It might be a tad bit late here for me, but I have reached a climatic time in the year, when my TOP 50 is almost released, and I have a huge extensive list of essential albums from 2021 that did not make my TOP 50, but they certainly do NOT NEED to be excluded or overlooked. Most of this work that I have done throughout the year, and was written down on so many lists that I had to take some time to sift through all of the lists, and piece together what to do when.

So much like my ongoing list of local weekly shows on here, this article is going to be added to throughout the entire 2022 year, as I find more albums and artists that are releasing new albums this year. Along with that, I have an extensive list of smaller festivals complete with dates for the entire 2022 season, and each festival will also have it’s own separate article with maps and information , so you can research and enjoy whichever one you have been eyeballing.

This website here has your COMPLETE 2021 and 2022 comprehensive guide to local music in every form I can possibly include in lists. I spent the last 12 days with covid, collecting data, and going over all of my lists from 2021, and all of my random scribbling on legal pads that I had scattered all over my office here.

As it stands right now, I am currently working on my TOP 50 of 2021, and when I finally get that finished, I will embed it into all of these articles so that nobody misses anything that I have published lately.


Sarah Shook And The Disarmers – Nightroamer
The Cactus Blossoms – One Day
The Wooks – Flyin’ High
The Infamous Stringdusters – Toward The Day
The Del McCoury Band – Almost Proud
Doug Adkins – A Cowboy’s Life
Massy Ferguson – Joe’s Meat And Grocery
Chris Castino And Chicken Wire Empire – Fresh Pickles
B.J. Thomas – In Remembrance : Love Songs And Lost Treasures
Handsome And The Humbles – 400 Cigarettes

Matt Castillo – How The River Flows
Ned Ledoux – Buckskin
W.D. Miller – Hard Times Like These
Dolly Parton – Run Rose Run
The Dead South – Easy Listening For Jerks Parts I & II
Jeremy Ivey – Invisible Pictures
Sometimes Y ( Yelawolf And Shooter Jennings ) – Make Me A Believer
Tejon Street Corner Thieves – Thick As Thieves
Randall King – Shot Glass
Hailey Whitters – Raised
Ray Wylie Hubbard – Co – Starring Too
Po’ Ramblin Boys – Never Slow Down
Ian Noe – River Fools And Mountain Saints
Pretty Little Goat – Big storm

North Mississippi Allstars – Set Sail
Old Crow Medicine Show – Paint This Town
Paul Cauthen – Country Coming Down
Corb Lund – Songs My Friends Wrote

Dusty Rust – Secret Desert
Eddie Montgomery – Ain’t No Closing Me Down

Known Albums With No Release Date Yet

Wolfpen Branch – TBD
Gloria Anderson – TBD
Paige King Johnson – TBD
Sunny Sweeney – TBD
The Delta Bombers – TBD
Paige King Johnson – TBD

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