Country Music CD Releases (2023)


Colter WallLittle Songs (LaHonda/RCA) – Traditional country singer Colter Wall releases a 10-song disc. The baritone-voice singer covers Hoyt Axton's "Evangelina."

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the RealSticks and Stones (ACE Records/Thirty Tigers) – With seven CDs under his belt, Lukas Nelson is out with a new disc featuring a dozen songs. Nelson, the son of Willie, self-produced the set. This is the follow-up to 2021's "A Few Stars Apart." The lead single, "More Than Friends," features CMA and ACM Award-winning artist, Lainey Wilson.


Ashley Cookeshot in the dark (Big Loud) – Ashley Cooke makes her label debut with a 24-song set. Brent Y oung, Jacksoin Dean, Nate Smith and Colbie Caillat all help out.


Brett YoungAcross the Sheets (Big Machine Label Group) – Brett Young releases his fourth studio album, an eight-song EP. Young covered Tim McGraw's hit "Don't Take the Girl," a song that led to Young pursuing country music. Young helped write the seven other songs including a remake of "You Ain't Here to Kiss Me" from his debut release.


Molly Tuttle and Golden HighwayCity of Gold (Nonesuch) – Acre acoustic guitarist Molly Tuttle offers a more straight ahead bluegrass album. The new album is the follow-up to 2022's "Crooked Tree," which won Best Bluegrass Album at the 65th Annual GRAMMY Award.

Old Crow Medicine ShowJubilee (ATO) – Old Crow Medicine Show's eighth studio album features appearances from Mavis Staples and singer/songwriter Sierra Ferrell. Former member Willie Watson also helps out.

Tim McGrawStanding Room Only (Big Machine Label Group) – Tim McGraw releases his first album since 2020's "Here on Earth." The first single from the release is "Hey Whiskey." The disc contains 13 tracks and was produced by McGraw and his longtime producing partner Byron Gallimore. Lori McKenna helped write two of the songs and is featured on "Nashville CA/L.A. Tennessee."


Willie NelsonBluegrass (Sony Legacy) – Willie Nelson refuses to slow down. At 90, Nelson will release his second album this year. "Bluegrass" contains a dozen songs with Nelson giving a bluegrass bent to songs he has previously recorded including "Good Hearted Woman" and "On the Road Again."


Buddy and Julie MillerIn The Throes (New West) – Buddy and Julie Miller have been married for more than 40 years, but this is only their fourth album together. Buddy produced the 13-song set, which includes Emmylou Harris, Regina McCrary, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, Gurf Morlix, and Matt Slocum of Sixpence None the Richer. The Millers have also released albums on their own.


Michael RayDive Bars & Broken Hearts EP (Warner Nashville) – Michael Ray will release a six-song EP produced by Michael Knox. This is Ray's first release since a 2021 EP, "Higher Education."

The Watson TwinsHoller (Bloodshot) – The Watson Twins - Chandra and Leigh - make their debut for the revitalized Bloodshot Records label on their seventh studio album. Butch Walker produced and joined on harmony vocals and acoustic guitar throughout plus lead guitar on a few tracks.


Brennen LeighAin't Through Honky Tonkin' Yet (Signature Sounds) – Texas singer Brennen Leigh maintains a traditional country sound on her latest. Marty Stuart and Rodney Crowell give a helping hand.

Tim O'BrienCup of Sugar (Howdy Skies) – Tim O'Brien does something different on "Cup of Sugar." The veteran musician wrote all 13 songs, something he has never done. O'Brien is backed by his band mates Mike Bub, Shad Cobb and wife Jan Fabricius, helped by Jamie Dick on drums, Mike Rojas on keyboards, Russ Pahl on steel guitar and Cory Walker on banjo. Bluegrass master Del McCoury plays guitar and sings tenor vocal on "Let the Horses Run." Co-writers include Ronnie Bowman, Jonathon Byrd, Shawn Camp and Thomm Jutz.

Willie JonesSomething To Dance To (Sony Music Nashville) – Louisiana singer Willie Jones combines soul with a bit of country on his full-length debut.

