2014 Album Releases


  • Find out our Top album picks for 2014
  • comprehensive listing of Country/Alt Country/ American albums released in 2014.
  • Find out our Top album pick for 2013
  • An Industry January 2014 UK Country Music Sales Factfile:
Our Album of the Year for 2014 was:
The Common Linnets album was released 12 May 2014.
13 Tracks/ Time 47:27 CD (May 26)  MP3UK iTunes - Amazon.com




The Dutch contribution and runners up in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 with"Calm after the Storm" (written by Ilse DeLange, JB Meijers, Rob Crosby, Matthew Crosby, Jake Etheridge.
The Common Linnetsa Folk, country folk, bluegrass duo, comprise Waylon & Ilse de Lange. The song was written off as a 250/1 rank outsider! The song reached the second place (238 points) in the final on 10th May 2014. This was the highest position for the Netherlands since it last won in 1975. “Calm After The Storm” catapulted 95-9, climbing 86 places on the UK Official Singles chart (21,018 sales; following debut sales of 1,932 copies).

The eponymous first album landed at No.40 (2,004 sales) on the Official Uk Album Chart. In Holland the album went GOLD and then PLATINUM in a week having reached 50,000 copies at retail. It has now reached triple Platinum status.
We love it, I hope you do to!

Our UK Country Album Pick for 2014:

Ward Thomas (20 year old twins Catherine and Lizzy) are waving the flag for British country music and are now firm favourites on BBC Radio Two. 
Their first full length album, FROM WHERE WE STAND, made a debut at No.41 on Official UK Top 100 Album Chart and No1 on Official UK Country Album Chart (Week Ending August 2, 2014) selling 2,473 copies.
As of the Official UK Country Album Chart (published 10th January 2015) the album has spent 24 weeks in the Top 10!
Order the album using the banner below or order it at: wardthomas.com  for a signed copy! - Packaging Image . Also can be found in store at HMV image

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Ones that got away from 2013!
(28 Nov 2013) Jessie Lee Cates - Let You Country Out
6 Tracks/ Time: 18:44 CD Import - MP3 - Amazon.com - CD BABY

(28 Aug 2013) Lindsey Harding - Closer to the Truth
6 Tracks/ Time: 19:31 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

Watch >> "Closer to the Truth" (Writers: Anthony Smith, Frank Myers, Lindsey Harding)

COUNTRY ALBUM RELEASES 2014


JANUARY 2014

Note: CMP = Country Music People Review Rating

(1 Jan 2014) Erica Sunshine Lee - The South Will Rise Again (Orsley Entertainment)
13 Tracks/ Total Length: 44:32 MP3 - UK iTunes 

(2 Jan 2014) Dave Sheriff - Best of Dave Sheriff Vol. 4 (Stomp Music and Publishing)
19 Tracks / Time: 1:10:31 CD - UK iTunes 

(6 Jan 2014) Mike Denver - There's Only One Mike Denver (Sharpe Music) CD 

(11 Jan 2014 ) Rose-Mary Lou - Million Dollar Cowgirl (A Dolphin's Dream)
11 Tracks/ Time: 39:52 MP3 -

(11 Jan 2014) Brick City Cowboys - A Cold Hard Winter (Brick City Cowboys)
7 Tracks/ Time: 27:54 (CMP Dec; 3.5 Stars) MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(13 Jan 2014) Rosanne Cash - The River & The Thread ( Blue Note Records) (Decca UMO)
14 Tracks/ Time: 47:14 CD [Deluxe Edition] (10 Feb) - MP3 - US iTunes - Amazon.com

(14 Jan 2014) Jennifer Nettles - That Girl (Mercury Nashville)
11 Tracks / Time: 41:23 CD -  Amazon.com - US iTunes

(14 Jan 2014) Jon Pardi - Write You A Song (Capitol Records Nashville)
11 Tracks / Time: 38:38 CD - MP3 - Amazon.com - US iTunes -

(14 Jan 2013) Blackie & The Rodeo Kings - South (File Under: Music)
12 Tracks/ Time:45:11 CD - MP3 - Amazon.com 

(14 Jan 2014) Cody Johnson - Cowboy Like Me
13 Tracks/ Time: 49:28 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(14 Jan 2014) Lone Justice - The Vaught Tapes 1983 CD - Amazon.com

(14 Jan 2014) Krista Detor - Flat Earth Diary (Tightrope Records) 
12 Tracks/ Time: 48:16 CD (out March 17, 2014) - MP3 UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(19 Jan 2014) Beth Nielsen Chapman - UnCovered (BNC Records)
12 Tracks/ Time: 46:34 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com (Jan 28)

(20 Jan 2014) Mary Chapin Carpenter - Songs From The Movie (Decca (UMO))
10 Tracks/ Time: 51:50 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com  >> Watch the background to the recording

(20 Jan 2014)  Lucinda Williams - Lucinda Williams (Thirty Tigers)
Deluxe Edition 32 Tracks / Time:  1:50:38 CD - MP3 - Amazon.com 

(20 Jan 2014) Amy Ray - Goodnight Tender (Daemon Records)
12 Tracks/ Time: 42:39 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(20 Jan 2014) The Stray Birds - Echo Sessions [EP]
5 Tracks/ Time: 17:28 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com (released Nov 20, 2013)-

(20 Jan 2014) Baskery - Little Wild Life (Mother Tarantula)
11 Tracks / Time: 41:54 MP3 - UK iTunes

(21 Jan 2014) Jason Eady - Daylight & Dark (Old Guitar Records)
11 Tracks/ Time: 35:27 CD - MP3 Amazon.com

(21 Jan 2014) Susan Cattaneo - Haunted Heart  (Jersey Girl Music)
15 Tracks/ Time: 54:33 MP3 - Amazon.com  Compact disc version of Haunted Heart comes in a beautiful matte digipak. Includes sixteen page booklet with lyrics and credits. Listen in full at susancattaneo.bandcamp.com

(21 Jan 2014) Ray Benson - Little Piece
11 Tracks / Time: 42:55 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(27 Jan 2014) Uncle Tupelo – No Depression: Legacy Edition (Sony Music CMG)
2 CD 35 Tracks CD Amazon.com

(27 Jan 2014) Sheryl Crow  - Feels Like Home (Warner) UK Release ( US Sept 10, 2013)
12 Tracks/ Time: 43:54 CD - MP3 - Amazon.com

(28 Jan 2014) Girls Guns And Glory -  Good Luck (Lonesome Day Records)
10 Tracks/ Time: 35:16 (CMP Oct; 4 Stars)  Americana/ Country / Rock & Roll
CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(28 Jan 2014) Rhonda Vincent - Only Me 2-CD (Upper Management)
12 Tracks/ Time: 40:21 CD - Amazon.com

(28 Jan 2014) North 40 - Sing Your Own Song (Rhymetown Entertainment)
13 Tracks/ Time: 47:23 CD - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(25 Jan 2014) Holly Norman - Appalachian Angel (Freedom Entertainment)
12 Tracks/ Time: 46:22 CD Import - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com - CD BABY

FEBRUARY 2014


(3 Feb 2014) Myra Rolen - Hold That Thought (Pretty World) (CMP Apr; 5 Stars) 
10 Tracks/ Time: 31:45 Traditional Country MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com - CD BAby (UPC - 888174586007)

(4 Feb 2014) Melissa Bajric - Diamonds & Wine (Import)
11 Tracks/ Time: 34:00 (CMP Apr; 4 Stars) CD - UK iTunes - Amazon.com  


(4 Feb 2014) Amy Black - This Is Home (Reuben Records)
14 Tracks/ Time: 54:59 (CMP Feb; 5 Stars)
MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com - American Songwriter Review (4 out of 5 stars)

(4 Feb 2014, 17 Feb UK) Eric Paslay - Eric Paslay (Universal Nashville/ EMI Records)
11 Tracks/ 40:32 CD - Amazon.com - US iTunes

(11 Feb 2014) Irene Kelley - Pennsylvania Coal [Import](Patio Records)

(4 Feb 2014) Tim McGraw - Love Story (Curb Records)
14 Tracks / Time: 57:58 MP3 - Amazon.com

(4 Feb 2014) Whiskey Myers - Early Morning Shakes
12 Tracks CD - Amazon.com - US iTunes

(4 Feb 2014) Moonshine Bandits - Calicountry [Import] (Average Joe's Ent.)
15 Tracks/ Time: 52:36 CD - MP3 - iTunes - Amazon.com 

(10 Feb 2014) Jarrod Dickenson - Songs from Willow St (EP - self release)
4 Tracks/ Time: 13:53 MP3 - UK iTunes  

(10 Feb 2014) Rosanne Cash - The River & The Thread Deluxe Edition (Decca (UMO)
14 Tracks/ Time: 47:14 CD - MP3  (Trailer) YouTube

(11 Feb 2014) Caddy Cooper – Snapshot 
13 Tracks/ Time: 50:16 Blues/ Country MP3

(17 Feb 2014) Blackberry Smoke - The Whippoorwill [3 bonus track] [Deluxe Edition] CD - MP3

(17 Feb 2014) Dan Seals - The Definitive Collection ((Wrasse Records/ Humphead)
40 Tracks / Inlay CD - UK iTunes -

(18 Feb 2014) Lydia Loveless - Somewhere Else (Bloodshot Records) Americana/ Rock & Roll/ Pop-Rock/ Explicit 10 Tracks/ Time: 42:17 CD - MP3 

