2016 Albums

2016 ALBUM RELEASES

Discover the Country/Alt Country/ Americana albums so far released in 2016 and forthcoming albums on the horizon!
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Scroll down to discover 
a) All the new releases in 2016 including ones played on Marie Crichton’s BBC Radio Shropshire Country Show

b) Discover which Country/ Americana albums made the Top 50 Billboard Country Album chart

JANUARY 2016

Billboard Country Albums Debuts:
January 2016 (Chart Issue Dated weeks)

(January 2, 2016)
Cam UNTAMED; 37,346 copies; #12 Billboard 200/ #2 Country 
Jon Langston self-titled EP; 2,000 copies; #25 Country
(January 23, 2016)
Various Artists Compilation Playlist: The Very Best Country Hits; #38 Country
Reba McEntire ICON; 600 copies; #42 Country
(January 30, 2016)
The Grascals AND THEN THERE'S THIS....; 500 copies; #49 Country

January 2016 Album/ EP Releases:

(29 Dec 2015) Peyton Davis - COUNTRY ROAD (Carole Davis)
(1 Jan 2016) Cam Penner - SEX & POLITICS (Independent)
(1 Jan 2016) The Munsick Boys - LONG WAY HOME (Self release)
(1 Jan 2016) Glenna Switzer - A LONG TIME COMIN' (Self release) CAN
(4 Jan 2016) Firefly - Firefly (Independent)
(4 Jan 2016) Spicewood Seven - STILL MAD
(5 Jan 2016) The Duke Of Norfolk - THREE DAYS FROM THE WOLF MONTH
(8 Jan 2016) The Grascals - AND THEN THERE'S THIS... (Mountain Home Music Company)
(8 Jan 2016) Willie Nelson - MR. RECORD MAN - The Early Singles As & Bs (Jasmine Music)
(8 Jan 2016) Morgan Myles - MISS MORGAN MYLES (EP)
(8 Jan 2016) Adam Brand and the Outlaws - Adam Brand And The Outlaws (ABC Music) AUS
(8 Jan 2016) Drew Baldridge - DANCE WITH YA (EP; Cold River Records)
(8 Jan 2016) Dub Miller - THE MIDNIGHT AMBASSADOR (Barnkat Records)
(11 Jan 2016) Kym Simon - MIRROR

(11 Jan 2016) Andy Ross - TIME TO FIGHT (Buck Shot Records)
(12 Jan 2016) Robby Johnson - DON'T LOOK BACK (Contrast Music Records)
(12 Jan 2016) Tyller Gummersall - LONG RIDE HOME

(15 Jan 2016) Hank Williams Jr. - IT'S ABOUT TIME (UMO/ NASH Icon)
(15 Jan 2016) Brothers Osborne - PAWN SHOP (EMI Nashville)
(15 Jan 2016) Sam Outlaw - ANGELENO (Six Shooter Records)
(15 Jan 2016) Randy Rogers Band - NOTHING SHINES LIKE NEON (Tommy Jackson Records/Thirty Tigers Records)
(15 Jan 2016) Buford Pope - POEM AND THE ROSE (Self release) SWE
(15 Jan 2016) Allie Louise - ALLIE LOUISE (EP; Sixth Beat Productions)
(15 Jan 2016) Melanie Gray - MELANIE GRAY (Melanie Gray) AUS
(15 Jan 2016) Frank Foster - BOOTS ON THE GROUND (Lone Chief Records)
(15 Jan 2016) Upchurch - HEART OF AMERICA [Explicit]
(15 Jan 2016) Mia Rose Lynne - FOLLOW ME MOON (2016 Mia Ernst)
(15 Jan 2016) Bennett Bowtell Urquhart - Bennett Bowtell Urquhart [Explicit] (Checked Label Services) AUS
(15 Jan 2016) Jim Chesnut - THIS GUY SINGS! (Self-Release)
(15 Jan 2016) Jessica Andrews - AIN'T THAT LIFE (self-release)

(16 Jan 2016) Doug Adkins - LONESOME (Self)
(18 Jan 2016) Russell Dickerson - YOURS (EP)
(19 Jan 2016) Rachel Brooke - THE WORLD'S GREATEST ANCHOR (EP; Mal)
(19 Jan 2016) Stella Parton - MOUNTAIN SONGBIRD
(21 Jan 2016) Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands - THE HAZEL AND ALICE SESSIONS (Spruce and Maple Music)

(22 Jan 2016) Aoife O'Donovan - IN THE MAGIC HOUR (Yep Roc)
(22 Jan 2016) Green River Ordinance - FIFTEEN (Caroline International US)
(22 Jan 2016) The Cactus Blossoms - YOU'RE DREAMING (Red House Records)
(22 Jan 2016) Lucinda Williams - THE GHOSTS OF HIGHWAY 20 (Highway 20 Records)
(22 Jan 2016) Paul McClure - SONGS FOR ANYONE (Clubhouse Records)
(22 Jan 2016) Sarahbeth Taite - SARAHBETH TAITE (EP; Sea Gayle Records)
(22 Jan 2016) Cori Emmett - CAN'T STOP ME NOW
(22 Jan 2016) Caroline Kole - CAROLINE KOLE (Starstruck Records)
(22 Jan 2016) Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons - The North Wind & the Sun (Self release)
(22 Jan 2016) Kate Campbell - The K.O.A Tapes (Vol. 1)
(22 Jan. 2016) Chip Taylor - LAST CHANCE / SOME OF US (Cherry Red)
(22 Jan 2016) Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons - HOMEMADE VISION (Vital Music USA)
(22 Jan 2016) Bonnie Prince Billy - POND SCUM (Domino)
(22 Jan 2016) Mickey Gilley - HERE I AM AGAIN (Country Rewind)
(27 Jan 2016) Erica Allan - THE TRUTH (EP)
(27 Jan 2016) Natalie Paoletta - FREE (EP)
(27 Jan 2016) Winslow Pines - STELLAR SKY (Winslow Pines) SWE
(28 Jan 2016) Austin's Rose - UNPLUGGED (Self Release)
(28 Jan 2016) The Ponderosa Aces - HONKY TONKIN' MY LIFE AWAY (self-release)
(28 Jan 2016) Keith Shaw - Jake's Saloon (Silver Heart) UK

(29 Jan 2016) The Swon Brothers - TIMELESS (TSB Records)
(29 Jan 2016) Aubrie Sellers - NEW CITY BLUES (Thirty-One Tigers/Red)
(29 Jan 2016) Dianna Corcoran - IN AMERICA (Krian; Import | Video Music, Inc.)
(29 Jan 2016) Sierra Hull - WEIGHTED MIND (Rounder)
(29 Jan 2016) Tedeschi Trucks Band - LET ME GET BY [2 CD] [Deluxe Edition] (Fantasy)
(29 Jan 2016) Hege Brynildsen - WHEN MY MAN COMES TO TOWN (2016 Hege Brynildsen/Rootsy (Se)) SWE
(29 Jan 2016) Quiles & Cloud - BEYOND THE RAIN (Slow Hunt Records)
(29 Jan 2016) Jill Kinsey - JUST JILL (Self-Released)
(Jan 2016)      Debbie Collins - THAT'S THE WAY
(29 Jan 2016) Supersuckers - HOLDIN' THE BAG (Steamhammer)
(29 Jan 2016) Gretchen Peters - THE ESSENTIAL Gretchen Peters (Proper Records)
(29 Jan 2016) Buddy Miller & Friends - CAYAMO SESSIONS AT SEA (New West Records)

FEBRUARY 2016

Billboard Country Albums Debuts:
February 2016 (Chart Issue Dated weeks)

(February 6, 2016)
Hank Williams Jr. IT’S ABOUT TIME; 24,346 copies; #8 Billboard 200/ #2 Country
Brothers Osborne PAWN SHOP; 20,900 copies; #17 Billboard 200/ #3 Country
The Randy Rogers Band NOTHING SHINES LIKE NEON; 11,334 copies; #47 Billboard 200/ #5 Country
Frank Foster BOOTS ON THE GROUND; 1,875 copies (?); #86 Billboard 200/  #7 Country Albums
Russell Dickerson YOURS (EP); 2,700 copies; #14 Country
Upchurch HEART OF AMERICA; 1,300 copies; #30 Country
(February 20, 2016)
The Swon Brothers TIMELESS; 1,800 copies; #19 Country
Buddy Miller CAYAMO SESSIONS AT SEA;  1,300 copies; #30 Country
(February 27, 2016)
Charles Kelley THE DRIVER; 13,989 copies; #35 Billboard 200/ #2 Country
The Infamous Stringdusters LADIES & GENTLEMEN; 800 copies; #44 Country

February 2016 Album/ EP Releases:

(3 Feb 2016) Riah - ON SUNDAYS (EP) IRE
(4 Feb 2016) Gene Watson - BARROOMS & BEDROOMS: The Capitol & M.C.A. Years (Humphead Records)
(5 Feb 2016) Buddy Miller - CAYAMO SESSIONS AT SEA (New West Records)
(5 Feb 2016) Charles Kelley - THE DRIVER (Capitol Nashville)
(5 Feb 2016) Balsamo Deighton - UNFOLDING (Ghost Horse Records) UK
(5 Feb 2016) David G Smith - FIRST LOVE (Hey Dave Music)
(5 Feb 2016) Cornbread and Ice Tea - RAISED ON COUNTRY MUSIC
(5 Feb 2016) Terri Hendrix - LOVE YOU STRONG (Wilory Records)
(5 Feb 2016) Michael Grayson Campbell - MICHAEL GRAYSON CAMPBELL (EP)
(5 Feb 2016) Dori Freeman - DORI FREEMAN (Free Dirt)
(5 Feb 2016) Freakwater - SCHEHERAZADE (Bloodshot Records)
(6 Feb 2016) The Infamous Stringdusters - LADIES & GENTLEMEN (Deluxe Edition) Compass Records
(6 Feb 2016) Kenyon Lockry - FAMILY MAN (self release)
(8 Feb 2016) Shelley Skidmore - SHELLEY SKIDMORE (EP; ReeHits)
(9 Feb 2016) The Hot Club of Cowtown - MIDNIGHT ON THE TRAIL (Gold Strike)
(11 Feb 2016) Hoyt Axton - JOY TO THE WORLD: The Definitive Collection (Humphead)

(12 Feb 2016) Joey+Rory - HYMNS That Are Important To Us (Gaither Music Group/Umgd)
(12 Feb 2016) Wynonna - WYNONNA AND THE BIG NOISE (Curb)
(12 Feb 2016) Vince Gill - DOWN TO MY LAST BAD HABIT (Wrasse Records/ Humphead)
(12 Feb 2016) Lorrie Morgan - LETTING GO... SLOW (Shanachie Ent. Corp.)
(12 Feb 2016) George Canyon - I GOT THIS Import (Ole) CAN
(12 Feb 2016) Brett Young -  BRETT YOUNG (EP) (Big Machine Label Group)
(12 Feb 2016) Applewood Road - APPLEWOOD ROAD (Light IN The Attic | Gearbox Records)
(12 Feb 2016) Henry Wagons - AFTER WHAT I DID LAST NIGHT...(Self Release)
(12 Feb 2016) Hayden Thompson - BOONEVILLE MISSISSIPPI FLASH / THE TIME IS NOW (Bluelight Records)
(14 Feb 2016) Kathryn Anderson - Black Sheep (Self Release) UK
(14 Feb 2016) Cambree Lovesy - Silly Me (EP) (Darcy D Music Group) CAN
(16 Feb 2016) The Steel Woods - THE STEEL WOODS
(16 Feb 2016) Maddison Krebs - BULLS-EYE (EP; SoulMotion Artists) CAN
(18 Feb 2016) Shotgun Wedding - SOUTH OF SOMEWHERE (Swag Records)
(18 Feb 2016) W C Edgar - I LIED

