New country albums are coming in 2021, and there's reason to believe it could be an exemplary year for fans of Nashville-made music. Rumored releases from Eric Church and Thomas Rhett join confirmed new albums from Morgan Wallen and more on this list of projects slated for the new year.

No tours in 2020 meant time to write and record new music, so top artists should have the best of the best to choose from for albums scheduled for 2021. The bar has been raised, and artists who sing and write have the advantage of being able to team up with not only the best songwriters, but any other artist willing to collaborate. Wallen's Dangerous album tracklist offers songs with Chris Stapleton and more, and we expect every album released this year to be similar.

It's going to be a lousy year for live music, because — at best — we won't see full tours until late spring or summer. The upside is it should be a great year for recorded music and for songs released as singles to digital platforms, or just on Instagram and TikTok.

Below you'll find a full calendar of new country albums scheduled for a 2021 release. This list will be updated as soon as more albums and EPs are announced.

2021's Must-Hear New Country Albums:

Jan. 8: Aaron Watson, American Soul
Jan 8: Morgan Wallen, Dangerous
Jan. 15: Devin Dawson, The Pink Slip EP
Jan 22: Willie Jones, Right Now
Jan. 27: Logan Mize, Still That Kid

Feb. 12: Florida Georgia Line, Life Rolls On
Feb. 12: Kip Moore, Wild World Deluxe Album
Feb. 19: Adam Hambrick, The Flipsides EP
Feb. 19: Carly Pearce, 29
Feb. 19: Lainey Wilson, Sayin' What I'm Thinkin'
Feb. 26: Hailey Whitters, Living the Dream
Feb. 26: Willie Nelson, That's Life

March 16: Gabby Barrett, Live From the Goldmine EP
March 19
: Loretta Lynn, Still Woman Enough
March 19: Morgan Wade, Reckless
March 26: Carrie Underwood, My Savior
March 26: Chevel Shepherd, Everybody's Got a Story

April 2: Canaan Smith, High Country Sound
April 2:
John Schneider, Truck On
April 9:
Luke Bryan, Born Here Live Here Die Here Deluxe Album
April 13: Brian Kelley, BK's Wave Pack EP
April 16:
Eric Church, Heart
April 20: Eric Church, &
April 23: Eric Church, Soul
April 23: Justin Moore, Straight Outta the Country
April 30: Ashley Monroe, Rosegold
April 30: Priscilla Block, Priscilla Block EP
April 30: Thomas Rhett, Country Again, Side A

May 7: Miranda Lambert, The Marfa Tapes (With Jack Ingram, Jon Randall) 
May 7:
Travis Tritt, Set In Stone
May 14: Alan Jackson, Where Have You Gone
May 14:
Dillon Carmichael, Hot Beer EP
May 14: The Steel Woods, All of Your Stones
May 21:
Blake Shelton, Body Language
May 21: Gary LeVox, One On One
May 21: Jordan Davis, Buy Dirt EP
May 28:
Ashley McBryde, Never Will: Live From a Distance EP

Spring: Tim McGraw, Here On Earth Deluxe Album

June 4: Brett Young, Weekends Look a Little Different These Days
June 4: Walker Hayes, Country Stuff EP
June 11:
Oak Ridge Boys, Front Porch Singin'
June 18: Rory Feek, Gentle Man
June 25: Brian Kelley, Sunshine State of Mind
June 25: Gary Allan, Ruthless
June 25: Lady A, What a Song Can Do (Chapter One)
June 25: Jimmie Allen, Bettie James Gold Edition

July 2: Lanco, Honky-Tonk Hippies EP
July 2:
Riley Green, Behind the Bar
July 9: Amy Grant, Heart in Motion 30th anniversary edition
July 9: Hannah Dasher's The Half Record EP
July 16: Charlie Daniels' Duets
July 16: Chase Bryant, Upbringing
July 16:
Charlie Worsham, Sugarcane EP
July 30
: Clay Walker, Texas To Tennessee
July 30: Parker McCollum, Gold Chain Cowboy
July 30: Parmalee, For You

Aug. 6: Chris Young, Famous Friends
Aug. 13: Dan + Shay, Good Things
Aug. 13: Tracy Lawrence, Hindsight 2020 Vol. 2: Price of Fame
Aug. 20:
Anderson East, Maybe We Never Die
Aug. 20
: Maggie Rose, Have a Seat

Sept. 24: Mickey Guyton, Remember Her Name

Oct. 15: Toby Keith, Peso In My Pocket

Confirmed for 2021: Kacey Musgraves

Fall: Cassadee Pope, Thrive

Rumored Releases ...

Jason Aldean
Thomas Rhett, Country Again Side B

The New Albums Coming in 2021:

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