(18 Feb 2014) The Federales - Blues, Bourbon & Burritos 
9 Tracks/ Time: 36:26  MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(17 Feb 2014) The Music Of Nashville: Original Soundtrack Season 2, Volume 1 (Decca (UMO)  17 Tracks CD - Smart Choice Music - (£17.99 This Deluxe edition Smart Choice Music/ Target stores version) Alan Cackett CD Review 

(18 Feb 2014) Cole Swindell - Cole Swindell
CD - MP3 UK iTunes - Amazon.com -

(18 Feb 2014) Kristy Cox - Living For The Moment (Pisgah Ridge Records)
10 Tracks/ Time: 33:46 MP3 - iTunes - Amazon.com 

(17 Feb 2014) Suzy Bogguss - Lucky (Proper Records)
12 Tracks CD - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(11 Feb 2014) Frankie Ballard - Sunshine & Whiskey (Warner Bros.)
11 Tracks/ Time: 37:43  MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(11 Feb 2014) Dylan Scott - Dylan Scott EP (Curb)
5 tracks / Time: 15:55 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(11 Feb 2014) Steve Holy - Best Of (Curb)
10 Tracks/ Time: 36:52 CD MP3 -  UK iTunes 

(17 Feb 2014) Sturgill Simpson - High Top Mountain (Loose Music)
12 Tracks/ Time: 37:35 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes

(18 Feb 2014) Ralph Stanley & Ralph Stanley II - Side by Side (Rebel Records)
14 Tracks/ Time: 39:07 CD - MP3 - US iTunes - Amazon.com

(18 Feb 2014) Clayton Anderson - Right Where I Belong (No Hassle Love Castle Records)
7 Tracks/ Time: 24:08 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(18 Feb 2014) Lydia Loveless - Somewhere Else (Bloodshot Records)
10 Tracks/ Time: 42:17 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(21 Feb 2014) Cody Riley Band - Dozen Dead Roses EP (TP Creative Group)
5 Tracks/ Time: 17:47 MP3 UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(24 Feb 2014) Eric Church - The Outsiders (Decca (UMO)
12 Tracks/ Time: 50:39 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(24 Feb 2014) Garth Brooks - Ultimate Hits(Region 1) 2007 three disc set (two CDs + DVD).

(24 Feb 2014) Ags Connolly - How About Now (Wrasse Records)
11 Tracks/ Time: 35:20   CD - MP3 - UK iTunes
Ags Connolly is a singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire, and he describes his style not as country or Americana but as Ameripolitan (proud supporter of Dale Watson). Ags says, "My songs are mainly in the style of traditional country rather than the mostly unrelated pop version of the genre that exists today.  "A masterpiece of British country" - Maverick

(24 Feb 2014) Chris Janson - Take It to the Bank (EP)
5 Tracks / Time: 17:57 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(24 Feb 2014) Gail Davies - Since I Don't Have You (Little Chickadee)  
11 Tracks CD

(28 Feb 2014) Artie Rodriguez - I’ll Give You Something to Drink About
Genre: Country: Honky Tonk 14 Tracks/ Time: 51:49 CD - MP3 - CD BABY - Amazon.com 
Check out the title cut, this is the music Country Music People are hoping you embrace:
>>Listen to "I'll Take Texas" that says it all (and a nice shot of the CMP cover too).


MARCH 2014

(3 March 2014) Deana Carter - Southern Way of Life (Red River Entertainment)
10 Tracks/ Time: 37:08 CD - MP3 - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com (First released 2nd Dec 2013 in America)

(3 Mar 2014) Drive-By Truckers - English Oceans (ATO Records) AAA/ Americana / Rock
13 Tracks/ Time: 1:00:22 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(3 March 2014) Albert Lee & Hogan's Heroes - Frettening Behaviour (Heroic Records)
14 Tracks/ Time: 54:16 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes

(3 March 2014) Bill Anderson - Life! (Red River Entertainment)
10 Tracks CD - Amazon.com

(4 March 2014) Kevin Fowler - How Country Are Ya? (Kevin Fowler Records-Thirty Tigers)
15 Tracks/ Time: 44:42 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes (single) Amazon.com 

(4 March 2014) Sundy Best - Bring Up The Sun (eOne)
15 Tracks/ Time: 55:34  CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(4 March 2014) Carrie Ann Carroll - You Should Know [Import]
12 Tracks/ Time: 48:37 Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #749,079 in Music CD - MP3 - UK iTunes – CD BABY - Amazon.com

(4 March 2014) Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie - Dancin' Annie (Rural Rhythm)
12 Tracks CD - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(4 March 2014) John Gorka - Bright Side of Down (Red House)
12 Tracks/ Time 34:57 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(4 March 2014) Jim & Jesse & The Virginia Boys - Radio Shows (24 Fan Favorites Recorded in 1962) (Rural Rhythm)
26 Tracks CD - MP3 - Amazon.com


(9 Mar 2014) Jean Prescott - Traditions Import (Import) 
12 Tracks/ Time: 49:22  (CMP 2015 Jan; 4 Stars) CD - MP3 Amazon.com - CD Baby  

(10 March 2014) Brad Paisley - Wheelhouse UK Tour Edition (Sony Music CMG)
This special UK Tour Edition bundles Wheelhouse into a 2CD set, which comes complete with a bonus disc of 14 of his best-loved Studio Hits CD

(10 March 2014) Sara Evans - Slow Me Down (Sony Music CMG)

(10 March 2014) David Nail - I'm A Fire (Wrasse/Humphead)
CD - Amazon.com 

(10 March 2014) Amelia White - Old Postcard (White-Wolf Records)
12 Tracks/ Time: 37:14 CD MP3 - UK iTunes  - Amazon.com

(10 March 2014) Don Williams - Reflections (Caroline International US)
10 Tracks  CD - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music

(15 March 2014) Kathy Kallick - Cut to the Chase (self released)
13 Tracks/ Time: 54:32 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - CDBABY - Amazon.com

(17 March 2014) Dierks Bentley - Riser (Decca)
12 Tracks/ Time: 46:09 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com

(17 March 2014) Eli Young Band - Ten Thousand Towns (Republic Nashville)
11 Tracks/ Time: 40:01 CD - MP3 Amazon.com

(17 March 2014) Eliza Gilkyson - The Nocturne Diaries (Red House Records)
CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(17 March 2014) Ronnie Milsap - Summer Number Seventeen (Sony Music CMG)
12 tracks/ Time: 44:44 CD - UK iTunes Amazon.com

(18 March 2014) Jo Dee Messina - Me (Import)
12 Tracks/ Time: 42:25 CD - Smart Choice Music - US iTunes - Amazon.com 

(21 March 2014) John Hinshelwood - Lowering the Tone (Littleroots)
11 Tracks/ Time: 47:25 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes

(24 March 2014) Johnny Cash - Out Among The Stars (Sony Music CMG)
CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(25 March 2014) Robby Hecht - Robby Hecht (self release)
13 Tracks/ Time: 47:53  MP3 - UK iTunes

(31 March 2014)  Chuck Mead - Free State Serenade (Plowboy Records)
12 Tracks/ Time: 43:35 CD - MP3 - Amazon.com 

(31 March 2014) Hurray For The Riff Raff - Small Town Heroes (ATO Records)
12 Tracks/ Time: 44:03 CD - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(31 Mar 2014) Johnny Cash - Out Among The Stars (Sony Music CMG)
13 Tracks/ Time: 39:02 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music

(31 March 2014) Nickel Creek - A Dotted Line (Nonesuch)
10 Tracks/ Time: 37:52 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com  

APRIL 2014
(1 April 2014) Various Artists - Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne (Music Road Records) 2CD set 23 Tracks/ Time:  1:54:37 CD - MP3 - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley and more

(1 April 2014) Hank Williams III - Ramblin' Man (Curb)
8 Tracks/ Time: 26:15 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(1 April 2014) Dan + Shay - Dan + Shay (Warner Brothers)
12 Tracks/ Time: 41:37 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com  

(1 April 2014) Josh Thompson - Turn It Up (Show Dog) 10 Tracks/ Time: 31:22 CD - Amazon.com 

(1 April 2014) Dan + Shay – Where It All Began (Warner Music Nashville)
12 Tracks/ Time: 41:37 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(1 April 2014) Jessi Alexander - Down Home (Lonesome Vinyl)
9 Tracks/ Time: 32:58 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(1 April 2014) Charlie Daniels Band - Off the Grid- Doin' It Dylan (Blue Hat Records)

(1 April 2014) Hank Williams III - Ramblin Man (Curb Records)
8 Tracks/ Time: 26:15 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(1 April 2014) The Infamous Stringdusters - Let It Go (High Country)
11 Tracks/ Time: 39:29 CD - MP3 UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(1 April 2014) Charlie Daniels Band - Off the Grid- Doin' It Dylan (Blue Hat Records)

(1 April 2014) Carolyn Martin - A Platter of Brownies: The Music of Milton Brown (Java Jive)
16 Tracks/ Time: 55:01MP3 - UK iTunes

(7 April 2013) Mary Sarah - Bridges: Great American Country Duets (AGR Television Records)
CD - MP3 - Amazon.com (Import $33.99)  UK Album reviews: Country Music People -  flyinshoes

(7 April 2014) Linda Ronstadt – Duets (Rhino Entertainment)
15 Tracks/ Time: 50:09 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes  a compilation that includes collaborations with Dolly Parton (“I Will Never Marry”) and Emmylou Harris (“I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love with You)”


(7 April 2014) Buzz Cason - Troubadour Heart 
13 Tracks/ Time: 43:55 (Plowboy Records) CD - MP3 'Troubadour Heart' is a culmination of Buzz Cason's six decades as a singer, songwriter, musician and producer. 

