In 2022, country, Americana, bluegrass and folk fans were treated to landmark releases from legendary acts and burgeoning new artists. As we move into 2023, listeners have plenty of upcoming albums to look forward to in the months ahead.

Some of this year's most highly-anticipated records highlights include upcoming projects from Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Luke Combs 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.

Keep reading for a complete rundown of 2023's new country, Americana, bluegrass and folk album releases. This list will be updated as additional albums and EPs are announced.

2023's New Country, Americana, Bluegrass and Folk Albums


Jan. 13: Margo Price, Strays
Jan. 13: Myron Elkins, Factories, Farms & Amphetamines
Jan. 13: Whitehorse, I'm Not Crying, You're Crying
Jan. 13: Rachael & Vilray, I Love a Love Song
Jan. 20: Brothers of the Heart, Listen to the Music
Jan. 20: Easton Corbin, Let's Do Country Right
Jan. 20: Hardy, The Mockingbird & the Crow
Jan. 27: Bob Dylan, Fragments - Time Out of Mind Sessions (1996-1997): The Bootleg Series, Vol. 17 (Deluxe Edition)
Jan. 27: Brett Kissel, The Compass Project - South Album
Jan. 27: El Dorado, Unincorporated
Jan. 27: Elle King, Come Get Your Wife
Jan. 27: H.C. McEntire, Every Acre
Jan. 27: Illiterate Light, Sunburned
Jan. 27: JD Clayton, Long Way from Home
Jan. 27: Joe Henry, All the Eye Can See
Jan. 27: Pony Bradshaw, North Georgia Rounder
Jan. 27: Tyler Hubbard, Tyler Hubbard
Jan. 27: The Gibson Brothers, Darkest Hour


Feb. 3: Brit Taylor, Kentucky Blue
Feb. 3: 
Mark Erelli, Lay Your Darkness Down
Feb. 3: Shania Twain, Queen of Me
Feb. 3: Sunny War, Anarchist Gospel
Feb. 3: Terry Blade, Ethos: Son of a Sharecropper
Feb. 10: Mile Twelve, Close Enough to Hear
Feb. 10: Chase Rice, I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go to Hell
Feb. 10: Jill Barber, Homemaker
Feb. 10: Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Living in a Song
Feb. 10: Walker County, No Smoke & Mirrors EP
Feb. 17: Benjamin Dakota Rogers, Paint Horse
Feb. 17: Jaimee Harris, Boomerang Town
Feb. 17: John-Allison Weiss, The Long Way
Feb. 17:
 Jordan Davis, Bluebird Days
Feb. 17: Nate Smith, Nate Smith
Feb. 24: Ben Gallagher, Country in the House
Feb. 24: Dierks Bentley, Gravel & Gold
Feb. 24: Iris DeMent, Workin' on a World
Feb. 24: John Lee Hooker, Burnin' (60th Anniversary Edition)
Feb. 24: Lucero, Should've Learned by Now
Feb. 24: Muscadine Bloodline, Teenage Dixie
Feb. 24: The Shootouts, Stampede
Feb. 24: Volores, Ages


March 3: Chris Williams, Something From Nothing
March 3: 
Drayton Farley, Twenty On High
March 3: 
Michael Cleveland, Lovin' of the Game
March 3: Karen Jonas, The Restless
March 3: The Panhandlers, Tough Country
March 3: The Storm Windows, Second Album
March 3: Willie Nelson, I Don't Know a Thing About Love (The Songs of Harlan Howard)
March 10: 
Matt Andersen, The Big Bottle of Joy
March 10: Matt Charette, Lo-Fi High Hopes
March 10: Jo Dee Messina, Heads Carolina, Tails California: The Best of Jo Dee Messina
March 10: JP Ruggieri, Gradually Descend into Chaos
March 10: Say ZuZu, No Time To Lose
March 10: The Nude Party, Rides On
March 10: The War & Treaty, Lover's Game
March 17: Doug Paisley, Say What You Like
March 17: Various Artists, Stoned Cold Country
March 24: Alana Springsteen, Twenty Something: Messing it Up EP
March 24: Darling West, Cosmos
March 24: Dom Flemons, The American Songster
March 24: Luke Combs, Gettin' Old
March 24: Nickel Creek, Celebrants
March 24: Wilder Woods, Fever/Sky
March 31: Boygenius, The Record
March 31: Bryan Martin, Poets & Old Souls
March 31: Ethan Setiawan, Gambit
March 31: Lauren Morrow, People Talk
March 31: Mighty Poplar, Mighty Poplar
March 31: Rachel Baiman, Common Nation of Sorrow


April 7: Charlie Hill, Chuck Pond
April 7: 
Ian Munsick, White Buffalo
April 7: 
Robbie Fulks, Bluegrass Vacation
April 7:
Ruston Kelly, The Weakness
April 13: Mike Tod, Mike Tod
April 14: Brian Dunne, Loser on the Ropes
April 14: Hanneke Cassel, Infinite Brightness
April 14: 
The Tallest Man on Earth, Henry St.
April 14: The Wood Brothers, Heart is the Hero
April 21: Alice Howe, Circumstance
April 21: Esther Rose, Safe to Run
April 21: Southerland, Southerland EP
April 21:
St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Angels in Science
April 21: The Infamous Stringdusters, A Tribute to Flatt & Scruggs
April 28: Brett Kissel, East Album
April 28:
Cole Swindell, Stereotype Broken (Deluxe)
April 28: Diplo, Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley: Chapter 2 — Swamp Savant
April 28: 
Joy Oladokun, Proof of Life
April 28: Joseph, The Sun
April 28: Josh Ritter, Spectral Lines
April 28: 
Kip Moore, Damn Love
April 28: 
Mya Byrne, Rhinestone Tomboy
April 28: 
Nate Smith, Nate Smith
April 28:
The Davisson Brothers, Home Is Where The Heart Is
April 28:
Various Artists, One Night in Texas: The Next Waltz’s Tribute to the Red Headed Stranger
April 28: Various Artists, I Am A Pilgrim: Doc Watson At 100


May 5: Alison Brown, On Banjo
May 5:
Justin Moore, Stray Dog
May 5: 
Megan Moroney, Lucky
May 5: Olivia Newton-John, Just the Two of Us: The Duets Collection (Vol. 1)
May 5: Rodney Crowell, The Chicago Sessions
May 12: Parker McCollum, Never Enough
May 12: Parker Millsap, Wilderness Within You
May 19: The Milk Carton Kids, I Only See The Moon
May 19: Graham Nash, Now
May 19: Jealous of the Birds, Hinterland
May 19: Leftover Salmon, Grass Roots
May 19: Marty Stuart, Altitude
May 19: 
Nicholas Jamerson, Peace Mountain
May 19: Setting Sun, The Feelings Cure
May 26: Kassi Valazza, Kassi Valazza Knows Nothing


June 2: Lonestar, Ten to 1
June 2: Tanya Tucker, Sweet Western Sound
June 9: 
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Weathervanes
June 9: Jess Williamson, Time Ain't Accidental
June 9: Laura Cantrell, Just Like a Rose: The Anniversary Sessions
June 16: Ags Connolly, Siempre
June 16: Summer Dean, The Biggest Life
June 16: 
The Teskey Brothers, The Winding Way
June 30: The Watson Twins, Holler


July 28: Amanda Stewart, Venom











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