Thursday, December 10, 2015

A Look Ahead To What's Coming In 2017- New Album Release Dates

As we get ready to turn the page on 2015 and head forth into 2016, the landscape looks bright for numerous new releases that promise to engage listeners lyrically and musically. From legends like Reba McEntire and Martina McBride to current stars like Jack Ingram and Luke Bryan, there is lots of new music planned in the new year. Here is a just a partial list of projects that have firm release dates and a long list of projects that are rumored to be released in the coming year. What are you most looking forward to?

(updated 1/29/17)

2017 Releases

January 6
Ray Benson and Dale Watson - Ray and Dale (Red House)
Jason Eady and Courtney Patton - Something Together

January 13
Brantley Gilbert - The Devil Don't Sleep (Big Machine)
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings - Kings and Kings
Ray Cardwell - Tennessee Moon (Pinecastle)
Natalie Hemby - Puxico
Jeannie Seely - Written in Song (Smith Music Group)
Danny Gokey - Rise (BMG)
Band of Heathens - Duende (BOH Records)
The Infamous Stringdusters - The Laws of Gravity (Compass)
Otis Gibbs - Mount Renraw (Wanamaker)
The Wood Brothers - Live at the Barn (Thirty Tigers)
The Eagles - Lives of Outlaw Men: Live Pop Gala 1973 & California Jam 1974 (Iconography)
Ack Dyer - Silverado Signature Songwriter Series, Vol 1- (Silverado)
Dennis Coffey - Hot Coffey in the D: Burnin at Morey Baker's Showplace Lounge (Resonance)

January 20
Kasey Chambers - Dragonfly (Sugar Hill)
Jeff Cook - Gotcha Covered (Heartland)

January 27
Lauren Alaina - Road Less Travelled. (Mercury Nashville / 19)
Brigitte DeMeyer & Will Kimbrough - Mockingbird Soul. (MRI)
Brantley Gilbert - The Devil Don’t Sleep. (Valory Music Group)
Delbert McClinton & The Self-Made Men - Prick of the Litter. (Thirty Tigers)
Tift Merritt - Stitch of the World. (Yep Roc)
Eddy Raven - The Best of Eddy Raven. (RCA / Legacy)
Whitney Rose - South Texas Suite. (Six Shooter)
Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau - Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau. (Nonesuch)
Barry Zito - No Secrets (Childlike Productions)
Wade Magee - Loving Is Believing (Run Real Hard)
John Schneider - Ruffled Skirts (Maven Morris)

February 3
LeAnn Rimes - Remnants (Thirty Tigers/RCA)
The Sadies - Northern Passages
Gurf Morlix - The Soul & the Heal
Reba McEntire - Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope (Nash Icon)
Mumford and Sons - Live from South Africa: Dust and Thunder (Eagle Rock)
Cypress Spring - Denim (Average Joes)
Lynn Anderson - The Definitive Collection. (Real Gone Music)
Jim Kweskin - Relax Your Mind (1965). (Real Gone Music)
Jim Lauderdale - London Southern. (Proper)
David Luning - Restless. (Blue Rose Music)

February 10
Darrell Webb Band - Lover's Leap (Mountain Fever)
Old Crow Medicine Show - Best of Old Crow Medicine Show
Wilson Fairchild – Songs Our Dads Wrote
Black Joe Lewis - Backlash
Dustin Collins - Dustin Collins EP (Rocket Tone)
Darin & Brooke Aldridge - Faster and Farther (Mountain Home)
Lari White - Old Friends, New Loves (Kickstarter)
Jesca Hoop - Memories Are Now. (Sub Pop)
Sonny James - The Singles Collection 1952 – 62. (Acrobat)
Kris Kristofferson, The Austin Sessions Expanded Edition (1999). (Rhino / Atlantic)
Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Ozark Mountain Daredevils (1980). (BGO)
Chuck Prophet, Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins. (Yep Roc)
The Sadies, Northern Passages. (Yep Roc)

February 17
Nikki Lane - Highway Queen (New West)
Son Volt - Notes of Blue (Thirty Tigers)
The Gibson Brothers - In The Ground
AJ Hobbs - Too Much Is Never Enough
Alison Krauss - Windy City (Capitol Records)
Deryl Dodd - Long Hard Ride
Jessie James Decker - Gold (Epic)
Danny Worsnop- The Long Road Home (Earache)
Josh Gracin - Nothin' Like Us Pt 1 (Revel Road)