(14 April 2014) Dexeter - Brighter Skies (Self release) 8 tracks UK iTunes

(15 April 2014) Rodney Crowell - Tarpaper Sky (New West) 11 Tracks/ Time: 42:08

(15 April 2014) The Secret Sisters -  Put Your Needle Down
12 Tracks/ Time: 43:40 CD - Vinyl - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com - Sleeve Art Photo

(15 April 2014) Oak Ridge Boys - Boys Night Out (Cleopatra Records)
14 Tracks/ Time: 49:29 MP3 - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com

(15 April 2014) Randy Rogers Band - Homemade Tamales - Live at Floore's (Room 8 Records)
2-CD 26 Tracks/ Time: 1:47:29 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(15 April 2014) Ray Price - Beauty Is..The Final Session (AmeriMonte LLC)
12 Tracks/ Time: 41:29 CD - MP3 - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com - US iTunes

(15 April 2014) Red Molly - The Red Album (Self release)
13 Tracks/ Time: 41:52 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(18 April 2014) Jessie James Decker - Comin Home (19 Recordings)
6 Tracks/ Time: 19:09 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com -
Georgia stunner Jessie James is the smokingest thing to happen to country music since Willie Nelson rolled his first joint.

(18 April 2014) Cherry Lee Mewis - Catch My Drift
10 Tracks/ Time: 31:28 MP3 - UK iTunes 

(21 April 2014) Black Prairie - Fortune (Caroline International US)
13 Tracks/ Time: 46:40 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com  

(22 April 2014) Trinity River Band - Better Than Blue (Orange Blossom Records)
12 Tracks/ Time: 45:10 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(22 April 2014) Rachele Lynae - Rachele Lynae (Momentum Label Group)
12 Tracks/ Time: 41:45 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(22 April 2014) Keb' Mo' - Bluesamericana (Kind of Blue Music)
10 Tracks/ Time: 38:05 CD - MP3 - Smart Choice Music

(28 April 2014) David Pack - Napa Crossroads (Concord)
CD - MP3  - Press Release

(28 April 2014) Larry Gatlin - The Pilgrim / Rain Rainbow (2-On-1; Morello Records) CD

(29 April 2014) Bryan Sutton - Into My Own (Sugar Hill Records)
12 Tracks/ Time: 48:42 CD - MP3 - Amazon.com More details at Sugar Hill Records

(29 April 2014) James House - Broken Glass Twisted Steel (Victor House Records)
11 Tracks/ Time: 38:35 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(29 Apr 2014) Michelle Lewis - The Parts of Us That Still Remain 
10 Tracks/ Time: 30:51/ Singer/Songwriter, Music, Alternative Folk

(29 April 2014) Lucy Billings - Carry the Water (Sassy Time Records)
13 Tracks/ Time: 52:26 (CMP June; 5 Stars) Folk/ Americana
MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com - CD BAby - 

(29 April 2014) The Bruised Hearts Revue - As Bright as It Burns (Self release) 
10 Tracks/ Time: 33:21 (CMP June; 3.5 Stars)

(30 April 2014) Byron Hill - Red Leather Couch (BHP Recordings)
15 Tracks/ Time: 49:55 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com  

(30 April 2014) Holly May - Holly May EP (Royalz Media / Enjen Productions)
5 Tracks  UK iTunes

MAY 2014

(5 May 2014) Leah Turner - EP (Columbia Nashville)
5 Tracks/ Time: 17:59 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com – Stream on Soundcloud.com

(6 May 2014) Hunter Hayes - Storyline (Atlantic Nashville)
14 Tracks/ Time: 49:58 CD - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com - US iTunes

(6 May 2014) Nikki Lane - All Or Nothin (New West Records) [Import] Alternative Rock/Country
12 Tracks/ Time:  42:35 CD - Amazon.com  (5 RATE) - Twang Nation.com

(12 May 2014) Nashville: On The Record - Nashville Cast
10 Tracks/ Time: 36:33 MP3 - UK iTunes

(12 May 2014) Mindy Miller - Let It Burn (Margdon Records Inc.)
10 Tracks/ Time: 35:38 UK iTunes - Amazon.com - Cover Art

(13 May 2014) Radney Foster - Everything I Should Have Said (Devil's River Records)
12 Tracks/ Time: 45:12 CD - MP3 UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com

(13 May 2014) Rascal Flatts - Rewind (Big Machine Records)
CD - UK iTunes (May 19) - Smart Choice Music (Deluxe) Amazon.com -

(13 May 2014) Dolly Parton – Blue Smoke (IMPORT)
CD Smart Choice Music - (Deluxe Edition) Amazon.com

(13 May 2014) Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt – For Keeps (Red House)
10 Tracks / Time: 36:56 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(12 May 2014) Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds In Country Music (Loose Music)
10 Tracks/ Time: 34:26 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(12 May 2014) The Common Linnets - The Common Linnets (Universal Music)
13 Tracks/ Time 47:27 CD (May 26)  MP3 – UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(13 May 2014) Dolly Parton – Blue Smoke (IMPORT)
CD Amazon.com - Smart Choice Music - (Deluxe Edition) [US Exclusive Deluxe, 4 Bonus Tracks; "Get Up Get On Get Out", "Olive Branch", "Early Morning Breeze" and "Angels In The Midst" (£17.99; UPC 888430656826)

(8 May 2014) Kimberly Murray - A World Away (Heart of Texas Records)
Now available from Smart Choice Music and hillbillyhits.com/hotrecords >>"Keep Our Mind Outta ThisHonky Tonk with Attitude! This Stephenville TX sassy redhead's favorite place to be is behind a microphone fronting a Traditional Texas Dancehall band and keeping the dancefloor as full as possible. Country Music People editor Duncan Warwick wrote: Shameless plug for a much anticipated album by a truly wonderful singer - See CMP Full Page Ad 

(12 May 2014) Nashville Cast - Clare Bowen As Scarlett O'Connor, Season 1 (UMG)
MP3 - UK iTunes 

(12 May 2014) Nashville Cast - Clare Bowen As Scarlett O'Connor, Season 2 (Decca)
9 Tracks / Time: 31:41 MP3 UK iTunes 

(12 May 2014) Nashville Cast - Hayden Panettiere As Juliette Barnes, Season 1 (UMG)
16 Tracks/ Time: 55:43 MP3 - UK iTunes 

(12 May 2014) Nashville Cast -  Hayden Panettiere As Juliette Barnes, Season 2 (Decca)
9 Tracks/ Time: 28:41 MP3 - UK iTunes  

(13 May 2014) Hannah Aldridge – Razor Wire (Trodden Black Entertainment)
12 tracks/ Time: 50:44 MP3  UK iTunes

(13 May 2014) Matt Woods - With Love From Brushy Mountain (Lonely Ones Records)
12 Tracks/ Time:  (CMP May; 5 Stars) MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com - Bandcamp.com

(20 May 2014) Bronwynne Brent -Stardust (self release)
 Contemporary Folk, Music, Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Folk
12 Tracks/ Time: 41:42 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - CD BABY - Amazon.com

(19 May 2014) Roy Orbison - Mystery Girl Deluxe (Sony Music CMG) Discs: 2 CD+DVD
CD - MP3 - Amazon.com 

(19 May 2014) Brigitte DeMeyer - Savannah Road (BDM Music)

13 Tracks/ Time: 45:33 Brigitte DeMeyer's new CD, Savannah Road, is a self produced collection of 13 songs, written mostly by DeMeyer and guitarist Will Kimbrough. 

(20 May 2014) Various Mud Digger Volume 5 (Average Joe's Ent.)
13 Tracks/ Time: 45:38 CD MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(20 May 2014) Hank Williams Sr. - Garden Spot Program 1950 (Dig)
Set the time machine for early morning on KSIB, Creston, Iowa. February, 1950. Hot on the heels of the collectable 10'' vinyl Record Store Day EP - Omnivore Recordings is proud to present THE GARDEN SPOT PROGRAMS, 1950, featuring 24 performances, unheard for 64 years. Rescued from obscurity, these shows originally aired over 6 decades ago, and THE GARDEN SPOT PROGRAMS, 1950 collects material from the four of them now known to exist.

(20 May 2014) Chatham County Line - Tightrope (Yep Roc)
11 Tracks/ Time: 40:12  Alternative Rock/Country CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com 

(23 May 2014) The Hello Strangers - The Hello Strangers (IMI)
13 Tracks/ Genres: Americana / Roots Rock / Indie /Singer-Songwriter/ Traditional Folk
UK iTunes - Amazon.com  The Austin-influenced, Mercersburg rural-Pennsylvanian, indie sister-folk The Hello Strangers are a sister duo, who comprise Brechyn Chace (vocals, tambourine, harmonica, accordion) and Larissa Chace Smith (vocals, rhythm guitar) King of Americana himself, Jim Lauderdale features on the John Leventhal penned song, "What You Don't Know".

