Thursday, December 10, 2015

A Look Ahead To What's Coming In 2019- New Album Release Dates

The landscape looks bright for numerous new releases that promise to engage listeners lyrically and musically. From legends like Garth Brooks and Martina McBride to current stars like Jack Ingram and Tim McGraw, 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 9/16/2019

January 4

Balsam Range/Aeonic/Mountain Home Music Company

January 11
Randy Houser/Magnolia/Stoney Creek
Kentucky Headhunters/Live At The Ramblin' Man Fair/Indie
Richard Schroeder/Skyline/Amplifier
Jason Michael Carroll/Strings Soundtrack/For The Lonely Records

January 18
Ronnie Milsap/Ronnie Milsap: The Duets/Riser House-Sony
Cody Johnson/Ain’t Nothin’ To It/CoJo Music-Warner Music Nashville
Steel Woods/Old News/Woods Music
Carolina Blue/I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me/Pinecastle
Danny Burns/North Country/Bonfire Recording Co.
John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert/Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, John Fogerty, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton, Steven Tyler & More/Blackbird Productions

January 25
Dee White/Southern Gentleman/Warner Nashville
Amelia White/Rhythm of the Rain/White Wolf
Mindy Smith/One Moment More [vinyl re-issue]/Craft Recordings
Farewell Angelina/Women & Wine/FAM Records
Clay Walker/Long Live the Cowboy/
Sundance Head/Stained Glass & Neon/Wildcatter Records
King Calaway/King Calaway/BBR

February 1Cassadee Pope/Stages
Lonely Heartstring Band/Smoke & Ashes/Rounder
Jesse Dayton/On Fire in Nashville/Blue Elan
Linda Ronstadt – Live in Hollywood
Jared Deck – Bully Pulpit
Abigail Lapell – Getaway

February 8
Spencer Koehler/Country & Western/Indie
Sister Hazel/Fire [EP is Volume III of Elements]
Chuck Shaw/Chuck Shaw/Indie
Amy McCarley/Meco/Meco
Jason Ringengberg/Stand Tall/Courageous Chicken

February 15
Hayes Carll/What It Is/Dualtone
Florida Georgia Line/Can’t Say I Ain’t Country/BMLG Records
Bellamy Brothers/Over The Moon/Bellamy Brothers Records
Robert Ellis/Texas Piano Man /Indie
Shook Twins/Some Good Lives/Dutch Records
Robbie Walden Band/When the Rooster Crows/Floating Records
Ganstagrass/Pocket Full of Fire/Rench Audio
Ryan Bingham – American Love Song
Dale Watson – Call Me Lucky
Boo Ray – Tennessee Alabama Fireworks
Charles Wesley Godwin – Seneca
Ashley Monroe – Sparrow Acoustic Sessions EP
Trisha Yearwood - Let's Be Frank (Gwendolyn)

February 22

Dom Wier/Wayward Skies/Prairie River Records
The Waydown Wanderers/Illusions/ORG
The Golden Roses/Terlingua Graveyard/Indie
Susto – Ever Since I Lost My Mind
Vandoliers – Forever
Our Native Daughters – Songs Of Our Native Daughters
Yola (Carter) – Walk Through Fire
Joey McGee – El Camino Real
Emily Scott Robinson – Traveling Mercies

March 1
Della Mae/The Butcher Shoppe/Rounder
Brad Hines/Brad Hines/Indie
The Cactus Blossoms – Easy Way
Quaker City Night Hawks – QCNH
Dee White – Southern Gentleman
Mary Bragg – Violets as Camouflage
Austin Meade – Waves

March 8
Patty Griffin/Patty Griffin/Thirty Tigers
Chatham County Line/Sharing the Covers/Yep Roc
Scott Slay/The Rail/Pinecastle Records
Townes Van Zandt/Sky Blue/Fat Possum
Maren Morris – GIRL

March 15
Lauren Jenkins/No Saint/Big Machine Records
Todd Snider – Cash Cabin Sessions Vol. 3

March 22

Steven Curtis Chapman/Deeper Roots: Where The Bluegrass Grows

March 29Steve Earle/GUY/New West Records
Son Volt – Union
George Strait – Honky Tonk Time Machine
LOCASH – Brothers
Tim Bluhm – Sorta Surviving
Jake Owen – Greetings From Jake Owen
Eli Young Band - This Is Eli Young Band (Greatest Hits) (Valory)

