June is one of those laid back months in the Southern Tier where the weather is starting to break and you're about ready to be in vacation mode but not quite.  It's also a great time to stock up on some new music.  Downloading something new or grabbing a new CD is always a good thing when you think about getting away.

June brings with it, a great new compilation of country hits, to the long-awaited new Lonestar album, to a country superstar that will be headlining the Saturday night portion of entertainment at this year's Spiediefest & Balloon Rally,  LeAnn Rimes.  I should note that 'Spitfire' is LeAnn Rimes' best album in many years.  There are some amazing songs that come for LeAnn's heart on 'Spitfire.'  Wait until you hear the song she did with Alison Krauss.  Wow!

There's also new releases by 2 acts joining us at the 'Taste Of Country Music Festival' next week.  New releases by Hunter Hayes and Locash Cowboys have many Southern Tier listeners equally excited.

Here's what's new in June:

June 4
Lonestar/Life As We Know It/4 Star Records-The Orchard
LeAnn Rimes/Spitfire/Curb Records

June 11
Various/Now That’s What I Call Country Vol. 6/Universal Music Group Nashville

June 18
Hunter Hayes/Encore/Atlantic-WMN
LoCash Cowboys/LoCash Cowboys/Average Joes