(26 May 2014) Brantley Gilbert - Just As I Am (Decca (UMO)/ Valory Music)
11 Tracks/ Time: 45:01 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes Smart Choice Music (Deluxe Edition) - Amazon.com

(26 May 2014) Ilse Delange - After The Hurricane Greatest Hits & More (IMPORT) CD 

(26 May 2014) The Music Of Nashville: Original Soundtrack Season 2, Volume 2 (Label: Decca) 21 Tracks/ Time: 1:12:59 CD - MP3 - iTunes Amazon.com 

(26 May 2014) Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner - Just Between You & Me [Import] (Bear Family Records) CD - Smart Choice Music (£109.99) Amazon.com 

(27 May 2014) Jamie O'Neal - Eternal (Shanachie)
11 Tracks/ Time: 41:21 CD (June 9) - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com 

(27 May 2014) BettySoo - When We're Gone (12 Tracks) Bandcamp.com

(27 May 2014) Zoe Muth - World Of Strangers (Signature Sounds)
10 Tracks / Time: 43:20 CD (June 9) - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com -

(27 May 2014) Joey and Rory - Country Classics: A Tapestry of Our Musical Heritage [US Exclusive] Smart Choice Music

(27 May 2014) Jamie Lynn Spears - The Journey (Sweet Jamie Music)
5 Tracks: Time: 17:27 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(28 May 2014) Jody Lynn - The World's Out Dancin'(Playback Records) 
10 Tracks/ Time: 38:26 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com >> YouTube

(29 May 2014) Heather Dickson - Eventually (Heartshake Records)
11 Tracks/ Time:38:21 MP3 - CD BABY - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
Blurb: Nashville recording artist from Kingdom of Fife Scotland. Extraordinary singer and outstanding songs. Be ready for eargasms" / “Isn't that just gorgeous, every hair on the back of my neck is standing on end" (Keith Greentree BBC Radio Norfolk playing "Eventually")

(31 May 2014) Special Consensus & Friends - Country Boy: a Bluegrass Tribute to John Denver
10 Tracks / Time: 41:53 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

JUNE 2014

(1 June 2014) Joni Harms - From Oregon to Ireland 2-CD
22 Tracks/ Time: 1:24:42 MP3 UK iTunes – Smart Choice Music (£14.99) Amazon.com -

(2 June 2014) Miranda Lambert - Platinum (RCA/ Sony Music Entertainment)
16 Tracks/ Time: 58:15 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com

(2 June 2014) Bonnie Raitt & Lowell George - Ultrasonic Studios 1972 (Iconography)
16 Tracks/ Time: 1:17:29 CD - MP3

(2 June 2014) Pete Molinari - Theosophy (Cherry Red Records) CD UK iTunes

(2 June 2014) The Very Best Of Janie Fricke / Saddle The Wind (Morello Records)
20 Tracks  CD

(2 June 2014) Various Artists -The Nashville Sound - Country Music's Golden Era (Proper) [4 Disc Box Set, 100 Tracks]
Collection of country music recorded between 1955 and 1962. "Compilation album contender for the year" - Brian Clough (the voice of country in North East England, CMA International Country Broadcaster Award 2009)

(3 June 2014) Megan & Liz - Simple Life - EP (Hidden Cow, Inc.)
7 Tracks/ Time: 25:27UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(3 June 2014) Big Smo - Kuntry Livin (Elektra Nashville)
14 tracks/ Time: 46:54 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(3 June 2014) Lucy Hale - Road Between (DMG Nashville)
16  Tracks/ 57:26 Deluxe Vesion  CD - Deluxe - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com 

(3 June 2014) Various Artists - Now That's What I Call Country 7
18 Tracks/ Time: 1:08:38 CD - Smart Choice Music …contains eighteen hits, including top toppers from Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and others plus some up-and-coming stars of the future.

(9 Jun 2014) Dolly Parton - Blue Smoke / The Best Of (Sony Music) 2-CD
32 Tracks/ Time: 1:50:40 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes

(9 June 2014) Johnny Cash - Out Among The Stars - Special Edition [Special Edition] CD
This exclusive 2CD special edition combines the critically acclaimed new lost album ‘Out Among The Stars’ with ‘The Classics’

(9 June 2014) Philip Claypool - Come On Back Home (self release)
11 Tracks UK iTunes

(9 June 2014) First Aid Kit - Stay Gold (Columbia)
10 Tracks/ Time: 38:25CD MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(9 June 2014) Faith Morley - Morning Star (Real 2 Reel Records)
10 Tracks/ Time: 45:35 MP3 - Reverbnation.com

(10 June 2014) Toby Keith - 5 Rounds [Box Set] CD - Amazon.com
2014 five CD set that contains the Country great's five studio albums released between 2008 and 2012: THAT DON'T MAKE ME A BAD GUY, AMERICAN RIDE, BULLETS IN THE GUN, CLANCY'S TAVERN and HOPE ON THE ROCKS.

(10 June 2014) Gene Watson - My Heroes Have Always Been Country (Fourteen Carat Music)  CD - MP3 - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com 

(10 June 2014) The Osborne Brothers - Nashville (Pinecastle Records)
8 Tracks/ Time: 21:53 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(10 June 2014) Mary Gauthier - Trouble & Love (Proper Records)
8 Tracks/ Time: 38:21 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com 

(10 June 2014) The Gentlemen of Bluegrass - Carolina Memories (Pinecastle Records)
14 Tracks/ Time: 39:06 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(10 June 2014) Demun Jones  - Jones County (Average Joes Entertainment)
12 Tracks / Time: 40:21 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(10 June 2014) Danny Boone - Fish Grease (AVJ Records) MP3 UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(10 June 2014) Amy McCarley - Jet Engines
10 Tracks/ Time: 34:44  Country/ Folk MP3 – UK iTunes Amazon.com

(11 June 2014) Joanna Mosca - Have a Little Mercy - EP
5 Tracks/ Time: 16:50 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com  

(11 June 2014) Jimmy Buffett - Sun Sea and Magarettasa (Humphead) 
40 Tracks / Time:  2:27:47 MP3 - UK iTunes

(16 June 2014) Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison - Our Year (Premium Records)
10 Tracks/ Time:  31:26 CD - MP3 Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com (May 27) 

(16 June 2014) Willie Nelson - Band of Brothers (Sony Music CMG)
14 Tracks/ Time: 47:09 CD - MP3 UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com 

(16 June 2014) Garth Brooks - Ultimate Hits 2CD + DVD [Box Set, CD+DVD] ( SonyBMG)

(16 June 2014) Willie Nelson - Band of Brothers (Sony Music CMG)
14 Tracks/ Time: 47:09 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com 

(17 June 2014) Brushville - Brushville (Brushville)
11 Tracks/ Time: 34:51 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com  


(17 June 2014) Veronica Ballestrini - Flip Side (Timbob Records)
10 Tracks UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(20 June 2014) Jared Blake - Stomp (Skiddco Records) MP3 - UK iTunes

(24 June 2014) Sonia Leigh - Put It in Your Pocket ( Willing To Fly) MP3 - UK iTunes

(23 June 2014) The Duhks - Beyond The Blue (Compass Records)
12 Tracks/ Time: 47:43 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
2014 release from the Canadian Folk band. On BEYOND THE BLUE The Duhks are in the best form of their 13 year career. Rejuvenated by a two year hiatus and energized by the return of vocalist Jessee Havey and the addition of new members

(27 June 2014) Taylor Swift - Unreleased (MCA Nashville/RCA/Big Machine)
13 Tracks/ Time: 45:53 Amazon.com

(30 June 2014) Various American Heartland: Legends of Country (Sony Music TV Comp) 3 CD Box set 60 Tracks/ Time: 3:05:13 CD - MP3 
As advertised on TV channel More 4 >> YouTube American Heartland: Legends of Country captures the spirit of America with 60 60 road-tested country great classics from the stars of country music. The album includes all the big hitters from icons Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Glen Campbell, Willie Nelson and Kenny Rogers, many of which crossed over from the country scene to the popular music world, alongside the most prolific and influential country singers, producers and songwriters of America.

JULY 2014

(1 July 2014) Jim Photoglo - Halls Of My Heart (Grifftone)
10 Tracks/ Time: 31:26 MP3 – UK iTunes - CD Baby - Amazon.com

(1 July 2014) Jim Lauderdale  - I'm A Song (Import/ Sky Crunch Records)
20 Tracks CD - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com -

(1 July 2014) Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy (ATO Records)
13 Tracks/ Time: 42:53 CD - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com 

(1 July 2014) Missy Werner - Turn This Heart Around  (Missy Werner Music)
14 Tracks/ Time: 43:12 Bluegrass/ Acoustic Country / Americana

(1 July 2014) Jason Roberts - That's My Home (J.R. Music)
12 tracks/ Time: 42:35  MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com  (5  STARS Country Music People)
Grammy Award-winner Jason Roberts' latest CD, That's My Home, spans straight-ahead country and Western Swing to jazz and big band. When it comes to the fiddle Roberts is the go-to talent when music needs a warm breeze of Texas authenticity.