(19 Feb 2016) Carrie Rodriguez & The Sacred Hearts - LOLA (Luz Records)
(19 Feb 2016) Diana Jones - LIVE IN CONCERT (Proper Records)
(19 Feb 2016) Tammy Wynette - BEDTIME STORY / MY MAN (Morello Records)
(19 Feb 2016) Loveless Effect - EP (Hot Stuff Management)
(19 Feb 2016) Sandy Carroll - LAST SOUTHERN BELLE (Catfood Records/City Hall)
(19 Feb 2016) Violet Delancey - WHEN THE CLOCK STRIKES MIDNIGHT (2016 Violet Delancey)
(19 Feb 2016) Karli Whetstone - COUNTRY ENOUGH (EP; 2016 Ohio Records)
(19 Feb 2016) Sam Riggs - BREATHLESS (Thirty-One Tigers/Red | Deep Creek Records)
(19 Feb 2016) Sister Hazel - LIGHTER IN THE DARK (Select O Hits)
(19 Feb 2016) Austin Lucas - BETWEEN THE MOON AND THE MIDWEST
(19 Feb 2016) Donnie Fritts - OH MY GOODNESS (Single Lock Records)
(22 Feb 2016) Elizabeth Lyons - I'VE NEVER (Elizabeth Lyons)

(26 Feb 2016) Gene Watson - REAL COUNTRY MUSIC (Fourteen Carat Mind)
(26 Feb 2016) Willie Nelson - SUMMERTIME: WILLIE NELSON SINGS GERSHWIN
(26 Feb 2016) Trick Pony - PONY UP (2015 Permian Records)
(26 Feb 2016) Chuck Wicks - TURNING POINT (Blaster Records)
(26 Feb 2016) Bonnie Raitt - DIG IN DEEP (Redwing Records)
(26 Feb 2016) Dave Adkins - SELF TITLED (Mountain Fever Records)
(26 Feb 2016) Lowri Evans - EVERYONE IS FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE (Osmosys)
(26 Feb 2016) The Black Feathers - SOAKED TO THE BONE (Blue House Music)
(26 Feb 2016) Buddy Brown - HURRICANE STOMP (EP)
(26 Feb 2016) Kathryn Legendre - DON'T GIVE A DAMN (EP; Old Rattler Records)
(26 Feb 2016) Larry Keel - EXPERIENCED (Keel Fish Music)
(26 Feb 2016) Katie Bernard - RUNAWAY (EP) ** CAN
(26 Feb 2016) David Lee - THE WICHITA KID (Ten Ten Music Group)
(26 Feb 2016) Silkie & J.J. - ROAD SWEET ROAD (Cool Position) Denmark
(26 Feb 2016) The Waco Brothers - GOING DOWN IN HISTORY (Bloodshot Records)
(26 Feb 2016) Dead Winter Carpenters - WASHOE (Dead Winter Carpenters)
(26 Feb 2016) Various Artists - ROUGH GUIDE TO AMERICANA (Rough Guides/World Music Network)
(26 Feb 2016) Caleb Caudle - CAROLINA GHOST (This Is American Music)
(26 Feb 2016) Joey Hyde - JOEY HYDE [EP]
(26 Feb 2016) Michael Daves - ORCHIDS AND VIOLENCE 2CD (Nonesuch)
(27 Feb 2016) McKenna Hydrick - EVER AFTER (Self Release)
(27 Feb 2016) Thorne Hill - NO MORE HOLDING BACK (2015 Thorne Hill) UK
(29 Feb 2016) Benton Blount - BENTON BLOUNT (EP; Self Relese)

 MARCH 2016

Billboard Country Albums Debuts:
March 2016 (Chart Issue Dated weeks)

(March 5, 2016)
Joey + Rory HYMNS; 68,341 copies; #4 Billboard 200/ #1 Country
Vince Gill DOWN TO MY LAST BAD HABIT; 17,088 copies; #35 Billboard 200/ #4 Country
Wheeler Walker REDNECK SHIT; 5,780 copies; #127 Billboard 200/ #9 Country
Wynnona WYNONNA & THE BIG NOISE;  4,701 copies; #162 Billboard 200; #14 Country
Brett Young Self-titled (EP); 1,300 copies; #35 Country
Lorrie Morgan LETTING GO... SLOW; 800 copies; #47 Country
(March 12, 2016)
Sister Hazel LIGHTER IN THE DARK; 7,914 copies; #31 Billboard 200/ #4 Country/ #3 Folk/ #12 Rock
Sam Riggs BREATHLESS; 3,801 copies; #168 Billboard 200/ #12 Country
(March 19, 2016)
Chuck Wicks TURNING POINT; 3,676 copies; #167 Billboard 200
Soul Circus Cowboys TAILGATE COUNTRY; 700 copies; #45 Country
(March 26, 2016)
Granger Smith REMINGTON; 23,967 copies; #12 Billboard 200; #3 Country
Loretta Lynn FULL CIRCLE; 20,257 copies; #19 Billboard 200; #4 Country

March 2016 Album/ EP Releases:

(1 March 2016) Lockhart - RECKLESS (Self Release)
(1 March 2016) Kelly Lang - THROWBACK
(1 March 2016) Jimmie Young - COUNTERFEIT COWBOY (Self Relese) CAN
(1 March 2016) Margie Singleton - ON THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE
(1 March 2016) Mike Badger & The Shady Trio - HONKY TONK ANGELS ON MOTORBIKES (Self)
(2 March 2016) Tony Rook - THE ROAD BACK HOME (NC Records)

(4 March 2016) Loretta Lynn - FULL CIRCLE (Sony Music Cmg)
(4 March 2016) Granger Smith - REMINGTON (Wheelhouse Records)
(4 March 2016) Soul Circus Cowboys - TAILGATE COUNTRY (Diamondisc Records)
(4 March 2016) Brittany Marie - BRITTANY MARIE (EP)
(4 March 2016) Frank Solivan - FAMILY, FRIENDS & HEROES (Compass Records)
(4 March 2016) Rodeo Gypsy - SOUTHERN PROOF (Better Music)
(4 March 2016) The Lovelocks - BORN TO LOVE (2016 MDM Recordings) CAN
(4 March 2016) Various artists - DREAMER: A Tribute to Kent Finlay (Eight 30 Records)
(7 March 2016) Jason Whitton - HONEY BUTTER (Thriftstore Cowboy Records)
(7 March 2016) The Flyin' A's - YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY (The Flyin' A's)
(9 March 2016) Megan Conner - BEAUTIFUL WORLD (Self -Release)

(10 March 2016) Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots - THE CRITICS GIVE IT 5 STARS (Black River Ent.)
(10 March 2016) Kaylens Rain - IN OUR BLOOD (Import) AUS

(11 March 2016) Rita Wilson - RITA WILSON (Deluxe) Sing It Loud LLC
(11 March 2016) Megan & Liz - DEUX (Hidden Cow)
(11 March 2016) Steve Moakler - STEVE MOAKLER (EP; Creative Nation Records)
(11 March 2016) Various Artists - BOB HARRIS COUNTRY SESSIONS (Humphead)
(11 March 2016) Randy Houser - FIRED UP (Stoney Creek Records)
(11 March 2016) Travis Harris & The West Coast Turnarounds - THE TRUTH & OTHER LIES (Independent Artist)
(11 March 2016) American Young - AMERICAN YOUNG EP (Rhino)
(11 March 2016) Various Artists: COUNTRY TO COUNTRY Vol.2 (Humphead)
(11 March 2016) Megan & Liz - Deux (Hidden Cow)
(11 March 2016) Jamie Floyd - SUNSHINE & RAINBOWS (Jamie Floyd Music)
(11 March 2016) Ashley McBryde - JALOPIES & EXPENSIVE GUITARS (EP; Road Life Records)
(13 March 2016) Tammy Moxon - FALL IN TIME (Self Release)
(15 March 2016) Stacia Watkins - I AIN'T THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD (Self Release)
(15 March 2016) Dylan Jakobsen - FROM WHERE I BEGAN (Dylan Jakobsen)
(17 March 2016) Wade Bowen - THEN SINGS MY SOUL: SONGS FOR MY MOTHER (Alliance Import)
(17 March 2016) Donica Knight - CAN'T BUY A SOUTHERN GIRL (Donica Knight Inc)
(17 March 2016) Light Over There - THE JOURNEY (EP)

(18 March 2016) Various Artists - SOUTHERN FAMILY (Import)
(18 March 2016) William Michael Morgan - WILLIAM MICHAEL MORGAN EP (Warner Music Nashville)
(18 March 2016) The Common Linnets - II Import (Decca (UMO)
(18 March 2016) Lonesome River Band - BRIDGING THE TRADITION
(18 March 2016) Kane Brown - CHAPTER 1 (EP)
(18 March 2016) Wyatt Rice & Dan Menzone Alliance - SOMETHING OUT OF THE BLUE (Mountain Fever Records)
(18 March 2016) Bobby Wills - TOUGHER THAN LOVE (EP; MDM Recording) CAN
(18 March 2016) Richmond Fontaine - YOU CAN'T GO BACK IF THERE'S NOTHING TO GO BACK TO
(18 March 2016) Lorrie Morgan - A PICTURE OF ME – Greatest Hits & More (Goldenlane Records)
(18 March 2016) Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek) - WHAT TO FEAR ARTIST (Thirty Tigers)
(18 March 2016) Various Artists - WAYFARING STRANGERS: Cosmic American Music (Numero)
(18 March 2016) Mae Valley - MAE VALLEY (EP) (Sony Music Entertainment) NZ
(18 March 2016) The Common Linnets - II Import (Decca (UMO)
(18 March 2016) Reg Meuross - DECEMBER (Hatsongs Records)
(18 March 2016) The Boxcars - FAMILIAR WITH THE GROUND (Mountain Home Music Company)
(18 March 2016) Joel Hofmann Band - Shop Sessions (Joel Hofmann Band)
(21 March 2016) Samantha Lloyd - NOW THAT YOU'RE GONE (EP; Rooftop Records Limited) UK
(22 March 2016) Sarah Ellen - HAPPINESS AND HEARTBREAK (Tate Music Group)
(24 March 2016) Andy Ferrell – AT HOME AND IN NASHVILLE  (2016 Andy Ferrell)

(25 March 2016) Lacey Caroline - ONE OF THE GUYS (EP, Self-Release)
(25 March 2016) Red Sky July - THE TRUTH AND THE LIE (Shadowbirds Records) UK
(25 March 2016) Margo Price - MIDWEST FARMER'S DAUGHTER (Third Man Records)
(25 March 2016) Various - THE SOUND OF NASHVILLE (Sony Music Tv Comp)
(25 March 2016) Brenda Burch - SPARKS WILL FLY (EP)
(25 March 2016) Ronnie Dean Tinsley and The Dark Horse Rodeo - RENEGADE (indieExtreme/The Black Light District)
(25 March 2016) Deborah Allen - TEN BEST (Enterprise Music)
(25 March 2016) Emma Swindells - EMMA SWINDELLS (EP; Self Release) UK
(25 March 2016) Terri Binion - THE DAY AFTER THE NIGHT
(25 March 2016) Josh Williams - MODERN DAY MAN (Rounder Records)
(27 March 2016) Lilly Drumeva - STRONG MACHINE (self) Bulgaria
(29 March 2016) Creed Fisher - REDNECKS LIKE US
(30 March 2016) Billy Crash Craddock - MR COUNTRY ROCK: The Definitive Collection (Humphead)
  
APRIL 2016

Billboard Country Albums Debuts:
April 2016 (Chart Issue Dated weeks)

