Colter Wall’s album is probably the most familiar to the “country music” community at large , so I’ll start with it: Songs of the Plains
The High Country Cowboys enjoy much critical acclaim in the world of western music. If you like yodeling, then be sure to listen to these guys: Great American Cowboy
Brenn Hill’s ReRides album was released in early January.
Dom Flemons’ Black Cowboys is part of the Smithsonian Folkways series.
The Riders in the Sky are a staple at the Grand Ole Opry, and the group has some members in common with Vince Gill’s Time Jumpers. If you get Sirius XM, be sure to check out Ranger Doug’s Cowboy Corral on Willie’s Roadhouse on Sunday mornings. Here’s 40 Years the Cowboy Way
Ranger Doug also released an album this summer: Songs of the Frontier. The first song on the record is one of the most famous western songs, Blue Juniata. The song was written in 1844 (!!!) by a lady named Marion Dix Sullivan.
Asleep at the Wheel is another of the longest-running and most accomplished western swing bands. Here’s New Routes
Cheryl Deseree’s western swing album Dreamy includes guest spots from both Riders in the Sky and Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel.
Wylie & the Wild West is another act that has been around awhile. Wylie Gustafson is the yodeler who sang the Yahoo jingle many years ago. 2000 Miles From Nashville
The Cowboy Way released an album just a few weeks ago: Go West
The Western Swing Authority’s brand new album features many guests: Big Deal
Lindi Ortega’s album sounds like a western movie soundtrack: Liberty
Sarah Vista also draws inspiration from the spaghetti westerns: Killing Fever
Tish Hinojosa’s ode to the west includes Mexican folk influences: West