(1 July 2014) Colt Ford - Thanks for Listening (Average Joes Entertainment)
12 Tracks/ Time: 42:50 CD MP3 UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(6 July 2014) Otis Gibbs - Souvenirs of a Misspent Youth (Wanamaker Recording Company)
10 Tracks/ Time: 38:16 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(7 July 2014) Dale Watson - Truckin Sessions Trilogy [Import, Box Set]
42 Tracks/ Time: 1:53:16 (28 July UK) - CD - Amazon.com - Press Release 

(7 July 2014) Kacey Musgraves - The Trailer Song (Single) (Decca/Mercury Records)
MP3 - UK iTunes  The clever song, a hilarious kiss-off to a nosy, judgmental neighbor, was written by Kacey, Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally and has been a longtime staple of Kacey’s live show (>> Grand Ole Opry published April 3, 2013)

(7 July 2014) Buck Ford - Somethin' Bout Those Cowgirls (self release)
10 Tracks/ Time: 34:52 MP3 - CD BABY - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music  Amazon.com  

(8 July 2014) The Mastersons - Good Luck Charm (New West)
11 Tracks/ Time: 42:55 CD UK iTunes (Sept 8) - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com 
A Texas-raised but Brooklyn-based alt-country band, the Mastersons are built around the husband-and-wife team of Chris Masterson (guitar and vocals) and Eleanor Whitmore (violin and vocals). Both Masterson and Whitmore were seasoned touring and recording musicians and soon found themselves working together in Steve Earle's band, the Dukes and Duchesses.

(8 July 2014) Blackhawk - Brothers Of The Southland
15 Tracks/ Time: 59:59 CD - MP3 - Amazon.com

(11 July 2014) Jess Klein - Learning Faith
10 Tracks/ Time: 40:58 MP3 - UK iTunes

(15 July 2014) Jack Clement - For Once & For All
CD - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com  Six months before Clement died last August, the producer, singer, songwriter and original Nashville hipster recorded his final full-length, For Once and for All, a collection of a dozen Clement tunes that illustrate his ability to write spare, catchy country-folk-pop songs.

(15 July 2014) Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver - Open Carefully: Message Inside [Import]
11 Tracks/ Time: 33:28  Christian/ Bluegrass/ Country/ Gospel CD MP3 UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(15 July 2014) Denver - Rowdy Love (Mama Bird Recording Co.)
11 Tracks/ Time: 44:02  Alt-Country & Americana CD (Aug 4) - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(15 July 2014) Rachel Holder - Shining Now (Curb Records).
5 tracks/ Time: 18:22 MP3 - UK iTunes

(15 July 2014) Sammy Kershaw - Do You Know Me: A Tribute to George Jones (Big Hit Records) 14 Tracks/ Time: 39:15 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com 
Contains some of George's biggest hits, including White Lightning, Why Baby Why, and of course, He Stopped Loving Her Today. The album also includes a song written for George by Sammy himself, The Route That I Took, and a duet with Jones' daughter, Georgette.

(15 July 2014) Cowboy Jack Clement - For Once and For All
12 Tracks CD - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com 

(16 July 2014) Maddie & Tae - "Girl In A Country Song" (Single)

(16 July 2014) Jerry Kilgore - Those Seven Years (Nic Nic Neer Records) 
11 Tracks/ Time: 35:16 (CMP Sept; 4 Stars) MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com  

(22 July 2014) Roger Creager - Road Show (Fun All Wrong Records)
Country/ Indie & Alternative 7 Tracks/ Time: 25:54 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com (>> "River Song" )

(21 July 2014) Ward Thomas - From Where We Stand (WTW Music Limited)
12 Tracks/ Time: 49:48 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes 

(25 July 2014) Polly Barrett - Probably Me (Jawdropper)
10 Tracks/ Time: 38:28 Folk/ Indie & Alternative MP3 - UK iTunes

(26 July 2014) Amanda Rheaume - Keep A Fire (AGB Bannatyne)
10 Tracks/ Time: 38:21 MP3 – UK iTunes

(29 July 2014) Kaylee Rutland - Good Day to Get Gone (KRM Records)
5 Tracks/ Time: 17:06 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com


(29 July 2014) Bari Leigh - Tonight, I'm Unchained (Burnside Distribution)
10 Tracks/ Time: 36:22 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com  

(31 July 2014) Kenny Butterill - Troubadour Tales (No Bull Songs)
13 Tracks/ Time: 48:53 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com


AUGUST 2014

(4 August 2014) Dale Watson / The Truckin Sessions Trilogy [3xCD] (Red River)
41 tracks CD - Smart Choice Music - Billboard Review 

(3 Aug 2014) Malcolm Holcombe - Pitiful Blues (Gypsy Eyes Music)
10 Tracks/ Time: 34:45  CD - MP3 UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(4 Aug 2014) Billy Joe Shaver - Long In The Tooth (Lightning Rod Records)
10 Tracks/ Time: 32:19 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com 

(5 Aug 2014) Sunny Sweeney - Provoked (Thirty Tigers / Aunt Daddy Records)
13 Tracks/ Time: 47:44 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com

(5 Aug 2014)  LeAnn Rimes - Dance Like You Don't Give A....Greatest Remixes (Curb Records) 13 Tracks/ Time: 55:35 MP3 - UK iTunes - Artwork 

(5 Aug 2014) Valerie Smith - The Human Condition (Bell Buckle Records)
9 Tracks/ Time: 28:13 MP3 - UK iTunes

(11 Aug 2014) Johnny Rodriguez - The Definitive Collection The Mercury Years (Wrasse Records) 2CD / 49 Tracks/ Time: 2:20:08 CD - Amazon.com 


(13 Aug 2015)  Aleyce Simmonds - Collector's Edition: Mighty Mighty Love / Pieces Of Me / Believe 2-CD (UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 29 Tracks/ Time: 1:50:23
MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com >> Test Drive on SPOTIFY

(14 Aug. 2015) The Waifs - Beautiful You (Compass Records) AUS
12 Tracks/ Time: 48:55 Folk/ Rock MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com - Compass Records 
>> Test Drive on SPOTIFY

(14 Aug 2015) Ashleigh Dallas - Other Side Of Town (Import) AUS

13 Tracks CD - iTunes AU

(16 August 2014) Liv Austen - Workin' Man's Dream (EP)
4 Tracks/ Time: 16:10 UK Country/Pop artist MP3 UK iTunes

(11 Aug 2014) Bernie Nelson - Blue (Import)
13 Tracks CD - CDBaby - UK iTunes - Amazon.com  

(17 Aug 2014) Donna Hughes - From the Heart (Running Dog Records)
21 Tracks/ Time: 1:15:28 MP3 UK iTunes CD Baby

(18 Aug 2014) Blackberry Smoke - Leave A Scar Live In North Carolina [2CDs+DVD] [CD+DVD] Amazon UK - Amazon.com 

(18 Aug 2014) Various - Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited
11 Tracks/ Time: 52:21 (Gillian Welch;David Rawlings, Emmylou Harris; The Milk Carton Kids , Steve Earle etc) CD - MP3 - Smart Choice Music

(18 August 2014) The Willis Clan - Chapter Two – Boots
12 Tracks / Time:  43:53 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(19 Aug 2014)  David Shelby - Southern Drawl (Highway South Records) MP3 

(19 Aug 2014) Chase Rice - Ignite the Night (Dack Janiels Records) CD (import) - US iTunes

(19 Aug 2014) Joel Crouse - Even The River Runs CD - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(19 Aug 2014) Randy Travis - Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am

(19 Aug 2014) Ray Stevens - Gospel Collection
12 Tracks/ Time: 38:10 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(19 Aug 2014) Chase Rice - Ignite the Night (Dack Janiels Records)
15 Tracks CD - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com

(19 Aug 2014) Sarah Dunn Band - You or the Whiskey (Audacity Records)
10 Tracks/ Time: 36:02 MP3 UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(19 Aug 2014) Gretchen Wilson - Snapshot (Redneck Records) Compilation Album
10 Tracks/ Time: 35:09  CD - MP3 - Amazon.com

(22 August 2014) Shovels & Rope -  Swimmin' Time (Deluxe Edition)(Dualtone Music)
15 Tracks/ Time: 1:05:15  Indie Rock, Alt Country, Americana CD - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(25 Aug 2014) Shooter Jennings - EP DON’T WAIT UP (For George) (Black Country Rock)
5 Tracks CD - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(25 August 2014) Millers Daughter - SO HOLLYWOOD (My Major Company)
12 Tracks CD - UK iTunes

(25 Aug 2014) Micky and The Motorcars - Hearts From Above Micky and The Motorcars (Blue Rose) Americana 12 Tracks CD - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(25 Aug 2014) Brad Paisley - Moonshine In A Trunk  (Sony Music Cmg)
15 Tracks/ Time: 51:30 CD MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com

(26 Aug 2014) Lenny Cooper - The Grind
12 Tracks/ Time: 39:11 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(29 August 2014) Derek Ryan - The Simple Things (Sharpe Music)
CD (8 Sept) - UK iTunes

(31 Aug 2014) Caroline Rose - I Will Not Be Afraid
11 Tracks/ Time: 38:04 MP3  Genres: Indie & Alternative  Rock/ Roots Rock Noisetrade Free Sampler

SEPTEMBER 2014

(1 Sept 2014) Jacqui Sharkey - Love and Other Things (self release)
12 Tracks/ Time: 45:59 MP3 - UK iTunes - CD BABY

(2 Sept 2014) The Roys - The View (Rural Rhythm)
11 Tracks/ Time: 36:54 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com 

(2 Sep 2014) Larry Fleet - Larry Fleet  (Music Mill) EP
5 Tracks/ Time: 19:11 CD MP3 - Amazon.com 

(2 Sept 2014) Frank Foster - Rhythm and Whiskey (Lone Chief Records)
11 tracks/ Time: 41:32 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(5 Sep 2014) D.C. Bloom - The Rest Is Commentary (Table or Booth Music)
13 Tracks/ Time: 51:08 (CMP 2015 Jan; 4 Stars) Folk MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com - CD BAby - D.C. Bloom's third full-length solo album, "The Rest is Commentary," was recorded in Austin, TX and features some of the city's finest musicians, including Warren Hood, Chip Dolan, Michael Mordecai, Brian Standefer, and Dave Ducharme-Jones.