(April 2, 2016)
Randy Houser FIRED UP; 21,471 copies; #15 Billboard 200; #3 Country
Steve Moakler self-titled (EP); 800 copies; #38 Country
Megan And Liz DEUX (EP); 800 copies; #39 Country
(April 9, 2016)
Kane Brown EP CHAPTER 1; 21,941 copies; #9 Billboard 200, #3 Country
Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots THE CRITICS GIVE IT 5 STARS; 11,486 copies; #41 Billboard 200; #4 Country
Various Artists SOUTHERN FAMILY; 10,897 copies; #37 Billboard 200; #5 Country
Wade Bowen THEN SINGS MY SOUL: SONGS FOR MY MOTHER; 3,275 copies; #18 Country
William Michael Morgan SELF-TITLED EP; 1,800 copies; #28 Country
Various Artists  Wayfaring Strangers: Cosmic American Music; #48 Country.
(April 16, 2016)
Margo Price MIDWEST FARMER’S DAUGHTER; 4,002 copies; #189 Billboard 200 #10 Country
(April 23, 2016)
Joey+Rory  ALBUM COLLECTION; 4,100 copies; #192 Billboard 200; #10 Country
Flatland Cavalry HUMBLE FOLKS; 1,100 copies; #38 Country
(April 30, 2016)
Hayes Carll LOVERS AND LEAVERS; 6,072 copies; #105 Billboard 200, #4 Folk
Charlie Farley ALL I'VE BEEN THROUGH; 1,100 copies;  #35 Country
Lainey Wilson TOUGHER; 700 copies; #44 Country

April 2016 Album/ EP Releases:

(April) Dallas Wayne - SONGS THE JUKEBOX TAUGHT ME (Heart Of Texas Records)
 (1 April 2016) Katie Kendall - KATIE KENDALL (EP; Independent)
(1 April 2016) Jess and the Bandits - HERE WE GO AGAIN [Deluxe]
(1 April 2016) Brianna Fletcher - BRIANNA FLETCHER (EP)
(1 April 2016) Jessica Mitchell - HOLD ONTO THE LIGHT (RGK Entertainment Group Inc) CAN
(1 April 2016) Levi Hummon - LEVI HUMMON (EP) (The Valory Music)
(1 April 2016) Rosewood Creek - AMERICAN SOJOURN (Self Release)
(1 April 2016) Nina Flaaseth - LIVING ON (Noreen Music) NOR
(1 April 2016) Ayssa Lazar - FIVE SEVEN ZERO (EP)
(1 April 2016) Robbie Fulks - UPLAND STORIES (Bloodshot Records)
(1 April 2016) Allison Dietz - PRETTY LIES (Self)
(1 April 2016) Matthew Barber & Jill Barber - THE FAMILY ALBUM (Outside Music)
(4 April 2016) Swift Creek - MAGNOLIA (Swift Creek)
(4 April 2016) Peter Vesth & Friends - FAVORITES (Olufsen Records)
(4 April 2016) Landon Dodd - WHAT COMES NATURAL TO A FOOL (Heart Of Texas Records)
(5 April 2016) Dottsy - TEXAS SENSATION (Heart of Texas Records)
(6 April 2016) West My Friend - QUIET HUM (Grammar Fight Records)
(7 April 2016) Hayes Carll - LOVERS AND LEAVERS (Thirty Tigers)
(7 April 2016) Casey Donahew - PRE-PARTY (EP) (Almost Country Records)
(7 April 2016) Kelley McRae - THE WAYSIDE (Independent)
(7 April 2016) Hayes Carll - LOVERS AND LEAVERS (Thirty Tigers)

(8 April 2016) Cale Tyson - CARELESS SOUL (Clubhouse Records UK)
(8 April 2016) Hayes Carll - LOVERS AND LEAVERS (Thirty Tigers/Hwy 87 Records)
(8 April 2016) Maggie Rose - THE VARIETY SHOW, VOL.1 (EP) (Play It Again Records)
(8 April 2016) Kristy Cox - PART OF ME (Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing) AUS
(8 April 2016) Marty Heddin - MARTY HEDDIN (EP) (Dreamlined)
(8 April 2016) - Gord Bamford - TIN ROOF (Cache Entertainment Inc.)
(8 April 2016) Charlie Farley - ALL I’VE BEEN THROUGH (Backroad Records/ Average Joes)
(8 April 2016) Dexeter - WAITING FOR A LIFETIME (EP, Self-Release) UK
(8 April 2016) Lisa Redford - ANOTHER PLACE AND TIME (EP) (Parrot Records) UK
(8 April 2016) Leighlynn Shine - STORY OF ME (EP)
(8 April 2016) Voices: VINTAGE HYMNS WITH HEART & SOUL (Breezewood Productions)
(8 April 2016) Lainey Wilson – TOUGHER (Lone Chief Records)
(8 April 2016) Charlie Farley - ALL I'VE BEEN THROUGH (Average Joes/Select-O)
(8 April 2016) Kurt Thomas - GIVE IT HELL TRYIN' (Open Roads Highway Entertainment)
(8 April 2016) Marty Heddin - MARTY HEDDIN (Dreamlined, LLC)
(9 April 2016) The Tennessee Warblers - THE TENNESSEE WARBLERS (EP)
(9 April 2016) Eddy Gee - A Happy Man (EP) NL
(11 April 2016) Carter Sampson - WILDER SIDE (Continental Record Services) 
(11 April 2016) Brother Shaw - BROTHER SHAW'S TEXAS SWING REVIVAL (Bloodchili)
(12 April 2016) James Robert Webb - PICTURES (Bison Creek Records)
(13 April 2016) Rupert Wates - COLORADO MORNINGS (Bitemusic Limited)
(14 April 2016) Sturgill Simpson - A SAILOR'S GUIDE TO EARTH (Atlantic Records)

(15 April 2016) Marie Osmond - MUSIC IS MEDICINE (Import; Oliveme Records)
(15 April 2016) Del McCoury - DEL AND WOODY (McCoury Music/RED)
(15 April 2016) The Lowest Pair - FERN GIRL AND ICE MAN (Team Love Records)
(15 April 2016) The Lowest Pair - UNCERTAIN AS IT IS UNEVEN (Team Love Records)           
(15 Apr 2016) LANco - EXTENDED PLAY (Arista Nashville)
(15 April 2016) Hackensaw Boys - CHARISMO (Trade Root Music Group Llc)
(15 April 2016) Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers - SACRED MEMORIES
(15 April 2016) CJ Solar - HARD ONE TO TURN DOWN (EP)
(15 April 2016) Mark Collie – ICON (MCA Nashville-Ume)
(16 April 2016) High Plains Honky - GOOD & HIGH & FLYIN' (High Plains Honky)
(18 April 2016) Kirsty Lee Akers - BURN BABY BURN (Self Release)
 (20 April 2016) Jessie Brown - FEELS LIKE SUMMER (EP)
(21 April 2016) Runaway Angel - NO END IN SIGHT (Runaway Angel Entertainment)
(21 April 2016) Chantelle Hope - TIME WELL WASTED (Self Release; 2016 Chantelle Hope) CAN

(22 April 2016) Josh Kelley - NEW LANE ROAD (Sugar Hill Records | Decca (UMO))
(22 April 2016) Angie King - ANGIE KING (EP) UK
(22 April 2016) Doug Sahm & The Sir Douglas Quintet - Hell of a Spell / Nuevo Wave (Live) / Texas Hero (Floating World) 2-CD
(22 April 2016) Curtis Wright - CURTIS WRIGHT (Voxhall Records)
(26 April 2016) Dave Insley - JUST THE WAY THAT I AM (DIR)
(27 April 2016) Amber Leigh White - STRAIGHT LINES (A.L.W. ENTERTAINMENT)
(26 April 2016) Chelsea Gill - CHELSEA GILL (EP; Self-Titled)
(28 April 2016) Madeline Merlo - Free Soul (2016 Open Road Music Inc.) CAN

(29 April 2016) Nathan Carter - STAYIN' UP ALL NIGHT DECCA (UMO)
(29 April 2016) Martina McBride - RECKLESS (UMO/ Big Machine Group LLC)
(29 April 2016) Lonestar - NEVER ENDERS (Shanachie)
(29 April 2016) Hannah White - WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON? (Sound Lounge Records) UK
(29 April 2016) Dave Dudley - DEFINITIVE COLLECTION (Wrasse Records)
(29 April 2016) Ginger St James - ONE FOR THE MONEY (Busted Flat Records)
(29 April 2016) Jayhawks - PAGING MR. PROUST
(29 April 2016) Chad Brownlee - Hearts On Fire CAN
(29 April 2016) Dave Dudley - DEFINITIVE COLLECTION (Wrasse Records)

MAY 2016

Billboard Country Albums Debuts:
May 2016 (Chart Issue Dated weeks)

(May 7, 2016)
Sturgill Simpson SAILOR’S GUIDE TO EARTH; 52,464 copies; #3 Billboard; #1 Country
Willie Nelson And Friends; #39 Country
Porter Wagoner And Dolly Parton THE RIGHT COMBINATION; #45 Country
Buck Owens CLASSIC #1 Hits; #49 Country
The Del McCoury Band DEL AND WOODY; #42 Country
(May 14, 2016) 
Marie Osmond MUSIC IS MEDICINE; 3,888 copies; #189 Billboard 200, #10 Country
Josh Kelley NEW LANE ROAD; 1,600 copies; #29 Country
Elvis Presley I'M LEAVIN'; #27 Country
(May 21, 2016)
Martina McBride RECKLESS; 15,574 copies; #31 Billboard 200; #2 Country
Lonestar NEVER ENDERS; 600 copies; #48 Country
(May 28, 2016)
Keith Urban RIPCORD; 92,726 copies; #4 Billboard 200; #1 Country
Cole Swindell YOU SHOULD BE HERE; 65,353 copies; #6 Billboard 200; #2 Country
Cyndi Lauper DETOUR; 15,556 copies; #29 Billboard 200; #4 Country
Mary Chapin Carpenter THE THINGS THAT WE ARE MADE OF; 6,249 copies; #102 Billboard 200; #8 Country
Ryan Beaver Rx; 800 copies; #41 Country

May 2016 Album/ EP Releases:

(May) The Krickets - SPANISH MOSS SIRENS
 (1 May 2016) Susan Blake - COMING HOME (2016 Gustfuss Records)
(1 May 2016) Harry Phillips - ENGLISH AMERICANA (570503 Records DK2)
(1 May 2016) Steve Griggs Band - FORT WORTH TO BAKERSFIELD
(1 May 2016) The Rosin Sisters - IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT (The Rosin Sisters)
(2 May 2016) Various Artists - REMEMBERING KITTY WELLS Import

(3 May 2016) Kayla Calabrese - GLASS STILETTO (EP; Kayla Calabrese)
(4 May 2016) Shawn Fenner - HOMEMADE HITS (self)

(6 May 2016) Mary Chapin Carpenter - THE THINGS THAT WE ARE MADE OF (Lambent Light Records via Thirty Tiger)
(6 May 2016) Cyndi Lauper - DETOUR (Rhino)
(6 May 2016) Cole Swindell - YOU SHOULD BE HERE (Warner Bros.-Warner Music Nashville)
(6 May 2016) Ryan Beaver – Rx (St. Beaver Music)
(6 May 2016) Kristy Lee Cook - ALL KINDS OF CRAZY (EP; Broken Bow Records)
(6 May 2016) Keith Urban - RIPCORD (Keith Urban LP9
(6 May 2016) Evie Laden Band - JUMP THE FIRE
(6 May 2016) Darryl Purpose - STILL THE BIRDS (Blue Rock Records)
(6 May 2016) Ray Harris - KINDA SETS THE TONE
(6 May 2016) Mountain Heart - BLUE SKIES
(6 May 2016) J. Hardin - THE PIASA BIRD (Piasa Recordings)
(6 May 2016) Alan Jackson - KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY-Live At Red Rocks [DVD and digital video project]

(6 May 2016) Travis Collins - HARD LIGHT (Universal Music Digital Services) AUS
(12 May 2016) Merle Haggard - KERN RIVER BLUES
(12 May 2016) Jennifer Nettles - PLAYING WITH FIRE (Big Machine Records, LLC)

