Vote for the Most Anticipated Album of April 2017
New country, bluegrass and Americana music will hit the shelves in April, and one of the month’s eight new releases will be named The Boot’s April 2017 Album of the Month. But which one? That’s up to our readers!
April’s first new music will come on April 7: That’s when bluegrass outfit Front Country will drop their sophomore studio album, Other Love Songs, on Organic Records, and the late Joey Feek’s 2005 solo album, If Not for You (originally titled Strong Enough to Cry), will receive its first-ever wide release, through the Gaither Music Group.
The following Friday (April 14), Sam Outlaw will share his sophomore album, Tenderheart, via Six Shooter Records. His is the only new record currently scheduled for release that week, but the following week, on April 21, Angaleena Presley will release a brand-new project, Wrangled (which includes a song co-written by her Pistol Annies bandmates!); Charlie Worsham will drop his sophomore album, Beginning of Things; and, following a brief delay from its original March release date, Brad Paisley will share his 11th studio album, Love and War.
On the final Friday of April, April 28, Willie Nelson will release a new studio album, God’s Problem Child, and Old Crow Medicine Show will debut 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde, a collection of live recordings from two concerts that the band performed in May of 2016 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde album.
Which of March’s new releases deserves to be named The Boot’s April 2017 Album of the Month? Vote for your pick in the poll below; you can vote as often as once per hour through 11:59PM ET on March 31. The album with the most votes wins!