artists in mainstream country music, even if his sounds veers more into Southern rock and soul.

That’s not always a bad thing though, and this is evidenced by the new song “White Horse,” which accompanies the announcement of the new album. Higher was co-produced by Chris Stapleton and wife Morgane Stapleton with Dave Cobb at Nashville’s RCA Studio A, just like all of Stapleton’s albums since his meteoric rise from the songwriting class in 2015. (read more)

Blackberry Smoke – Be Right Here – February 16th, 2024

“We always track live together, but this time we had all our amps and drums and everything in the same room,” says frontman, guitarist, and primary songwriter Charlie Starr. “It’s just as natural and as real as possible. The last album was very raw too, but with this one I remember different times I would say, ‘I think we should redo that,’ and Dave was like, ‘No, leave it that way. That way it’s magical.’”

If there is a theme to the upcoming album, it is to “Be right here” in the moment and live life to the fullest, because you never know when it might end. You can hear this in the debut song from the album, the funky and sludgy “Dig A Hole” co-written by Charlie Starr and keyboardist Brandon Still. “We each have a finite amount of time on this earth, so you probably want to make the most of it. Eventually for all of us, they are going to dig a hole, so make it count.” (read more)


OTHER ANTICIPATED/CONFIRMED RELEASES


September 8th

(Sept. 5th ) Scott Southworth – Comin’ Round To Honky Tonk Again
(Sept. 6th) Idanha – Slow Horses, Bad Whisky & Good Friends
Logan Ledger – Golden State
Ashley McBryde – The Devil I Know
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
Tyler Childers – Rustin’ In The Rain
Katie Curley – Penny For My Heartbreak
Ben James – Wonderland
The SteelDrivers – Tougher Than Nails
Blue Water Highway Band – Year of the Dragon
Bill and the Belles – To Willie from Billy (Willie Nelson tribute)
Once More: Teddy Thompson & Jenni Muldaur Sing The Great Country Duets

September 15th

(Sept. 13th) Billy Droze – Billy The Kid
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
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
Jess Klein – When We Rise
Lady Apple Tree – Self-Titled (EP)
Buxton – A Family Light (reissue)
International Treasures – Together, We Are The International Treasures (Sept. 17th)

September 22nd

Colbie Caillat – Along The Way
Rachael Kilgour – My Father Loved Me
David Borné – Genesis
Brent Cobb – Southern Star
Charles Wesley Godwin – Family Ties
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
Rachel Kilgour – My Father Loved Me
Lydia Loveless – Nothing’s Gonna Stand In My Way Again
Shadrick Wilde- Forever Home
Jake Stringer – Just Happy To Be Here
Lonesome Wyatt and the Holy Spooks – Longing For Oblivion
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
Jade Eagleson – Do It Anyway
Country Side of Harmonica Sam – Back To The Blue Side
Miles & Mafale – Be Brave (folk)
Jason Isbell – Southeastern: 10th Anniversary Edition
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
Jason Hawk Harris – Thin Places
P.J.M. Bond – In Our Time
Lisa Brokop – Who’s Gonna Fill Their Heels?
Arielle Silver – Watershed
Alex Miller – Country EP
John Morgan – Remember Us EP
Chris Jones and the Night Drivers – Pages In Your Hand (bluegrass)
Mouths of Babes – World Brand New (folk)
Summerlyn Powers – The Hive EP
Lily & Madeleine – Nite Swim (folk pop)

October 13th

(Oct. 11th) Mamma Coal – Dance Hall Crush
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
Marty Bush – Cowboy Chords
Michael B. Tipton – Out Of The Woods
Kelly Hunt – Ozark Symphony
Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus Big Red Gibson (folk rock)
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
Remy Sher – The Things You’ll Forget
Skinny Lister – Shanty Punk
Barrence Whitfield and the Savages – Glory
Tommy Karlas – What Matters To Her (Oct. 21st)

October 27th

Jared Dustin Griffin – Battle Cry Mercy
Aaron Watson – Cover Girl (cover songs with women)
Sean Burns – Lost Country
Old Californio – Metaterranea
Various Artists – A Tribute to The Judds
Luke LeBlanc – Places
Jessi Colter – Edge of Forever
Willy Tea Taylor – The Great Western Hangover
Swearingen & Kelli – Build Myself Up From The Ground
Kerri Powers – Love Is Why
Caleb Lee Hutchinson – Southern Galactic
Nora Jane Struthers – Back To Cast Iron
Anton O’Donnell – Tomber Sur PRW 

November 1st

Jay Bragg- Light It Up

November 3rd

Lee Gallagher and The Hallelujah – The Falcon Ate The Flower
Bonnie Montgomery – River
Danielle Howle – Current
Jaime Wyatt – Feel Good
Colin Cutler – Tarwater
Jimmy Buffett – Equal Strain On All Parts
Our Man In The Field – Gold On The Horizon
Brett Kissel – West Album (Part of ‘Compass’ Project)
Gwen Levey and the Breakdown – Not The Girl Next Door EP

November 10th

Daniel Donato – Reflector
Chris Stapleton – Higher
The Resonant Rogues – Self-Titled
Ray Scott – Billboards & Brake Lights
Terry Klein – Leave The Light On
Todd Snider – Crank It, We’re Doomed
Kristen Grainger & True North – Fear of Falling Stars (bluegrass)
Lila Blue – Sweet Pea (folk)

November 14th

Johnny Cash – The Life in Lyrics (Book)

November 17th

John Vincent III – Songs From The Canyon
Dori Freeman – Do You Recall

December 8th

Uncle Lucius – Like It’s The Last One Left

January 19th

Eddie Berman – Signal Fire

January 26th, 2024

Sarah Jarosz – Polaroid Lovers

February 4th

The Steel Wheels – Sideways

February 10th, 2024

Phil Hamilton – Ruidoso Sessions, Vol. 1

February 16th, 2024

Blackberry Smoke – Be Right Here

March 1st, 2024

Wyatt Putman – My Kinda Country


THE RUMOR MILL


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

Cody Jinks said recently, “The New Album is done. A November release sounds good.” However, a recent change in his management company could push some stuff back. Jinks was rumored to have a new song to release in August, but it got delayed. Either way, new music should be coming from him sooner than later.

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.”

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 has a new album on the way, but currently the only way to purchase it will be by purchasing a Bass Pro Shop box set. The box set ships late November/early December.

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are also 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)

Cody Johnson has a new double album on the way called Cody Johnson: Leather. No release date just yet, but it’s been promised for the fall.

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.

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

Luke Bell passed away in 2022, but unheard music could be on the way soon, as well as a project chronicling his life. Stay tuned.

The elusive Lucky Tubb might have new music himself after a long hiatus between new releases.

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