February 24
Aaron Watson - Vaquero (Big Ride)
Little Big Town - The Breaker (Capitol Nashville)
Rhiannon Giddens - Freedom Highway (Nonesuch)
Jamie Wyatt - Felony Blues (Forty Below)
George Jones – Birth of a Legend – The Truly Complete Starday and Mercury Recordings 1954-1961
Scott H Biram - The Bad Testament (Bloodshot)
Shinyribs - I Got Your Medicine
Old 97's - Graveyard Whistling
Christie Lamb - Loaded (Universal Music)
Curtis McMurtry - The Hornet's Nest (Self)
Leon Russell - Americana (Omnivore)
Leon Russell - Life and Love (Omnivore)
Leon Russell & New Grass Revival (Omnivore)
The Shack Soundtrack (features Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Brett Eldredge & more)

March 3
Guy Clark - Best of the Dualtone Years (Dualtone)
Hurray for the Riff Raff - The Navigator (ATO)
Moonshine Bandits - Baptized In Bourbon (Backroad Records)
Seth Ennis - Mabelle [EP] (Arista)
Donovan Woods - They Are Going Away [digital EP]
Kalie Shorr - Slingshot [EP]

March 10
Valerie June - The Order of Time (Concord)
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - The Front Porch Sessions (Thirty Tigers)
Josh Turner - Deep South (MCA Nashville)
Marty Stuart - Way Out West (Superlatone)
Various - Nashville Soundtrack Season 5 – Vol. 1 (Big Machine Records)
Alyssa Micaela - Cowboys Like That [EP]
Sunny Sweeney - Trophy (Thirty Tigers)
Alec Davis - God, Guns, Girls and Guitars (Alec Davis)

March 17
Michael Tyler - 317 (Reviver)
Maren Morris/Hero Deluxe [digital] (Columbia Nashville)
Steve Moakler - Steel Town
Stephan Hogan - Dangerous Love
Camille Rae - Come Find Me
Sarah Dunn Band - Unbridle Me
Swon Brothers - Pretty Cool Scars (TSB)

March 24
Ruthie Foster - Joy Comes Back (Blue Corn Music)
RaeLynn - Wildhorse (Warner Nashville)
Little Big Town - The Breaker (Capitol Nashville)
Lindsay Ell - Worth The Wait [EP]/Stoney Creek
Jessi Colter - The Psalms (Legacy Recordings)

March 31
Rodney Crowell - Close Ties (New West)
The Mavericks - Brand New Day (Mono Mundo)
Angaleena Presley - Wrangled (Mining Light/Thirty Tigers)
Trace Adkins - Something's Going On (Wheelhouse)
Jaci Velasquez - Trust/Integrity Music
Reba McEntire - Sing It Now (Songs of Faith and Hope) [vinyl]/Nash Icon Records-CCM
Deana Carter - Did I Shave My Legs For This? (vinyl)/Capitol Nashville-UME
Brett Young - Brett Young (vinyl)/BMLG Records

April 7
Joey Martin Feek - If Not For You (Farmhouse Recordings-Capitol Christian Group)
Andrew Combs - Canyons of my Mind (PledgeMusic)
Outlaw- Celebrating The Music of Waylon Jennings (Sony Legacy)

April 14
Sam Outlaw - Tenderheart (Six Shooter)
Lillie Mae Rische - Forever and The Some (Third Man)

April 21
Ray Scott - Guitar for Sale (SELF)
Charlie Worsham - Beginning of Things (Warner)
Jason Eady - Jason Eady (Thirty Tigers)
Brad Paisley - Love and War (Arista Nashville)
Angaleena Presley-Wrangled (Mining Light Music-Thirty Tigers)
Jason Isbell - Live From Welcome To 1979 (Southeastern)
Sheryl Crow - Be Myself (Warner)
Jimmy Fortune - Sings The Classics (Gaither)

