The new country music releases for April 2012 begin with a new album from Rascal Flatts, who will put out 'Changed' just two days after the ACM Awards on April 1. Their new song 'Banjo' is almost a Top 10 hit, and the trio has said the remaining songs are amongst the best of their career. It is sure to be a great summer on the band's American Band Tour.

Albums packaging Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash songs are also due in April 2012, as is a new project from Texas country hitmakers the Josh Abbott Band. 'Small Town Family Dream' will follow up 2010's 'She's Like Texas,' which put multiple hits on the Texas music charts.

Finally, the April 2012 New Country Music Releases list wraps with newcomers Kip Moore and Lee Brice, who will drop albums on the same day. The men represent the future of country music. Brice's song 'Woman Like You' is one of the hottest country songs on the radio. It took years for his debut album to finally hit stores. Thankfully, fans don't have to wait as long to hear what he's been working on since he recording writing 'Love Like Crazy' the album.

New Country Music Releases April 2012:

April 2
'An Evening With … Dolly'

April 3
Rascal Flatts, 'Changed'
Johnny Cash, 'Bootleg IV: The Soul of Truth'

April 24
Josh Abbott Band, 'Small Town Family Dream'
Kip Moore, 'Up All Night'
Lee Brice, 'Hard 2 Love'
Marty Stuart, 'Nashville Volume 1 - Tear the Woodpile Down