(7 Sept 2014) Various Artists - Frizzell & Friends present Buddy Holly Country Tribute:
Remember Me (Nashville America Records) 21 tracks/ Time: 59:51 MP3 - Amazon.com 

(8 Sept 2014) Orfila - Writing On the Wall (Somebody's Music)
11 Tracks/ Time: 43:24 Country/Folk MP3 - UK iTunes

(9 Sep 2014) Joey Allcorn - Nothing Left to Prove (Blue Yodel Records)
11 Tracks/ Time: 39:00 (CMP Dec; 4.5 Stars) MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 
1 1/2 of 2 Guns Up - Saving Country Music - Review

(9 Sept 2014) Lee Brice - I Don't Dance (Curb Records)
13 Tracks/ Time: 48:27 MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com

(9 Sept 2014) Rose's Pawn Shop - Gravity Well
12 Tracks/ Time: 46:38 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(9 Sept 2014) Terri Clark - Some Songs (BareTrack Records)
10 Tracks/ Time: 32:30 CD - Amazon.com 

(9 Sept 2014) Dustin Lynch - Where It's At (import)
15 Tracks/ Time: 50:18 CD - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com 

(9 Sept 2014) Lee Brice - I Don't Dance ( Curb Records)
13 Tracks/ Time: 48:27  CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com 

(9 Sept 2014) Brothers Osborne - Brothers Osborne (EMI Records Nashville)
5 Tracks/ Time: 20:43 US iTunes - Amazon.com

(15 Sep 2014) Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute To Mötley Crüe (Big Machine Records)
15 Tracks/ Time: 1:02:07 MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com 

(15 Sep 2014) Red Sky July - Shadowbirds (Shadowbirds Records)
10 Tracks/ Time: 38:08 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes

(15 Sep 2014) Lynne Hanson - River Of Sand (Continental Song City)
11 Tracks/ Time: 45:27 CD - MP3 - Amazon.com 

(15 Sep 2014) The Earls Of Leicester - Earls of Leicester (Rounder/Concord Music Group)
Americana/ Bluegrass / Folk  13 Tracks/ Time: 37:10 CD - MP3 Amazon.com  Watch "On My Mind" and the EPK

(15 Sep 2014) WestWend (Wendy Crowe & Jonathan Maness) - Linger for a While (Anteflow Records)
15 Tracks/ Time: 56:29 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com


(15 Sept 2014) Dolly Parton - Dolly ( 4-CD Box set) (CMP Nov; 5 Stars) CD 

(16 Sep 2014) Front Country - Sake of the Sound 
12 Tracks/ Time: 45:47 MP3 - Amazon.com - CD Baby

(16 Sep 2014) - Jesse Winchester - A Reasonable Amount of Trouble (Appleseed Recordings) 12 Tracks/ Time 41:55 MP3 UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(16 Sept 2014) George Strait - The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium (MCA Nashville) CD - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music (23rd) - Amazon.com 

(16 Sept 2014) Annalise Emerick - Field Notes
11 Tracks/ Time: 44:23 MP3 - Amazon.com

(16 Sept 2014) Nu-Blu - All The Way (Rural Rhythm Records)
10 tracks/ Time: 33:25 CD - MP3 - Amazon.com 

(16 Sept 2014) Tim McGraw - Sundown Heaven Town (Big Machine)
18 tracks/ Time: 1:09:39 CD (22nd) - MP3 (22nd) - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com

(15 Sep 2014) (Decca) Three Bells - Rob Ickes Jerry Douglas Mike Auldridge


(19 Sept 2014) Myra Rolen - In His Light 
13 Tracks/ Time: 44:41 (CMP Dec; 4 Stars - Facebook Review Image )
MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com - CD BAby  (UPC - 889211058730) Reverbnation.com

In His Light is a collection of country gospel songs that will warm your heart and fill your soul.

(22 Sept 2014) Tim McGraw - Sundown Heaven Town (Decca (UMO))
18 Tracks (Deluxe Edition) Time: 1:09:54 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music  Amazon.com

(22 Sept 2014) Kenny Chesney - The Big Revival
11 Tracks/ Time: 39:49 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music  Amazon.com 

(22 Sept 2014) Lee Ann Womack - The Way I'm Livin' (Sugar Hill Records)
13 Tracks/ Time: 46:10 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music  [16 tracks, Walmart US Exclusive Deluxe, £17.99] Amazon.com  Vinyl / Autographed Poster - Sugar Hill Records Store

(22 Sep 2014) Justin Townes Earle - Single Mothers (Loose Music)
10 Tracks/ Time: 29:46 CD - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com


(22 Sept 2014) Amber Lawrence - Superheroes (Import) 
13 Tracks/ (CMP Nov; 4.5 Stars) CD - UK iTunes - The former Qantas accountant turned Country music star recorded the album in Nashville with producer Matt Fell at the helm (Sara Storer, Graeme Connors, McAlister Kemp. and "Producer of the Year").

(23 Sep 2014) Big & Rich – Gravity (B&R Records)
11 Tracks CD UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(23 Sep 2014) Lori McKenna - Numbered Doors (Hoodie Songs)
10 Tracks/ Time: 37:11 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(23 Sept 2014) Jp Harris & The Tough Choices - Home Is Where the Hurt Is (Cow Island Music) 10 Tracks / Time: 30:49  Outlaw & Progressive Country  CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com  

(26 Sep 2014) Sally Barker - Maid in England (Hypertension)
13 Tracks/ Time: 1:04:16 CD

(29 Sept 2014) Sam Amidon - Lily-O (Nonesuch) 
10 Tracks/ Time: 47:07  (CMP 2015 Jan; 3 Stars) CD Amazon.com 
Lily-O, a new album of reimagined folk songs by Vermont-born singer/fiddler/banjoist/guitarist

(29 Sept 2014) Maggie Bjorklund - Shaken (Bloodshot Records)
11 Tracks/ Time: 38:21  (CMP 2015 Jan; 4 Stars) CD MP3 Amazon.com 
Copenhagen, Denmark native Maggie Bjorklund has made a name for herself as an exceptionally gifted pedal steel guitarist/singer/composer, who crafts elements of country, indie rock, film scores, psychedelia, and pop into a stylistically unique blend of roots music.


(29 Sept 2014) Lucinda Williams - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone (Highway 20 Records) CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(30 Sept 2014) Blake Shelton - Bringing Back The Sunshine (Warner Bros.)
12 Tracks/ CD - MP3 UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com 

(30 Sept 2014) Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives - Saturday Night / Sunday Morning [2xCD] (Superlatone Records)
23 tracks/ Time: 44:43 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com 

30 Sept 2014) Ricky Skaggs And Sharon White - Hearts Like Ours (Skaggs Family Records) UK Nov 3, 2014 CD Amazon.com - US iTunes

(30 Sept 2014) Guy Penrod - Christmas (Holiday album, Import)
15 Tracks  CD - Amazon.com 

OCTOBER 2014

(1 Oct 2014) Berkley Hart Selis Twang - BHST
13 Tracks/ Time: 44:43  (CMP July; 3 Stars) CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - CD BAby 

(1 Oct 2014) Mary Duff - The Country Collection (Rosette Productions) 2-CD
40 Tracks/ Time: 2:04:22 MP3 - UK iTunes

(Oct 6, 2014) Lewis & Leigh - Night Drives (Sight Manner) (4 Track EP)
4 Tracks/ Time: 14:40 Alt Country MP3 - UK iTunes
Out Jan 19, 2015 their new single "Paradise" is available to pre-order  on Amazon UK and UK iTunes

(6 Oct 2014) JJ Barrie - No Charge 17 Tracks/ Time: 58:11 CD - MP3

(6 Oct 2014 UK) Lady Antebellum - 747 Deluxe Edition  Decca (UMO)
14 Tracks/ Time: 48:24  CD - MP3 -  UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com 

(6 Oct 2014) Luke Daniels - What's Here What's Gone (self release)
12 Tracks/ Time: 50:27 MP3 UK iTunes  

(7 Oct 2014) Brian Collins - Healing Highway (Blue Light Entertainment)

(7 Oct 2014) Jason Aldean - Old Boots, New Dirt (Import)

(7 Oct 2014) Crystal Shawanda - Whole World's Got (Import)
10 Tracks/ Time: 41:45  Blues/ Rock CD - Amazon.com

(7 Oct 2014) Minnie Driver - Ask Me To Dance
CD - Amazon.com Check out >> “Human

(7 Oct 2014) Hal Ketchum - I'm the Troubadour
15 tracks/ Time: 56:07 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com 

