Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A Look At Country Album Release Dates In 2018

The landscape looks bright for numerous new releases that promise to engage listeners lyrically and musically. From legends like Loretta Lynn and Martina McBride to current stars like Jack Ingram and Dierks Bentley, there is lots of new music planned in the new year. Here is a just a partial list of projects that have had 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?

January 12
Anderson East/Encore/Low Country Sound-Elektra Records
Walker McGuire/Walker McGuire/ EP
Sonia Leigh/ Mad Hatter/ Willing to Fly Records
Dixie Chicks / MMXVI Live

January 19
Devin Dawson/Dark Horse/Atlantic/Warner
LANco/Hallelujah Nights/Arista Nashville
Colter Wall/Imaginary Appalachia/Young Mary's
Lefty Frizzell/The Singles Collection 1950-62/Acrobat
Caitlyn Smith/Starfire/Monument Records
First Aid Kit/Ruins/Columbia
Moon Taxi/Let The Record Play/RCA Records
John Conlee/Classics 3/Rose Colored Records

January 26
Steep Canyon Rangers/Out In The Open/Ramseur
John Conlee/Classics 3/Rose Colored Records
Kalie Shorr/ Awake/Shorr Thing
Gord Bamford / Neon Smoke

January 31
Michael Peterson/Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie

February 2
Montgomery Gentry/ Here's To You/ Average Joes
Mike and the Moonpies/Steak Night at the Prairie Rose/Smith
Justin Timberlake/Man of the Woods/RCA

February 9
Wade Bowen/ Solid Ground/ Thirty Tigers
Dallas Smith/Side Effects/604 Music
Doc Watson/Live at Club 47/ Yep Roc Records
George Hamilton IV and V/Pictures From Life's Other Side/Scotdisc

February 16
I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan)/See You Around/Rounder
Brandi Carlisle/By the Way, I Forgive You/Low Country Sound / Elektra
Courtney Patton/ What It's Like To Fly Alone/ Courtney Patton Records
Dugger Band/East Tennessee Son/Dugger Band Music

February 23
Jeff Hyde / Norman Rockwell World/ Jeff Hyde Records
Dylan Pratt / Limbo / Razor and Tie

March 9
Leslie Satcher/Two Days In Muscle Shoals/Notting Hill
Guthrie Trapp/Life After Dark

March 16
Scotty McCreery/ Season's Change/ Triple Tigers
Oak Ridge Boys/17th Avenue Revival

March 23
Jordan Davis/Home State/MCA Nashville
High Valley/Farmhouse Sessions

March 30
Kim Richey/Edgeland/Yep Roc Records
Ashley McBryde/American Scandal/Warner Nashville
Lindi Ortega/Liberty
Mary Chapin Carpenter/Sometimes Just the Sky
Kacey Musgraves/Golden Hour/UMG

April 6
Blackberry Smoke/Find a Light
VA Dancehall Dreaming'- A Tribute to Pat Green
David Lee Murphy/No Zip Code/Reviver
Red Marlow/Country as Cornbread
Various/Johnny Cash: Forever Words/Legacy Recordings
Don Gibson/The Best of the Hickory Records Years (1970-1978)/Omnivore Recordings

April 13
Jason Aldean/Rearview Town/Broken Bow Records
John Prine/The Tree of Forgiveness/Oh Boy Records

April 20
Old Crow Medicine Show/Volunteer
Brothers Osborne/Port Saint Joe
Ashley Monroe/Sparrow/Warner Nashville
Donovan Woods/Both Ways/Meant Well
Joshua Hedley/Mr. Jukebox/Third Man Records

