5 country albums to look out for in 2017

5 country albums to look out for in 2017


It has been 15 years since Shania Twain, released her 2002 album Up!. The singer re-emerged for her successful Las Vegas residency in 2012 and is expected to release new music this year.

As the creator of the best-selling country album of all time – 1997’s Come On Over – her return is the biggest event in country in 2017.


Many would argue that Mr. Stapleton stole the show at last year’s Country 2 Country, bringing the songs from his 2015 debut album Traveller to life. A follow-up is expected this year.
LABEL: Decca


Kelsea Ballerini became one of the biggest breakthrough country stars of 2016, selling 300,000 albums in America. Having confirmed – via social media – that she is writing new songs, 2017 could see her go stratospheric.
LABEL: Black River Entertainment / Sony CG


Sam Hunt became a household name on the back of his 2014 debut Montevallo. Given that he’s already released his new single Drinkin’ Too Much, the odds are he’ll follow with a full album soon.
LABEL: Decca


The former contestant on The Voice is scheduled to release her Warner debut, Wildhorse, in June.
LABEL: Warner Bros

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