As we walk into July and prepare to celebrate our independence, let's not forget about the July 2011 new country music releases. After all, we'll need some twangy, pickin' tunes to jam out to while we flip burgers and char hot dogs all month long. The only dilemma is, charcoal or propane?

While you figure out how you'll cook those ribs, check out what new country music albums will hit shelves in July. Naturally, you'll want the sweet sounds of Blake Shelton to keep you company, and you're in luck. Shelton drops his ninth album, 'Red River Blue' on July 12. That same day, Chris Young will expand the colors of the rainbow with his new one, 'Neon.'

On July 25, Jason Michael Carroll will count down those hot July days with 'Numbers,' and the next day -- July 26 -- Eric Church will let us know who's 'Chief.'

Don't see your favorite country star on the list? No worries -- there are still holes to fill and plenty of music to be made. Put your trust in Taste of Country, 'cause we'll be bringing you the dates of all the new country music releases as fast as the gang can churn 'em out.

July 12
Ashton Shepherd, 'Where Country Grows'
Blake Shelton, 'Red River Blue'
Chris Young, 'Neon'

July 25
Jason Michael Carroll, 'Numbers'

July 26
Eric Church, 'Chief'
Randy Montana, 'Randy Montana'
Sunny Sweeney, 'Sunny Sweeney'
Terri Clark, 'Roots and Wings'