(13 May 2016) Brooks Williams - MY TURN NOW (Continental Song City)
(13 May 2016) Darrell Scott - COUCHVILLE SESSIONS
(13 May 2016) Post Monroe - POST MONROE (EP; KCH Entertainment)
(13 May 2016) Nashville Cast - The Music of Nashville (Original Soundtrack) [Season 4], Vol. 2 (Big Machine Records, LLC)
(13 May 2016) Michaela Anne - BRIGHT LIGHTS AND THE FAME (Kingswood Records)
(13 May 2016) Eve Selis - SEE ME WITH YOUR HEART (Hippie Chick Twang)
(13 May 2016) Pine Street Ramblers - HAZY SHADE OF GOLD (Pine Street Records)
(13 May 2016) The Electroliners -  THE COMMON CLAY OF THE NEW WEST (Nectar & Venom)
(15 May 2016) Mary Beth Cross – FEELS LIKE HOME (MBC Productions, LLC) (3 STARS) Michael Hingston
(16 May 2016) Kelly Jones and Teddy ThompsonACOUSTIC DAYBREAK
(16 May 2016) The Cadillac Three - BURY ME IN MY BOOTS (Big Machine Records, LLC) 
(18 May 2016) Cimorelli - UP AT NIGHT (Cimorelli Music)
(19 May 2015) Connie Smith - THE LOST TAPES (Country Rewind)

(20 May 2016) Blake Shelton - IF I'M HONEST (Warner Bros.)
(20 May 2016) The Honeycutters - ON THE ROPES (Organic Records)
(20 May 2016) Marty Robbins - TODAY / DON'T LET ME TOUCH YOU (2-ON-1)
(20 May 2016) The Highwaymen - THE VERY BEST OF THE HIGHWAYMEN (Legacy)
(20 May 2016) Rebekah Long - HERE I AM (Luk Records)
(20 May 2016) Kari Lynch - LITTLE GAMES (Self Release)
(20 May 2016) Crystal Yates - THE OTHER SIDE (Awaken Love Music)
(20 May 2016) Mary Duff - CHANGING LANES (ISG Records)
(26 May 2016) Narn - WASN'T BORN TO LOSE (Rooftop Records Limited) UK

(27 May 2016) Dierks Bentley – BLACK (Decca (UMO))
(27 May 2016) Laura Cantrell - AT THE BBC: On Air Performances and Recordings 2000-2005
(27 May 2016) Daniel Meade & The Flying Mules - LET ME OFF AT THE BOTTOM
(27 May 2016) Tony Joe White - RAIN CROW (Yep Roc Records)
(27 May 2016) Corey Kent White - LONG WAY (Backwoods Music)
(27 May 2016) Lauren Jenkins - THE NASHVILLE SESSIONS EP (Big Machine Records, LLC)
(27 May 2016) Bart Budwig - THE MOON & OTHER THINGS (Self)
(27 May 2016) The Carolyn Sills Combo - DIME STORIES, VOL. 2 (Self)
(27 May 2016) Yarn - THIS IS THE YEAR (Ardsley Music / Red Bush Records)
(27 May 2016) Emma King - EMMA KING (British Songwriting Co.) UK
(31 May 2016) Uptown Drifters - RECOLLECTIONS IN SWING
(31 May 2016) Kimberly Moses - NOW OR NEVER (Creole Poet Records)
  
JUNE 2016

Billboard Country Albums Debuts:
June 2016 (Chart Issue Dated weeks)

(June 4, 2016)
Jennifer Nettles PLAYING WITH FIRE; 30,760 copies; #10 Billboard 200; #2 Country
The Nashville Cast: The Music Of Nashville, Season 4: Volume 2; 3,700 copies; #165 Billboard 200; #12 Country
Cimorelli UP AT NIGHT; 1,500 copies; #24 Country
Darrell Scott COUCHVILLE SESSIONS; 800 copies; #41 Country
Post Monroe SELF-TITLED EP; 600 copies; #44 Country
Rob Baird  Wrong Side of the River; 600 copies; #48 Country
(June 11, 2016)
Blake Shelton IF I’M HONEST; 153,030 copies; #3 Billboard 200; #1 Country
The Highwaymen American Outlaws: The Highwaymen Live (4 Disc Box set); 2,748 copies; #16 Country
The Highwaymen - The Very Best of The Highwaymen; 1,500 copies; #26 Country
Adam Wakefield The Voice: The Complete Season 10 Collection; 1,300 copies; #34 Billboard 200
(June 18, 2016)
Dierks Bentley BLACK; 87,732 copies; #2 Billboard 200; #1 Country
Zach Seabaugh self-titled EP; #25 Country
Corey Kent White LONG WAY (EP); #42 Country
Tony Joe White RAIN CROW; #46 Country
(June 25, 2016)
Maren Morris HERO 37,142 copies; #5 Billboard 200; #1 Country
Dan + Shay OBSESSED; 25,848 copies; #8 Billboard 200;  #2 Country
Craig Morgan A WHOLE LOT MORE TO ME; 3,454 copies; #16 Country
Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen WATCH THIS;  2,783 copies; #21 Country
Royal Bliss THE TRUTH (EP); 1,500 copies; #28 Country
Jackson Taylor & The Sinners WHICH WAY IS UP; #47 Country

June 2016 Album/ EP Releases:

(June 2016) Billy Yates - MELODIES AND MEMORIES: The Greatest Hits
(1 June 2016) Zach Seabaugh - ZACH SEABAUGH (EP)
(1 June 2016) Max T Barnes - STORMS OF LIFE (HYPERMEDIA)
(1 June 2016) Jannet Bodewes - BLUE DAYS (Westwood International Records) Netherlands
(2 June 2016) Maren Morris – HERO (Columbia Nashville)
(2 June 2016) Craig Morgan - A WHOLE LOT MORE TO ME (Black River Entertainment)
(2 June 2016) The Henningsens - WORLD’S ON FIRE (H3 Records)

(3 June 2016) John Berry - WHAT I LOVE THE MOST (Mansion Entertainment-Sony RED)
(3 June 2016) Randy Rogers, Wade Bowen - WATCH THIS (Lil’ Buddy Toons)
(3 June 2016) Dan + Shay - OBSESSED (Warner Bros.)
(3 June 2016) Cassadee Pope – SUMMER (EP; Republic Nashville)
(3 June 2016) Royal Bliss - THE TRUTH (Self Release)
(3 June 2016) The Lonely Heartstring Band - DEEP WATERS (2016 Rounder Records Corp.)
(3 June 2016) Johnny Lee - YOU AINT NEVER BEEN TO TEXAS (Johnny Lee Productions)
(3 June 2016) Sara Watkins - YOUNG IN ALL THE WRONG WAYS (New West)
(3 June 2016) Sister Sadie - SISTER SIE (Pinecastle Records)
(3 June 2016) Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra - SOMETHING BLUE
(3 June 2016) Jackson Taylor - WHICH WAY IS UP (Sin House Records)
(3 June 2016) Bryan Sutton - THE MORE I LEARN (UMG/ Sugar Hill Records)
(3 June 2016) Johnny Lee - YOU AINT NEVER BEEN TO TEXAS (Johnny Lee Productions)
(8 June 2016) Moore & Moore - MY PRESENT TO YOU (DOV Records)

(10 June 2016) Frankie Ballard - EL RIO (Warner Bros. Records)
(10 June 2016) Brandy Clark - BIG DAY IN A SMALL TOWN
(10 June 2016) Little Big Town - WANDERLUST (Decca (UMO)
(10 June 2016) Tara Thompson - SOMEONE TO TAKE YOUR PLACE (EP; The Valory Music Co., LLC)
(10 June 2016) Various - NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL COUNTRY Vol. 9 (Universal Music Group Nashville)
(10 June 2016) Special Consensus - LONG I RIDE (Compass)
(10 June 2016) Colvin & Earle - COLVIN & EARLE (Universal Music Group International)
(10 June 2016) Kris Kristofferson - THE COMPLETE MONUMENT & COLUMBIA ALBUM COLLECTION (16 CD Box Set)
(10 June 2016) Drew Baldridge - DIRT ON US (Cold River Records)
(10 June 2016) Josh Cristina – I’M 21 (Go to Records)
(10 June 2016) Wild Ponies (feat.Telisha Williams,Doug Williams) - RADIANT (No Evil Records)
 (11 June 2016) The Vogts Sisters - HOMEWARD (The Vogts Sisters)
(14 June 2016) Chip Taylor - LITTLE BROTHERS (Continental Record Services)
(16 June 2016) Sarah Jarosz – UNDERCURRENT (Universal Music Group International)
(16 June 2016) Neko Case/k.d.lang/Laura Veirs - case/lang/veirs (Anti/Epitaph)

(17 June 2016) Jon Pardi - CALIFORNIA SUNRISE (Humphead Records)
(17 June 2016) Irene Kelley - THESE HILLS (Mountain Fever Records) 
(17 June 2016) Kris Kristofferson - THE CEDAR CREEK SESSIONS (KK Records)
(17 June 2016) Auburn - LOVE & PROMISES
(17 June 2016) The Danberrys - GIVE AND RECEIVE (The Danberrys)
(17 June 2016) Clint Morgan - SCOFFLAW (Lost Cause Records)
(17 June 2016) Elizabeth Cook - EXODUS OF VENUS (Agent Love Records)
(17 June 2016) Chet O'Keefe - BECAUSE OF YOU (Scarlet Records Ltd)
(17 June 2016) Derik Hultquist - SOUTHERN IRON (Carnival Music-Thirty Tigers)
(17 June 2016) LOCASH - THE FIGHTERS (Reviver Records)

(17 June 2016) Calle Ameln - REVOLUTION ON THE ROCKS
(17 June 2016) James Dupre - STONED TO DEATH (Purfectt Pitch LLC)
(20 June 2016) My Girl The River - THIS AIN'T NO FAIRYTALE (Super Tiny Records)
(23 June 2016) Sam Bush - STORYMAN (Decca (UMO))
(23 June 2016) Volume Five – DRIFTER (Mountain Fever Records)

(24 June 2016) Dennis Stroughmatt: ONE MORE TIME - A Tribute to Ray Price's Cherokee Cowboys, Vol. 2 (J&J Records)
(24 June 2016) Libby Koch - JUST MOVE ON
(24 June 2016) High Bar Gang - SOMEDAY THE HEART WILL TROUBLE THE MIND
(25 June 2016) Furnace Mountain – SHADOW OF PLENTY (Self Release)

JULY 2016

Billboard Country Albums Debuts:
July 2016 (Chart Issue Dated weeks)

(July 2, 2016)
Various Artists: NOW That’s What I Call Country, Volume 9; 15,489 copies; #28 Billboard 200; #3 Country
Little Big Town WANDERLUST; 5,720 copies; #105 Billboard 200 (not classed "country")
Brandy Clark BIG DAY IN A SMALL TOWN; 7,364 copies; #84 Billboard 200; #8 Country
Frankie Ballard EL RIO; 6,663 copies; #68 Billboard 200; #9 Country
Drew Baldridge DIRT ON US; 5,748 copies; #113 Billboard 200; #11 Country
Colvin & Earle self-titled; 5,640 copies; #130 Billboard 200, #13 Country
The Springs DANCE WITH ME (EP); #42 Country
(July 9, 2016)
Jon Pardi CALIFORNIA SUNRISE; 23,800 copies; #11 Billboard 200, #1 Country
LoCash FIGHTERS; 4,200 copies;  #131 Billboard 200; #14 Country
Elizabeth Cook EXODUS OF VENUS; 2,500 copies; #23 Country
Luke Bell self-titled; 800 copies; #47 Country
Dolly Shine WALKABOUT; #50 Country
(July 16, 2016)
Various Country Hits Of The 80s & 90s; #50 Country
(July 23, 2016)
Milton Patton self-titled EP; 600 copies; #50 Country
(July 30, 2016)
Mark Chesnutt TRADITION LIVES; 1,800 copies; #22 Country
Kree Harrison THIS OLD THING; 900 copies; #28 Country
Van Zant Red White & Blue (Live); #39  Country