(7 Oct 2014) Ray Scott - Ray Scott (deciBel Nashville)
11 Tracks/ Time: 36:17 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(7 Oct 2014) Doug Seegers - Going Down To The River (Rounder)
12 Tracks/ Time: 41:33 CD - MP3  - US iTunes - Amazon.com 

(9 Oct 2014) Trinity River Band - On a Morning Like This (Orange Blossom Records)
10 Tracks/ Time: 30:29 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(13 Oct 2014) Adrian Duffy & The Mayo Brothers - Storm Breaking (Single)
MP3 - UK iTunes 

(13 Oct 2014) Guy Clark - An American Dream: 4 Classic Albums 1978-1992

(13 Oct 2014) Jonathan Byrd - You Can't Outrun the Radio 
10 Tracks/ Time: 36:29 (CMP Nov; 4 Stars) MP3 - Amazon.com - Bandcamp.com

(13 Oct. 2014) Oh Susanna - Namedropper (Continental Song City)
Tracks/ Time: CD - MP3 UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(14 Oct 2014) Mac Powell – Southpaw (Independent)
12 Tracks/Time: 38:14 Country/Rock MP3 - Amazon.com

(14 Oct 2014) The Dirty River Boys - The Dirty River Boys (DRB Music)
13 Tracks/ Time: 45:02 Rock/Country  MP3 - Amazon.com 

(14 Oct 2014) Angaleena Presley - American Middle Class (Thirty Tigers)

(14 Oct 2014) James Hand - Stormclouds in Heaven  (Slim Hand Music)
14 Tracks/ Time: 41:25 CD - Amazon.com -

(14 Oct 2014) Florida Georgia Line - Anything Goes (Import)
CD - UK iTunes (3 Nov) - Smart Choice Music   [US Exclusive Deluxe] Amazon.com 

(14 Oct 2014) The Swon Brothers - The Swon Brothers (Arista Nashville)
11 Tracks/ Time: 39:07 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(14 Oct 2014) Lonesome River Band - Turn On a Dime (Mountain Home Music Company)
13 Tracks/ Time: 44:24 MP3 -  UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(20 Oct 2014) Shelby Lynne - I Am Shelby Lynne CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition (Commercial Marketing/ Rounder) CD/DVD - Amazon.com

(20 Oct 2014)  Various Artists - The Best Of Me Soundtrack (Decca)
14 Tracks/ Time: 50:58 CD - Amazon.com (out Oct 7) - US iTunes

(20 Oct 2014) Little Big Town - PAINKILLER (Liberty Records)
13 Tracks/ Time: 46:19 CD - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com 

(21 Oct 2014) Jacob Martin Band - Look at What You Started
6 Tracks/ Time: 19:54 MP3  

(21 Oct 2014) Becky Buller - 'Tween Earth and Sky (Dark Shadow Recording)
12 Tracks/ Time: 41:44 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(21 Oct 2014) The Stray Birds - Best Medicine (Yep Roc Records)
12 Tracks/ Time: 46:10 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(21 Oct 2014) Twang and Round - Pour Another Round (Backroad Records/Average Joes)
5 Tracks/ Time: 16:27 Country/Hip-Hop/Rap MP3 UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(21 Oct 2014) Reed Foehl – Lost In The West (NeverFoehl Records)
7 Tracks/ Time: 33:21 Folk MP3 UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(21 Oct 2014) Jay Sparrow - Bluebird (Royalty Records)
11 Tracks/ Time: 41:49 (CMP Dec; 4 Stars) CD - MP3

(24 Oct 2014) Lisa McHugh - A Life That's Good (Sharpe Music)
16 Tracks CD - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(27 Oct 2014) Taylor Swift - 1989 (Virgin EMI/ Big Machine Records) POP / Rock music
Standard Copy 13 Tracks / Time: 48:32 Deluxe Copy: 19 Tracks/ Time: 1:08:20
CD Standard - CD Deluxe Edition - MP3 - UK iTunes (Standard) - UK iTunes (Deluxe)
Smart Choice Music [Deluxe US Exclusive] - Amazon.com

(27 Oct 2014) Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn - Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn (Rounder)
12 Tracks/ Time: CD Amazon.com

(27 Oct 2014) Alan Jackson - Let It Be Christmas (re-Issued)
11 Tracks/ Time: 35:39 CD (original 2005 copy) - Amazon.com 

(27 Oct 2014) The Living Sisters - Harmony Is Real: Songs For A Happy Holiday
12 Tracks / Time: 35:51 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(27 Oct 2014) Cale Tyson - High on Lonesome (Clubhouse Records UK) 
7 Tracks/ Time: 23:08 (CMP Nov; 5 Stars) MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(27 Oct 2014) Mac Wiseman - Songs From My Mother's Hand (Wrinkled Records) 
12 Tracks/ Time: 36:07 (CMP Dec; 4 Stars) CD MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(27 Oct 2014) LeAnn Rimes – One Christmas: Chapter One EP (Iconic Entertainment)
6 Tracks/ Time: 20:09 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com  
The first album released by LeAnn Rimes since she left her longtime label Curb Records, LeAnn Rimes’ One Christmas features stunning renditions of six Christmas tunes including “Hard Candy Christmas,” “Carol Of The Bells,” “Silent Night” and “Blue Christmas.”

(Oct 28, 2014) Marcum Stewart - Put It in Drive (Otter Rapids Music) MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(28 Oct 2014) Home Free - Full Of Cheer (Import)
10 Tracks  CD - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(28 Oct 2014) Crystal Yates - I Believe (Crystal Yates)
5 Tracks/ Time: 19:20 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(28 Oct 2014) The Cains Trio - Stay on Board (DayStreet Records / GMV Nashville)
10 Tracks/ Time: 30:56 UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(28 Oct 2014) Gretchen Wilson - Still Here For The Party (live) (Redneck Records)
12 Tracks/ Time: 49:29 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(27 Oct 2014) Joey+Rory - Country Classics: A Tapestry Of Our Musical Heritage (Universal Music Catalogue) 12 Tracks/ Time: 40:00  CD - MP3 - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com

(27 Oct 2014) Stoney LaRue – Aviator (eOne)
14 Tracks/ Time:  55:13 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(27 Oct 2014) Alvin Stardust - ALVIN  (Nova Sales & Distribution) 10 Tracks CD – UK iTunes

(28 Oct 2014) Gretchen Wilson - Still Here For The Party (live) (Redneck Records)
12 Tracks/ Time: 49:29 CD - MP3 UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(28 Oct 2014) Sam Hunt - Montevallo (Import/MCA)
10 Tracks/ Time: 38:22 CD - US iTunes - Amazon.com

(28 Oct 2014) Wade Bowen - Wade Bowen (Import)
14 Tracks/ Time: 53:01 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(28 Oct 2014) Blackhawk - Greatest Hits & More
CD - MP3 - Amazon.com 

(28 Oct 2014) The LACS - Nothing In Particular (Average Joes Entertainment)
11 Tracks/ Time: 41:31 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com


(31 Oct 2014) The Paychecks + Honky Tonk Suicide
10 Tracks/ Time: 26:35 (CMP 2015 Jan; 4 Stars) Bandcamp.com
The Paychecks are: Judd Pemberton - Vocals, acoustic guitar, Alan Prater - Electric guitar, Lynn Stewart - Upright bass Dillon Strange – Drums


NOVEMBER 2014

(3 Nov 2014) The Doobie Brothers - Southbound  (Artists Nashville/Sony Music)
13 Tracks/ Time: 49:02 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes

(3 Nov 2014) Darius Rucker - HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (Wrasse Records)
12 Tracks/ Time: CD - UK iTunes - Amazon.com -

(3 Nov 2014) Garth Brooks - Double Live CD+DVD, Live, Box set (2014/Sony; 30 tracks)

(3 Nov 2014) The Memphis Dawls - Rooted In The Bone (Madjack Records) 
11 Tracks/ Time: 47:43 (CMP 2015 Jan; 5 Stars) CD - MP3 UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(3 Nov 2014) Balham Alligators - Bayou-Degradable (Proper) 2-CD
44 Tracks/ Time: 2:34:16  (CMP Nov; 5 Stars) Definitive collection of tracks from The Balham Alligators, legendary London 80's/90's live circuit band that mixed Rock 'n' Roll, Cajun, Country and Rhythm 'n' Blues.
CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com  "There's not a bad track. Those with fond memories of the Balham Alligators will love this release and those who never saw them back in the day will wish they had. 5/5" Country Music People

(4 Nov 2014) Lucy Angel - Crazy Too (New Revolution/G-Force Entertainment) (Single) 

(4 Nov 2014) Rachel Lipsky - Rachel Lipsky EP (Artemusic Records)
4 Tracks/ Time: 12:41 MP3 US iTunes - Amazon.com

(4 Nov 2014) Maddie & Tae - Self Titled EP (Republic Records)
4 Tracks/ Time: 13:03  MP3 - US iTunes - Amazon.com 

(4 Nov 2014) The Shires - The Green Note EP (Live) (UMO/ Decca)
5 Tracks/ Time: 18:24 MP3 - UK iTunes

4 Nov 2014) David Shelby - Oh Yeah (Highway South) EP
6 Tracks/ Time: 19:02 MP3 UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(4 Nov 2014) Ronnie Milsap – The RCA Albums Collection (21-CD Box Set)
Total Length: 12:57:20  MP3 - Amazon.com 

(4 Nov 2014) John Denver - All Of My Memories: The John Denver Collection (4-CD Box-set) CD - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(4 Nov 2014) The Claire Lynch Band - Holiday! (Thrill Hill Records)
10 Tracks/ Time: 37:30 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(10 Nov 2014) Garth Brooks - Man Against Machine (Sony Music)

(10 Nov 2014) Jeff Bates - Me & Conway Import (Red River Entertaint) Import
12 Tracks/ Time: 42:40 CD - US iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com

(10 Nov 2014) Various Artists - BBC Radio 2's Sounds Of The 80s (Rhino)
2-CD 37 Tracks CD

(11 Nov 2014) Zac Brown Band - Greatest Hits: So Far (Atlantic)
14 Tracks/ Time: 54:19 CD MP3 UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com  


(11 Nov 2014) Audrey Auld - Hey Warden (Reckless Records) 
7 Tracks/ Time: 29:21 (CMP 2015 Jan; 4.5 Stars) Country Americana

(11 Nov 2014) Emma Hill - Denali (Kuskokwim Records) 
10 Tracks/ Time: 35:30 (CMP Nov; 5 Stars)  Folk/Pop/Rock
MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com - Bandcamp.com
Country Music People Magazine (UK) has named DENALI one of their TOP 10 albums of 2014.