April 22 (Record Store Day Vinyl Releases)
Eric Church - Caught in the Act (Live) - 2x LP (2,500 limited red vinyl run with t-shirt)
The Cadillac Three - Live at Abbey Road - 10" (1,500 run)
Johnny Cash - Children's Album - LP (3,000 run)
Brandy Clark - Live From Los Angeles - LP (2,500 run)
Brantley Gilbert - The Devil Don't Sleep - LP (1,500 run)
Sam Hunt - Drinkin' Too Much - 7" (2,000 run)
Jason Isbell and the 400 - Welcome To 1979 - 12" EP (4,000 run)
Pokey Lafarge - Riot In The Streets/Better Man Than - 10" (1,500 run)
Old 97's - Terlingua/Off My Mind - 12" (2,530 run)
Dolly Parton - Puppy Love - 7" (1,500 run)
Townes Van Zant - Live at Austin City Limits - LP (2,500 run)
Johnny Mathis - Wonderful! Wonderful! - 7" (500 run)
Emmylou Harris - Queen of the Silver Dollar Studio Album - LP (1,000 regional run)
Waylon Jennings - Waylon Forever - LP (250 regional run)
John Paul White & Donnie Fritts - John Paul White Sings Donnie Fritts, Donnie Fritts Sings John Paul White - 7" (975 run)
Shooter Jennings and Waymore's Outlaws - Live - LP (500 regional run)

April 28
J.B. Beverly - Head South
Willie Nelson - God's Problem Child (Legacy)

May 5
Chris Stapleton - TBD (Mercury Nashville)
Andrew Pope - Stones On The One
Tony Jackson - Tony Jackson (DDS/Sony Red)
Dixie Chicks- The Profile

May 12
Zac Brown Band - Welcome Home (Southern Ground/Elektra)
Josh Turner - Deep South (vinyl) (MCA Nashville)

May 19
Rascal Flatts - Back To Us (Big Machine Records)

Various Artists: Red Hot: A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records (TBA)

May 26
Various/Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams/Slate Creek Records
Rod Melancon - Southern Gothic (Blue Elan)

June 9
Lady Antebellum - Heart Break (Capitol Nashville)

June 16
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - The Nashville Sound (Southeastern Records-Thirty Tigers)

July 17
Radney Foster - Sycamore Creek (Kickstarter)

Albums with "to be announced" release dates but presumed to be 2017:
David Lee Murphy - "No Zip Code" (independent)
Crystal Bowersox - "Promises" EP [Pledge Music]
Sarah Darling - Dream Country (Kickstarter)
Damn Davidsons- TBD (GoFundMe)
Drew Kennedy - At Home In The Big Lonesome (Atlas Aurora)
Rhonda Vincent and Daryle Singletary - Duets Project
Allison Moorer and Shelby Lynne (2017 release)
Sam Hunt - TBA (MCA Nashville)
Luke Bryan - TBA (Capitol Nashville)
Lila McCann - Paint This Town (PledgeMusic)
Sheryl Crow - Be Myself (WB) (late March or early April target)

Other Projects Rumored To Be In The Works:

Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck - TBD
Ashley Campbell - TBD
Ashley Gearing - TBD
Blue Sky Riders - TBD
Breaking Grass - TBD (Mountain Fever)
Brooke Eden - TBD (Red Bow Records)
Carolina Chocolate Drops - TBD
Catherine Britt - TBD (Universal/Lost Highway)
Charlie Worsham - TBD (Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville)
Chase Bryant - TBD (Red Bow Records)
Chase Rice - TBD (Dack Janiels Records/Columbia Nashville)
Chris Stapleton - TBA
Clare Dunn - TBA (MCA Nashville)
Clay Walker - TBA
Colter Wall - TBA
Craig Campbell - TBA (Red Bow Records)
Danielle Bradbery - TBA (Big Machine Records)
Darius Rucker - TBA
David Fanning - TBA
Del McCoury - Woody Guthrie tribute album
Drew Baldridge - TBA (Cold River Records)
Ego Brothers (Corb Lund, Hayes Carll, and John Evans) - TBA
Eli Young Band - TBA (Valory Music Company)
Eric Paslay - TBA (EMI Nashville)
Gary Allan - TBA (MCA Nashville)
Gretchen Wilson - TBA (Redneck Records)
Haley Georgia - TBA (EMI Nashville)
Hannah Blaylock - TBA
Hayes Carll - TBA
Holly Williams - TBA
Jackie Lee - TBA (Broken Bow Records)
James Otto - TBA
Jason Eady - Self-described singer-songwriter album
Jason Isbell- TBA
Jerrod Niemann - TBA (Curb)
Joe Nichols - TBA (Red Bow Records)
John King - TBA (Black River Entertainment)
Jordan Rager - TBA (Broken Bow Records)
Josh Turner - TBA (MCA Nashville)
Julie Roberts - TBA
Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice - TBA
Justin Townes Earle - TBA
Kellie Pickler - TBA
LANco - TBA (Arista Nashville)
Lee Ann Womack - TBD
 Lindsay Ell - TBA (Stoney Creek Records)
Logan Mize - TBA
Lone Bellow - TBA
Love and Theft - TBA (Curb)
Lucas Hoge - TBA
Mark Collie - TBA (101 Ranch Records)
Marty Stuart - TBA
Mickey Guyton - TBA (Capitol Nashville)
Morgane Stapleton - TBA
Noel McKay - TBA
Oak Ridge Boys - Dave Cobb Produced Album
Pam Tillis- TBA
Parmalee - TBA (Stoney Creek Records)
Randy Houser - TBA (Stoney Creek Records)
Ray Wylie Hubbard - TBA
Rick Trevino - TBA
Rita Wilson - TBA
Robbie Fulks - TBA
Rodney Atkins - TBA (Curb Records)
Roland White - TBA
Ryan Kinder - TBA (Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville)
Scotty McCreery - TBA (Label TBA)
Secret Sisters - TBA
Shania Twain - TBA (Mercury Nashville)
Shenandoah - TBA
Shooter Jennings - TBA
Steve Wariner - TBA (project with Duane Eddy)
Tanya Tucker - TBA
The Railers - TBA (Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville)
Thompson Square - TBA (Stoney Creek Records)
Trace Adkins - TBA (Wheelhouse Records)
Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart - TBA
Trick Pony - TBA
Whitey Morgan - TBA
Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Merle Haggard - TBA


  1. Thanks. It's nice to know what's coming out and when if known. Looking forward to Nettles, Bogguss, Nail, Eli Young, Yearwood and ZBB.

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  2. Wow. Quite a list. I'm looking forward to Blue Sky Riders, Wade Hayes, Shenandoah and two not listed, Striking Matches and the Australian husband & wife duo O'Shea.

  3. This is great. Thanks. I'm looking forward to the new album from Brandi Clark. 12 Stories was so great.

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  6. I love some of the names I am seeing on here. Clay Walker and Gary Allan's leadoff singles are addictive and I can't wait to see what they have coming, especially with Clay, as it's been nearly 6 years since his last album. I had a feeling the Court Yard Hounds would be on their way to releasing something new right about now. Both of their voices are so soothing. I remember Chely Wright began a Kickstarter campaign about 2 years ago to get this new album going. Another long overdue release. Ditto for Rick Trevino.

    What intrigues me the most is Lila McCann's EP and what will be officially released on it. Over the years, she has had numerous non-album cuts to enjoy on sites like Myspace, from "Ain't It Great To Be a Woman" to "Go Easy On Me." Given especially that Myspace's music service is no longer reliable, I'd love to see these get an official release, but I also can't wait to see what else she has in store...I just wish Jessica Andrews was on this list.

  7. Brandy Clark ‘Big Day In A Small Town’ – Although technically outside of Q1, the news of a much-anticipated follow-up to the celebrated ’12 Stories’ is just too much to bear (April 1) (from FTCR)

  8. Can't Wait for Marie Osmonds new CD "Music is Medicine! Love ya Marie.

  9. Marie's CD Marie's CD will be coming out in march. Check out you tube. I think there is one song she sings. her nephew is a very good singer as well his name is David Osmond. The CD will be country contemporary country and a duet with Marty Roe Of Diamond Rio. Go Marie you are so beautiful as always.

  10. Josh Turner's fans have been waiting it seems like forever for his next album. Hopefully it will be released soon!

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  12. Would be nice if you could update the list!

    1. Updated as of this morning- November 21, 2016.