Thursday, December 10, 2015

A Look Ahead To What's Coming In 2020- 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 September 20, 2020

January 10 
Ronnie Dunn – Re-Dunn
Tenille Arts - Love, Heartbreak, & Everything in Between

January 17 
Little Big Town – Nightfall
Marcus King Band – El Dorado
Dustin Lynch – Tullahoma
Della Mae - Headlight
Phil Vassar - Stripped Down

January 24 
The Wood Brothers - Kingdom in My Mind

January 31 
Possessed by Paul James – As We Go Wandering
Drive-By Truckers - The Unravelling
Boxcar Junkies - Est.1973

February 7 
Aubrie Sellers – Far From Home
John Moreland – LP5
The Lone Bellow – Half Moon Light
The Cadillac Three – Country Fuzz
The SteelDrivers, Bad For You
Hank Williams - Pictures From Life's Other Side: The Man and His Music In Rare Recordings and Photos (2019 - Remaster)
Drew Fish Band - Wishful Drinkin'
Lena Paige - Roses in December
Coco O'Conner - When I Was Your World
James Steinle – What I Came Here For
Dom Flemons – Prospect Hill
Brent Cobb – No Place Left To Leave
Tenille Townes - Road To The Lemonade Stand

February 14 
Tami Neilson – Chickaboom!
Carly Pearce – self-titled
Matthew West - Brand New
Nathaniel Rateliff – And It’s Still Alright
Tyller Gummersall – Heartbreak College
Tyler Lance Walker Gill – Tyler Lance Walker Gill

February 21
Rose Cousins - Bravado 
Ashton Lane - Travelling Mercies
Randy Travis/Precious Memories/Gaither Music Group
Jon Wolfe/Live At The Legendary Gruene Hall/Fool Hearted Productions

February 28 
The Secret Sisters – Saturn Return
Sierra Hull - 25 Trips
James Robert Webb - Self-Titled 
Hailey Whitters – The Dream
Midland - Live From the Palomino

March 6 
Sadler Vaden – Anybody Out There?
Brandy Clark - Your Life Is A Record
The Mastersons - No Time For Love Songs
Jim Lauderdale – When Carolina Comes Home Again
The Panhandlers – The Panhandlers
Lauren Alaina – Getting Good EP

March 13 
Caitlyn Smith – Supernova
The Shires - Good Years
Dave Simonett – Red Tail
Sam Doores – Sam Doores
Gabe Lee – Honky Tonk Hell
Rachel Reinert - Into The Fire
Buddy Brown - Patriot

March 20
Delta Rae - The Light
Sarah Jane Nelson - I'm Not Broken
Kelsea Ballerini – kelsea

March 27 
Jessi Alexander – Decatur County Red
Lilly Hiatt – Walking Proof
Ingrid Andress – Lady Like
Jessie Daniel – Rollin’ On
Brett James - I Am Now
Skyline Motel - After Dark

April 3
Ashley McBryde – Never Will
Caleb Caudle – Better Hurry Up
Sam Hunt – Southside
Logan Ledger – Logan Ledger
Ruthie Collins - Cold Comfort

April 10
John Anderson – Years
Maddie & Tae – The Way It Feels
Watkins Family Hour - brother sister

April 24
American Aquarium – Lamentations
Lucinda Williams – Good Souls Better Angels
Whitney Rose – We Still Go To Rodeos
RUMER - Nashville Tears
Pam Tillis - Looking for a Feeling
Darrell Scott - Sings The Blues of Hank Williams
Tim Duggar - Signs of a Good Time
Chatham County Line - Strange Fascination
Chris Roberts - Mountain Standard Time
Gwen Sebastian - Once Upon A Time In The West: Act II
Lennon Stella - Three. Two. One
Drake White - Stars

May 1
Kenny Chesney - Here and Now
Hot Country Knights - The K Is Silent
American Aquarium – Lamentations

May 8 
Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen - Hold My Beer, Vol. 2
High Valley - Grew Up On That
Zach Bryan – Elisabeth
Riley Green – Valley Road (EP)

May 15 
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – Reunions
Gretchen Peters - The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury
Travis Denning - Beer's Better Cold
Sara Evans - Copy That
Andrew Farriss - Andrew Farriss
Chase Rice- The Album Part II

May 22 
Reckless Kelly – American Girls and American Jackpot
Steve Earle & the Dukes – Ghosts of West Virginia
Craig Morgan – God, Family, Country
High Valley – Grew Up On That (EP)
Tessy Lou Williams – Tessy Lou Williams
Daryl Mosley- The Secret Of Life 
Chancey Williams - 3rd Street
Jordan Davis- Jordan Davis (EP) 
Rachele Lynae - Every Reason
Florida Georgia Line- 6-Pack EP
Breland - Breland EP

