October is the biggest month for new country music yet, with eight different albums from the biggest superstars in Nashville scheduled to hit stores. Included in the new country music releases section for October 2012 are projects from Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift and Jerrod Niemann

Three big holiday albums will be made available in October as well, with Scotty McCreery, Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum all turning on the Christmas cheer before Halloween even hits the calendar. Jamey Johnson returns with a highly-anticipated album of covers, and Billy Ray Cyrus releases his first studio album in more than a year.

If nothing else, this list of new country music releases for October 2012 could serve as your Christmas gift list as friends and family heading into shopping season.

New Country Music Releases for October 2012:

October 2
Blake Shelton, 'Cheers It's Christmas'
Jerrod Niemann, 'Free the Music'

October 16
Jamey Johnson, 'Livin' for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran'
Jason Aldean, 'Night Train'
Scotty McCreery, 'Christmas With Scotty McCreery'

October 22
Lady Antebellum, 'On This Winter's Night'
Taylor Swift, 'Red'

October 23
Billy Ray Cyrus, 'Change My Mind'

October 30
Toby Keith, 'Hope on the Rocks'