Most Anticipated Country Albums of Fall 2021
For country music fans, 2021 is definitely the year that keeps giving. After 2020 put the brakes on the whole world, country music artists were left with an empty live tour booking and a full studio where they stayed busy for months. And now, fans are savoring the fruit of those days of silence.
The country music calendar is not yet finalized, but here we feature the most favorite country artists and their most anticipated albums this fall. Scroll down and hit the play button to listen to these absolutely good albums, or write down when they’ll be released! Finally, enjoy it!
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 not only marked its return to the limelight, but also its roots as it showcased the Texas landscape with its vivid scenes. And throughout the album, Jon Randall’s evocative storytelling created an empowering message to find balance while being broken.
This follows her success as a third of the Marfa Tapes, working with Miranda Lambert and Jack Ingram.
“Sitting on the roof of the world” by Lauren Alaina
Described as that of Lauren Alainathe most personal and the change of soul‘another album, Sitting Pretty on Top of the World is a 15-track project following its two 2020 EPs, Become good and Get over him. According to the singer, this album is all about her – from total appreciation of her past to new beginnings to hope for the future. This third full album featured 12 new songs and three previously released collaborations with Lukas Graham, Jon Pardi and Trisha Yearwood.
Stay tuned on November 2nd and Alaina will also be releasing her book titled “Getting Good at Being You”.
“Storms of Life” by Randy Travis
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of his 1986 debut album Storms of lifeRandy Travis has 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 pulled from the vault, including ‘Ain’t No Use’, which will transport you to the ’80s with Travis’ signature baritone and powerful guitar as well as piano riffs. and violin.
‘Star-crossed’ by Kacey Musgraves
Kacey Musgraves offered a raw look at the dark, tragic side of love with his fifth full album damn while simultaneously challenging the reserved and traditionalist audience by confidently exploring all genres. The fifteen-track album was inspired by Musgraves’ separation from her three-year-old husband, Ruston Kelly, but unlike other divorce albums, he’s less interested in blaming. Rather, Musgraves’ selfless, self-motivating songwriting spoke of the experience with advice on how to prepare for this difficult time.
The album came out with a movie 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 a stimulating message to defend 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 has always been everything she wanted to be.
“Here’s to everyone” by Laine Hardy
The winner of American Idol season 17 served an experimental debut album with Here’s to anyone. But that doesn’t mean he’s changed. According to Hardy, he grew up but he’s still the same guy from Southeast Louisiana. 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 took the moment to breathe in the present as a 27-year-old and 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
Trying to make a name for herself as a black woman in a whitewashed genre, Mickey Guyton undeniably faced a lot of challenges and obstacles. But she didn’t let these things bring her down, and with her debut album Remember his name, Guyton makes his name in the industry. And in the 16-track LP, she takes her listeners on her journey, tackling the oppressions she’s faced with a reminder that anyone can conquer any adversity the way she has.
“In those silent days” by Brandi Carlile
The seventh studio album of her career, Carlile isn’t afraid to expose her feelings In these days of silence. It is a dynamic and unwavering reflection and self-examination of his life written with much more awareness and intention, breaking with his usual style where the meaning of his songs is left out to be realized after the ‘have already written. It’s not a reinvention of Carlile per se, but it’s definitely a new side that we’ll see.
“Stronger Than Me” by Lily Rose
After going viral on TikTok last December with her song “Villain”, Lily Rose is preparing 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 lasted 13 years for the country singer. And she’s really excited to present her music to people.
To support her release, she will join Chris Lane’s Fill Them Boots tour starting October 28 in Memphis.
“Time, Tequila and Therapy” by Old Dominion
Taking a photo in writing away from their Nashville home in Asheville, NC, Old Dominion is releasing 13 tracks for their fourth studio album “Time, Tequila, & Therapy”. According to band leader Matthew Ramsey, the time gone by 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 ups and downs of life, love and friendship and is introduced by her current single, “I Was on a Boat That Day”.
Ryan Hurd’s “Pelago”
Platinum-selling songwriter who wrote for Blake Shelton and Tim McGraw Ryan Hurd finally gets noticed 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.
“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 on his own, then realizing he needed to stand up and put his ideas into words. It’s definitely interesting, especially since Keith recruited a lot of talent into the album.
‘What a Song Can Do’ by 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 first seven songs from the first chapter and seven more new ones, with a massive collaboration titled “Friends Don’t Let Friends” with 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 listening to. Be sure to check them out too!
- ‘Dos Corazones’ by Jon Wolfe
- “Here for everything” by Sean Devine
- David Ferguson’s “Nashville No More”
- Bexar’s ‘Pronounced Bear EP’
- “The Girls Are Back in Town” by Chapel Hart
- Brandon Stansell’s “This Must Be The Place EP”
- ‘Travelin’ Kind ‘by Ashland Craft
- “The Truth Must Be Told” by Tommy Atkins
- The covers’ by Ashley Monroe
- “The Mourning We Gave For Our Mother” by Matthew Fowler
- “This town” by Sam Grow
- “A Southern Gothic” by Adia Victoria
- Jackson Michelson’s ‘Back To That Summer EP’
- “I bet you’re from a small town” by Jameson Rodgers
- ‘COUNTRYPOLITAN’ by Hailey Whitters & ERNEST
- “Change of Heart” by Olivia Lane
- ‘History of the Breakup (Part 1) by Alana Springsteen
- Ray Fulcher’s ‘Larkin Hill Mixes EP’
- “Music City USA” by Charley Crockett
- Jessica Lynn’s ‘Reinvented EP’
- Caleb Lee Hutchinson’s ‘Slot Machine Syndrome EP’
- “The True Meaning” by Caitlin Jemma
- Tony Kamel’s “Homecoming”
- ‘Down Home Boy’ by Kidd G
- “Renewal” by Billy Strings
- Larry Fleet’s “Pile of Records”
- “Ten Years” by Alyssa Scott
- “Half a hundred years” by Asleep at the wheel
- “Welcome to Prairieville” by Logan Mize
- John King’s “Always Gonna Be You”
- Thomas Csorba’s ‘From the Jordan EP’
- “Human The Double” by Cody Johnson
- “Pins and Needles” by Natalie Hemby
- “L’Autre Côté” by Christian Lopez
- ‘Barroom Mirrors EP’ by Erin Enderlin
- “The Clocks Are Moving” by Raleigh Keegan
- “The Return” of Zac Brown Band
- ‘The Debut Farewell’ by Avenue Beat
- “Harmony of Blood” by Dave Hause
- “Breaking Point” by Jackson + Sellers
- “Girl Is Girl” by Tenille Arts
- “Started Here EP” by SixForty1
- The Woman I Have Become ‘by Jessie James Decker
- ‘Dirty Boy Vol. 2 EP ‘by Drew Green
- ‘American Siren’ by Emily Scott Robinson
- “Only” by Natalie Jane Hill
- “You Got It All” by Hayes Carll
- ‘Right Now EP’ by Pryor & Lee