July 2016 Album/ EP Releases:

(1 July 2016) Sara Watkins - YOUNG IN ALL THE WRONG WAYS (New West)
(1 July 2016) Edgar Loudermilk - GEORGIA MAPLE (Pinecastle)
(1 July 2016) Clint Bradley - RIDING AFTER MIDNIGHT (Bluelight Records) UK
(3 July 2016) Annie Keating - TRICK STAR (8th Street Studios, LLC)
(4 July 2016) Casey Chapman - SKIN (EP; Playback Records)

(7 July 2016) Kree Harrison - THIS OLD THING (Plaid Flag)
(8 July 2016) Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver - Burden Bearer Bluegrass Gospel and A Cappella Favorites (Mountain Home)
(8 July 2016) Sean McConnell - SEAN MCCONNELL (Decca (UMO)
(8 July 2016) Boyz and the Beez - JUKEBOX (Boyz and the Beez)
(8 July 2016) Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley - THE COUNTRY BLUES (Compass)

(8 July 2016) Mark Chesnutt - TRADITION LIVES (BFD/ Row Entertainment)
(8 July 2016) Augusta Ray - AUGUSTA RAY (A Star Country) CAN
(8 July 2016) NewTown - HARLAN ROAD (Mountain Home Music Company)

(12 July 2016) Rebecca Hosking - SAFE HAVEN (Lovelloyd Music)
(15 July 2016) Confederate Railroad - LUCKY TO BE ALIVE (BFD)
(15 July 2016) The Earls of Leicester - RATTLE & ROAR (Rounder)
(15 July 2016) David Nail - THE FIGHTER (MCA Nashville)
(15 July 2016) The Way Down Wanderers - THE WAY DOWN WANDERERS (Self-released)
(15 July 2016) Marley's Ghost - THE WOODSTOCK SESSIONS (Sage Arts)
(15 July 2016) Steven Tyler - WE'RE ALL SOMEBODY FROM SOMEWHERE (Dot)
(18 July 2016) Audie Blaylock and Redline - THE ROAD THAT WINDS (Patuxent)

(22 July 2016) Travis Marvin - SIMPLE (EP; Independent)
(22 July 2016) Mitch Rossell - RAISED BY THE RADIO (Just Nice Entertainment)
(22 July 2016) Jeff Scroggins and Colorado - RAMBLIN FEELS GOOD (Self-released)
(22 July 2016) Trinity River Band - THINGS WE DO FOR DREAMS (Orange Blossom Records, LLC)
(22 July 2016) Megs Mclean - OUT OF SCHOOL (2016 Megs McLean)
(22 July 2016) Dani Young and Warren H. Williams - DESERT WATER (ABC Australia) AUS    

(24 July 2016) John Gorka - BEFORE BEGINNING (Red House) Red House Records
(25 July 2016) Lily - THE AUSTIN EXPERIENCE (EP; Independent) UK
(27 July 2016) The Royal Hounds - POKER ALL NIGHT LONG (Self-released)
(29 July 2016) The Western Flyers - WILD BLUE YONDER (2016 The Western Flyers)

(29 July 2016) Jake Owen - AMERICAN LOVE (RCA Nashville)
(29 July 2016) Hillary Scott & the Scott Family - LOVE REMAINS (Decca/ EMI Nashville)
(29 July 2016) Lori McKenna - THE BIRD & THE RIFLE (CN/Thirty Tigers)
(29 July 2016) Carter Winter - THE WHISKEY IN ME (Cold West Ent.)
(29 July 2016) Twinnie - TWINNIE (EP) UK

AUGUST 2016

Billboard Country Albums Debuts:
August 2016 (Chart Issue Dated weeks)

(August 6, 2016)
Steven Tyler WE’RE ALL SOMEBODY FROM SOMEWHERE; 16,771 copies; #19 Billboard 200; #1 Country
David Nail FIGHTER; 12,205 copies; #26 Billboard 200; #3 Country
Confederate Railroad LUCKY TO BE ALIVE; 600 copies; #49 Country
(August 13, 2016)
Big Smo WE THE PEOPLE; 3,408 copies; #13 Country
Mitch Rossell RAISED BY THE RADIO #34 Country
(August 20, 2016)
Jake Owen AMERICAN LOVE; 29,408 copies; #4 Billboard 200; #1 Country
Hillary Scott & The Scott Family LOVE REMAINS; 27,581 copies; #7 Billboard 200; #2 Country
Lori McKenna THE BIRD & THE RIFLE; 2,679 copies; #19 Country; #99 Top Albums
Carter Winter THE WHISKEY IN ME; 1,000 copies; #34 Country
Various Artists COUNTRY FAITH HYMNS: 12 Songs Of Faith From Today's Leading Country Stars; #50 Country
(August 27, 2016)
Cody Johnson GOTTA BE ME; 22,691 copies; #2 Country
The Cadillac Three BURY ME IN MY BOOTS; 10,952 copies; #5 Country
Elvis Presley WAY DOWN IN THE JUNGLE ROOM; 7,072 copies; #6 Country
Chris Lane GIRL PROBLEMS; 6,218 copies; #8 Country
The Lacs & Hard Target: Racket Country WELCOME TO DODGE CITY; 3,045 copies; #22 Country

August 2016 Album/ EP Releases:

(1 Aug 2016) Scott Southworth - THE LAST HONKY TONK IN TOWN (2016 Scott Southworth)
(Aug 2016) Jimmy Lewis - DON’T BRING THE COWBOY OUT IN ME

(4 Aug 2016) Jim & Lynna Woolsey – Heart and Soul, Blood and Bone (Broken Record Records, LLC)
(5 Aug 2016) Devon Mayson - LIE TO ME (2016 Devon Mayson) UK
(5 Aug 2016) Alan Jackson - GENUINE: The Alan Jackson Story
(5 Aug 2016) American Young - AY (Curb Records)
(5 Aug 2016) Cody Johnson – GOTTA BE ME (COJO MUSIC LLC)
(5 Aug 2016) Elvis Presley - WAY DOWN IN THE JUNGLE ROOM 2-CD
(5 Aug 2016) Racket County, The Lacs & Hard Target - WELCOME TO DODGE CITY
(5 Aug 2016) Jean Shepard - COUNTRY MUSIC: PURE AND SIMPLE 50 Track Best Of 2-CD (Humphead)
(5 Aug 2016) Chelle Rose - BLUE RIDGE BLOOD (Lil' Damsel)
(5 Aug 2016) The Cadillac Three - BURY ME IN MY BOOTS (Big Machine)
(5 Aug 2016) The O'Connor Band - COMING HOME (Rounder)
(5 Aug 2016) Brenda Lee – Sings Country: Ultimate Country Collection 2-CD (Hump Head)
(5 Aug 2016) Chris Lane - GIRL PROBLEMS (Big Loud) Big Loud Records
(5 Aug 2016) Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Ridge - MY DADDY'S GRASS (Rebel)
(6 Aug 2016) Osborne Jones - ONLY NOW (Independent) UK

(8 Aug 2016) Tom Shed - DAVEY'S CORNET (Curly Maple America, Bmi)
(9 Aug 2016) Tyler Wood - ROAD TO REDEMPTION (2016 Tyler Wood Music)
(11 Aug 2016) Jade Mya - HEARTBREAK COUNTRY (EP) CAN

(12 Aug 2016) Justin Moore - KINDA DON'T CARE (Valory Music)
(12 Aug 2016) Upchurch - CHICKEN WILLIE [Explicit] (RHEC Entertainment)
(12 Aug 2016) Boo Ray - Sea Of Lights (Self-released)
(12 Aug 2016) Kiefer Sutherland - DOWN IN A HOLE (Warner Bros.)
(12 Aug 2016) Kelsey Waldon - I'VE GOT A WAY (Monkey's Eyebrow Recordings)
(12 Aug 2016) Lisa McHugh - #COUNTRY (Sharpe Music) UK
(12 Aug 2016) Morgan Dawson - THIS AIN'T WAR (EP; RED Creative Group)
(12 Aug 2016) Parker Mckay - PARKER MCKAY (EP)
(12 Aug 2016) Tanya Davis - 40 MILES EAST OF MEMPHIS (Southern Skye Records)
(12 Aug 2016) Dylan Scott - DYLAN SCOTT (Curb Records)
(15 Aug 2016) Bay Storey - BAY STOREY (EP; Bay Storey)


(18 Aug 2016) Erika Kulnys - Rise Up (Kulnys Productions)
(18 Aug 2016) Lilac Sheer - A DIFFERENT COUNTRY ( 2016 Lilac Sheer) UK
(19 Aug 2016) Dolly Parton - PURE & SIMPLE (2-CD) CD2 = Live at Glastonbury
(19 Aug 2016) Drake White - SPARK (Dot Records / Big Machine)
(19 Aug 2016) Casey Donahew - ALL NIGHT PARTY (Almost Country Records)
(19 Aug 2016) Sister C - DEMO SESSIONS, VOL. 2 (EP; 2016 Sister C)
(19 Aug 2016) Nikki Petherick - NIKKI PETHERICK (EP) UK
(19 Aug 2016) John Williamson - HIS FAVOURITE COLLECTION (WM Australia) AUS
(19 Aug 2016) Lydia Loveless - REAL (Bloodshot Records)
(19 Aug 2016) Katie Brianna - VICTIM OR THE HEROINE (Katie Brianna Garfoot) AUS
(19 Aug 2016) Andrea Graff - ANDREA GRAFF (2016 Andrea Graff)
(19 Aug 2016) Courtney Marie Andrews - HONEST LIFE (Mama Bird Recording Co.)
(19 Aug 2016) Chris Murphy - RED MOUNTAIN BLUES (Teahouse Records)
(19 Aug 2016) Dale Watson - Live At The Big T Roadhouse, Chicken S#!+ Bingo Sunday (Red House)
(19 Aug 2016) The Stray Birds - MAGIC FIRE (Yep Roc)
(19 Aug 2016) The Coal Men - PUSHED TO THE SIDE (Vaskaleedez)
(19 Aug 2016) BJ Barham - ROCKINGHAM (At the Helm)

(23 Aug 2016) Various Artists - Silent Night: A Country Christmas (Sony Custom Marketing Group)
(23 Aug 2016) Various Artists - Silent Night: A Country Christmas (Sony Custom Marketing Group)
(24 Aug 2016) Belle - Evolution (EP) (2016 Michelle Kinneavy) UK
(25 Aug 2016) Krissy Feniak - Krissy Feniak (EP; Independent) CAN

(26 Aug 2016) Florida Georgia Line - DIG YOUR ROOTS (Big Machine) Big Machine Label Group, LLC
(26 Aug 2016) Stevie Jewel - BAD HABIT (Single; Crown26 Records) CAN
(26 Aug 2016) Cody Jinks - I'M NOT THE DEVIL (Cody Jinks Music)
(26 Aug 2016) The Price Sisters - THE PRICE SISTERS (Rebel Records)
(26 Aug 2016) Jessica Lynne - CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (EP; London Tone Music)
(26 Aug 2016) Jack Ingram - MIDNIGHT MOTEL (Rounder)
(26 Aug 2016) Charlie Daniels - NIGHT HAWK (Megaforce)
(26 Aug 2016) Bill Kirchen and Austin DeLone - TRANSATLANTICANA (Red House)
(28 Aug 2016) Martha L. Healy - TO BE FREE (EP; FrogEye Records)

SEPTEMBER 2016

Billboard Country Albums Debuts:
September 2016 (Chart Issue Dated weeks)