Chris JansonThe Outlaw Side of Me (Big Machine) – Chris Janson makes his label debut after having spent his career on Warner. He also changes his sound - to Outlaw Country. Brantley Gilbert and Darius Rucker both help with guest vocals. Dolly Parton does the same on the closing "21 Forever" with Guns 'N' Roses' Slash on guitar


Jason Isbell and the 400 UnitWeathervanes (Southeastern) –


Corey KentBlacktop (Sony Nashville) – Oklahoma-native Corey Kent releases his major label debut. The 10 songs were produced by Jay Joyce and Chris Farrn. The lead-off track is Kent's hit single "Wild As Her." The title is a tribute to his wife's family who gave him the job at the pavement company.

Tanya TuckerSweet Western Sound (Fantasy) – Following up on the success of 2019's "While I'm Livin'," Tucker returns with a 10-song set once again produced with Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings. Tucker helped write four of the songs.

Jelly RollWhitsitt Chapel (Broken Bow) – Country rapper Jelly Roll releases his first full-length for the label. Among the 13 songs, many with a religious theme, is the hit "Save Me" with Lainey Wilson.


Zoe and CloydSongs of Our Grandfathers (Mountain Home) –


Marty Stuart and His Fabulous SuperlativesAltitude (Snakefarm) – Marty Stuart and band release their first album in six years. The disc contains 14 songs and traverses a variety of musical styles.

Jordyn ShellhartPrimrose (Warner Nashville) – Jordyn Shellhart makes her label debut. Produced by Cameron Jaymes, Shellhart co-wrote nine of the songs and co-wrote the remaining three. Born in Wyoming and ultimately ending up in Nashville at the age of 10, Shellhart scored a publishing deal at 14, followed by a record deal, Grand Ole Opry debut at 15 and on a country-wide tour by 16. But she lost her voice at age 16. She turned to songwriting, penning Little Big Town's Grammy-nominated "Sugar Coat" and songs recorded by Kelsea Ballerini, Cody Johnson and Don Williams.

Rodney RiceRodney Rice (Self-released) – Originally from West Virginia, Rice honed in on his musical career in Texas before moving out to Denver. Recorded at the Bomb Shelter in Nashville, the release contains nine songs. He wrote seven songs and co-wrote two others.


Parker McCollumNever Enough (MCA Nashville) – Parker McCollum releases a 15-song disc, which includes the single, "Handle on You." Jon Randall produced the set.


Megan MoroneyLucky (Sony Music Nashville) – Georgia native Megan Moroney makes her full-length debut with this 13-song set. The set features the song "Tennessee Orange." Moroney had a hand in writing every song.

Justin MooreStray Dog (Valory Music) – Justin Moore recorded his seventh studio reease at the Castle Recording Studios in Franklin, Tenn. Among the eight songs. "Everybody Get Along" features Riley Green, while "You, Me, And Whiskey" includes Priscilla Block on vocals.

Rodney CrowellThe Chicago Sessions (New West) – Veteran singer-songwriter went to Chicago to record with Jeff Tweedy of Wilco fame. The disc contains mainly new material except for a cover of Townes Van Zandt's "No Place to Fall" and his own "You're Supposed to Be Feeling Good," recorded by Emmylou Harris for "Luxury Liner."

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What country artist just released an album 2023? ›

Some of this year's most highly-anticipated records highlights include upcoming projects from Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Marty Stuart and The Milk Carton Kids. So far, music fans have already been treated to great new albums from Margo Price, Shania Twain, Dierks Bentley, Brit Taylor and Jaimee Harris among others.

Who is coming out with a new country album? ›

  • Margo Price - Strays - 1/13.
  • Myron Elkins - Factories, Farms & Amphetamines - 1/13.
  • HARDY - the mockingbird & THE CROW - 1/20.
  • Elle King - Come Get Your Wife - 1/27.
  • Pony Bradshaw - North Georgia Rounder - 1/27.
  • H.C. McEntire - Every Acre - 1/27.
  • Tyler Hubbard - Tyler Hubbard - 1/27.

What are the top 30 country songs this week? ›

Top 30
  • MORGAN WALLEN Last Night.
  • TYLER HUBBARD Dancin' In The Country.
  • JORDAN DAVIS Next Thing You Know.
  • MEGAN MORONEY Tennessee Orange.
  • MORGAN WALLEN One Thing At a Time.
  • OLD DOMINION Memory Lane.
  • LUKE COMBS Fast Car.
  • SCOTTY McCREERY It Matters To Her.

