There is no question that 2017 was a heck of a year for music: Fans got their hands on two new albums from Chris StapletonColt Ford celebrated the release of his sixth studio album, Love Hope Faith, and we bid farewell to the one and only Glen Campbell with his beautiful final statement, Adios. And that's just a sampling of some of the amazing tunes fans were lucky enough to spin in '17.

But as exciting as 2017 was, 2018 has been pretty thrilling as well: The boys in American Aquarium unveiled their latest record, Things Change, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Oates gave fans Arkansas, and Carrie Underwood dropped new music in September.

That's just the beginning, too! Flip through the photo gallery above to learn more about more of the new country, Americana, alt-country, bluegrass and folk albums of 2018. Fans can also keep track of all the release dates below.

2018's New Country, Americana, Alt-Country, Bluegrass and Folk Albums


Jan. 12: Anderson East, Encore
Jan. 12: Walker McGuire, Walker McGuire EP
Jan. 19: First Aid Kid, Ruins
Jan. 19: Devin Dawson, Dark Horse
Jan. 19: Lanco, Hallelujah Nights
Jan. 19: Caitlyn Smith, Starfire
Jan. 26: Calexico, The Thread That Keeps Us
Jan. 26: Steep Canyon Rangers, Out in the Open
Jan. 26: Kalie Shorr, Awake EP
Jan. 26: Mary Gauthier, Rifles and Rosary Beads


Feb. 2: Mike and the Moonpies, Steak Night at the Prairie Rose
Feb. 2: John Oates, Arkansas
Feb. 2: Montgomery Gentry, Here's to You
Feb. 2: The Wood Brothers, One Drop of Truth
Feb. 9: Wade Bowen, Solid Ground
Feb. 9: Ruby Boots, Don't Talk About It
Feb. 16: Brandi Carlile, By the Way, I Forgive You
Feb. 16: Marlon Williams, Make Way for Love
Feb. 16: I'm With Her, See You Around
Feb. 16: Courtney Patton, What It's Like to Fly Alone
Feb. 23: Rockabye Baby: Lullaby Renditions of Johnny Cash
Feb. 23: Jeff Hyde, Norman Rockwell World
Feb. 23: Darlingside, Extralife
Feb. 23: The Weight Band, World Gone Mad


March 2: Whiskey Wolves of the West, Country Roots
March 16: Scotty McCreery, Seasons Change
March 16: The Oak Ridge Boys, 17th Avenue Revival
March 16: Shenandoah, Reloaded
March 23: Jordan Davis, Home State
March 23: High Valley, Farmhouse Sessions
March 30: Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour
March 30: Ashley McBryde, Girl Going Nowhere
March 30: Lindi Ortega, Liberty
March 30: Kim Richey, Edgeland
March 30: Caitlin Canty, Motel Bouquet
March 30: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Sometimes Just the Sky
March 30: Leah James, While She Sleeps


April 5: Dancehall Dreamin': A Tribute to Pat Green
April 6: Blackberry Smoke, Find a Light
April 6: Johnny Cash: Forever Words
April 6: Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Years
April 6: Western Centuries, Songs From the Deluge
April 6: David Lee Murphy, No Zip Code
April 6: Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin
April 13: Jason Aldean, Rearview Town
April 13: John Prine, The Tree of Forgiveness
April 13: Society of Broken Souls, Midnight and the Pale
April 20: Brothers Osborne, Port Saint Joe
April 20: Old Crow Medicine Show, Volunteer
April 20: Ashley Monroe, Sparrow
April 21: Eric Church, 61 Days in Church
April 21: John Carter Cash, We Must Believe in Magic
April 27: Keith Urban, Graffiti U
April 27: Willie Nelson, Last Man Standing
April 27: Muscadine Bloodline, Movin' On EP
April 27: Beth Nielsen Chapman, Hearts of Glass
April 27: Morgan Wallen, If I Know Me
April 27: The Band of Heathens, Live Via Satellite EP


May 4: Trampled By Turtles, Life Is Good on the Open Road
May 4: Parker Millsap, Other Arrangements
May 4: Granville Automatic, Radio Hymns
May 4: Erik Dylan, Baseball on the Moon
May 4: Drake White, Pieces EP
May 11: Ashley Campbell, The Lonely One
May 11: Brent Cobb, Providence Canyon
May 11: Adam Sanders, Adam Sanders EP
May 18: Trent Harmon, You Got 'Em All
May 18: Gretchen Peters, Dancing With the Beast
May 25: Lena Stone, Lena Stone EP
May 25: Lindsay Ell, The Continuum Project


