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?

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)

January 27
Whitney Rose - South Texas Suite (Six Shooter)
Tift Merritt - Stich of the World (Yep Roc)
Brigitte DeMeyer & Will Kimbrough - Brigitte and Will: Mockingbird Soul (BDM)

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)

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)

February 17
Brad Paisley - Love and War (Arista Nashville)
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)

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)

March 3
Guy Clark - Best of the Dualtone Years (Dualtone)
Sunny Sweeney - Trophy (Thirty Tigers)
Hurray for the Riff Raff - The Navigator (ATO)
Brad Paisley - Love and War (Arista Nashville)

March 10
Valerie June - The Order of Time (Concord)
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - The Front Porch Sessions (Thirty Tigers)

March 24
Ruthie Foster - Joy Comes Back (Blue Corn Music)

March 31
Rodney Crowell - Close Ties (New West)
The Mavericks - Brand New Day (Mono Mundo)

April 17
Ray Scott - Guitar for Sale (SELF)

April 25
J.B. Beverly - Head South

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

June 30
RaeLynn - Wildhorse (Warner Nashville)

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)

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)
Dallas Smith - TBA (Big Loud Records)
Danielle Bradbery - TBA (Big Machine Records)
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
High Valley - TBA (Atlantic/Warner Music Nashville)
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)
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)
Shelly Fairchild - TBA [Pledge Music]
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.