There is no question that 2017 was a heck of a year for music: Fans got their hands on two new albums from Chris StapletonColt Ford celebrated the release of his sixth studio album, Love Hope Faith, and we bid farewell to the one and only Glen Campbell with his beautiful final statement, Adios. And that's just a sampling of some of the amazing tunes fans were lucky enough to spin in '17.

But as exciting as 2017 was, 2018 is shaping up to be even more thrilling: The boys in American Aquarium are going to unveil their latest record, Things Change, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Oates is giving fans Arkansas, and word on the street is we'll get a new LP from Wade Bowen early in the year, too.

That's just the beginning, too! Flip through the photo gallery above to learn more about some of the most-anticipated new country, Americana, alt-country, bluegrass and folk albums of 2018; fans can also keep track of all the release dates below.

2018's New Country, Americana, Alt-Country, Bluegrass and Folk Albums

January

Jan. 12: Anderson East, Encore
Jan. 12: Walker McGuire, Walker McGuire EP
Jan. 19: First Aid Kid, Ruins
Jan. 19: Devin Dawson, Dark Horse
Jan. 19: Lanco, Hallelujah Nights
Jan. 19: Caitlyn Smith, Starfire
Jan. 26: Calexico, The Thread That Keeps Us
Jan. 26: Steep Canyon Rangers, Out in the Open

February

Feb. 2: Mike and the Moonpies, Steak Night at the Prairie Rose
Feb. 2: John Oates, Arkansas
Feb. 2: Montgomery Gentry, Here's to You
Feb. 2: The Wood Brothers, One Drop of Truth
Feb. 9: Wade Bowen, Solid Ground
Feb. 16: Brandi Carlile, By the Way, I Forgive You
Feb. 16: Marlon Williams, Make Way for Love
Feb. 16: I'm With Her, See You Around

March

TBA

April

April 21: Eric Church, 61 Days in Church

May

TBA

June

TBA

July

TBA

August

TBA

September

TBA

October

TBA

November

TBA

December

TBA

TBA

American Aquarium, Things Change