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Ashley Monroe - 'Like a Rose' (March 5)

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Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Nashville
Pistol Annies member Ashley Monroe makes a break for the spotlight with this second album. Watch out for the Blake Shelton duet "You Ain't Dolly (And You Ain't Porter)."

Luke Bryan - 'Spring Break... Here to Party' (March 5)

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Image courtesy of Capitol Nashville Records
Luke Bryan brings together all the songs from his four previously released Spring Break EPs, along with two new songs: "Buzzkill" and "Just a Sip."

Shooter Jennings - 'The Other Life' (March 12)

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After last year's superb Family Man, Shooter Jennings returns with a record that's pegged to a feature film. According to his website, he plays a man on a "supernatural journey forcing him to face a darkness that has followed him longer than he can understand and a destiny that he cannot deny." Heavy.

Kacey Musgraves - 'Same Trailer Different Park' (March 19)

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Image courtesy of Mercury Nashville Records
Kacey Musgraves releases her first album with a major label after three independent releases and failing to win Nashville Star. That's what they call persistence. Her single "Merry Go Round" could be her breakthrough.

Thompson Square - 'Just Feels Good' (March 26)

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Image courtesy of Stoney Creek Records
Thompson Square aim to light up the charts a second time around with their infectious he-said, she-said stylings.

Blake Shelton - 'Based on a True Story' (March 26)

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Blake Shelton's new album is set to include the high-flying single "Sure Be Cool If You Did" a little ditty called "I Still Got A Finger."

The Band Perry - 'Pioneer' (April 2)

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Image courtesy of Republic Nashville Records
The Band Perry are reportedly working with Rick Rubin (Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers) on this second album. It's probably a good omen that the record's lead-off single, "Better Dig Two," hit #1 in late January.

Gretchen Wilson - 'Right on Time' (April 2)

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Image courtesy of Redneck Records
Gretchen Wilson serves up more sass and soul in her fifth album, Right on Time. The album includes the Kacey Musgraves-penned "Get Outta My Yard."

Eric Church - 'Caught in the Act: Live' (April 9)

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Image courtesy of EMI Records
Eric Church releases his first concert album. Brace yourself for live versions of his very best songs, including "Springsteen," "Drink In My Hand," and "Pledge Allegiance To The Hag."

Brad Paisley - 'Wheelhouse' (April 9)

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Image courtesy of Arista Nashville Records
April is going to be a competitive month for country music, and Brad Paisley adds his name to the roster of heavy hitters scheduled for the cruelest month. The album, named after a baseball expression, includes the single "Southern Comfort Zone."
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