(September 3, 2016)
Justin Moore KINDA DON'T CARE; 37,050 copies; #4 Billboard 200; #1 Country
Cody Jinks I'M NOT THE DEVIL; 11,331 copies; #39 Billboard 200; #4 Country
Dylan Scott DYLAN SCOTT; 9,132 copies; #46 Billboard 200; #5 Country
Upchurch CHICKEN WILLIE; 2,763 copies; #22 Country
(September 10, 2016)
Dolly Parton PURE & SIMPLE; 20,107 copies; #11 Billboard 200; #1 Country
Casey Donahew ALL NIGHT PARTY; 11,452 copies; #40 Billboard 200; #3 Country
Drake White SPARK; 10,564 copies; #34 Billboard 200; #4 Country
Kiefer Sutherland DOWN IN A HOLE; 1,300 copies; #35 Country
(September 17, 2016)
Florida Georgia Line DIG YOUR ROOTS; 125,747 copies; #2 Billboard 200; #1 Country
Jack Ingram MIDNIGHT MOTEL; 1,994 copies; #24 Country; #9 Americana/Folk
Reba McEntire MY KIND OF CHRISTMAS; 1,902 copies; #27 Country
(September 24, 2016)
Various Artists MUD DIGGER, Volume 7; 2,553 copies; #19 Country
Ryan Follese - RYAN FOLLESE (EP); 700 copies; #47 Country

September 2016 Album/ EP Releases:

(2 Sept 2016) Ryan Follese - RYAN FOLLESE (EP)
(2 Sept 2016) Various Artists - MUD DIGGER 7
(2 Sept 2016) Red Tail Ring – Fall Away Blues (Earthwork Music) SWE/ US
(2 Sept 2016) Ward Thomas - CARTWHEELS (WTW/ Sony Music CG)
(2 Sept 2016) Lucie Silvas – LETTER TO GHOSTS (Decca (UMO; POP) originally released Oct 5, 2015
(2 Sept 2016) Ferlin Husky - GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN (Country Rewind)
(2 Sept 2016) Blue Highway - ORIGINAL TRADITIONAL (Rounder/ Decca (UMO)
(2 Sept 2016) Gary Quinn - I REMEMBER (EP; GaryQuinnMusic) UK
(2 Sept 2016) Dennis Ledbetter - MY LIFE IS A COUNTRY SONG
(2 Sept 2016) Dallas Smith - SIDE EFFECTS (Dallas Smith Music)
(2 Sept 2016) Red Tail Ring - FALL AWAY BLUES (Earthwork Music)
(2 Sept 2016) Troy Cassar-Daley - THINGS I CARRY AROUND (Liberation Music) AUS
(2 Sept 2016) Arista Manning - RIDE THIS NIGHT (EP; Manning Productions)
(2 Sept 2016) Jack Tempchin - ONE MORE SONG (Blue Elan Records)
(6 Sept 2016) Billy Ray Cyrus - THIN LINE (Blue Cadillac Music)


(8 Sept 2016) Jenny Gill - THE HOUSE SESSIONS (EP; Jenny Gill Music)
(9 Sept 2016) Jason Aldean - THEY DON'T KNOW (Broken Bow Records/ Sony Music Cmg)
(9 Sept 2016) The Time Jumpers - KID SISTER (Rounder Records)
(9 Sept 2016) Charlie Daniels - NIGHT HAWK (CDC Records)
(9 Sept 2016) Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris - The Complete Trio Collection (Deluxe) 3-CD (Rhino)
(9 Sept 2016) Sandra McCracken - GOD'S HIGHWAY (2016 Towhee Records)
(9 Sept 2016) Chely Wright - I AM THE RAIN (2016 Painted Red Music Group)/ Megaforce Records/Sony Red)
(9 Sept 2016) Jackie Storrar - BEHIND HER EYES (Parrot House Records) UK

(12 Sept 2016) Ashe Sparx - VOLUME II (EP)
(13 Sept 2016) Shantell Ogden - THE ROAD THAT DRIVES ME (Hip Farm Chic Records)

(16 Sept 2016) Willie Nelson - For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price (Legacy Recordings)
(16 Sept 2016) Claire Lynch - NORTH BY SOUTH (Compass Records)
(16 Sept 2016) Chris While And Julie Matthews - SHOULDER TO SHOULDER
(16 Sept 2016) The Handsome Family - UNSEEN (Milk & Scissors)
(16 Sept 2016) Amy Wadge - AMY WADGE (Cold Coffee Music Limited) UK
(16 Sept 2016) Aaron Lewis - SINNER (2016 Dot Records)
(16 Sept 2016) Red Sky July - VOYAGER (Shadowbirds Records)
(16 Sept 2016) Beeby Leigh - GOODBYE TO THE PAST (EP)
(16 Sept 2016) Whiskey Myers - MUD (Wiggy Thump Records)
(16 Sept 2016) Jesse Dayton - THE REVEALER [Explicit] (Blue Élan Records LLC)
(16 Sept 2016) The Devil Makes Three - REDEMPTION & RUIN (New West)
(19 Sept 2016) Henrik Bank - THE JOURNEY (Gateway Music) DEN
(20 Sept 2016) Various Artists - TO JOEY, WITH LOVE (Original Movie Soundtrack; Reunion Records)
(20 Sept 2016) The Last Bandoleros - Self-Titled EP (Warner Nashville)

(23 Sept 2016) Luke Bryan - FARM TOUR...HERE'S TO THE FARMER (Decca (UMO)
(23 Sept 2016) Steve Black - RIGHT HERE AND NOW (self release) UK
(23 Sept 2016) Adam Steffey - HERE TO STAY (Mountain Home Music Company)
(23 Sept 2016) Reckless Kelly - SUNSET MOTEL (No Big Deal Records)
(23 Sept 2016) Brooke Eden - WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND - EP (Red Bow Records)
(23 Sept 2016) Alyssa Bonagura - ROAD LESS TRAVELED (Alyssa Bonagura)
(23 Sept 2016) Trisha Yearwood - ICON Christmas (MCA Nashville)
(23 Sept 2016) William Clark Green - LIVE AT GRUENE HALL (Bill Grease Records LLC)
(23 Sept 2016) Bradley Walker - CALL ME OLD-FASHIONED (Gaither Music Group (HSE)
(23 Sept 2016) Jill Johnson - FOR YOU I'LL WAIT (Verve Label Group; Capitol Music Group AB)
(23 Sept 2016) David Fanning - FIRST (EP; MV2 Entertainment)
(23 Sept 2016) Reckless Kelly - SUNSET MOTEL (No Big Deal)
(23 Sept 2016) Dwight Yoakam - SWIMMIN' POOLS, MOVIE STARS... (Sugar Hill)

(30 Sept 2016) The Shires - MY UNIVERSE (Decca (UMO)) UK
(30 Sept. 2016) Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Circlin Back-Celebrating 50 Years CD/DVD Combo Pack)
(30 Sep 2016) John Prine - FOR BETTER, OR WORSE (Oh Boy Records)
(30 Sep 2016) Ben Glover - THE EMIGRANT (Proper Records)
(30 Sept 2016) Mandolin Orange - BLINDFALLER (Yep Roc)
(30 Sep 2016) Jim Lauderdale - THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING (Sky Crunch)
(30 Sept 2016) William Michael Morgan - VINYL (Warner Nashville)
(30 Sep 2016) JT Hodges - AFTER MIDNIGHT (EP; Buffalo Sound)
(30 Sep 2016) The Sunny Cowgirls - HERE WE GO (Universal Music Digital Services) AUS
(30 Sept 2016) Alan Jackson: KEEPIN' IT COUNTRY - Live At Red Rocks [DVD] (Eagle Rock)
(30 Sept 2016) John McEuen - MADE IN BROOKLYN (Chesky Records)

OCTOBER 2016

Billboard Country Albums Debuts:
October 2016 (Chart Issue Dated weeks)

(October 1, 2016)
Jason Aldean THEY DON'T KNOW; 130,873 copies; #1 Billboard 200; #1 Country         
Whiskey Myers MUD; 7,383 copies; #80 Billboard 200; #1 Country
Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt Trio: The Complete Trio Collection; 5,200 copies; #124 Billboard; #7 Country
Chely Wright I AM THE RAIN; 4,105 copies; #181 Billboard; #13 Country
The Time Jumpers KID SISTER; 1,651 copies; #25 Country
Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt MY DEAR COMPANION: Selections From The Trio Collection; 800 copies; #44 Country
Billy Ray Cyrus THIN LINE; 700 copies; #49 Country
(October 8, 2016)
Aaron Lewis SINNER; 39,199 copies; #4 Billboard 200; #1 Country
Willie Nelson FOR THE GOOD TIMES: A Tribute To Ray Price 6,954 copies; #84 Billboard 200; #5 Country
(October 15, 2016)
Luke Bryan FARM TOUR: Here's To The Farmer (EP); 32,427 copies; #4Billboard 200; #1 Country
Dwight Yoakam SWIMMIN' POOLS, MOVIE STARS...; 8,822 copies; #62 Billboard 200; #6 Country
Bradley Walker CALL ME OLD-FASHIONED 4,479 copies; #155 Billboard 200; #9 Country
Reckless Kelly SUNSET MOTEL; 3,821 copies; #191 Billboard 200; #12 Country
William Clark Green LIVE AT GRUENE HALL; 1,100 copies; #31 Country
(October 22, 2016)
John Prine FOR BETTER, OR WORSE;15,005 copies; #30 Billboard 200; #2 Country
William Michael Morgan VINYL; 6,521 copies; #65 Billboard 200; #5 Country
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band CIRCLIN' BACK: Celebrating 50 Years, Live At The Ryman Auditorium, TN; 3,287 copies; #11 Country; #11 Americana/Folk Albums    
(October 29, 2016)
Shovels & Rope LITTLE SEEDS; 6,908 copies; #83 Billboard 200; #4 Americana/Folk Albums
Mo Pitney BEHIND THIS GUITAR; 3,278 copies; #10 Country
Tucker Beathard FIGHT LIKE HELL (EP); 2,544 copies; #177 Billboard 200; #14 Country
Brent Cobb SHINE ON RAINY DAY; 2,300 copies; #17 Country
Buddy Brown I Call BS On That (EP); 1,844 copies; #22 Country
Loretta Lynn CHRISTMAS TIME BLUE; #35 Country
Dylan Schneider 17 (EP) #37 Country

October 2016 Album/ EP Releases:

(1 Oct 2016) Mark Chesnutt - GREATEST HITS II - Deluxe Edition
(1 Oct 2016) Rebecca Lee Nye - GYPSY HEART (Maven) AUS
(2 Oct 2016) Eddie Bush - THE CAGE I WAS IN
(4 Oct 2016) Dallas Moore - LIVE AT THE BULLITT COUNTY JAIL (Sol Records)
(5 Oct 2016) Ash Cooper Band - GOOD FOR YOU (Self Release) UK
(5 Oct 2016) Wendy Jäger - HONK IF YOU HONKYTONK (Playback Records)

(7 Oct 2016) Tucker Beathard - FIGHT LIKE HELL (EP; Big Machine)
(7 Oct 2016) Loretta Lynn - WHITE CHRISTMAS BLUE (Sony Legacy)
(7 Oct 2016) Shovels & Rope - LITTLE SEEDS (New West Records)
(7 Oct 2016) Jackie Bristow - SHOT OF GOLD (Montana Music)
(7 Oct 2016) Mo Pitney - BEHIND THIS GUITAR (Curb Records)
(7 Oct 2016) Waylon Jennings - The Lost Nashville Sessions (Country Rewind)
(7 Oct 2016) Nothin' Fancy - WHERE I CAME FROM (Mountain Fever Records)
(7 Oct 2016) The Warhorses - THE WARHORSES (indieExtreme/19 Charlie Records)
(7 Oct 2016) The Goat Roper Rodeo Band - COSMIC COUNTRY BLUE (Aveline Records) UK
(7 Oct 2016) Olivia Beth Amy - LIV ON (LIVON; OBA Productions LLC - LIV01)
(7 Oct 2016) Lauren Davidson - HEAR ME (EP, Loaded Gun Productions)
(7 Oct 2016) Dawson Reigns - DAWSON REIGNS (Hit Maker Entertainment) CAN
(7 Oct 2016) Martin Simpson & Dom Flemons - EVER POPULAR FAVOURITES (Fledg'ling)
(7 Oct 2016) Buddy Brown - I Call Bs on That (Inde)
(7 Oct 2016) Norah Jones - Day Breaks (Virgin EMI; Jazz)

