A country newcomer begins a month of new country music releases in April 2016. Levi Hummon releases his EP on April 1, but the month is capped by a highly-anticipated release from one of the greatest female talents of the last 20 years.

Martina McBride will release Reckless on April 29. The title track is the lead single, and the project promises a mix of progressive and traditional country sounds from the multi-time Female Vocalist of the Year winner. She didn't write any of the songs, which is new, and she included producer Nathan Chapman — also new. Dann Huff will return to co-produce.

Albums from Hayes Carll and Sturgill Simpson will drop in the middle of the month. On April 22 Josh Kelley will release his first new album in five years. The very personal New Lane Road is filled with self-written songs about the ups and downs of his life in Utah. It's a dark album at times, but brother Charles Kelly lends a hand to help write two upbeat tracks.

If more albums are announced for April 2016, this list of new country music releases will be updated.

New Country Music Releases for April 2016:

April 1
Levi Hummon, Levi Hummon EP

April 8
Hayes Carll, Lovers and Leavers

April 15
Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

April 22
Josh Kelley, New Lane Road

April 29
Martina McBride, Reckless

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