New Music Roundup: 2021’s Country, Americana, Bluegrass and Folk Album Releases
Live music may be largely on hold right now, but plenty of artists are still finding ways to create. Time off the road and at home means time to write and record new music, which in turn means that fans can expect new albums from some of their favorite country, Americana, bluegrass and folk artists in 2021.
Already this year, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Lainey Wilson and more have dropped new music, and Thomas Rhett has officially announced that his fifth studio project is on its way. It'll be a double album, the first part of which is due out on April 30.
Dan + Shay and Eric Church are also among the artists from whom fans can expect new albums in 2021, though the former's exact plans are still under wraps. Church's three-album series, Heart & Soul, meanwhile, will be fully released by the end of April.
Keep reading for a complete rundown of 2021's new country, Americana, bluegrass and folk album releases; you can also flip through the photo gallery above to see what's coming in the new year. This list will be updated as more albums and EPs are announced.
2021's New Country, Americana, Bluegrass and Folk Albums
Jan. 4: Steve Earle & the Dukes, J.T.
Jan. 8: Morgan Wallen, Dangerous
Jan. 8: Aaron Watson, American Soul
Jan. 8: Barry Gibb and Various Artists, Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1
Jan. 8: Various Artists, The Years: A MusicFest Tribute to Cody Canada & the Music of Cross Canadian Ragweed
Jan. 15: Devin Dawson, Pink Slip EP
Jan. 22: Willie Jones, Right Now
Jan. 27: Jake Hoot, Love Out of Time EP
Feb. 5: Aaron Lee Tasjan, Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!
Feb. 12: Florida Georgia Line, Life Rolls On
Feb. 12: Kip Moore, Wild World Deluxe
Feb. 19: Lainey Wilson, Sayin' What I'm Thinkin'
Feb. 19: Carly Pearce, 29
Feb. 26: Willie Nelson, That's Life
Feb. 26: Hailey Whitters, Living the Dream
March 5: Brandy Clark, Your Life Is a Record deluxe edition
March 12: Valerie June, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers
March 16: Gabby Barrett, Live From the Goldmine
March 19: Loretta Lynn, Still Woman Enough
March 19: Morgan Wade, Reckless
March 26: Carrie Underwood, My Savior
March 26: Sara Watkins, Under the Pepper Tree
March 26: Miko Marks, Our Country
April 2: Leslie Jordan, Company's Comin'
April 9: Taylor Swift, Fearless (Taylor's Version)
April 9: Parker Millsap, Be Here Instead
April 9: Brett Kissel, What Is Life?
April 9: Luke Bryan, Born Here, Live Here, Die Here deluxe edition
April 9: Fancy Hagood, Southern Curiosity
April 9: Allie Colleen, Stones
April 13: Brian Kelley, BK's Wave Pack EP
April 16: Eric Church, Heart
April 16: Tim McGraw, Here on Earth Ultimate Edition (deluxue)
April 20: Eric Church, &
April 23: Eric Church, Soul
April 23: Justin Moore, Straight Outta the Country
April 23: Tracy Lawrence, Hindsight 2020, Volume 1: Stairway to Heaven, Highway to Hell
April 30: Ashley Monroe, Rosegold
April 30: Thomas Rhett, Country Again, Side A
April 30: Ronnie Milsap, A Better Word for Love
May 7: Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall, The Marfa Tapes
May 7: Travis Tritt, Set in Stone
May 7: Kenny Chesney, Here and Now deluxe edition
May 14: Alan Jackson, Where Have You Gone
May 14: The Steel Woods, All of Your Stones
May 21: Blake Shelton, Body Language
May 21: John Hiatt with the Jerry Douglas Band, Leftover Feelings
May 28: Ashley McBryde, Never Will: Live From a Distance EP
May 28: Blackberry Smoke, You Hear Georgia
June 11: Oak Ridge Boys, Front Porch Singin'
June 18: Rory Feek, Gentle Man
July 16: Chase Bryant, Upbringing
July 30: Clay Walker, Texas to Tennessee
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