There are plenty of new country releases in store for 2013, among them brand new records from Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, and Darius Rucker 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.
Gretchen Wilson - 'Right on Time' (April 2)
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."
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."
Willie Nelson - 'Let’s Face the Music and Dance' (April 16)
Willie Nelson is 80 years old. Come celebrate with this collection of classics and the original "Is the Better Part Over."
Kenny Chesney - 'Life on a Rock' (April 30)
Natalie Maines - 'Mother' (May 7)
The Dixie Chicks singer releases her first solo album. It features a cover of the Pink Floyd song "Mother" and was produced by Ben Harper.
Lady Antebellum - 'Golden' (May 7)
The group's first album of original songs since 2011's Own the Night is set to break hearts in early May.
Pistol Annies - 'Annie Up' (May 7)
A second outing for the Pistol Annies includes songs with titles like "I Hope You're The End Of My Story" and "Dear Sobriety." If you haven't heard their debut album yet, what are you waiting for?