June 1: American Aquarium, Things Change
June 1: Kyle Park, Don't Forget Where You Come From
June 1: Thompson Square, Masterpiece
June 1: Michael Ray, Amos
June 1: Nicki Bluhm, To Rise You Gotta Fall
June 8: Sugarland, Bigger
June 8: Dierks Bentley, The Mountain
June 8: Craig Campbell, See You Try EP
June 15: Steve Moakler, Born Ready
June 22: Paul Cauthen, Have Mercy
June 22: Dan + Shay, Dan + Shay
June 22: Reuben Bidez, Something to Say EP
June 29: The Wild Feathers, Greetings From the Neon Frontier
June 29: Cody Canada and the Departed, 3
June 29: Milk Carton Kids, All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do


July 3: Kinky Friedman, Circus of Life
July 13: Krystal Keith, Boulder EP
July 13: Rodney Crowell, Acoustic Classics
July 13: Jason Isbell, Sirens of the Ditch (Deluxe Edition)
July 13: Chris Lane, Laps Around the Sun
July 20: Lori McKenna, The Tree
July 20: Mason Ramsey, Famous EP
July 27: Kenny Chesney, Songs for the Saints
July 27: Cody Jinks, Lifers
July 27: Nashville Season 6 Soundtrack, Vol. 2


Aug. 3: Amanda Shires, To the Sunset
Aug. 3: Jim Lauderdale, Time Flies and Jim Lauderdale and Roland White 
Aug. 10: Shooter Jennings, Shooter
Aug. 10: Sammy Brue, Down With Desperation EP
Aug. 10: Morgan Evans, Morgan Evans EP
Aug. 17: Cole Swindell, All of It
Aug. 17: Buck Owens, Country Singer's Prayer
Aug. 24: Lucie Silvas, E.G.O.
Aug. 24: The Devil Makes Three, Chains Are Broken
Aug. 24: Aaron Watson, Live at the World's Largest Rodeo Show
Aug. 31: Aaron Lee Tasjan, Karma for Cheap
Aug. 31: King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller


Sept. 7: Ruston Kelly, Dying Star
Sept. 7: Abby Anderson, I'm Good EP
Sept. 7: Kathy Mattea, Pretty Bird
Sept. 7: Runaway June, Runaway June EP
Sept. 7: Jillian Jacqueline, Side B EP
Sept. 14: Carrie Underwood, Cry Pretty
Sept. 14: Willie Nelson, My Way
Sept. 14: David Nail and the Well Ravens, Only This and Nothing More
Sept. 14: Asleep at the Wheel, New Routes
Sept. 14: Bill Anderson, Anderson
Sept. 14: Terri Clark, Raising the Bar
Sept. 21: Amy Helm, This Too Shall Light
Sept. 21: Maggie Rose, Change the Whole Thing
Sept. 21: Adam's House Cat, Town Burned Down
Sept. 21: Tyler Rich, Tyler Rich EP
Sept. 28: The Black Lillies, Stranger to Me
Sept. 28: The Earls of Leicester, Earls of Leicester Live at the CMA Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame
Sept. 28: Loretta Lynn, Wouldn't It Be Great
Sept. 28: The Louvin Brothers, Love & Wealth: The Lost Recordings
Sept. 28: Muscle Shoals: Small Town, Big Sound


Oct. 5: Eric Church, Desperate Man
Oct. 5: Will Hoge, My American Dream
Oct. 5: Aaron Watson, An Aaron Watson Family Christmas
Oct. 5: Heather Morgan, Borrowed Heart
Oct. 12: Colter Wall, Songs of the Plains
Oct. 12: Morgan Evans, Things That We Drink To
Oct. 12: Jimmie Allen, Mercury Lane
Oct. 19: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Live From the Ryman
Oct. 19: Martina McBride, It's the Holiday Season
Oct. 26: Dillon Carmichael, Hell on an Angel
Oct. 26: Blackberry Smoke, The Southern Ground Sessions EP
Oct. 26: Whitey Morgan and the 78's, Hard Times and White Lines
Oct. 26: Josh Turner, I Serve a Savior
Oct. 26: Chely Wright, Santa Will Find You EP
Oct. 26: Charlie Daniels, Beau Weevils - Songs in the Key of E
Oct. 26: Levi Hummon, Patient EP


Nov. 2: The Mavericks, Hey! Merry Christmas!
Nov. 2: Rosanne Cash, She Remembers Everything
Nov. 2: Rodney Crowell, Christmas Everywhere
Nov. 2: Pistol Annies, Interstate Gospel
Nov. 9: Kane Brown, Experiment
Nov. 16: Mumford & Sons, Delta
Nov. 16: Kip Moore, Room to Spare: The Acoustic Sessions EP
Nov. 16: Montgomery Gentry, Montgomery Gentry: 20 Years of Hits
Nov. 30: Adam Wakefield, Gods & Ghosts
Nov. 30: Tucker Beathard, Nobody's Everything


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