May 29
Jaime Wyatt – Neon Cross
Kip Moore – Wild World
Diplo- Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil
Mike & The Moonpies - Touch of You: The Lost Songs of Gary Stewart

June 5
Heidi Newfield - The Barfly Sessions
Courtney Marie Andrews - Old Flowers
Hellbound Glory – Pure Scum
Sarah Jarosz – World On The Ground
John Baumann – Country Shade
Ryan Stevenson - Wildest Dreams

June 12 
Kree Harrison – Chosen Family Tree
Gone West - Canyons
High Fidelity - Banjo Player's Blues
Larkin Poe - Self Made Man
Clare Dunn - Honestly 

June 19
Clint Black – Out Of Sane
Gabby Barrett – Goldmine

June 20, 2020 (Record Store Day Ltd Ed Releases): 
An Evening With The Allman Brothers Band: First Set - The Allman Brothers Band
A Rooster Says - Brandi Carlile
Classic Cash: Hall Of Fame Series - Early Mixes (1987) - Johnny Cash
Pearl Cadillac (Feat. Andra Day) - Gary Clark Jr
"The Unraveling" b/w "Sarah's Flame" - Drive-By Truckers
"Times Like These / It's About Blood" - Steve Earle
Live at the Austin Outhouse - Blaze Foley
The Man With No Shadow - John Wesley Harding
Live at Nick’s Fat City, 1995. - Hootie And The Blowfish
Shooter Live at Bonnaroo - Shooter Jennings
Angel With A Lariat - K.D. Lang & The Reclines
Drag - K.D. Lang
Cover Your Tracks EP - Corb Lund
Live From The Palomino - Midland
The Atlantic Albums - John Prine
The Kentucky Sessions - John Prine/Kelsey Waldon
Live At The Orange Peel - Son Volt
Hillbillies in Hell: Volume X - Various Artists
March of Dimes - Hank Williams

June 26
Corb Lund – Agricultural Tragic
Mary Chapin Carpenter – The Dirt & The Stars
Tenille Townes – The Lemonade Stand
Kyle Nix – Lightning on the Mountain and Other Short Stories
Chris Colston - Bombs Away
Will Hoge - Tiny Little Movies 
Tenille Townes - The Lemonade Stand

July 3 
Willie Nelson – First Rose Of Spring
Eric Paslay – Heartbeat Higher EP

July 10 
Margo Price – That’s How Rumors Get Started
Ray Wylie Hubbard – Co-Starring
Brett Eldredge – Sunday Drive
The Jayhawks – XO
Joshua Ray Walker – Glad You Made It
Jimmie Allen – Bettie James EP
Gillian Welch & David Rawlings – All The Good Times

July 17
The Chicks - Gaslighter
Michael Logen and Jennifer Hanson - Here's To Hoping

July 24 
Courtney Marie Andrews – Old Flowers
Lori McKenna – The Balladeer
Whisperin' Bill Anderson - The Hits Re-Imagined

July 31
Mac McAnally – Once In A Lifetime
Charley Crockett – Welcome to Hard Times
Rascal Flatts – How They Remember You

August 7 
Luke Bryan – Born Here, Live Here, Die Here
Mary Chapin Carpenter – The Dirt & The Stars
Daniel Donato – A Young Man’s Country
Aubrie Sellers – World On Fire
Joel Crouse - WasteLAnd
Cassadee Pope - Rise and Shine
Lindley Creek – Freedom, Love, And The Open Road

August 14 
Mark Chesnutt – Numbers On The Jukebox (EP)
Mo Pitney – Ain’t Lookin’ Back
Kathleen Edwards – Total Freedom
Arlo McKinley – Die Midwestern
Caylee Hammack – If It Wasn’t For You
Lindsay Ell – Heart Theory
Ashley Ray – Pauline
Jeannie Seely - An American Classic
RaeLynn - Baytown
Orville Peck - Show Pony/Columbia
Tori Kelly - Solitude
Eric Paslay - Nice Guy
Jon Pardi - Rancho Fiesta Sessions

August 21
Josh Turner – Country State Of Mind
The Old 97’s – Twelfth
Tim McGraw – Here On Earth
Tucker Beathard – King
Mandy Barnett – A Nashville Songbook
Skip Ewing – Wyoming
Kree Harrison – Chosen Family Tree
The Mavericks – En EspaƱol

