When it comes to new country, Americana, alt-country, bluegrass and folk music, 2017 has been, and will continue to be, one exciting year!

In 2017 so far, listeners have received a ton of new music from longstanding favorites as well as exciting newcomers. Reigning CMA Awards Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town and alt-country pioneers Son Volt both released their eighth studio albums, while Brantley Gilbert's fourth record revealed a deeper side to the country rocker. Breakout artists are also having big years: RaeLynn, formerly a contestant on The Voice, unveiled her much-anticipated debut disc, and Canadian country darling Whitney Rose released a new project inspired by her new home in Austin, Texas.

That's just the start of 2017's new releases! Click through the photo gallery above to learn more about some of the most-anticipated new country, Americana, alt-country, bluegrass and folk albums of the year.