Most Anticipated Country Albums of Fall 2021

For country music fans, 2021 is definitely the year that keeps on giving. After 2020 brought the world to a halt, country music artists were left with an empty live tour booking and a full studio they’ve been busy with for months. And now, fans are enjoying the fruit of those silent days.

The country music schedule isn’t finalized yet, but here we feature the country’s most favorite artists and their most anticipated albums this fall. Scroll and hit the play button to listen to these absolutely great albums, or write down when they’re coming out! Finally, enjoy!

Many of these albums were created to comfort and empower people to embrace change and turn a new page or chapter in their lives. Some of them have already been released, but there are still many more coming next month.

“Jon Randall” by Jon Randall

The multi-award winning and one of Nashville’s most prolific hitmakers has finally released his first solo album after 15 years. The nine-track self-titled album marked not only his return to the limelight, but also his roots as he showcased the Texas landscape with his vivid scenes. And throughout the album, Jon Randall’s evocative storytelling crafted an empowering message of finding balance in being broken.

This follows his success as a third of the Marfa Tapes, working with Miranda Lambert and Jack Ingram.

“Sitting Pretty on Top of the World” by Lauren Alaina

Described as that of Lauren Alainamost personal and moving‘ to date, Sitting Pretty on Top of the World is a 15-track follow-up project to her two 2020 EPs, become good and get over him. According to the singer, this album is all about her – from total appreciation for her past to new beginnings to hope for the future. This third full-length album featured 12 new songs and three previously released collaborations with Lukas Graham, Jon Pardi and Trisha Yearwood.

Stay tuned on November 2 and Alaina will also release her book, “Getting Good at Being You.”

“Storms of Life” by Randy Travis

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of his 1986 debut album storms of life, Randy Travis revisited it yet again with a 2021 reissue. The ten-track album, which was also the first country album to achieve multi-platinum status, has been remastered. And alongside those were three additional songs taken from the vault, including “Ain’t No Use,” which will transport you to the 80s with Travis’ signature baritone and powerful guitar and piano riffs. and violin.

“cursed by the stars” by Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves offered a raw look at the dark and tragic side of love with her fifth full album damn while simultaneously challenging reserved and traditionalist audiences by confidently exploring across genres. The fifteen-track album was inspired by Musgraves’ split from her husband of three years, Ruston Kelly, but unlike other divorce albums, it’s less interested in blame. Instead, Musgraves’ motivational and selfless songwriting spoke of the experience with advice on how to gird yourself through this difficult time.

The album was released with a film directed by Bardia Zeinali.

’29: Written in Stone’ Carly Pearce

29: Written in Stone is the final chapter in his heartbreaking story chronicling the death of a beloved mentor and producer and the pains of love. According to the singer, the fifteen-track album serves as an uplifting message to stay in the truth, own and accept all that life gives. It’s the sequel to her 2021 EP, 29, and in this album, Pearce also returns to the 90s country sound, which was always everything she wanted to be.

“Here’s to Everyone” by Laine Hardy

The American Idol Season 17 winner served up an experimental debut album with Here’s to anyone. But that doesn’t mean he’s changed. According to Hardy, he’s grown up but he’s still the same Southeast Louisiana guy. And in this album, he showed who he was, where he came from, and a kind of promise that he wasn’t going to walk away from it. The 11-track album was produced by Michael Knox (Jason Aldean).

‘Same Truck’ by Scotty McCreery

For his fifth studio album same truckAmerican Idol Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery has taken time to breathe in the present as a 27-year-old married man. Here he shared a lot of what he had learned in three years after his previous album and where he wanted to go. The project included a total of 12 tracks, 10 of which were co-written by the singer himself.

“Remember His Name” by Mickey Guyton

In trying to make a name for herself as a black woman in a whitewashed genre, Mickey Guyton has undeniably faced many challenges and obstacles. But she didn’t let these things get her down, and with her debut album remember his name, Guyton makes its name in the industry. And in the 16-track LP, she takes her listeners through her journey, addressing the oppressions she faced with a reminder that anyone can overcome any adversity as she did.

“In Those Silent Days” by Brandi Carlile

The seventh studio album of his career, Carlile is not afraid to expose his naked feelings In these silent days. It’s a dynamic, unflinching reflection and self-examination of his life written with much more awareness and intention, breaking away from his usual style where the meanings of his songs are left out to realize only after she has already written them. It’s not a reimagining of Carlile per se, but it’s definitely a new facet we’ll see.

“Stronger Than Me” by Lily Rose

After going viral on TikTok last December with her song “Villain,” Lily Rose is set to deliver her seven-song project titled Stronger than me under Big Loud Records/Back Blocks Music and Republic Records. But while it seemed like she was an overnight sensation, it was 13 years in the making for the country singer. And she’s definitely excited to introduce people to her music.

