Music Tracking 2022

These are 2022 releases that I've taken note of, listed alphabetically by artist, with VA comps at the bottom. My grades, where available, are in brackets at the end of the line (stars in B+ range). Lines in blue indicate that I have a physical copy (albeit sometimes just a promo CDR); in green are records that I graded based on a Rhapsody stream or other such source. Most records have release dates and a brief generic note.

Unheard records are prioritized 0-3 (graded records are 4-5). The priotization is based subjectively on personal interests, reviews I've noticed, reviewers I particularly respect, what I know about the artists, etc. Roughly speaking: 0 is something I have no reason to consider (default page omits 0); 1 has been noted as having some cred somewhere; 2 is something I have some specific reason to search out; 3 is something I'll listen to ASAP.

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New Releases

  • 49 Winchester: Fortune Favors the Bold (New West) [05-13] - country [B]
  • Adeem the Artist: White Trash Revelry (Four Quarters) [12-02] - country [A-]
  • Jason Aldean: Georgia (Macon/Broken Bow) [04-22] - country
  • Deborah Allen: The Art of Dreaming (BFD) [03-18] - country [B]
  • American Aquarium: Chicamacomico (self-released) [06-10] - country
  • Ingrid Andress: Good Person (Warner Music Nashville/Atlantic) [08-26] - country [*]
  • Courtney Marie Andrews: Loose Future (Fat Possum) [10-07] - country [**]
  • Stacy Antonel: Always the Outsider (self-released) [06-17] - country [*]
  • Elles Bailey: Shining in the Half Light (Outlaw) [02-25] - country
  • Kelsea Ballerini: Subject to Change (Black River) [09-23] - country [*]
  • Benjamin Tod: Songs I Swore I'd Never Sing (Anti-Corp) [09-23] - country [*]
  • Priscilla Block: Welcome to the Block Party (InDent/Mercury Nashville) [02-11] - country [*]
  • Wade Bowen: Somewhere Between the Secret and the Truth (Bowen Sounds) [08-12] - country
  • Breland: Cross Country (Atlantic) [09-09] - country
  • The Broken Spokes: Where I Went Wrong (Broken Spokes Music) [07-15] - country [**]
  • Brother Smith: La Sinfonia Del Vaquero Suburbano () - country
  • Kane Brown: Different Man () [09-09] - country pop
  • Zach Bryan: American Heartbreak (Warner) [05-20] - country [**]
  • Zach Bryan: Summertime Blues (Belting Bronco/Warner Music -EP) - country
  • Mariel Buckley: Everywhere I Used to Be (Birthday Cake) [08-12] - country
  • Sam Bush: Radio John: Songs of John Hartford (Smithsonian Folkways) - folk
  • Kaitlin Butts: What Else Can She Do (self-released) [04-15] - country [*]
  • The Cactus Blossoms: One Day (Walkie Talkie) [02-11] - country [B]
  • Melissa Carper: Ramblin' Soul (Mae Music) [03-19] - country [**]
  • Matt Castillo: How the River Flows (Texace) [03-04] - country
  • Chris Castino & Chicken Wire Empire: Fresh Pickles (self-released) [02-04] - bluegrass [***]
  • Caleb Caudle: Forsythia (Soundly Music) [07-10] - country
  • Paul Cauthen: Country Coming Down (Thirty Tigers/Velvet Rose) [03-25] - country [*]
  • Chicago Farmer & the Fieldnotes: Fore!!!! (Chicago Farmer -EP) [03-04] - Americana [*]
  • Tyler Childers: Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven? (Hickman Holler/RCA) [09-30] - country [*]
  • Callista Clark: Real to Me: The Way I Feel (Big Machine) [10-14] - country [*]
  • Brent Cobb: And Now, Let's Turn to Page . . . (Ol' Buddy) [01-28] - country [**]
  • The Coffis Brothers: Turn My Radio Up (Blue Rose) - Americana
  • Luke Combs: Growin' Up (Columbia Nashville) [06-24] - country [*]
  • Charley Crockett: Lil GL Presents: Jukebox Charley (Son of Davy) [04-22] - country [**]
  • Charley Crockett: The Man From Waco (Son of Davy) [09-09] - country [**]
  • Cruel Liars: Mightmare (Kill Rock Stars) - country
  • ERR: stream no grade: Rosalie Cunningham: Two Piece Puzzle
  • Dailey & Vincent: Let's Sing Some Country () - country
  • Matt Daniel: All I'll Ever Need (self-released) [02-11] - country
  • ERR: stream no grade: Sarah Davachi: Two Sisters
  • The Dead South: Easy Listening for Jerks Part 1 (Six Shooter -EP) [03-04] - country