(17 Nov 2014) Nell Robinson - The Rose Of No-Man's Land (Compass)
CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(17 Nov 2014) Trisha Yearwood - Prizefighter: Hit After Hit
CD - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com  16 tracks (5 NEW tracks 2 of which are covers + re-recorded hits), the twelfth studio album from the Country great and her first in seven years.

(17 Nov 2014) Reba McEntire - Just A Little Love / My Kind Of Country (Hux Records) (2 On 1 CD) 20 tracks CD - Smart Choice Music

(17 Nov 2014) Sara Evans - At Christmas
10 Tracks/ Time: 38:53 Amazon.com 

(17 Nov 2014) The Henningsens - Our Family Christmas (Arista Nashville)
10 Tracks/ Time: 32:49 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 


17 Nov 2014) The Anita Kerr Singers - On This Holy Night / Christmas With Chet Atkins 2-CD (re-mastered)  
33 Tracks (CMP Dec; 3.5 Stars) CD - Vocalist-arranger Anita Kerr and Guitarist-producer Chet Atkins were two of the architects of the Nashville Sound that transformed country music in the late 1950s and early 60s.

(17 Nov 2014) Various Artists - The Grand Ole Opry Story ( 4-CD Box set) (Proper; 4-CD Box set) 
100 Tracks/ Time: 4:19:16 (CMP 2015 Jan ; 4 Stars) CD - MP3  

 (17 Nov 2014) Larry Sparks - Lonesome And Then Some... - A Classic 50th Celebration (Rebel) 
12 Tracks/ Time:  (CMP Sept; 5 Stars) MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(18 Nov 2014) The Roys - Bluegrass Kinda Christmas (Rural Rhythm Records)
10 Tracks/ Time: 30:09 CD - MP3 UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(17 Nov 2014) Bette Midler - It's The Girls 15 Tracks/ Time: 47:25 MP3

(19 Nov 2014) Shenandoah - Christmas Comes Alive (Cumberland Road Records)
6 Tracks/ Time: 18:16 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(24 Nov 2014) Cole Swindell - Down Home Sessions EP (Warner Bros.)
5 Tracks/ Time: 17:36 Amazon.com

(24 Nov 2014) Tim Rushlow & His Big Band - Classic Christmas (Brody Records)
Amazon.com Tim Rushlow was the lead vocalist of the Country Supergroup Little Texas which recorded five albums and a greatest hits package on Warner Bros.

(24 Nov 2014) Nashville Cast - Christmas With Nashville Soundtrack  (Decca (UMO)
CD - Amazon.com MP3 - Amazon.com - Amazon.com (Target Store Exclusive)

(24 Nov 2014) Sarah Head - Me and Jack (Single) (self release)
MP3 UK iTunes – (EP Nothin’ But Love) sarahhead.com.au international shipping

(28 Nov 2014) Caitlyn Smith - Everything to You (EP) (Skylark Records)
7 Tracks/ Time: 24:56 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

(29 Nov 2014) Wookalily - All the Waiting While (Wookalily)
12 Tracks/ Time: 44:28 (CMP 2015 Jan; 4.5 Stars - Review ) MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 
Test Drive on SPOTIFY  Debut album by Belfast-based all-female bluegrass band

(1 Dec 2014) Charlie Landsborough - Ultimate Storyteller: The Incomplete Studio Recordings 1992-2007 (12-CD Box set)
CD - 12 discs in sturdy cardboard sleeves reminiscent of the original album/CD covers.

(1 Dec 2014) Faron Young - Wine Me Up The Best Of The Mercury Years (Wrasse Records) (CMP Jan 2015; 5 STARS)
CD - The 2-CD compilation features 50 tracks recorded between 1962 and 1978 including such pivotal hits as It's Four In the Morning, Walk Tall, Occasional Wife, Leavin' And Sayin' Goodbye, Goin' Steady, etc.

(2 Dec 2014) Willie Nelson and Sister Bobbie - December Day: Willie's Stash, Vol. 1

(9 Dec 2014) Jamey Johnson - The Christmas Song (Thirty Tigers)
5 Tracks CD - UK iTunes

(9 Dec 2014) Carrie Underwood - Greatest Hits: Decade #1 (19 Recordings/ Arista Nashville) (2-CD)
25 tracks/ Time: Time: 1:40:10 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com 

(9 Dec 2014) Taylor Swift - 1989 [VINYL] Import (Big Machine Records) Amazon UK
The 1989 Double 180gsm Black vinyl is now available to pre-order from Taylor's store. The 2LP vinyl consists of the standard track listing.

(12 Dec 2014) Teea Goans - Memories To Burn (Crosswind)
13 Tracks/ Time: 49:19 (CMP Jan 2015; 4.5 STARS)
MP3 - UK iTunes (Released: 29 Nov 2014) Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com - Spotify

(16 Dec 2014) Various Artists - Music Of Nashville: Original Soundtrack - Season 3, Volume 1 [US Exclusive Deluxe]

(16 Dec 2014) Ruthie Collins - Ruthie Collins (EP) (Curb Records)
6 Tracks/ Time: 20:11 MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 

ICYMI: Our Album of the Year for 2013 was Brandy Clark’s 12 Stories

NOTE: Buy the CD album and get the MP3 version for FREE

What the Press said:

Allmusic (Rating: 4.5 Stars) the superb 12 Stories showcases a unique artist who stands firmly, proudly on her own merits.
American Songwriter (Rating: 4 STARS) ..a record full of humor and pain, remorse and reckoning, is one of the very best country debuts of 2013.

Billboard (by Chuck Dauphin) “Wow” ...I don’t think I have ever started a review so simply in my decade-plus of writing them. But, sometimes, you can say a lot more with less than you can otherwise
Country Weekly (Rating: A+) ...a staggeringly great collection of original tunes that paint vivid, honest portraits of real life, from a uniquely feminine perspective....While the men are stuck in the backwoods, Brandy is busy digging through the human condition.

Entertainment Weekly (Rating: B+) Clark keeps things edgy, singing about divorce, drugs, jail, and Jesus—a.k.a. country music’s Golden Quadrangle—with matter-of-fact sass and ample twang.
Country Music People
January 2014 Issue
 CD of the Month 
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The L.A. Times (Rating: 3.5/4 STARS). …find this record and listen to a dozen dazzlingly witty and insightful takes on the struggles of the working class, neglected and/or mistreated women, the battle between right and wrong and the pros and cons of chemical mood enhancers....This is the country debut of the year.


Roughstock (Rating: 5 STARS)..... There's not one throw away track, one throw away note, or one throw away lyric. Instead, it's a well-made and produced and definitely worth seeking out.


NY Post (rating; 4 STARS) ...this is the most compulsively re-playable album of 2013, country or otherwise



January 2014 UK Country Music Sales Factfile:

  • In the UK the fact remains that country music’s percentage is 1.7% of all albums bought (shrinking market)
  • 1 in every 200 singles bought was in the country genre during 2013.
  • Heading the ‘Speciality’ genres is Classical music, which remains steady at 3.2 per cent of the albums market, ahead of Country (1.7 per cent), Jazz (1.3 per cent), Folk (1.2 per cent) and Blues (0.9 per cent). 
  • Country music’s share of 1.7 per cent (up 0.2% on 2012) of the Album market = 1.6      million albums (Physical + Digital)
  • Country music’s share of 0.5 per cent (No change on 2012) of the Singles market = 911,000 sales
  • Country music’s share of 1.3 per cent (up 0.4% on 2012) of the Compilations market
  • Download the full BPI report here [PDF file]
  • Across all music genres physical and digital, UK album unit sales declined 6.4% to 94 million last year.
  • It was the first year since the early 1980s that no album sold a million copies.
  • Music Week.com published from some 400 country fans questioned for a study, which was presented on Monday (March 17) at the CMA’s International Marketing Summit at the British Music Experience within the O2 in London.
  • UK country fans are mainly using smart phones to access music from the genre because of a lack of homegrown radio stations playing it.
  • Around one-third (32%) had purchased a country CD in the last year, 31% had downloaded music, 18% attended a concert and 35% viewed videos. 

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