Superstars like Keith Urban and Jake Owen are lined up for new music releases in 2016, while legends like Hank Williams Jr. and Loretta Lynn will reveal their first albums in years. Over a dozen big-name projects have been announced for 2016, including debut albums from artists like Brothers Osborne.

New country releases from Ronnie Dunn and Trace Adkins will mark their respective debuts on new record labels. The same is true for Granger Smith, an independent artist who built a strong following the old fashioned way: show by show, fan by fan.

The Band Perry, Scotty McCreery, Randy Houser and Florida Georgia Line are all expected to release new albums in 2016. Many more will be added as the year goes by, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back often to not miss a single important release

New Country Music Releases 2016:

September 2
Reba McEntire, My Kind of Christmas

September 9
Billy Ray Cyrus, Thin Line
Chely Wright, I Am the Rain
Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know

September 16
Aaron Lewis, Sinner
Willie Nelson, For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price

September 23
Luke Bryan, Farm Tour: Here's To the Farmer

September 30
William Michael Morgan, Vinyl

October 7
Loretta Lynn, White Christmas Blue
Mo Pitney, Behind This Guitar
Tucker Beathard, Fight Like Hell

October 14
Blackberry Smoke, Like an Arrow
Chris Young, It Must Be Christmas

October 21
Rascal Flatts, The Greatest Gift of All

October 28
Brett Eldredge, Glow
Cole Swindell, Down Home Sessions III EP
Jennifer Nettles, To Celebrate Christmas
Kacey Musgraves, A Very Kacey Christmas
Kenny Chesney, Cosmic Hallelujah
Loving Mary Band, Little Bit of Love

November 11
Ronnie Dunn, Tattooed Heart

November 18
George Strait, Strait Out of the Box 2
High Valley, Dear Life
Miranda Lambert, The Weight of These Wings

December 2
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
RaeLynn, Wildhorse

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Earlier This Year:

January 8, 2016
Morgan Myles, Miss Morgan Myles EP

January 15
Brothers Osborne, Pawn Shop
Hank Williams Jr., It's About Time
Randy Rogers Band, Nothing Shines Like Neon

January 29
Dianna Corcoran, In America

February 5
Charles Kelley, The Driver

February 12
Lorrie Morgan, Letting Go … Slow
Vince Gill, Down To My Last Bad Habit
Wynonna & the Big Noise, Wynonna & the Big Noise

February 14
Joey + Rory, Hymns That Are Important To Us

February 19
Sister Hazel, Lighter In the Dark

February 26
Willie Nelson, Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin
Chuck Wicks, Turning Point

March 4
Granger Smith, Remington
Loretta Lynn, Full Circle

March 11
Randy Houser, Fired Up
Steve Moakler, Steve Moakler EP

March 18
Southern Family - Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton + More

April 1
Levi Hummon, Levi Hummon EP

April 8
Hayes Carll, Lovers and Leavers
Maggie Rose, The Variety Show Volume 1 EP

April 15
Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

April 22
Josh Kelley, New Lane Road

April 29
Martina McBride, Reckless

May 6
Cole Swindell, You Should Be Here
Cyndi Lauper, Detour
Keith Urban, Ripcord

May 13
Jennifer Nettles, Playing With Fire
Sammy Kershaw, The Blues Got Me

May 20
Blake Shelton, If I'm Honest

May 27
Dierks Bentley, Black

June 3
Cassadee Pope, Summer EP
Craig Morgan, A Whole Lot More to Me
Dan + Shay, Obsessed
Maren Morris, Hero
Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen, Watch This

June 10
Brandy Clark, Big Day in a Small Town
Drew Baldridge, Dirt On Us
Frankie Ballard, El Rio
Little Big Town, Wanderlust

June 17
Jon Pardi, California Sunrise
LoCash, The Fighters

June 24
Jack Ingram, Midnight Motel

July 8
Kree Harrison, This Old Thing
Mark Chesnutt, Tradition Lives

July 15
David Nail, Fighter
Steven Tyler, We're All Somebody From Somewhere

July 22
Big Smo, We the People

July 29
Hillary Scott & the Scott Family, Love Remains
Jake Owen, American Love

August 5
Alan Jackson, Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story
The Cadillac Three, Bury Me In My Boots
Chris Lane, Girl Problems
Cody Johnson, Gotta Be Me
Nick Fradiani, Hurricane

August 12
Justin Moore, Kinda Don't Care
Dylan Scott, Dylan Scott

August 19
Drake White, Spark
Dolly Parton, Pure & Simple
Kiefer Sutherland, Down in a Hole

August 26
Florida Georgia Line, Dig Your Roots

TBD
Brad Paisley
Eric Paslay, Dressed in Black
Joe Nichols
Ronnie Dunn
Trace Adkins

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