(8 Oct 2016) Sylvia - IT'S ALL IN THE FAMILY (Red Pony Records)
(9 Oct 2016) Dylan Schneider 17 (EP)
(10 Oct 2016) Tracy Byrd - ALL AMERICAN TEXAN (Self)
(10 Oct 2016) Billy Hardwick Jr. - THE DAY MERLE HAGGARD DIED (Billy Hardwick Jr)
(12 Oct 2016) Erica Sunshine Lee - ELIXIR (Orsley Entertainment)
(13 Oct 2016) Lisa Mills - MAMAS JUKE BOOK

(14 Oct 2016) Chris Young - IT MUST BE CHRISTMAS (Sony Music Cmg)
(14 Oct 2016) Blackberry Smoke - LIKE AN ARROW (Earache Records/Three Legged/Thirty Tigers)
(14 Oct 2016) Dwight Yoakam - SWIMMIN' POOLS, MOVIE STARS... (Sugar Hill)
(14 Oct 2016) Paul Cauthen - MY GOSPEL (Lightning Rod Records)
(14 Oct 2016) Beth Hart - FIRE ON THE FLOOR (Provogue)
(14 Oct 2016) The Flat Five - IT'S A WORLD OF LOVE AND HOPE
(14 Oct 2016) Jackie Bristow - SHOT OF GOLD (Montana Music) NZ
(14 Oct 2016) Holly Norman - TAKING CARE OF BLUEGRASS (Freedom Entertainment)
(14 Oct 2016) Jim Ed Brown / Jim Ed Brown & Helen Cornelius - Best of Jim Ed Brown/ Jim Ed & Helen Greatest Hits 2-ON-1 (Morello Records)
(14 Oct 2016) Marty Robbins - R.F.D. / My Kind Of Country 2-ON-1 (Morello Records)
(14 Oct 2016) Small Town Romance - SMALL TOWN ROMANCE (Rocket Group Pty Ltd) AUS
(14 Oct 2016) Enderlin Chicks - ON OUR OWN Switzerland
(14 Oct 2016) John Berry - Christmas (2016 JB Music, LLC)
(14 Oct 2016) Joshua Hedley - DON'T WASTE YOUR TEARS
(14 Oct 2016) Jamie Richards - LATEST AND GREATEST (Okie Ranch/ Self Release)
(14 Oct 2016) JoSMITH - INTRODUCING JOSMITH (SMACKRecords)
(14 Oct 2016) Jonny Fritz - SWEET CREEP (ATO Records)
(14 Oct 2016) Various Artists - Christmas On The Lam And Other Songs From The Season (Red House Records)
(14 Oct 2016) Jamie Richards - LATEST & GREATEST (Okie Ranch)
(14 Oct 2016) Various Artists - FEEL LIKE GOING HOME (The Songs of Charlie Rich)
(18 Oct 2016) Kimber Sparks - IT'S HER TURN (Kimber Sparks) 5-Disc

(21 Oct 2016) Rascal Flatts - THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL (Label: Big Machine)
(21 Oct 2016) Hank Williams Jr. A COUNTRY BOY CAN SURVIVE (Curb Records) 4-CD Box Set
(21 Oct 2016) Dean Brody - BEAUTIFUL FREAKSHOW (Universal/ Open Road Music) CAN
(21 Oct 2016) Tim McGraw - MCGRAW (The Ultimate Collection) (Curb Records) 4-CD
(21 Oct 2016) Jamie Kent - ALL AMERICAN MUTT
(21 Oct 2016) Elvis Presley - THE WONDER OF YOU: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RCA/Legacy)
(21 Oct 2016) Grant & Forsyth - KEEP IT COUNTRY (LS Records) UK
(21 Oct 2016) Derek Ryan - HAPPY MAN (Sharpe Music) IRE
(21 Oct 2016) Amy Grant - TENNESSEE CHRISTMAS (Amy Grant Music; AGG)
(21 Oct 2016) The Oak Ridge Boys - CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS (Gaither Music Group; HSE)
(21 Oct 2016) Zane Williams - BRINGIN' COUNTRY BACK (Texas Like That Records)
(21 Oct 2016) Kevin Fowler - Coming To A Honky Tonk Near You (Kevin Fowler Records)
(21 Oct 2016) Crystal Shawanda - FISH OUT OF WATER (New Sun Records) CAN
(21 Oct 2016) The Mavericks -  ALL NIGHT LIVE VOLUME 1 (Mono Mundo Recordings)
(21 Oct 2016) The Good Intentions - THE LONG UNBROKEN LINE (Drumfire Records) UK
(21 Oct 2016) Exile - WRAPPED UP IN YOUR ARMS FOR CHRISTMAS (BFD/RED)
(21 Oct 2016) Canton Junction - A CANTON CHRISTMAS (Universal Music Digital Services)
(21 Oct 2016) Various - THE 50TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS (Walmart Exclusive) (ZinePak)
(21 Oct 2016) Jess Morgan - EDISON GLORIETTE (Drabant Music) UK
(21 Oct 2016) Pretenders - ALONE (BMG) UK
(22 Oct 2016) Charlie McNeal - REMEMBER THE TIME
(24 Oct 2016) Jade Helliwell - FORGET THE NIGHT (EP; Self Release) UK
(25 Oct 2016) Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike - Small Town Heroes (Bell Buckle Records)
(25 Oct 2016) Tyler Hammond - EVERYTHING TO LOSE (Self)

(27 Oct 2016) Thomas Rhett - TANGLED UP (Deluxe)
(27 Oct 2016) JD Walker - TOO FAR FROM HEAVEN (GTR Nashville / Go Time Records)
(28 Oct 2016) LeAnn Rimes - REMNANTS [Explicit; POP]
(28 Oct 2016) Jennifer Nettles - TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS (Big Machine Records)
(28 Oct 2016) Brett Eldredge - GLOW (Atlantic Nashville)
(28 Oct 2016) Kenny Chesney - COSMIC HALLELUJAH (Blue Chair/Columbia Nashville)
(28 Oct 2016) Kip Moore - UNDERGROUND (Universal)
(28 Oct 2016) Cole Swindell - DOWN HOME SESSIONS III (Warner Nashville)
(28 Oct 2016) Wayne Hancock - SLINGIN' RHYTHM (Bloodshot) Bloodshot Ltd.
(28 Oct 2016) Kacey Musgraves - A VERY KACEY CHRISTMAS (Decca (UMO)
(28 Oct 2016) Lenny Cooper - DIRTIFIED (Average Joes Entertainment)
(28 Oct 2016) Steve Wariner - ALL OVER THE MAP (SelecTone Records)
(28 Oct 2016) Various Artists - HIGHWAY PRAYER: A Tribute to Adam Carroll
(28 Oct 2016) Midland - EP (Big Machine Records, LLC)
(28 Oct 2016) Miss Winter - MAKING STORIES [Explicit] SWE
(28 Oct 2016) Pete Kennedy - THE VOYAGE (KEMC Records) IE
(28 Oct 2016) Frank Foster - GOOD COUNTRY MUSIC (Lone Chief Records)
(28 Oct 2016) Jack Grelle - GOT DRESSED UP TO BE LET DOWN (Big Muddy Records)
(28 Oct 2016) Various Artists - Memphis Rockabillies, Hillbillies & Honky Tonkers Volume 6
(28 Oct 2016) Various Artists - GIRLS GONNA BOP: Rockin' Girls From The Late 50's (Croydon Municipal)
(28 Oct 2016) Derek Ryan - THIS IS ME - The Nashville Songbook (Sharpe Music) IRE
(28 Oct 2016) Cliona Hagan - STRAIGHT TO YOU (Sharpe Music) IRE


NOVEMBER 2016

Billboard Country Albums Debuts:
November 2016 (Chart Issue Dated weeks)

(November 5, 2016)
Blackberry Smoke LIKE AN ARROW 18,225 copies; #12 Billboard 200; #1 Country; #1 Americana/Folk Albums
Chris Young IT MUST BE CHRISTMAS 8,209 copies; #62 Billboard 200; #4 Country
The Mavericks All Night Live, Volume 1; 2,663 copies; #14 Country; #13 Americana/Folk Albums 
Paul Cauthen MY GOSPEL; #50 Country
(November 12, 2016)
Amy Grant TENNESSEE CHRISTMAS; 11,489 copies; #38 Billboard 200
Various Artists CMA AWARDS 50 ZinePak; 4,459 copies; #155 Billboard 200; #5 Country
Rascal Flatts THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL 4,156 copies;  #167 Billboard 200; #7 Country
Jamie Kent All American Mutt 2,583 copies; #16 Country
Kevin Fowler COMING TO A HONKY TONK NEAR YOU 2,200 copies; #21 Country
The Oak Ridge Boys CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS 900 copies; #43 Country
Zane Williams BRINGIN' COUNTRY BACK; 800 copies; #46 Country
Tim McGraw: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION; #50 Country

(November 19, 2016)
Kenny Chesney COSMIC HALLELUJAH 79,485 copies; #2 Billboard 200; #1 Country
Brett Eldredge GLOW;14,080 copies; #29 Billboard 200; #2 Country
Cole Swindell DOWN HOME SESSIONS III (EP);10,708 copies; #36 Billboard 200; #5 Country
Jimmy Buffett 'TIS THE SEASON; 10,216 copies; #50 Billboard 200; #6 Country
Kip Moore UNDERGROUND (EP); 6,487 copies; #97 Billboard 200; #12 Country
Frank Foster GOOD COUNTRY MUSIC; 5,934 copies; #113 Billboard 200; #13 Country
Kacey Musgraves A VERY KACEY CHRISTMAS; 4,765 copies; #143 Billboard 200; #16 Country
Jennifer Nettles TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS; 4,670 copies; #151 Billboard 200; #17 Country
George Strait STRAIT FOR THE HOLIDAYS; 2,170 copies; #36 Country
Roy Orbison THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION: Roy Orbison; #40 Country
Lenny Cooper DIRTIFIED; #43 Country
(November 26, 2016)
Eric Church Mr. Misunderstood: On The Rocks, Live And (Mostly) Unplugged (EP) 8,858 copies; #57 Billboard 200; #4 Country
Various Artists NOW That's What I Call Country #1's 7,360 copies; #76 Billboard 200; #5 Country
Todd Chrisley A CHRISLEY CHRISTMAS; #43 Country
Hank Williams Jr. A COUNTRY BOY CAN SURVIVE (Box Set); #50 Country

November 2016 Album/ EP Releases:

(1 Nov 2016) Chuck Cusimano - BROKEN HEARTS AND HONKY TONKS
(1 Nov 2016) Yola Carter - ORPHAN OFFERING (EP; Ear Trumpet Music) UK
(2 Nov 2016) Will Banister - WHAT A WAY TO LIVE (Clovisite Records)

(4 Nov 2016) Jimmy Buffett - 'TIS THE SEASON (2016 Mailboat Records)
(4 Nov 2016) Various artists - NOW That's What I Call Country #1s (UMG Recordings), Inc. and Sony Music Entertainment
(4 Nov 2016) Todd Chrisley - A CHRISLEY CHRISTMAS (Holy Graffiti)
(4 Nov 2016) Kentucky Headhunters - On Safari Plowboy Records

(4 Nov 2016) Eric Church - Mr. Misunderstood On the Rocks Live & (Mostly) Unplugged (Walmart Exclusive)
(5 Nov 2016) Jeannine Barry - BITTERSWEET (EP; Jeannine Barry) UK
(6 Nov 2016) Jamie Stever - THIS LIFE AIN'T FOR EVERYONE (Tri-Mount Entertainment)
(10 Nov 2016) Reagan Johnson - LIFELINES (37 Records)