What are the new country songs on the radio? ›

Check out this week's new country song releases below and listen to the full playlist below:
  • Maggie Antone - If Only You Played Football as Well as You Play Girls.
  • Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real - Sticks and Stones.
  • The Watson Twins - Honky Tonk Heart.
  • Tigirlily Gold - Move On.
  • M. ...
  • Taylor Austin Dye - Bible Belt.

Who is the number one country album in 2023? ›

Morgan Wallen has almost completely dominated the number-one position in 2023.

What is the new western series with the country singer? ›

He stars with his wife, country singer Faith Hill, along with Sam Elliott and LaMonica Garrett, in the new Paramount+ TV Western series, "1883." It's the story of some veteran cowboys leading a group of Eastern European immigrants hoping to get from Texas to Oregon by horse and wagon.

What is the new show country singers? ›

Release date: March 24, 2023

My Kind of Country” is a fresh take on a competition series, breaking down barriers in country music by providing an extraordinary opportunity to diverse and innovative artists from around the world.

Whose albums are coming out soon? ›

  • Travis Scott. Utopia.
  • Lil Uzi Vert. Pink Tape.
  • Olivia Rodrigo. GUTS.
  • Slowdive. everything is alive.
  • Taylor Swift. Speak Now (Taylor's Version)

What is the number one country song in America? ›

1. Heart Like A Truck – Lainey Wilson.

What is the number 1 song in country music? ›

iTunes Top 100 Country Songs Chart

Sales chart of today's iTunes top 100 country songs 2023 is updated several times a day and was last updated Pacific Time. The current number one country song on iTunes is: Fast Car by Luke Combs.

What is the most popular country song right now 2023? ›

Country TOP 40 2023 - Top Country Songs This Week 2023
  • Thank God. ...
  • Fall In Love. Bailey Zimmerman.
  • The Kind of Love We Make. Luke Combs.
  • Fancy Like. Walker Hayes.
  • Forever After All. Luke Combs.
  • Save Me (with Lainey Wilson) Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson.
  • 'Til You Can't. Cody Johnson.
  • Tennessee Orange. Megan Moroney.

Are there any new country songs? ›

Austin Mahone Sings a Snippet of 'Kuntry,' Talks 'A Lone Star Story' Album & More
  • Brad Paisley, “So Many Summers” ...
  • Tim McGraw, “Hey Whiskey” ...
  • Naomi Cooke Johnson, “Girls of Summer” ...
  • Dan Tyminski, God Fearing Heathen. ...
  • Taylor Austin Dye, “Bible Belt” ...
  • The Watson Twins, Holler.
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What new country music is coming out this Friday? ›

New Music Friday Country
  • Spirits and Demons (with Meghan Patrick) Michael Ray, Meghan Patrick.
  • Some Horses. Old Dominion.
  • mean girl (feat. Colbie Caillat) Ashley Cooke, Colbie Caillat.
  • Loose Cannon. Jake Owen.
  • So Many Summers. Brad Paisley.
  • Hey Whiskey. Tim McGraw.
  • On Three. Shania Twain.
  • Back To Jesus. Brett Young.

What country song was on the charts the longest? ›

"Body Like a Back Road" by Sam Hunt spends a record-breaking 34 consecutive weeks at number one on the Hot Country Songs chart.

What is the most played country album of all time? ›

The record for the highest number of weeks spent at number one by an album is held by Dangerous: The Double Album by Morgan Wallen, which spent a total of 97 non-consecutive weeks atop the chart.

What is the longest a country album has been number 1? ›

Morgan Wallen's One Thing at a Time spends a 12th week in a row, and in total, atop the Billboard 200 albums chart (dated June 3) – the most weeks at No. 1 for a country album in over 30 years. As the album surpasses the 11-week reign of Taylor Swift's Fearless in 2008-09, Wallen's set has the most weeks at No.