April 21
Record Store Day Offerings:
Live At The Atlanta Pop Festival, July 3 & 5, 1970 - The Allman Brothers Band Legacy - 4 x LP 'RSD First' - 3000 qty
Things Change - Bobby Bare - BFD LP RSD Exclusive - 1500
At Folsom Prison: 50th Anniversary Elegacy Edition - Johnny Cash - Legacy - 5 x LP - RSD Exclusive - 2500
I Love You Because / You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven - Johnny Cash - Charly - 7" Vinyl '- RSD First'
61 Days In Church - Covers - Eric Church - EMI Nashville - LP RSD Exclusive - 2500
Memories, Memoirs & Miles: Songs Of A Lifetime - Charlie Daniels - CDC Records - 2 x LP RSD Exclusive - 1500
Live at Twist & Shout - Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - New West Records - Vinyl 'RSD First' - 3000
Heart Break - Lady Antebellum - Capitol Nashville - 7" Vinyl RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus - 500
The King In the Ring - Elvis Presley - Legacy - 2 x LP RSD Exclusive - 3000
The Bottom Line Archive Series: In Their Own Words: With Vin Scelsa - Lou Reed and Kris
Kristofferson - The Bottom Line Records - 12" Picture Disc RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus - 1000
Starfire - Caitlyn Smith - Monument - LP 'RSD First' - 1000
Way Out West - Desert Suite (Trip One) - Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives- Superlatone Recordings - 12" Vinyl RSD Exclusive - 1200
Fearless Platinum Edition - Taylor Swift - Big Machine - 2 x LP 'RSD First' - 2500
1989 - Taylor Swift - Big Machine - LP 'RSD First' - 2500
Taylor Swift - Taylor Swift - Big Machine - LP 'RSD First' - 2500

April 27
Sideline/Front and Center/Mountain Home
Jason Michael Carroll/Strings Soundtrack
Willie Nelson/Last Man Standing/Sony Legacy
Beth Nielsen Chapman/Hearts of Glass
Southern Halo/Just Like In The Movies

April 29, 2018
Eric Church/61 Days In Church/EMI Nashville

May 4
Last Bandoleros/San Antonio
George Jones & The Jones Boys/Live In Texas 1965/Ace

May 11
Brent Cobb/Providence Canyon/Elektra
Ashley Campbell/The Lonely One/Whistle Stop Records
Luke Winslow-King/Blue Mesa

June 1
Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore/Downey to Lubbock

Albums with "to be announced" release dates but presumed to be 2018:
Loretta Lynn - Wouldn't It Be Great (Sony Legacy)
Marc Cohn - TBD
Pistol Annies - TBD
Ronnie Milsap Duets Project
Cole Swindell - TBD
Crystal Bowersox - "Promises" EP [Pledge Music]
Damn Davidsons- TBD (GoFundMe)
Dierks Bentley - The Mountain
Keith Urban - Graffiti U
Sam Hunt - TBA (MCA Nashville)
Julie Roberts- I Think You Know
Drake White - TBD
Jason Eady - TBD
Jack Ingram - An Album & Two EPs- Thirty Tigers
Jamie Lin Wilson - TBD
Aaron Watson - A Watson Family Christmas
Chris Roberts (Formerly of One Flew South) - EP
Terri Clark
Justin Moore

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)
Clay Walker - TBA
Craig Campbell - TBA (Red Bow 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
Eric Paslay - TBA (EMI Nashville)
Gary Allan - TBA (MCA Nashville)
Haley Georgia - TBA (EMI Nashville)
Hayes Carll - TBA
Holly Williams - TBA
Jackie Lee - TBA (Broken Bow Records)
Jake Owen - TBA
James Otto - TBA
John King - TBA (Black River Entertainment)
Jordan Rager - TBA (Broken Bow Records)
Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice - TBA
Kellie Pickler - TBA
Love and Theft - TBA (Curb)
Lucas Hoge - TBA
Maren Morris - TBA
Mark Collie - TBA (101 Ranch Records)
Martina McBride- Christmas Project
Mickey Guyton - TBA (Capitol Nashville)
Morgane Stapleton - TBA
Noel McKay - TBA
Oak Ridge Boys - Dave Cobb Produced Album
Pam Tillis- TBA
Randy Houser - TBA (Stoney Creek Records)
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
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
Trace Adkins - TBA (Wheelhouse Records)
Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart - TBA
Trick Pony - TBA
Wesley Dennis - TBA
Whitey Morgan - TBA
Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Merle Haggard - TBA

1 comment:

  1. Of these, I'm most excited to hear Scotty McCreery and Ashley McBryde's new albums. Brothers Osborne and Kacey Musgraves should be good as well.