The calendar says it's time for a new country album from some of the format's biggest stars, but right now it's newcomers and singer-songwriters filling the 2018 schedule of releases.

We've got reason to believe Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Florida Georgia Line have new music in the works. Brothers Osborne and Maren Morris all but admitted that 2018 would be their year for new albums. If there's one thing we've learned from Sam Hunt, however, it's that it's not official until it's official.

That's not to say the first few months won't be filled with artistically satisfying projects. Not sure about Caitlyn Smith? Check her Starfire EP out and then consider a full-length of the same name, set for Jan. 19. Miranda Lambert's boyfriend Anderson East has Encore ready for Jan. 12. Hitmakers Lanco and Devin Dawson are ready to debut in January as well, and it will be a February return for Montgomery Gentry. On Feb. 2 they'll release Here's To You, the first album since Troy Gentry's death on Sept. 8.

Bookmark this page for regular updates of new albums set for release in 2018. It's going to be a year filed with country music, we just don't have the details yet.

New Country Music Releases for 2018:

Sept. 21
Maggie Rose, Change the Whole Thing

Oct. 5
Eric Church, Desperate Man
Heather Morgan, Borrowed Heart

Oct. 12
Jimmie Allen, Mercury Lane

Oct. 19
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Live from the Ryman
Martina McBride, It's the Holiday Season

Oct. 26
Dillon Carmichael, Hell on an Angel
Josh Turner, I Serve a Savior

Nov. 2
Randy Houser, Magnolia

Nov. 9
Kane Brown, Experiment

Dec. 7
Brett Young, Ticket to L.A.

Dec. 14
Mitchell Tenpenny, Telling All My Secrets

Already Released In 2018:

January 5
Jeremy McComb, Troublemaker

January 12
Anderson East, Encore
Walker McGuire, Walker McGuire EP

January 19
Caitlyn Smith, Starfire
Devin Dawson, Dark Horse
Lanco, Hallelujah Nights

February 2
Montgomery Gentry, Here’s to You

February 9
Wade Bowen, Solid Ground

March 16
Scotty McCreery, Seasons Change

March 23
Jordan Davis, Home State

March 30
Ashley McBryde, Girl Going Nowhere
Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour

April 6
Blackberry Smoke, Find a Light
David Lee Murphy, No Zip Code

April 13
Jason Aldean, Rearview Town

April 20
Ashley Monroe, Sparrow
Brothers Osborne, Port Saint Joe

April 27
Keith Urban, Ripcord
Morgan Wallen, If I Know Me
Willie Nelson, Last Man Standing

May 11
Ashley Campbell, The Lonely One
Brent Cobb, Providence Canyon

May 18
Trent Harmon, You Got 'Em All

June 1
Michael Ray, Amos
Thompson Square, Masterpiece

June 8
Dierks Bentley, The Mountain
Sugarland, Bigger

June 15
Steve Moakler, Born Ready

June 22
Dan + Shay, Dan + Shay

June 29
The Wild Feathers, Greetings from the Neon Frontier 

July 13
Chris Lane, Laps Around the Sun
Krystal Keith, Boulder

July 27
Cody Jinks, Lifers
Kenny Chesney, Songs for the Saints

Aug. 10
Shooter Jennings, Shooter

Aug. 17
Cole Swindell, All of It

Aug. 24
Aaron Watson, Live at the World's Biggest Rodeo Show
Lucie Silvas, E.G.O

Sept. 7
Abby Anderson, I'm Good EP
Runaway June, Runaway June EP

Sept. 14
Carrie Underwood, Cry Pretty

Here Are the Best Albums of 2018, So Far

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