What is the most popular country album right now? ›

Top 40 US Country Albums
  1. 1 Old Dominion - Memory Lane. Up 39 places. ...
  2. 2 Jelly Roll - Whitsitt Chapel. ...
  3. 3 Morgan Wallen - One Thing At A Time. ...
  4. 4 Jake Owen - Loose Cannon. ...
  5. 5 Michael Ray - Dive Bars & Broken Hearts - EP. ...
  6. 6 Luke Combs - Gettin' Old. ...
  7. 7 Lainey Wilson - Bell Bottom Country. ...
  8. 8 Taylor Swift - Fearless (Taylor's Version)

Who is releasing music in january 2023? ›

Release dateArtistAlbum
January 6RuPaulBlack Butta
YoungBoy Never Broke AgainI Rest My Case
January 903 GreedoFree 03
January 13AhabThe Coral Tombs
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Who is releasing music in march 2023? ›

12 of the best new music releases to arrive in March
  • bella amor, sentimental. ...
  • Kali Uchis, Red Moon in Venus. ...
  • Angel Olsen, Nothing's Free. ...
  • Miley Cyrus, Endless Summer Vacation. ...
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra, V. ...
  • Shygirl ft. ...
  • Lana Del Rey, Did you know that there's a tunnel under Ocean Blvd? ...
  • Milku, You Make Me Feel Beautiful.
Mar 30, 2023

Who is the oldest person to release a new album? ›

  • Legendary Tony Bennett officially the oldest person to release an album of new material.
  • Tony Bennett is now the oldest person to release an album of new material at the age of 95 years and 60 days, after the release of Love for Sale, a new album with Lady Gaga.
Apr 3, 2022

What is a new western series coming out? ›

Earlier today, we reported news that Yellowstone could be ending with Season 5, and last June, we alerted viewers that the Hallmark Channel was going to debut a brand new cowboy series in 2023 titled Ride — and now we have its premiere date, which fans aren't going to want to miss.

Are there any new western series? ›

The series will be set in the 1850 US, the Wild West. First announced in November 2021, The Abandons will have Kurt Sutter as its showrunner and executive producer.

What is the new Paramount western series? ›

In addition to “Yellowstone” and “1883” Sheridan created “1923,” the second “Yellowstone” prequel series for Paramount+. The third “Yellowstone” series first premiered in December 2022, after the “1883” December 2021 premiere.

Who is the most popular new country singer? ›

Morgan Wallen Becomes The Top Country Artist In The World.

Who is the most streamed country artist in 2023? ›

1. Zach Bryan, “Something in the Orange” — A surprise live album and an everyman's initiative will bring positive attention to country music's most enigmatic and hottest singer. — STREAMING LEADER! 2.

Who is the fastest rising country star? ›

How country singer Luke Combs took his own path and became Nashville's fastest-rising star - The Washington Post.

What is the now album 2023? ›

It was released on February 3, 2023 & contains hits from Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, & Nicki Minaj. The album contains 19 tracks in total. Including 3 NOW What's Next tracks along with the 16 songs on the main tracklist. NOW 85 includes three Billboard Hot 100 number ones: "Anti-Hero", "Unholy", and "Super Freaky Girl".

What is the latest now album? ›

The series of Now! albums was brought to the United States in 1998 by Bob Mercer. The most recent album in the series, Now That's What I Call Music! 86, was released on May 5, 2023.

What is the top 10 hits today? ›

Today's Top Hits
  • Calling (Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse) (Metro Boomin & Swae Lee, NAV, feat. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie) ...
  • Flowers. Miley Cyrus.
  • Attention. Doja Cat.
  • Dance The Night (From Barbie The Album) Dua Lipa.
  • Popular (with Playboi Carti & Madonna) - The Idol Vol. ...
  • Kill Bill. ...
  • Calm Down (with Selena Gomez)

What is the number one song in the world right now? ›

1. (1)1Last Night Morgan Wallen peak position: 1 – total weeks: 20
2. (2)2Flowers Miley Cyrus peak position: 1 – total weeks: 22
3. (4)4Fast Car Luke Combs peak position: 3 – total weeks: 12
4. (3)3Calm Down Rema peak position: 3 – total weeks: 41
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Which female country singer has the most number one hits? ›

Dolly Parton (USA) has scored 109 hits on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as verified on 18 October 2021 when “Does He Love You”, a duet with Reba McEntire, debuted at No.

What is the newest country song? ›

Newest Country Songs
  • Carly Pearce Mary, Did You Know? ...
  • Maddie & Tae Madness. ...
  • George Strait The Weight Of The Badge. ...
  • Dierks Bentley Beers On Me. ...
  • Aaron Lewis Goodbye Town. ...
  • Jessie James Decker The Woman I've Become. ...
  • Tim McGraw Christmas All Over The World. ...
  • Lady Antebellum Friends Don't Let Friends.

