There's no rest for the country music fan. The slate of new country albums filled up early with several slotted for winter and spring 2017 and dozens more coming later, or rumored to be coming by year's end.

We've heard new albums from Brantley Gilbert, Reba McEntire and Little Big Town. Their release dates have come and gone with at least one critically acclaimed project amongst the three. Count Lauren Alaina in that group too, and newcomer Brett Young.

Artists who've confirmed they're recording new music with an eye on a 2017 release include Brett Eldredge, Granger Smith, Tyler Farr and Kelsea Ballerini. This is the year Shania Twain will release her new album as well. Can you believe November will mark 15 years since her last album of all original material?

Chris Stapleton, Zac Brown Band, Rascal Flatts and Lady Antebellum are four more country superstars who have released new albums in 2017. We're also looking forward to rumored projects from Thomas Rhett and Sam Hunt! It's always a good year when we hear new music from either one on the radio.

New Country Music Releases 2017:

September 29
Dolly Parton, I Believe In You
Shania Twain, Now

October 6
Jerrod Niemann, This Ride

October 13
Carly Pearce, Every Little Thing
Russell Dickerson, Yours

October 20
Chris Young, Losing Sleep
Darius Rucker, When Was the Last Time
Margo Price, All American Made
Tyminski, Southern Gothic

October 27
Craig Wayne Boyd, Top Shelf
Granger Smith, Good Guys Win
Lee Ann Womack, The Lonely, The Lonesome & the Gone
Kenny Chesney, Live In No Shoes Nation

November 3
Kelsea Ballerini, Unapologetically
Lee Brice, Lee Brice

November 10
Billy Ray Cyrus, Set the Record Straight
Taylor Swift, Reputation
Tracy Lawrence, Good Ole Days

November 17
Chase Rice, Lambs & Lions
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, The Rest of Our Life

December 1
Danielle Bradbery, I Don't Believe We've Met

December 8
Luke Bryan, What Makes You Country
Walker Hayes, Boom

Already Released:

January 13
Natalie Hemby, Puxico

January 27
Brantley Gilbert, The Devil Don't Sleep
Lauren Alaina, Road Less Traveled

February 3
LeAnn Rimes, Remnants
Reba McEntire, Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope

February 10
Brett Young, Brett Young

February 24
Aaron Watson, Vaquero
Little Big Town, Breaker

March 10
Marty Stuart, Way Out West
Josh Turner, Deep South
Sunny Sweeney, Trophy

March 17
Michael Tyler, 317
Steve Moakler, Steel Town

March 24
RaeLynn, Wildhorse

March 31
The Mavericks, Brand New Day
Trace Adkins, Something's Going On

April 14
Bailey Bryan, So Far

April 21
Angaleena Presley, Wrangled
Brad Paisley, Love and War
Charlie Worsham, Beginning of Things

April 28
Willie Nelson, God's Problem Child

May 5
Chris Stapleton, TBD
Cold Ford, Love Hope Faith

May 12
Zac Brown Band, Welcome Home

May 19
Rascal Flatts, Back to Us

June 2
Luke Combs, This One's for You
A Thousand Horses, Bridges

June 9
Lady Antebellum, Heart Break

June 16
Eli Young Band, Fingerprints
Gretchen Wilson, Ready to Get Rowdy
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, The Nashville Sound

June 23
Noah Guthrie, The Valley

June 30
The Judds, All-Time Greatest Hits

July 21
Parmalee, 27861
Sara Evans, Words

July 28
Joe Nichols, Never Gets Old

August 4
Brett Eldredge, Brett Eldredge
Dylan Scott, Dylan Scott (Deluxe Edition)

August 11
Lindsay Ell, The Project
Will Hoge, Anchors

August 18
Josh Abbott Band, Until My Voice Goes Out

August 25
Blake Shelton, Blake Shelton (Live) EP
The Cadillac Three, Legacy
Mac McAnally, Southbound
Old Dominion, Happy Endings

September 8
Dustin Lynch, Current Mood
Kip Moore, Slowheart
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes
Toby Keith, The Bus Songs

September 15
Big & Rich, Did It for the Party
George Strait, Pure Country (Vinyl Release)

September 22
Chris Janson, Everybody
Midland, On the Rocks

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