  • The Dead South: Easy Listening for Jerks Part 2 (Six Shooter -EP) [03-04] - country
  • Travis Denning: Might as Well Be Me (Mercury Nashville -EP) [08-05] - country
  • Dr John: Things Happen That Way (Rounder) [09-23] - country [*]
  • Steve Earle & the Dukes: Jerry Jeff (New West) [05-27] - country [**]
  • John Fullbright: The Liar (Blue Dirt/Thirty Tigers) [09-30] - country [**]
  • Mary Gauthier: Dark Enough to See the Stars (In the Black/Thirty Tigers) [06-03] - folk [***]
  • Pat Green: Miles and Miles of You (Pat Green Music) [08-26] - country
  • William Clark Green: Baker Hotel (Bill Grease) [03-25] - country
  • Walker Hayes: Country Stuff: The Album (Monument) [01-21] - country [B]
  • Joshua Hedley: Neon Blue (New West) [04-22] - country [**]
  • Hellbound Glory: The Immortal Hellbound Glory: Nobody Knows You (Black Country) [07-22] - country [*]
  • Ray Wylie Hubbard: Co-Starring Too (Big Machine) [03-18] - country [A-]
  • IV and the Strange Band: Southern Circus (Black Country Rock) [06-17] - country
  • Jeremy Ivey: Invisible Pictures (Anti-) [03-11] - country [B]
  • The Ben Jarrell Band: Up and Headed West () - country
  • Kimberly Kelly: I'll Tell You What's Gonna Happen (Show Dog Nashville) [07-08] - country [***]
  • The Kernal: Listen to the Blood (Single Lock) - country
  • Randall King: Shot Glass (Warner Nashville) [03/18] - country [**]
  • Terry Klein: Good Luck Take Care (self-released) [02-25] - Americana [A-]
  • Mike Kuster: Better Late Than Never (self-released) [02-08] - country
  • Miranda Lambert: Palomino (Vanner/RCA Nashville) [04-29] - country [A-]
  • Nikki Lane: Denim & Diamonds (New West) [09-23] - country [**]
  • Jim Lauderdale: Game Changer (Sky Crunch) [08-26] - country
  • Lavender Country: Blackberry Rose and Other Songs & Sorrows From Lavender Country (Don Giovanni) [02-18] - country [**]
  • Gabe Lee: The Hometown Kid () [10-28] - country
  • Brennen Leigh: Obsessed With the West (Signature Sounds) [05-06] - country [**]
  • Aaron Lewis: Frayed at Both Ends (self-released) [01-28] - country
  • Little Big Town: Mr Sun (Capitol Nashville) [09-16] - country
  • The Local Honeys: The Local Honeys (La Honda) [07-15] - country
  • Tony Logue: Jericho () [01-07] - country
  • Lyle Lovett: 12th of June (Verve) [05-13] - country [**]
  • Corb Lund: Songs My Friends Wrote (New West) [04-29] - country [A-]
  • Maddie & Tae: Through the Madness (Mercury Nashville -EP) [01-28] - country [*]
  • Maddie & Tae: Through the Madness Vol 2 (Mercury Nashville -EP) [09-23] - country [*]
  • Miko Marks and the Resurrectors: Feel Like Going Home (Redtone) [10-14] - country [***]
  • Matt Maverick: American Dream () [01-07] - country
  • Ashley McBryde: Presents: Lindeville (Warner Music Nashville) [09-30] - country [***]
  • Arlo McKinley: This Mess We're In (Oh Boy) [07-15] - country [*]
  • The Del McCoury Band: Almost Proud (McCoury Music) [02-18] - bluegrass
  • Jamie McDell: Jamie McDell (self-released) [02-25] - country
  • Aaron McDonnell: Too Many Days Like Saturday Night () [02-04] - country
  • Carson McHone: Still Life (Merge) [02-25] - alt-country [*]
  • Michaela Anne: Oh to Be That Free (Yep Roc) - country
  • Drake Milligan: Dallas/Fort Worth (Stoney Creek) [09-15] - country
  • John Moreland: Birds in the Ceiling (Thirty Tigers) [07-22] - country [*]
  • Maren Morris: Humble Quest (Columbia Nashville) [03-25] - country [***]
  • Murder by Death: Spell/Bound (Many Hats) [07-29] - country
  • Muscadine Bloodline: Dispatch to 16th Ave (Stancaster Music) [02-04] - country
  • Whiskey Myers: Tornillo (Wiggy Thump/Thirty Tigers) [07-29] - country
  • Tami Neilson: Kingmaker (Outside Music) [07-15] - country [***]
  • Willie Nelson: A Beautiful Time (Legacy) [04-29] - country [A-]
  • Emily Nenni: On the Ranch (New West) - country
  • Ian Noe: River Fools & Mountain Saints (Thirty Tigers) [03-25] - country [A-]
  • Mark O'Connor: Markology II (OMAC -21) [2021-04-19] - folk [*]
  • Old Crow Medicine Show: Paint This Town (ATO) [04-22] - bluegrass [B]
  • JS Ondara: Spanish Villager No 3 (Verve) [09-16] - country [*]
  • Jon Pardi: Mr Saturday Night (Capitol Nashville) [09-02] - country
