15 must-have versions for country fans

Since its inception in 2008, Record Store Day has become a day of celebration and scavenger hunt for vinyl enthusiasts in the United States and abroad. The annual event gives listeners the opportunity to purchase special editions and expand their collections while connecting with other music fans. Record Store Day releases are limited in number and often sell out quickly, prompting fans to get up early and search through tills to find these special releases.

Scheduled for this Saturday, April 23, Record Store Day 2022 will mark the release of dozens of rare and unreleased material from artists across many genres. To make your shopping easier, we’ve put together a list of 15 must-have vinyl exclusives for Record Store Day that country and Americana fans will love.

This year’s list includes essential music from country legends like Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Steve Earle, modern superstars like Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift, and American all-stars like Chuck Prophet and The Lumineers. Due to manufacturing and shipping delays, some releases scheduled for Record Store Day will not be released until June 18th. You can see the full list of April and June releases here, but keep reading to see our 15 must-haves. vinyl exclusives available April 23.

Toya J. Bell