Fans are in for a big month of new country music releases in May 2011, and Brad Paisley will the blueprint with his much-anticipated album, 'This Is Country Music,' on May 23.

But before the big blow-out release at the end of the month, fan favorite country-rapper Colt Ford will drop his third record, 'Every Chance I Get' -- the follow-up to 2010's 'Chicken & Biscuits' -- on May 3. Also new to the shelves in May: Newcomer Frankie Ballard makes his entrance with a self-titled debut album, and Big and Rich's John Rich will offer up a rockin' new EP, 'Rich Rocks.'

Stay tuned with Taste of Country as we bring you the latest new releases, month-by-month, throughout the year!

May 2
Randy Travis, 'Randy Travis'

May 3
Colt Ford, 'Every Chance I Get'
Foster & Lloyd, 'It's Already Tomorrow'
Johnny Reid, 'Introducing Johnny Reid'
The Blind Boys of Alabama, 'Take the High Road'

May 10
Russell Hitchcock, 'Tennessee: The Nashville Sessions’
Ted Russell Kamp, 'Get Back to the Land'

May 17
John Rich, 'Rich Rocks' (EP)
Levon Helm, 'Ramble at the Ryman'

May 23
Brad Paisley, ‘This Is Country Music’

May 24
Carter's Chord, 'Wild Together' (EP)
Eden's Edge, 'Eden's Edge' (EP)
Frankie Ballard, 'Frankie Ballard'
Mandy Barnett, 'Sweet Dreams'
Rosanne Cash, 'Essential Rosanne Cash'
Sarah Jarosz, 'Follow Me Down'