As the music industry continued to release new music and unpredictability, listeners enjoyed every moment of it. The year was filled with long-awaited projects from Renee Blair and Chase Wright, along with many debuts from country newcomers including Ashley Cooke, Lily Rose, Erath Old, Callie Twisselman, and more.
Additionally, breakout EP’s from Lane Smith, Spencer Crandall, Jordana Bryant proved their status in the industry. In addition, Carly Pearce and Morgan Wallen’s stellar album broke records across the board and we can’t get enough.
Altogether, these releases showcase talent, honesty, and each side of their artistry. Here are the best country albums and EP’s of 2021 (no order).
Carly Pearce – 29: Written In Stone
Lane Smith – Lane Smith Vol. 1 (EP)
Lily Rose – Stronger Than I Am
Gabby Barrett – Goldmine (Deluxe)
Ginger Minj – Double Wide Diva
Brian Kelly – Sunshine State of Mind
Jordana Bryant – Last First (EP)
Morgan Wallen – Dangerous: The Double Album
Callie Twisselman – Closure (EP)
Erath Old – Sooner or Later
Flordia Georgia Line – Life Rolls On
Chase Wright – Intertwined
Renee Blair – Seventeen
Spencer Crandall – Lost in the Wild
Ashley Cooke – Already Drank That Beer (Side A)
Laine Hardy – Here’s To Anyone
Jimmie Allen – Bettie James (Gold Edition)
Walker Hayes – Country Stuff (EP)
Taylor Swift – Red (Taylor’s Version)
Drew Green – DIRT BOY Vol. 2 (EP)