April 5
Rod Melancon – Pinkville
Molly Tuttle – When You’re Ready
Infamous Stringdusters – Rise Sun
Silver Lake 66 – Ragged Heart
Brooks & Dunn – Reboot
Reba McEntire – Stronger Than The Truth
Jim and Lynna Woolsey – Long Ago
Jack Ingram – Ridin’ High … again

April 12
Shovels and Rope – By Blood
John Paul White – The Hurting Kind
Aaron Lewis – State I’m In
Taylor Alexander – Good Old Fashioned Pain

April 13 (Record Store Day)
Anderson East – Alive in Tennessee – New Elektra – 2xLP- RSD exclusive - 1500
Kip Moore – Room To Spare – MCA Nashville – LP – 1500
Emmylou Harris – The Studio Albums – 1980-1983 – 5xLP – 1000
Mumford & Sons – Delta Acoustic Sessions/Live From Electric Lady – Glassnote – 10” Picture Disc -RSD Exclusive – 3500
LeAnn Rimes – Live From Gruene Hall – Everle Records – LP – RSD First – 1000
Marty Stuart – ICON – Mercury Nashville – LP – RSD First – 1500
Tedeschi Trucks Band – High and Mighty – Mercury Nashville – LP – RSD First – 1000
Jeff Tweedy – Warmer – dBpm Records – LP – RSD Exclusive – 5000
Townes Van Zandt – Best of Townes Van Zandt – Fat Possum Records – 2xLP – RSD First - 2000

April 26Maddie & Tae/One Heart To Another [EP]/Mercury Nashville
Dylan Scott/Nothing To Do Town [EP]/Curb Records
Randy Rogers Band/Hellbent/Tommy Jackson-Thirty Tigers
Darryl Worley/Second Wind: Latest & Greatest/BFD-The Orchard
Sarah Ross/Nervous Breakdown/Average Joes
Erin Enderlin/Chapter One: Tonight I Don’t Give a Damn [EP]

April 29
Cash Creek/Duality/Heartland Records Nashville

May 3
Caroline Spence/Mint Condition/Rounder
Joy Williams – Front Porch
Rhiannon Giddens – There Is No Other
Sam Grow/Love And Whiskey/Average Joes

May 10
Rodney Atkins – Caught Up In The Country
Grace Morrison – Reasons
Chely Wright - Revival

May 17
Kathryn Legendre – Making It Up
Marty Brown - American Highway
Lucette – Deluxe Hotel Room
Halfway to Hazard - Live at the Analog
James Wesley - James Wesley

May 24

Justin Townes Earle – The Saint Of Lost Causes
Billy Ray Cyrus – The SnakeDoctor Circus
Jimmy Fortune/God & Country/Gaither Music Group
Kate Bowen - Waking Up From The American Dream

May 31
Thomas Rhett – Center Point Road
Ian Noe – Between The Country
Buck Owens - The Complete Capitol Singles: 1971-1975
Austin Jenckes - If You Grew up Like I Did
Jensen Sisters - Highway Hippie
Doug Seegers - A Story I Got To Tell
Maren Morris/Maren Morris: Reimagined [Apple Music EP]/Columbia Nashville
Kristian Bush/Summertime Six Pack
Stevie Redstone/Shot In the Dark
Dalton & the Sheriffs/Luckier By Half [EP]

June 4
Music City Hit-Makers/Songs & Symphony [EP]

June 7
Sarah Darling - Wonderland
Andie Duquette - Here We Are
Jean Shepard - Jeopardy: The Country Chart Hits & More 1953-1962
Luke Combs/The Prequel [EP]/River House Artists-Columbia Nashville

June 14
Chris Shiflett – Hard Lessons
Josh Grider and Drew Kennedy – Main Street Crossing
Lukas Nelson and the Promise Of the Real – Turn Off The News (Build A Garden)
Hank Williams - The Complete Health & Happiness Recordings
Montgomery Gentry/Outskirts [EP]/Average Joes Entertainment
Jon Wolfe/Feels Like Country Music [EP]

