There are plenty of new country releases in store for 2013, among them brand new records from Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, and Luke Bryan as well as debut CDs from hot new artists such as Katie Armiger. Fresh albums from Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, and the reunited Mavericks prove that country music's legends
are still alive and kicking.
Katie Armiger - 'Fall Into Me' (January 15)
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Katie Armiger co-wrote every song on Fall Into Me, which features "Better In a Black Dress," the singer's first Top 40 country hit, ever.
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's new album features the top-5 charting single "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)."
Randy Houser - 'How Country Feels' (January 22)
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is back. The "Boots On" singer and co-writer of "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" releases his third studio album.
Tim McGraw - 'Tim McGraw and Friends' (January 22)
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Two weeks before Tim McGraw releases his debut record with Big Machine, the label he left behind
throws this compilation onto the marketplace. Sour grapes much?
Blue Sky Riders - 'Finally Home' (January 29)
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Kenny Loggins, Gary Burr, and Georgia Middleman make up this country threesome who are releasing their debut album this winter.
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Kris Kristofferson releases this new collection on his own record label, KK Records. It includes a song about Ramblin' Jack Elliott and "My Heart Was The Last One To Know," which was first recorded by Connie Smith
Tim McGraw - 'Two Lanes of Freedom' (February 5)
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Tim McGraw's first album after leaving Curb Records features a duet with Taylor Swift
and Keith Urban ("Highway Don't Care").
Holly Williams - 'The Highway' (February 5)
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's granddaughter teams up with Jackson Browne, Jakob Dylan, and Dierks Bentley on this third studio album. And, oh, did I mention ... Gwyneth Paltrow?
The Mavericks - 'In Time' (February 26)
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The reunited band is suited up for their first new album in a loooong time -- nine years to be exact.
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell - 'Old Yellow Moon' (February 26)
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This duet album features four originals from Crowell, coming off the creative success of Kin
, his collaboration with Mary Karr. This collection of songs also features an array of standards including "Invitation to the Blues" by Roger Miller