Another new year has officially arrived, meaning a whole new crop of great music will usher in with it.

In 2022, country, Americana, bluegrass and folk fans were treated to landmark releases from legendary acts and burgeoning new artists. As we move into 2023, listeners have plenty of upcoming albums to look forward to in the months ahead.

Some of this year's most highly-anticipated records highlights include Margo Price's fourth career LP, Strays, which will drop mid-January. Along with a surprise headlining tour, Shania Twain recently revealed details of her sixth studio album, Queen of Me, her first full-length release in six years.

Elle King, Jordan Davis and H.C. McEntire are also among the artists set to release incredible albums in the new year.

Keep reading for a complete rundown of 2023's new country, Americana, bluegrass and folk album releases. This list will be updated as additional albums and EPs are announced.

2023's New Country, Americana, Bluegrass and Folk Albums


Jan. 13: Margo Price, Strays
Jan. 13: Whitehorse, I'm Not Crying, You're Crying
Jan. 13: Rachael & Vilray, I Love a Love Song
Jan. 20: Brothers of the Heart, Listen to the Music
Jan. 20: Hardy, The Mockingbird & the Crow
Jan. 27: Bob Dylan, Fragments - Time Out of Mind Sessions (1996-1997): The Bootleg Series, Vol. 17 (Deluxe Edition)
Jan. 27: Brett Kissel, The Compass Project - South Album
Jan. 27: Elle King, Come Get Your Wife
Jan. 27: H.C. McEntire, Every Acre
Jan. 27: Illiterate Light, Sunburned
Jan. 27: JD Clayton, Long Way from Home
Jan. 27: Joe Henry, All the Eye Can See
Jan. 27: Pony Bradshaw, North Georgia Rounder
Jan. 27: Tyler Hubbard, Tyler Hubbard
Jan. 27: The Gibson Brothers, Darkest Hour


Feb. 3: 
Mark Erelli, Lay Your Darkness Down
Feb. 3: Shania Twain, Queen of Me
Feb. 3: Sunny War, Anarchist Gospel
Feb. 3: Terry Blade, Ethos: Son of a Sharecropper
Feb. 10: Mile Twelve, Close Enough to Hear
Feb. 10: Chase Rice, I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go to Hell
Feb. 10: Jill Barber, Homemaker
Feb. 17: Benjamin Dakota Rogers, Paint Horse
Feb. 17: Jaimee Harris, Boomerang Town
Feb. 17: John-Allison Weiss, The Long Way
Feb. 17:
 Jordan Davis, Bluebird Days
Feb. 17: Nate Smith, Nate Smith
Feb. 24: Ben Gallagher, Country in the House
Feb. 24: Lucero, Should've Learned by Now
Feb. 24: Muscadine Bloodline, Teenage Dixie
Feb. 24: The Shootouts, Stampede
Feb. 24: Volores, Ages


March 3: Michael Cleveland, Lovin' of the Game
March 3: The Storm Windows, Second Album
March 10: 
Matt Andersen, The Big Bottle of Joy
March 10: Matt Charette, Lo-Fi High Hopes
March 10: JP Ruggieri, Gradually Descend into Chaos
March 17: Doug Paisley, Say What You Like
March 24: Darling West, Cosmos


April 21: St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Angels in Science
April 28:
Various Artists, One Night in Texas: The Next Waltz’s Tribute to the Red Headed Stranger


May 19: Nicholas Jamerson, Peace Mountain















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