To support her release, she will be joining Chris Lane’s Fill Them Boots Tour starting Oct. 28 in Memphis.

“Time, Tequila and Therapy” by Old Dominion

Taking a writing shot away from their Nashville home to Asheville, NC, Old Dominion release 13 tracks for their fourth studio album “Time, Tequila, & Therapy.” According to the band’s frontman, Matthew Ramsey, the time away was a blessing in disguise and the songs they produced during that time were something they knew they couldn’t do in Nashville. The album is a story of the ups and downs of life, love and friendship and is introduced by its current single, “I Was on a Boat That Day”.

Pelago by Ryan Hurd

Platinum-hit songwriter who wrote for Blake Shelton and Tim McGraw, Ryan Hurd, finally steps into the spotlight with his debut album Pelago under Arista Nashville. This album is inspired by his childhood on the shores of Lake Michigan and is produced with his childhood friend and longtime creative partner Aaron Eshuis.

“The Peso in My Pocket” by Toby Keith

After five years of absence, Toby Keith is back with a ten-track album Peso in my pocket co-produced by the singer himself with Kenny Greenberg. This project is like a reset button for Keith, writing a long list of songs he worked on himself, then realizing he needed to get up and put his ideas into words. It’s really interesting, especially since Keith recruited a lot of talent on the album.

“What a Song Can Do” door Lady A

Country trio Lady A, formerly known as Lady Antebellum, are back to complete their What a song can do collection with this album. The 14-track project includes the original seven songs from the first chapter and seven new ones, with a massive collab titled “Friends Don’t Let Friends” featuring Carly Pearce, Thomas Rhett and Darius Rucker. This is their first full album since Ocean back in 2019.

Other Confirmed Country Album Releases You Need To Check Out

Here are some other country albums from this fall 2021 that are worth a listen. Be sure to check them out too!

  • Dos Corazones by Jon Wolfe
  • “Here for Everything” door Sean Devine
  • Nashville No More by David Ferguson
  • ‘Pronounced Bear EP’ by Bexar
  • “The Girls Are Back in Town” by Chapel Hart
  • ‘This Must Be The Place EP’ by Brandon Stansell
  • ‘Travelin’ Kind’ by Ashland Craft
  • “The Truth Must Be Spoken” by Tommy Atkins
  • Ashley Monroe covers
  • “The Sorrow We Gave Our Mother” by Matthew Fowler
  • “This Town” by Sam Grow
  • “A Southern Gothic” by Adia Victoria
  • “Back To That Summer EP” by Jackson Michelson
  • “I Bet You’re From a Small Town” by Jameson Rodgers
  • ‘COUNTRYPOLITAN’ by Hailey Whitters & ERNEST
  • “Heart Change” by Olivia Lane
  • ‘History of the Breakup (Part One) by Alana Springsteen
  • Ray Fulcher’s ‘Larkin Hill Mixes EP’
  • “Music City USA” by Charley Crockett
  • ‘Reimagined EP’ by Jessica Lynn
  • ‘Slot Machine Syndrome EP’ by Caleb Lee Hutchinson
  • ‘True Meaning’ by Caitlin Jemma
  • “Coming Home” by Tony Kamel
  • ‘Down Home Boy’ by Kidd G
  • “Revival” by Billy Strings
  • “Pile of Records” by Larry Fleet
  • “Ten Years” by Alyssa Scott
  • ‘Half A Hundred Years’ by Asleep at the wheel
  • “Welcome to Prairieville” by Logan Mize
  • “Always Be You” by John King
  • “From the Jordan EP” by Thomas Csorba
  • ‘Human The Double’ by Cody Johnson
  • ‘Pins and Needles’ by Natalie Hemby
  • “The Other Side” by Christian Lopez
  • Erin Enderlin’s ‘Barroom Mirrors EP’
  • “The Clocks Are Going On” by Raleigh Keegan
  • ‘The Return’ by Zac Brown Band
  • Avenue Beat’s ‘The Debut Farewell’
  • “Blood Harmony” by Dave Hause
  • “Breaking Point” by Jackson+Sellers
  • ‘Girl Is Girl’ by Tenille Arts
  • Started Right Here EP by SixForty1
  • The Woman I Became by Jessie James Decker
  • ‘Dirty Boy Vol. 2 EP’ by Drew Green
  • “American Mermaid” by Emily Scott Robinson
  • “Only” by Natalie Jane Hill
  • “You Get It All” by Hayes Carll
  • Pryor & Lee’s ‘Right Now EP’

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