Is country music fading away? ›

Traditional Country Music Today

If asked, “Is traditional country music dying?,” my answer is a big NO. Even if we see the rise of country-pop hits such as “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X or “Meant to be” by Florida Georgia Line, it does not mean that we are losing the sound of classic country.

Is country music making a comeback? ›

But in recent years, country has been making a comeback – and from the radio to the runway, it's gaining even more traction in 2023.

Who is the new queen of country music? ›

"Never in a million years did I think country music would take me places like that..." 2023 is Lainey Wilson's year.

What's the #1 country song this week? ›

TWSong Title
*NEW*1Country Star
2Red Dirt Girl
3Magnolia Wind
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What days are new songs released? ›

Global Release Day (alternatively known as New Music Fridays) is a set international day for releasing of music singles and albums.

What is new music Monday? ›

New Music Monday: H.E.R., Summer Walker And KAYTRAMINÉ Start Your Week With A Fresh Batch Of New Tunes. Tune in every Monday to catch songs you need to add to your rotation.

Who is regarded as the king of the singing cowboys? ›

Although Autry continued as the reigning singing cowboy of the 1930s, Roy Rogers became the “King of the Cowboys” in the 1940s.

What is the longest playing song in history? ›

The longest song on their platform is also the longest song ever recorded. It's called “Symphony of the Crown” by Canadian artist Earthena. It clocks in at an impressive 48 hours, 39 minutes, and 43 seconds.

What song stayed number 1 for the longest in history? ›

1 on the Billboard Hot 100. In August 2019, Lil Nas X's “Old Town Road” clocked its 19th week at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts, setting the record for longest stay at No. 1 of any song in the history of the chart.

Who is dropping an album soon? ›

  • Lil Uzi Vert. Pink Tape.
  • Travis Scott. Utopia.
  • Olivia Rodrigo. GUTS.
  • Slowdive. everything is alive.
  • Taylor Swift. Speak Now (Taylor's Version)

Who are the singers in country to country 2023? ›

This year fans will see intimate performances from Amanda Shires, Ashley Cooke, Corey Kent, Drake Milligan, Elvie Shane, Kameron Marlowe, MacKenzie Porter, Madeline Edwards and Sam Williams.

What artists have albums coming out? ›

In the coming months, there will be big new releases from Róisín Murphy, Aphex Twin, PJ Harvey, Blur, Jorja Smith, Dolly Parton, Lucinda Williams, Slowdive, Nation of Language, Julie Byrne, Rhiannon Giddens, Alan Palomo, Bethany Cosentino, Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, Sen Morimoto, and plenty more artists.

What pop star is making a country album? ›

Post Malone Promises He Will Record A Country Album When The Time Is Right: “It'll Be Fun”

Who is the number 1 country singer ever? ›

Without a doubt, George Strait holds the title of having the most number one singles. He holds the record of 44 songs that reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. However, there are still other country artists next to him.

Who is the most talented country singer? ›

18 Of The Greatest and Most Famous Country Singers Of All Time
  • Tim McGraw.
  • George Strait.
  • Johnny Cash.
  • Garth Brooks.
  • Carrie Underwood.
  • Blake Shelton.
  • Luke Bryan.
  • Keith Urban.
Jun 10, 2023

Who is the number one country singer in the world right now? ›

Morgan Wallen Becomes The Top Country Artist In The World.

Are vinyl albums making a comeback? ›

Vinyl record sales have consistently increased over the last 16 years according to the RIAA report. Now, they account for 71% of all physical music format revenue.

Are vinyl albums coming back? ›

This resurgence is just one chapter in a broader story about the growing popularity of older technologies. Not only are LP records coming back, but so are manual typewriters, board games and digital cameras from the late 1990s and early 2000s. There are many theories about why records are making a comeback.

What female singer went from country to pop? ›

Dolly Parton

After trying throughout the '70s to score crossover success, she became a mainstream pop culture figure in 1981, when her iconic song "9 to 5" hit #1 on the pop charts.

Who is the king of country pop music? ›

Given his influence on the genre, Strait has been named the "King of Country Music by writers and music critics."

Who presented best country album? ›

The other nominees were Luke Combs, Growin' Up; Miranda Lambert, Palomino; Ashley McBryde, Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville; and Maren Morris, Humble Quest. Shania Twain took the stage to present the award, showing off flaming red locks that are a new look for the superstar.


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