I haven't done a post on new albums in a while.  Usually most record companies and artists want to get their new music out in time for the holidays, but this year, they seemed to hold back for Spring releases.

The list of new releases is a great mix of today's hot new country stars (The Band Perry, Kasey Musgraves, Thompson Square), country superstars (Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley) and some familiar friends (Natalie Maines, Emmylou Harris, B.J. Thomas, the Mavericks).

Here are some Winter/Spring releases I am looking forward to:

February 5
Tim McGraw/Two Lanes of Freedom/Big Machine Records
Jewel/Greatest Hits/Rhino
Townes Van Zandt/Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971-1972/Omnivore Recordings
John Corbett/Leaving Nothin’ Behind

February 12
Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis/Cheater’s Game/Premium Records

February 26
The Mavericks/In Time/Valory
Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris/Old Yellow Moon/Nonesuch Records

March 19
Kacey Musgraves/Same Trailer Different Park/Mercury Records

March 26
Thompson Square/Just Feels Good/Stoney Creek

March 29
B.J. Thomas/The Living Room Sessions/Wrinkled Records

April 2
The Band Perry/TBD/Republic Nashville

April 9
Brad Paisley/Wheelhouse/Sony Nashville

April 30
Kenny Chesney/TBD/Blue Chair-Columbia Nashville

May 7
Natalie Maines/Mother