(11 Nov 2016) Rhonda Vincent - ALL THE RAGE, Vol. One (Upper Management Music)
(11 Nov 2016) Ronnie Dunn - TATTOOED HEART (Big Machine Label Group/ NASH Icon)
(11 Nov 2016) Tim Rushlow - CLASSIC CHRISTMAS (BFD)
(11 Nov 2016) Ty Herndon - HOUSE ON FIRE (BFD/Sony/RED)
(11 Nov 2016) The Life & Songs Of Emmylou Harris: An All-Star Concert Celebration (Live) (New Rounder)
(11 Nov 2016) Home Free - FULL OF (EVEN MORE) CHEER (Columbia)
(11 Nov 2016) Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood - CHRISTMAS TOGETHER (Pearl Records, Inc.)
(11 Nov 2016) Garth Brooks - THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION Exclusive 10 Discs Box Set
(11 Nov 2016) Luke Bell - LUKE BELL (Bill Hill Records)
(11 Nov 2016) Hat Fitz And Cara - AFTER THE RAIN 
(11 Nov 2016) Various Artists - TERRY WOGAN - A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC (Rhino)
(12 Nov 2016) Jeff Woolsey - THE REAL ME (Shuffle One Records)
(12 Nov 2016) Tim McDonald - LIFE WORTH LIVIN'
(14 Nov 2016) Ray Stevens - MARY AND JOSEPH AND THE BABY AND ME (CabaRay Entertainment)

(18 Nov 2016) Miranda Lambert - THE WEIGHT OF THESE WINGS (Vanner Records/RCA Records/Sony Music Nashville) 2-CD
(18 Nov 2016) George Strait - STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BOX: Part 2 (Walmart Exclusive; 3CD)
(18 Nov 2016) High Valley - DEAR LIFE (Atlantic Records)
(18 Nov 2016) Faith Hill - DEEP TRACKS (Warner Bros.)
(18 Nov 2016) Travis Tritt - A MAN AND HIS GUITAR (Live from the Franklin Theatre) (Post Oak Recordings)
(18 Nov 2016) Charly Mcclain - GREATEST HITS / Biggest Hits 2-ON-1
(18 Nov 2016) Asleep At The Wheel - LONE STAR CHRISTMAS NIGHT (Select O Hits/ Home Records)
(18 Nov 2016) Rita Wilson - THE CHRISTMAS SESSIONS (Sing It Loud Records)
(18 Nov 2016) Curtis Grimes - UNDENIABLY COUNTRY (Lonely River)
(18 Nov 2016) Ashleigh Dallas - THE BEGINNING (Checked Label Services) AUS
(18 Nov 2016) Robert Earl Keen - LIVE DINNER REUNION (Dualtone Music) 2-CD
(18 Nov 2016) Winter Mountain - I SWEAR I FLEW (Astral Fox Records)

(21 Nov 2016) Lisa McHugh - #LisaLive [DVD] (Sharpe Music) UK
(22 Nov 2016) Steve Hussey & Jake Eddy - THE MILLER GIRL (Merf Records)

(25 Nov 2016) Garth Brooks - GUNSLINGER (Pearl Records, Inc./ Sony Music Cmg)
(25 Nov 2016) Henry Senior JR. - PLATES OF MEAT (Maiden Voyage Recording Company) UK London Pedal Steel Guitarist
(25 Nov 2016) Gillian Welch - BOOTS NO. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg (Acony Records) 2-CD
(25 Nov 2016) Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers - WE SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS (Sony RED)
(25 Nov 2016) Various Artists - A SILVERADO FAMILY CHRISTMAS (Silverado Records)
(28 Nov 2016) Alan Jackson - PRECIOUS MOMENTS COLLECTION (Walmart)


DECEMBER 2016

Billboard Country Albums Debuts:
December 2016 (Chart Issue Dated weeks)

(December 3, 2016)
Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood CHRISTMAS TOGETHER; 21,144 copies; # Billboard 200; #1 Country
Home Free Full Of (Even More) CHEER; 13,123 copies; # Billboard 200; #2 Country
Ronnie Dunn TATTOOED HEART; 13,020 copies; # Billboard 200; #3 Country
Various Artists THE LIFE & SONGS OF EMMYLOU HARRIS; 2,314 copies; # Billboard 200; #28 Country
Various SOUNDTRACK TO JOEY, WITH LOVE; 2,100 copies #31 Country
Travis Marvin SIMPLE (EP); 1,400 copies #45 Country
(December 10, 2016)
Miranda Lambert THE WEIGHT OF THESE WINGS; 121,766 copies; #3 Billboard 200; #1 Country
George Strait Strait Out Of The Box: Part 2; 21,069 copies; #20 Billboard 200; #3 Country
Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood CHRISTMAS TOGETHER / GUNSLINGER; 6,564 copies; #134 Billboard 200; #14 Country
Faith Hill DEEP TRACKS; 3,925 copies; #22 Country
Robert Earl Keen LIVE DINNER REUNION; 3,100 copies; #29 Country
High Valley DEAR LIFE; # Billboard 200; 2,300 copies; #37 Country
Travis Tritt A MAN AND HIS GUITAR: Live From The Franklin Theatre; 1,700 copies; #44 Country
(December 17, 2016)
Garth Brooks GUNSLINGER 18,948 copies; # Billboard 200; #4 Country
Gillian Welch BOOTS NO. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg; 3,820 copies; # Billboard 200; #30 Country
Alan Jackson PRECIOUS MEMORIES: Collection; #37 Country
Various Artists SILENT NIGHT: A Country Christmas; #46 Country
(December 24, 2016)
Kane Brown KANE BROWN; 45,457 copies; #10 Billboard 200; #1 Country
Phil Vassar American Soul; 1,400 copies (outside Top 50)
(December 31, 2016)
Garth Brooks THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION; 36,572 copies; #13 Billboard 200; #1 Country
Sundance Head THE VOICE: The Complete Season 11 Collection; 3,000 copies; #30 Billboard 200; #36 Country
Upchurch BAD MUTHA F*CKA; #42 Country

** 189 Country Albums charted on the Top 50 Billboard Top Country Albums Chart

YEAR-TO-DATE
Overall Unit Sales
                      2014               2015                                      2016          CHANGE  
Albums          33,258,000     29,356,000  (down -11.7%)  26,104,000 (down -11.1%)
Digital Tracks 132,507,000   111,287,000 (down -16%)   85,025,000 (down -23.6%)

Sales by Album Format:
                2014              2015                                 2016          CHANGE
Physical  23,148,000   19,323,000 (down -9%)   18,018,000 (down 9.0%)
Digital     10,110,000    10,032,000 (down -0.85)  8,086,000  (down -19.4%)

December 2016 Album/ EP Releases:

(Dec 2016) The Very Best of Country Gospel 8CD Set - 200 Original Artist Recordings (H&H Music)
(1 Dec 2016) Chelsea Cunningham - CHRISTMAS (EP) Christ
(2 Dec 2016) Taria - ROADS (EP)
(2 Dec 2016) Merle Haggard - LIVE AT CHURCH CREEK STATION '86 (Javelin)
(2 Dec 2016) Kane Brown - KANE BROWN (Sony Music Cmg)
(2 Dec 2016) Ned LeDoux - FOREVER A COWBOY (EP; Powder River Records)
(2 Dec 2016) Phil Vassar - AMERICAN SOUL (American Soul)
(2 Dec 2016) Phil Vassar - LET'S MAKE A LITTLE CHRISTMAS (RodeoWave)
(2 Dec 2016) Shelly Fairchild - Buffalo
(6 Dec 2016) The Anglim Sisters - TREBLED HEARTS (The Anglim Sisters)

(9 Dec 2016) Shane Owens - WHERE I’M COMIN’ FROM (Amerimonte Records, LLC)
(9 Dec 2016) Trent Harmon – TRENT HARMON (EP; Universal Ltd.)
(10 Dec 2016) Molly Konzen - IT'S ONLY RIGHT

(15 Dec 2016) Upchurch - BAD MUTHA F*cka [Explicit]
(16 Dec 2016) Jill Martin - JILL MARTIN (EP)
(16 Dec 2016) Natalie Pearson - UNDER THE COVERS (Self) AUS
(16 Dec 2016) Tori Jackson - TORI JACKSON (Self)
(19 Dec 2016) Paul Jefferson - BROOKHOLLOW ROAD (37 Records)
(19 Dec 2016) Dave Luke & Chuck Micallef - SHADOWS & LIGHT ( FreshTunes) UK
(20 Dec 2016) Carissa Biele - KARMA (EP) (Mack Daddy Productions)
(20 Dec 2016) Aaron Tracy - TIMELESS (EP)


FORTHCOMING 2017 Album Releases

(6 Jan 2017) Dale Watson and Ray Benson - Dale & Ray (Ameripolitan-Home Records-Mailboat Records)

(13 Jan 2017) Zack Dyer: "Silverado Signature Songwriter Series, Vol. 1 - EP" (Silverado Records)
(13 Jan 2017) Danny Gokey - Rise (BMG Records)
(13 Jan 2017) Natalie Hemby – Puxico (CN Records)
(13 Jan 2017) Jeannie Seely - Written In Song (Smith Music Group)
(13 Jan 2017) Blackie and The Rodeo Kings - Kings and Kings
(13 Jan 2017) Ray Cardwell - Tennessee Moon (Pinecastle)
(13 Jan 2017) Band of Heathens - Duende (BOH Records)
(13 Jan 2017) The Infamous Stringdusters - The Laws of Gravity (Compass)

(27 Jan 2017) Brantley Gilbert - The Devil Don't Sleep
(27 Jan 2017) Lauren Alaina - Road Less Traveled
(27 Jan 2017) Valerie June - The Order of Time (Concord Music Group)
(27 Jan 2017) Whitney Rose - South Texas Suite (Six Shooter)

(3 Feb 2017) Reba SING IT NOW: SONGS OF FAITH & HOPE (Nash Icon/Capitol Christian)
(3 Feb 2017) CEI Events (Charlotte Elizabeth) SURVIVE (6 Track EP) UK
(3 Feb 2017) Jamie Wyatt - Felony Blues (Forty Below)

(10 Feb 2017) Una Healy - The Waiting Game UK
(10 Feb 2017) Alison Krauss - Windy City (Concord)
(10 Feb 2017) Chris Jones and the Night Drivers - Made To Move, (Mountain Home Music Company)
(10 Feb 2017) Sarah Darling - Dream Country (Be Darling Records)
(10 Feb 2017) Dustin Collins - Dustin Collins (EP; Dustin Collins / Rocket Tone Records)
(10 Feb 2017) Brett Young - Brett Young (Big Machine)
(10 Feb 2017) Darin & Brooke Aldridge - Faster and Farther (Mountain Home)
(10 Feb 2017) Darrell Webb Band - Lover's Leap (Mountain Fever)

(17 Feb 2017) Nikki Lane - Highway Queen (New West Records)
(17 Feb 2017) The Gibson Brothers - In The Ground

(24 Feb 2017) Aaron Watson - Vaquero
(24 Feb 2017) Rhiannon Giddens - Freedom Highway" (nonesuch Records/Warner Bros.)
(24 Feb 2017) Christie Lamb: "Loaded" (Australian Broadcasting Corporation/Universal Music Australia / UMe) AUS
Country / Country Rock
(24 Feb 2017) Little Big Town - The Breaker (Capitol Nashville)

(3 March 2017) Brad Paisley -  Love and War, ( Arista Nashville)
(10 March 2017) Sunny Sweeney - Trophy (Thirty Tigers)
(25 March 2017) Tinderbox - All Grown Up UK

(17 April 2017) Ray Scott - Guitar For Sale

TBA
Shania Twain - Fifth studio LP, due in late Spring of 2017
(2 Dec 2016) RaeLynn - WildHorse (Warner Music) DELAYED

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