Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett and Dolly Parton are just three artists with new country albums planned for 2022. Expect a fast start, with several newcomers, one rocker and two veteran hitmakers dropping new titles in January and February.

The first three months of any given year are typically slow, but that may not be the case with new country albums in 2022. Joe Nichols and Walker Hayes are among country chart-toppers with full-length albums planned. Additionally, country duo Maddie & Tae have an EP coming, and Brothers Osborne are adding onto their heralded album from last year. There is going to be plenty of great country music to stream or download very soon.

New albums will be added to this list as soon as they are announced. Two confirmed but TBD albums from Thomas Rhett can be found at the bottom, but we've also heard rumors of new albums from Luke Combs, Maren Morris and Miranda Lambert. If those are announced, you'll find them on this updated list of new country albums from 2022.

2022's Must-Hear New Country Albums:

Jan. 14: Connor Smith, Didn't Go Too Far EP
Jan. 14:
 Jacob Bryant, Bar Stool Preacher
Jan. 21: Brothers Osborne, Skeletons (Deluxe Edition)
Jan. 21: Walker Hayes, Country Stuff the Album
Jan. 21: Texas Hill, Heaven Down Here
Jan 28: Aaron Lewis, Frayed at Both Ends
Jan. 28: Rod + Rose, Rod + Rose
Jan. 28: Maddie & Tae, Through The Madness Vol. 1
Jan. 28: Tracy Lawrence, Hindsight 2020, Volume 3: Angelina

Feb. 11: Joe Nichols, Good Day for Living
Feb. 11: Priscilla Block, Welcome to the Block Party

March 4: Dolly Parton, Run, Rose, Run
March 18: Hailey Whitters, Raised
March 25: Maren Morris, Humble Quest

April 1: Paul Cauthen, Country Coming Down
April 1Thomas Rhett, Where We Started
April 22: Old Crow Medicine Show, Paint This Town
April 22: Jason Aldean, Georgia

TBD: Thomas Rhett: Country Again, Side B

Country Music's Top 10 Albums of 2021

Billboard released its year-end chart for the top-selling country albums artists of 2021, and Luke Combs, Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood are all among the acts who made the list.

Best Country Albums of 2021 - Critic's Picks

This list of the best country albums of 2021 was curated by Taste of Country staff, with help from fans and with consideration of industry acclaim and mainstream accessibility.

The top album of the year is a traditional country record that makes subtle efforts to include more progressive-minded fans. Elsewhere, find projects from a dynamic mix of artists and and visionaries.