June 21
Aaron Watson – Red Bandana
Jim Lauderdale – Another World
Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis – Beautiful Lie
Willie Nelson – Ride Me Back Home
Buddy and Julie Miller/Breakdown on 20th Ave. South/New West Records
The Raconteurs/Help Us Stranger/Third Man Records
Merle Monroe - Back To The Country
Josh Ward - Live at Billy Bob's Texas
Reckless Kelly – Bulletproof Live
Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ – Live The Beautiful Love

June 28
Chuck Mead – Close to Home
Matt Woods – Natural Disasters
Jade Jackson – Wilderness
Josh Abbott Band/Catching Fire [EP]
Runaway June – Blue Roses
Shane Smith And The Saints – Hail Mary

July 12
Clare Bowen/Clare Bowen/BM

July 19
Josh Weathers – Wild One

July 26
Justin Moore – Late Nights and Longnecks
Casey Donahew – One Light Town
Lori McKenna/Bittertown [15th anniversary re-release]/CN Records

August 2
Tyler Childers/Country Squire/Hickman Holler Records-RCA
Eric Burgett/Pass It On [EP]/Bow To Stern Records
Mike and The Moonpies – Cheap Silver And Solid Country Gold

August 9
Matt Dylan/Keep On Keeping On/Motivated Music Group
Jeff Clayborn/Good Bar Attender/The Cabin Record Co.
Olivia Lane/The One/Big Spark Music Group
Various/The Bakersfield Sound, 1940-1974/Bear Family Records

August 15
Rodney Crowell/TEXAS
Tracy Lawrence/Made In America/LMG
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors – Dragons
Lillie Mae – Other Girls
Crystal Gayle – You Don’t Know Me
Old Salt Union – Where The Dogs Don’t Bite
Hunter Hayes - Wild Blue

August 23

Vince Gill/Okie/MCA Nashville
Midland/Let It Roll/BMLG Records
Tanya Tucker/While I’m Livin’/Fantasy Records
Ty Herndon/Got It Covered Out
Taylor Swift/Lover/UMG
Kevin Fowler/Barstool Stories
Jason Hawk Harris – Love & The Dark
Leslie Stevens – Sinner

August 30
Trisha Yearwood/Every Girl/Gwendolyn Records
Sheryl Crow/THREADS/The Valory Music Co.
Jedd Hughes/West
Various/Country Music – A Film By Ken Burns (The Soundtrack) [5CD deluxe box set]/Legacy Recordings-Sony Music Entertainment-Universal Music Group (UMG)

September 6
The Highwomen/The Highwomen/Low Country Sound-Elektra Records
Paul Cauthen/Room 41
Crystal Gayle – You Don’t Know Me

September 13
Brett Young/The Acoustic Sessions [EP]/BMLG Records
The Lumineers/III/Dualtone
Various/Country Music – A Film By Ken Burns (The Soundtrack) [2CD, 2LP and digital configurations]/Legacy
George Strait/Strait Out of the Box: Part 1 [Walmart re-issue]/MCA Records Nashville
Dori Freeman – Every Single Star
Jeremy Ivey – The Dreamer And Me
Corb Lund – Cover Your Tracks
Vincent Neil Emerson – Fried Chicken & Evil Women
Hailey Whitters/The Days/TBD
Hardy - Hixtape - Vol 1.

September 20
Brittany Howard/Jaime/ATO Records
Zac Brown Band/The Owl/BMG
Riley Green/Different ‘Round Here/BMLG Records
Charley Crockett – The Valley
Colt Ford/We The People Volume 1/Average Joes Entertainment
The Quebe Sisters – self-titled
Darrin Bradbury – Talking Dogs and Atom Bombs
Chance McCoy – Wander Wide
Andrew Combs – Ideal Man

September 27
Jon Pardi/Heartache Medication/Capitol Records Nashville
Michaela Anne – Desert Dove
Whiskey Myers – self-titled
Billy Strings – HOME
Sturgill Simpson – Sound & Fury
Kalie Shorr – Open Book
Dori Freeman – Every Single Star

October 4
Brantley Gilbert/Fire & Brimstone/The Valory Music Co.
Logan Ledger – s/t
Kelsey Waldon – White Noise, White Lines
Dallas Moore – Tryin’ To Be A Blessing
Jason James – Seems Like Tears Ago
King Calaway/Rivers/Stoney Creek Record
Louise Mandrell - Playing Favorites

