This looks like another busy week for new music, as if any week isn’t. Last week proved to be especially Texas-heavy, and there’s some more Texas this week.
Josh Abbott Band has a new EP, and they’re one of the big Texas names.
Jason Eady’s deluxe version of his strong 2018 album includes a few extra songs and extended jams.
Shane Smith and the Saints released their album in stages. This is another good Texas act that deserves attention.
Troy Stone and the Spent Shells is based in my part of Texas, and they play shows in this area frequently.
Big Cedar Fever is the reigning Ameripolitan western swing group winner, and I’ve seen them a few times in Texas.
I saw Jordi Baizan at Threadgill’s during SXSW last year. He’s more folk singer-songwriter than typically “country,” but he’s yet another Texas act.
Six Sanchez is yet another Texas act with a new album.
On to the rest of the country…
Runaway June is an act I’ve seen at CMA week each of the last three years, and they appear to be getting a pretty good push right now.
Southern rock fans will want to check out the Allman Betts Band’s new album.
For the neotraditional country fans, Chapter 2 of Erin Enderlin’s series of EPs has three songs.
Here are some more new albums this week:
Molly Alphabet, Jade Jackson, Matt Woods, Erik Koskinen, Mark Cline Bates, Santa Poco, Alex Culbreth, Small Glories, Tui, Emma Beau, Prophets and Outlaws, and Caleb Lee Hutchinson.
I’ll also be on the lookout for individual songs to add to my June Country Plus Showcase
I expect to end up with 140-150 artists on this June new music list.