  • Dolly Parton: Run Rose Run (Butterfly) [03-04] - country [**]
  • Orville Peck: Bronco (Columbia) [04-08] - country [*]
  • Gretchen Peters: The Show: Live From the UK (Proper) [08-19] - country
  • Pillbox Patti: Florida (Monument) [10-14] - country [**]
  • Pinegrove: 11:11 (Rough Trade) [01-28] - alt-country
  • Plains: I Walked With You a Ways (Anti-) [10-14] - alt-country [A-]
  • The Po' Ramblin' Boys: Never Slow Down (Smithsonian Folkways) [03-25] - country
  • Steve Poltz: Stardust & Satellites (Red House) [02-18] - country
  • Punch Brothers: Hell on Church Street (Nonesuch) [01-14] - prog bluegrass
  • David Quinn: Country Flesh (Down Home) [04-15] - country
  • Aaron Raitiere: Single Wide Dreamer (Dinner Time) [05-06] - country [***]
  • The Red Clay Strays: Moment of Truth (self-released) [04-29] - country
  • Thomas Rhett: Where We Started (Big Machine) [04-01] - country
  • LeAnn Rimes: God's Work (Everle/Thirty Tigers) [09-16] - country
  • Peter Rowan: Calling You From My Mountain (Rebel) [06-24] - bluegrass
  • Alma Russ: Fool's Gold (self-released) [03-25] - country [**]
  • The Sadies: Colder Streams (Yep Roc) [07-22] - alt-country [B]
  • Amanda Shires: Take It Like a Man (ATO) [07-29] - alt-country [**]
  • Sarah Shook & the Disarmers: Nightroamer (Abeyance) [02-17] - country-rock [**]
  • The Slocan Ramblers: Up the Hill and Through the Fog (SloMusic) [06-10] - bluegrass
  • Sophie & the Broken Things: Delusions of Grandeur (Petaluma) [02-25] - country
  • Caroline Spence: True North (Rounder) [04-29] - country [**]
  • Billy Strings: Me/And/Dad () [11-18] - bluegrass
  • Charlie Sutton: Trout Takes (Chuckwagon -EP) [03-04] - country [*]
  • Sunny Sweeney: Married Alone (Aunt Daddy) [09-23] - country [***]
  • Teddy & the Rough Riders: Teddy & the Rough Riders (self-released -EP) [07-21] - country [B]
  • Jenny Tolman: Married in a Honky Tonk (Old Sol) [03-04] - country
  • Town Mountain: Lines in the Levee (New West) - country
  • Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway: Crooked Tree (Nonesuch) [04-01] - bluegrass [***]
  • Carrie Underwood: Denim & Rhinestones (Capitol Nashville) [06-10] - country pop
  • Kelsey Waldon: No Regular Dog (Oh Boy) [08-12] - country [***]
  • Wheeler Walker Jr: Sex, Drugs and Country Music (Pepper Hill/Thirty Tigers) - country
  • Dallas Wayne: Coldwater, Tennessee (Audium/BFD) [04-22] - country [*]
  • Whiskey Myers: Tornillo (Wiggy Thump) [07-29] - country
  • Hannah White: About Time (Paper Blue) [05-22] - country [***]
  • The Whitmore Sisters: Ghost Stories (Red House) [01-21] - Americana [**]
  • Hailey Whitters: Raised (Big Loud/Pigasus) [03-18] - country [A-]
  • The Wilder Blue: The Wilder Blue () - country
  • Alex Williams: Waging Peace (Lightning Rod) - country
  • Hank Williams Jr: Rich White Honky Blues (Easy Eye Sound) [06-17] - blues [***]
  • Lainey Wilson: Bell Bottom Country (Broken Bow) [10-28] - country [***]
  • Luke Winslow-King: If These Walls Could Talk (Ghost River) [06-05] - country
  • The Wooks: Flyin' High (Gnar Vector) [02-25] - country
  • Yonder Mountain String Band: Get Yourself Outside (Frog Pad) [02-25] - country
  • Live Forever: A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver (New West) [11-11] - country [A-]
  • Something Borrowed, Something New: A Tribute to John Anderson (Easy Eye Sound) [08-05] - country [**]

Reissues, Etc.

  • Stoney Edwards: Mississippi You're on My Mind (Capitol) - country
  • Patty Griffin: Tape: Home Recordings & Rarities (PGM/Thirty Tigers) - folk
  • Loney Hutchins: Buried Loot: Demos From the House of Cash and Outlaw Era, '73-'78 (Appalachia -21) [2021-12-10] - country
  • Kris Kristofferson: Live at Gilley's, Pasadena, TX: September 15th, 1981 (New West) - country
  • Jerry Lee Lewis: The Killer Keys of Jerry Lee Lewis (1956-60, Sun) [09-23] - rockabilly [***]
  • Willie Nelson: Live at Budokan (Legacy) - country
  • Morgan Wade: Reckless [Deluxe Edition] (Arista Nashville) [01-28] - country
  • American Railroad (Renew/BMG) - country

Priority Counts

  • Priority 1: 68
  • Priority 2: 4
  • Priority 3: 0
  • Priority 4: 78
  • Priority 5: 1

Total: 151