August 28
Heidi Newfield – The Barfly Sessions
Zephaniah OHora – Listening To The Music
Ruston Kelly – Shape & Destroy
Karen Jonas – The Southwest Sky and Other Dreams
Colter Wall – Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs
Molly Tuttle – … but I’d rather be with you
Justin Wells – The United State
Moe Bandy – A Love Like That
The Reeves Brothers – The Last Honky Tonk
The Avett Brothers – The Third Gleam
Wood & Wire – No Matter Where It Goes From Here

September 4
All Them Witches - Nothing As The Ideal
Carolina Story - Dandelion
Skip Ewing - Wyoming- Write! Records
Lauren Alaina – Getting Over Him (EP)
Hayes Carll – Alone Together Sessions
Tennessee Jet – The Country
Wade Bowen- The Waiting (EP)
Tyler Rich - Two Thousand Miles
Adam Hambrick - Top Down

September 11
Waylon Payne – Blue Eyes, The Harlot, The Queer, The Pusher & Me
Elizabeth Cook – Aftermath
Delta Spirit - What Is There
Reba McEntire - Rumor Has it (30th Anniversary Edition)
Mickey Guyton – Bridges (EP)
Kelsea Ballerini – ballerini
Riley Green - If It Wasn’t For Trucks

September 18 
Keith Urban – The Speed of Now Part 1
Brennen Leigh – Prairie Love Letter
Luke Laird – Music Row
Gillian Welch – Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs
Tyler Childers – Long, Violent History
Alecia Nugent - The Old Side of Town
Smith & Wesley - Greetings From The Land of Y’all
The Secret Sisters - Saturn Return

September 25
The War And Treaty – Hearts Town
Lydia Loveless – Daughter
Band of Heathens – Stranger
Carrie Underwood – My Gift
Terri Clark – It’s Christmas…Cheers!
Justin Moore – Live at the Ryman
Granger Smith – Country Things Vol. 1
Earl Thomas Conley – Promised Land: The Lost Album
Skip Ewing - Wyoming
Terri Clark - It’s Christmas…Cheers!
Texas Hill - Texas Hill

October 2
Brent Cobb- Keep ‘Em on They Toes
Jaime O’Neal – Sometimes
Dolly Parton - A Holly Dolly Christmas
Dawes - Good Luck With Whatever
Jon Pardi - Heartache Medication (Deluxe Version)
Sam Bartells - Let’s Go
Rascal Flatts - Twenty Years Of Rascal Flatts The Greatest Hits

October 9
Brothers Osborne – Skeletons
Ashley Campbell – Something Lovely

Oct. 16
Cordovas – Destiny Motel
Steep Canyon Rangers – Arm In Arm
Trace Adkins – Ain’t That Kind of Cowboy (EP)
Tanya Tucker - Live from the Troubadour
Jamie O’Neal - Sometimes

October 23
Luke Combs - What You See Ain’t Always What You Get
Steve Azar - My Mississippi Reunion
Maddie & Tae - We Need Christmas

October 30
Cam – The Otherside
Sam Morrow – Gettin’ By on Gettin’ Down
Wynonna – Recollections (EP)
Austin Lucas – Alive in the Hot Zone
for King & Country - A Drummer Boy Christmas
Collin Raye - Scars

November 6
Donovan Woods - Without People

November 13
Chris Stapleton – Starting Over
Josh Abbott – The Highway Kind

November 20
Lee Brice – Hey World

January 2021
Aaron Watson - American Soul

Gary Allan - TBD
James McMurtry – TBA
Garth Brooks – Fun
Love & Theft - TBD  
Joe Diffie - I Got This
Julie Roberts- I Think You Know
Sarah Buxton
Deana Carter
Ego Brothers (Hayes Carll, John Evans, Corb Lund) – TBD
Jessie James Decker
Shania Twain - TBD
Chris Young - Raised on Country
Morgan Wallen - TBD
Steve Moakler - Blue Jeans 
Travis Tritt - TBD
Sturgill Simpson - Two different albums in the works
Mackenzie Porter - TBD
A Thousand Horses - Let The Band Play On
Shenandoah - Every Road

Other Projects Rumored To Be In The Works:
Candi Carpenter - TBD
Carolina Chocolate Drops - TBD
Catherine Britt - TBD (Universal/Lost Highway)
Chase Bryant - TBD
Clare Dunn - TBA (MCA Nashville)
David Fanning - TBA
Del McCoury - Woody Guthrie tribute album
Holly Williams - TBA
James Otto - TBA
Jordan Rager - TBA
Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice - TBA
Kellie Pickler - TBA
Lucas Hoge - TBA
Mark Collie - TBA (101 Ranch Records)
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
Steve Wariner - TBA (project with Duane Eddy)
Thompson Square - TBA
Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart - 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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