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Girl Going Nowhere 1.

Girl Going Nowhere - Ashley McBryde

March 30, 2018
The debut full-length release for the Arkansas country singer-songwriter was produced by Jay Joyce.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
9.2
That Lonesome Song 2.

That Lonesome Song - Jamey Johnson

August 5, 2008
This is the sophomore album for the country singer from Alabama who helped cowrite hits for George Strait and Trace Adkins.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.9
When The Sun Goes Down 3.

When The Sun Goes Down - Kenny Chesney

February 3, 2004
The hugely successful Tennessee-based singer returns with a follow-up to the triple platinum 'No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problems.' He took almost a full year to record these 11 new tracks, including the title cut featuring a guest appearance by Uncle Kracker.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.8
American IV: The Man Comes Around 4.

American IV: The Man Comes Around - Johnny Cash

November 5, 2002
Johnny Cash, still going strong at age 70, returns for a fourth album with producer Rick Rubin. Like the previous three pairings, this disc mixes Cash originals with unlikely covers, which this time out include Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus," Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt," and Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Fiona Apple, Nick Cave, and Don Henley are among the guests.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.8
Traveller 5.

Traveller - Chris Stapleton

May 4, 2015
The debut full-length solo release for the Kentucky-born country singer who previously led The SteelDrivers, was produced by Dave Cobb.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
Hymns Of The 49th Parallel 6.

Hymns Of The 49th Parallel - k.d. lang

July 27, 2004
The Canadian singer-songwriter's Nonesuch debut features covers of songs by other Canadian singer-songwriters, including Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Ron Sexsmith, Jane Siberry, and William Shatner. (OK, so maybe not the last one.) There's also one lang original for good measure.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.8
Defying Gravity 7.

Defying Gravity - Keith Urban

March 31, 2009
The latest album for the New Zealand-born country singer was produced with Dann Huff.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.8
Hell On Heels 8.

Hell On Heels - Pistol Annies

August 23, 2011
This is the debut album from the Miranda Lambert-led country trio that includes Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
Tim McGraw & The Dancehall Doctors 9.

Tim McGraw & The Dancehall Doctors - Tim McGraw

November 26, 2002
Married to Faith Hill and the son of former relief pitcher Tug McGraw, Tim McGraw returns with an album recorded with his road band, the Dancehall Doctors. Included here is a cover of Elton John's "Tiny Dancer."
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.8
The Felice Brothers 10.

The Felice Brothers - The Felice Brothers

March 4, 2008
The folk rock band from upstate New York formed by three brothers and their friend releases its first studio album in the US.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.8
Somewhere Down In Texas 11.

Somewhere Down In Texas - George Strait

June 28, 2005
Lee Ann Womack guests on the Texan's 33rd album.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.8
This Old Road 12.

This Old Road - Kris Kristofferson

March 7, 2006
This is the 70-year-old singer-songwriter's first studio album in nearly a dozen years.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.8
God's Problem Child 13.

God's Problem Child - Willie Nelson

April 28, 2017
The latest release for the country singer-songwriter was produced by Buddy Cannon and features guest appearances from Jamey Johnson, Leon Russell (in one of his final recordings), and Tony Joe White.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.8
Last of the Country Gentlemen 14.

Last of the Country Gentlemen - Josh T. Pearson

March 29, 2011
The debut album from the country-folk artist takes the unadorned simplicity of acoustic guitar and emotional vocals to create bittersweet songs of love, hate and life.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.8
The Lone Bellow 15.

The Lone Bellow - The Lone Bellow

January 22, 2013
Formerly known as Zach Williams & The Bellow, the debut release for the self-described Brooklyn country trio was produced by Charlie Peacock.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.8
Rain On The City 16.

Rain On The City - Freedy Johnston

January 12, 2010
The first album of new studio material in nine years for the singer-songwriter was produced by Richard McLaurin.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.8
Antifogmatic 17.

Antifogmatic - Punch Brothers

June 15, 2010
The second album for the bluegrass five-piece band led by Chris Thile is the first to feature Paul Kowert who replaced Greg Garrison in November of 2008.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
Get Closer 18.

Get Closer - Keith Urban

November 16, 2010
The Australian country recording artist's latest release includes both fun-loving, up-tempo tunes and guitar-heavy ballads.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.8
Love Is Everything 19.

Love Is Everything - George Strait

May 14, 2013
The latest studio release from the Country Music Hall of Fame singer was produced with long-time producer Tony Brown.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.8
The Saint of Lost Causes 20.

The Saint of Lost Causes - Justin Townes Earle

May 24, 2019
Th eighth full-length release for the Nashville singer-songwriter was produced with Adam Bednarik.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.8
Middle Cyclone 21.

Middle Cyclone - Neko Case

March 3, 2009
The singer's latest album produced with Darryl Neudorf features guests such as M. Ward and members of The New Pornographers, Los Lobos, Calexico, The Sadies, and Giant Sand.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.7
These Days 22.

These Days - Vince Gill

October 17, 2006
This 43-song, 4-disc set is composed of all new recordings in roughly four different styles (one per disc): rock, country, acoustic bluegrass, and ballads.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
Stand Still, Look Pretty 23.

Stand Still, Look Pretty - The Wreckers

May 23, 2006
This is the debut album for the country-pop duo of Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.7
American V: A Hundred Highways 24.

American V: A Hundred Highways - Johnny Cash

July 4, 2006
The fifth and final of Cash's sessions with producer Rick Rubin was recorded shortly before the singer's 2003 death. Included among two Cash originals are covers of songs by Bruce Springsteen, Hank Williams, and more.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
Lonely Runs Both Ways 25.

Lonely Runs Both Ways - Alison Krauss & Union Station

November 23, 2004
This is the first studio recording in three years for the Grammy-winning bluegrass act.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.7
New Favorite 26.

New Favorite - Alison Krauss & Union Station

August 14, 2001
Alison Krauss and her band have gained popularity in recent months, thanks to the success of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack (which featured the band's version of "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow" among other contributions). This is their first album since 1999's 'Forget About It.'
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.7
Stumble Into Grace 27.

Stumble Into Grace - Emmylou Harris

September 23, 2003
Still going strong at 57, the Grammy-winning artist offers 12 new tracks, with some A-list backing from the likes of Linda Ronstadt, Jill Cunniff, Jane Siberry, and Kate and Anna McGarrigle.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.7
Red Dirt Girl 28.

Red Dirt Girl - Emmylou Harris

September 12, 2000
Similar in sound to 1995's adventurous 'Wrecking Ball,' this album of original Harris tunes features guest appearances from Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews and Jill Cunniff (Luscious Jackson), among others.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.7
Meet Glen Campbell 29.

Meet Glen Campbell - Glen Campbell

August 19, 2008
The country singer releases a covers album featuring songs from contemporary rock groups such as U2 and Green Day as well as classic artists such as John Lennon and Velvet Underground.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.7
Better Day 30.

Better Day - Dolly Parton

June 28, 2011
The legendary country starlet releases an album of all-new studio material.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.7