With the holidays behind us, it’s time to start looking forward to some of the notable country music releases for 2018. This list contains just some of the ones I am excited for. Check them out below and let me know of any that you are patiently awaiting!
Dallas Moore - Mr. Honky Tonk
Mr. Honky Tonk himself is set to release an upcoming album in 2018 and I could not be more excited for it! Dallas Moore first grabbed my attention when he released the single, Mr. Honky Tonk earlier last year. He has continued to establish himself as one of the hardest working artists out there routinely performing in Texas and Ohio and everywhere in between. Having had a taste of this newest release, it’s safe to say that this album is going to gain some new fans for Moore no doubt.
Craig Gerdes - SMokin', Drinkin', and Gamblin'
Sol Records is getting ready for a big year because it’s not just Dallas Moore with a new release in 2018, it’s also Craig Gerdes with Smokin’, Drinkin’, and Gamblin’. Another outlaw/traditional leaning country artists, Gerdes has put together a solid nine song album due out February 16, 2018 that will blow your socks off. Having had the pleasure of hearing this album, Gerdes and his team have set themselves up for a promising year that should be filled with increased growth and exposure to his music.
Mr. Dallas Dorsey successfully funded his Kickstarter campaign towards the end of 2017 and has been working hard to get this music ready for primetime. One of my favorite new artists I came across in 2017, Dorsey’s new EP I am eagerly awaiting to hear and share with my audience. An electrician by day and musician by night, this family man is deserving of increased exposure and I hope to help bring that his way once this new music is released.
Mike and the Moonpies
The Austin based Mike and the Moonpies are set to release their latest album, Steak Night at the Prairie Rose on February 2, 2018. Having first heard their music back in 2015 with Mockingbird, I found myself really appreciating their style and overall unique brand. They are a band that has found a frequent home in my music listening and very much look forward to this new release.
How does one like country music and not like Wade Bowen? This cat is one of the best in the biz and I am incredibly fond of his music. His songs with Randy Rogers are always enjoyable and I have been left craving new music longer than I care to HA! His single Acuna helped curb my appetite, but Solid Ground has most Bowen fans salivating waiting eagerly for release date.
After promoting the music of Mr. Don Vickers last summer, he had reached out to me – asking if I would listen to a young female artist he has been working with. Always looking for new music to discuss, I happily checked out Kaitlyn Alyse and was left quite impressed. Word on the street is that she will have an EP due out this year and if it’s anything like her tune, Hit the Road, it should do her quite well in gaining new fans.
Oh Kacey, you had me since Oh, Tonight with Josh Abbott. Some people say Musgraves’ music is boring and I’ve just never understood that. She is one of my favorite female artists and I love her style that flirts with a bit of mainstream but still incorporates much of the traditional style that we have come to expect from her. Her 2015 release, Pageant Material is such a solid album and her A Very Kacey Christmas is one of the best Christmas/holiday albums I have ever heard. I am always ready for new music from Kacey and I can’t wait to pick-up Golden Hour this winter. Hopefully it’s a shining light with this crazy cold and snowy weather in Massachusetts right now.
What new music are you looking forward to???
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