The promise of a brand-new year is always exciting -- especially when it means that new country music is ahead!

The year 2016 is poised to include several highly anticipated album releases -- a solo release from Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley, for example, or an ambitious concept album, featuring numerous big country names, from renowned producer Dave Cobb. Many of country's best-loved ladies, including Lucinda Williams, Wynonna Judd and Lorrie Morgan, have also been hard at work, as has the iconic Vince Gill.

Click through the photo gallery above to find out what new country albums are coming in 2016.