October 11

Kelleigh Bannen/Favorite Colors
Kendell Marvel/Solid Gold Sounds/Easy Eye Sound
Chris Knight – Almost Daylight
Cody Jinks – After The Fire
Brothers Osborne – Live At The Ryman
Blanco Brown - Honeysuckle and Lightning Bugs

October 18

Chris Janson/Real Friends
EmiSunshine/Family Wars/Little Blackbird Records
Keb’ Mo’/Moonlight, Mistletoe & You/Concord Records
Cody Jinks – The Wandering
Maddie & Tae – Everywhere I’m Goin’ EP
Dillon Carmichael - I Do For You EP
Caroline Jones - Chasin' Me EP

October 25
Old Dominion/Old Dominion/RCA Nashville
Jon Langston/Now You Know/32 Bridge Entertainment/UMG Nashville
Allison Moorer – Blood

November 1

Hootie & the Blowfish/Imperfect Circle/Capitol Nashville
Miranda Lambert/Wildcard/Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville
Stoney LaRue – Onward
Ags Connolly – Wrong Again
Mickey and the Motorcars – Long Time Comin’
Garth Brooks - The Legacy Collection (Vinyl)
Erin Enderlin - Faulkner County - Black Crow/Blaster

November 8

Luke Combs/What You See Is What You Get/River House Artists/Columbia Nashville
Tracy Byrd - Live at Billy Bob's Texas - Smith Music Group

November 22
Jason Aldean/9/Broken Bow Records

January 2020
Phil Vassar- Stripped Down EP

January 10, 2020
Ronnie Dunn - Re-Dunn

January 17, 2020
Little Big Town – Nightfall

February 7, 2020
Aubrie Sellers – Far From Home

March 2020 
Caitlyn Smith – Supernova
The Steeldrivers - Bad For You - Rounder Records

April 2020:
American Aquarium – Lamentations

Albums with "to be announced" release dates but presumed to be 2019:
Garth Brooks – Fun
Love & Theft - TBD (Curb)
Joe Diffie - I Got This
Sam Hunt - TBA (MCA Nashville)
Julie Roberts- I Think You Know
Sarah Buxton
Deana Carter
Tim McGraw — (Columbia)
Ego Brothers (Hayes Carll, John Evans, Corb Lund) – TBD
Jessie James Decker
Carly Pearce

Other Projects Rumored To Be In The Works:
Ashley Gearing - TBD
Blue Sky Riders - TBD
Breaking Grass - TBD (Mountain Fever)
Brooke Eden - TBD (Red Bow Records)
Candi Carpenter - TBD
Carolina Chocolate Drops - TBD
Catherine Britt - TBD (Universal/Lost Highway)
Chase Bryant - TBD (Red Bow Records)
Clare Dunn - TBA (MCA Nashville)
Craig Campbell - TBA (Red Bow Records)
David Fanning - TBA
Del McCoury - Woody Guthrie tribute album
Drew Baldridge - TBA (Cold River Records)
Eric Paslay - TBA (EMI Nashville)
Gary Allan - TBA (MCA Nashville)
Haley Georgia - TBA (EMI Nashville)
Holly Williams - TBA
Jackie Lee - TBA (Broken Bow Records)
James Otto - TBA
John King - TBA (Black River Entertainment)
Jordan Rager - TBA
Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice - TBA
Kellie Pickler - TBA
Lucas Hoge - TBA
Mark Collie - TBA (101 Ranch Records)
Mickey Guyton - TBA (Capitol Nashville)
Morgane Stapleton - TBA
Noel McKay - TBA
Oak Ridge Boys - Dave Cobb Produced Album
Pam Tillis- TBA
Rick Trevino - TBA
Rita Wilson - TBA
Robbie Fulks - TBA
Roland White - TBA
Ryan Kinder - TBA (Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville)
Secret Sisters - TBA
Steve Wariner - TBA (project with Duane Eddy)
The Railers - TBA (Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville)
Thompson Square - TBA
Trace Adkins - TBA (Wheelhouse Records)
Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart - TBA
Trick Pony - 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!

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