New country albums from Shania Twain (Queen of Me), Hardy, Luke Combs and Morgan Wallen introduced 2023 but there are just as big of stars dropping new music this fall.

Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood and Dolly Parton — her rock album! — will share new country albums before the new year. It's a deluxe album for Underwood, but 100 percent new music from McGraw and Parton.

Relative newcomer Ashley McBryde is going to release her second album in two years on Sept. 8. Also, we keep hearing rumors of a new Zach Bryan album. Could it finally come?

Here are the country music albums coming out during the second half of 2023, as well as those already released.

 New Country Albums Releases in 2023:

Aug. 4: Brett Young, Across the Sheets
Aug. 11: Kelsea Ballerini, Rolling Up the Welcome Mat, EP
Aug. 18: John Rich, The Country Truth
Aug. 25:
Morgan Wade, Psychopath
Aug. 25: Shania Twain, Come On Over (25th Anniversary Edition)
Aug. 25: Tim McGraw, Standing Room Only
Aug. 25: Zach Bryan, Zach Bryan

Sept. 8: Ashley McBryde, The Devil I Know
Sept. 8: Josh Turner, Greatest Hits
Sept. 8: Jon Langston, Heart On Ice
Sept. 8: Reyna Roberts, Bad Girl Bible: Vol. 1
Sept. 15: Brothers Osborne, Brothers Osborne
Sept. 15: Dan + Shay, Bigger Houses
Sept. 15: Willie Nelson, Bluegrass
Sept. 22: Carrie Underwood, Denim & Rhinestones (Deluxe)
Sept. 22: Parmalee, For You 2
Sept. 29: Dustin Lynch, Killed the Cowboy
Sept. 29: Boy Named Banjo, Dusk
Sept. 29: Thomas Rhett, 20 Number Ones


Oct. 6: Alex Miller, Country EP
Oct. 6: Colbie Callat, Along the Way
Oct. 6:
Darius Rucker, Carolyn's Boy
Oct. 6
: Old Dominion, Memory Lane
Oct. 13
: Charlie Worsham, Compadres EP
Oct. 13: Riley Green, Ain't My Last Rodeo
Oct. 20: Caroline Jones, Homesite
Oct. 27: Jon Pardi, Merry Christmas From Jon Pardi
Oct. 27: The Cadillac Three, The Years Go Fast
Oct. 27: Maddie & Tae, We Need Christmas (Extended Version)
Oct. 27: Various, A Tribute To the Judds


Nov. 3: Brett Kissel, West Album
Nov. 3: Cody Johnson, Leather
Nov. 3:
Jason Aldean, Highway Desperado
Nov. 3: Jessie James Decker, Decker the Halls EP
Nov. 3: Jimmy Buffett, Equal Strain On All Parts
Nov. 3: Russell Dickerson, The Afterparty Deluxe
Nov. 3: Toby Keith, 100% Songwriter
Nov. 7: Garth Brooks, Time Traveler
Nov. 10:
Chris Stapleton, Higher
Nov. 17
: Dolly Parton, Rock Star
Nov. 17: The Frontmen, Familiar Faces EP
Nov. 17: Lauren Watkins, Introducing: The Heartbreak
Nov. 21: Tim McGraw, Poets' Resume EP



January, 2024

Jan. 12: Hannah Ellis, That Girl
Jan. 19:
Brittney Spencer, My Stupid Life
Jan. 26
: Charles Esten, Love Ain't Pretty
Jan. 26: Conner Smith, Smoky Mountains
Jan. 26: Randall King, Into the Neon

February 2024

Feb. 2: Gabby Barrett, Chapter & Verse
Feb. 16:
Blackberry Smoke, Be Right Here

March, 2024

March 29: Hardy, Hixtape Vol. 3: Difftape
March 29
: Sheryl Crow, Evolution

Previously Released Country Albums In 2023:

Jan. 13: Margo Price, Strays
Jan. 20: Hardy, The Mockingbird & the Crow
Jan. 27: Elle King, Come Get Your Wife
Jan. 27: Tyler Hubbard, Tyler Hubbard

Feb. 10: Chase Rice, I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go to Hell
Feb. 10: Ernest, Two Dozen Roses
Feb. 17: Jordan Davis, Bluebird Days
Feb. 17: Shania Twain, Queen of Me
Feb. 24: Dierks Bentley, Gravel & Gold
Feb. 24: Muscadine Bloodline, Teenage Dixie

March 3: Ingrid Andress, Good Person (Deluxe Version)
March 3:
Morgan Wallen, One Thing At a Time
March 3: Willie Nelson, I Don't Know a Thing About Love
March 10: The War & Treaty, Lover's Game
March 24: Carly Pearce, 29: Written In Stone, Live From Music City
March 24:
Luke Combs, Gettin' Old

April 21: Brantley Gilbert, So Help Me God (Deluxe Edition)
April 21:
Hunter Hayes, Red Sky
April 28:
Cole Swindell, Stereotype Broken
April 28: Kip Moore, Damn Love
April 28: Nate Smith, Nate Smith

May 5: Justin Moore, Stray Dogs
May 5: Megan Moroney, Lucky
May 12: Bailey Zimmerman, Religiously the Album
May 12: Parker McCollum, Never Enough
May 19: Chapel Hart, Glory Days
May 19: Colt Ford, Must Be the Country

June 2: Corey Kent, Blacktop
June 2: 
Jelly Roll, Whitsitt Chapel
June 2: Kenny Rogers, Life Is Like a Song
June 2: Tanya Tucker, Sweet Western Song
June 9: Brooke Eden, Outlaw Love
June 9: Jason Isbell and he 400 Unit, Weathervanes
June 9: Kimberly Perry, Bloom EP
June 9: Lauren Alaina, Unlocked EP
June 16: Chris Janson, The Outlaw Side of Me
June 15: Willie Jones, Something To Dance To
June 23: Jake Owen, Loose Cannon
June 23: Kelly Clarkson, Chemistry

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