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 Wallens 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)

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