It's possible the best country album of 2016 will be released in May. Superstars like Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley and Blake Shelton are all bringing new music to fans. There's over a half-dozen major releases to tempt you this spring.
The music community has lost a widely respected player, writer and producer whose influence impacted country music and well beyond. Paul Gordon, who has most recently played with Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles in her solo career, has passed away.
If 2015 was a year of big changes for Jennifer Nettles, then 2016 will be a year of big debuts. She's got new music coming out in the form of a new album titled Playing With Fire, which she dished about during a visit to the Taste of Country Nights booth before the CMA Awards.
Country music will have two representatives at the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Jake Owen and Jennifer Nettles will both perform during the NBC telecast. Both are expected to release new albums in 2016.