New country albums are coming in 2021, and there's reason to believe it could be an exemplary year for fans of Nashville-made music. Rumored releases from Eric Church and Thomas Rhett join confirmed new albums from Morgan Wallen and more on this list of projects slated for the new year.

No tours in 2020 meant time to write and record new music, so top artists should have the best of the best to choose from for albums scheduled for 2021. The bar has been raised, and artists who sing and write have the advantage of being able to team up with not only the best songwriters, but any other artist willing to collaborate. Wallen's Dangerous album tracklist offers songs with Chris Stapleton and more, and we expect every album released this year to be similar.

It's going to be a lousy year for live music, because — at best — we won't see full tours until late spring or summer. The upside is it should be a great year for recorded music and for songs released as singles to digital platforms, or just on Instagram and TikTok.

Below you'll find a full calendar of new country albums scheduled for a 2021 release. This list will be updated as soon as more albums and EPs are announced.

The New Albums Coming in 2021:

2021's Must-Hear New Country Albums:

Jan. 8: Aaron Watson, American Soul
Jan 8: Morgan Wallen, Dangerous
Jan. 15: Devin Dawson, The Pink Slip EP
Jan 22: Willie Jones, Right Now
Jan. 27: Logan Mize, Still That Kid

Feb. 12: Florida Georgia Line, Life Rolls On
Feb. 12: Kip Moore, Wild World Deluxe Album
Feb. 19: Adam Hambrick, The Flipsides EP
Feb. 19: Carly Pearce, 29
Feb. 19: Lainey Wilson, Sayin' What I'm Thinkin'
Feb. 26: Hailey Whitters, Living the Dream
Feb. 26: Willie Nelson, That's Life

March 19: Loretta Lynn, Still Woman Enough
March 19: Morgan Wade, Reckless
March 26: Carrie Underwood, My Savior

April 9: Luke Bryan, Born Here Live Here Die Here Deluxe Album
April 16:
Eric Church, Heart
April 20: Eric Church, &
April 23: Eric Church, Soul
April 30: Ashley Monroe, Rosegold

May 7: Travis Tritt, Set In Stone
May 28:
Ashley McBryde, Never Will: Live From a Distance EP

Spring: Tim McGraw, Here On Earth Deluxe Album

June 18: Rory Feek, Gentle Man

Aug. 20: Maggie Rose, Have a Seat

Confirmed for 2021: Kacey Musgraves

Rumored Releases ...

Chris Young
Dan + Shay
Gary LeVox
Jason Aldean
Thomas Rhett

See the Best Albums of the 2010s — What's Your No. 1?