Yard Sale, the sophomore solo album from Austin-based Suzanne Santo, will be released Aug. 27 via Soundly Music. The album marks the moment where Santo makes peace with her past and embraces a better, bolder present. She began writing tha slbum while touring the glonbe with Hozier.
Brazilian Austin-based R&B/pop artist Danilo has released “All I Want,” the second single and title track from his upcoming five-song EP, which he plans to release July 16.
Pop, soul and blues legend Tito Jackson, from Nederland, and will release a new album, and his first for Gulf Coast Record, August 6. Under Your Spell will be available for pre-order July 9, which is also the date the album’s first single, “Love One Another,” will be released.
The Ben Reddell Band will release its latest record — ¡LA Baby! — July 9. Born and raised in Texas, he now lives in the citified jungle of LA’s Echo Park, and both of these environments are reflected in his music.
Heartland rocker Keeton Coffman has released the title track from his forthcoming album, Hard Times, which will be out June 18. Coffman describes the song as a “rock ’n’ roll dancehall tune.”
The sophomore album from Corpus Christi-based songwriter Garrett Wieland, What Keeps the Heart Afloat, will be released June 11. Two singles have already dropped on streaming services. The album includes a sorrowful ode to Wieland’s songwriting hero, Townes Van Zandt.
Jim Ward, who’s played in noteworthy bands from the iconic post-hardcore At the Drive-In to Sparta, will release a solo album, Daggers, June 11. His latest single, “Foreign Currency,” is the third from the album, joining “Paper Fish” and “I Got a Secret.”
Hardware, the widely anticipated third solo album from ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons dropped June 4. The album, recorded in California’s high desert near Joshua Tree, includes a total of 12 tracks, 11 of which were written by Gibbons and collaborators, plus “Hey Baby, Que Paso,” the Texas Tornados classic.
Houston-based pianist Joseph Fuller, who’s tallied more than 24 million streams on Pandora Radio, has released a new album, Reflections of Tomorrow, produced by Grammy-winning producer Brad Sayles. The album, released June 4, marks a turning point from Fuller’s previous albums, which were personal arrangements of sacred hymns.
To begin the celebration of its 50th anniversary, Asleep at the Wheel has released some new music ahead of a jaunt through Texas and Missouri in June — an appetizer of sorts for what’s to come from their anniversary year. On May 28, the band released a three-song EP dubbed Better Times, produced by frontman Ray Benson for Bismeaux Records.
Country singer Payton Howie released her single “Freedom” on May 28, with an accompanying music video following on Memorial Day. The College Station native, who, at age 5, was brought onstage by Carrie Underwood during Underwood’s Some Hearts tour, has won several West Coast Country Music Association awards.
Singer-songwriter Rod Picott is offering a limited release of a double album of songs he cowrote over the past 30 years with childhood friend and collaborator Slaid Cleaves. Wood, Steel, Dust & Dreams was available May 21, though only a few copies remained.
Austin pop artist Jxckson released his debut EP Paradox May 21. The EP’s first single, “Curiosity,” is out now.
Self-described “singer soulwriter” Ray Prim released When It’s All Said and Done via Bandcamp May 19. This is the Austin artist’s eighth album in nine years.
Texas country favorite Randy Rogers Band has teamed up with Texas-based, Grammy-nominated group La Maquinaria Norteña on a new single, and accompanying dance, “Chupacabra.” CMT premiered the accompanying video on Cinco de Mayo.
St. Vincent’s highly anticipated sixth studio album, Daddy’s Home, was released May 14. The Dallas native has already released two singles from the album, “The Melting Of The Sun” and “Pay Your Way In Pain.”
Rock & Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller, who grew up in Dallas, is releasing a new live album and concert video. The previously unreleased audio and video were recorded during a tour supporting the albums Fly Like an Eagle and Book of Dreams, at the peak of the Steve Miller Band’s popularity. Live! Breaking Ground August 3, 1977 was out May 14.
Austin folk fusion group Ley Line has released their visual album We Saw Blue. The visual album, released May 14, accompanies their 2020 album of the same name. This new video project matches footage from their 2017 Brazilian tour with the music of We Saw Blue.
Ottoman Turks bassist Billy Law released a new single, “It’s Not Right,” May 13. This is the first release from his upcoming album Alone Somewhere, which will be out in August on Dallas’ State Fair Records.
Austin country artist and Not In the Face frontman Jonathan Terrell released a new single, “Highway,” on May 12. This is Terrell’s first release since 2020’s Westward. Terrell plans to take to the road to promote it — just as soon as his vocal cords have healed from a December surgery.
Wimberley native and Grammy winner Sarah Jarosz released Blue Heron Suite May 7. Jarosz calls the new recording a “32-minute song cycle.” Blue Heron Suite was commissioned by the FreshGrass Foundation and inspired by Jarosz’s childhood family trips to Port Aransas.
The Marfa Tapes, a collaboration between Texas songwriters Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert and Jon Randall, was released May 7. The stripped-down sound of The Marfa Tapes is as desolate as the West Texas desert, where the songs were written and recorded.
Stella and the Very Messed, featuring former members of Austin band Cruiserweight, released their EP Marigold May 7. This is the band’s first release since their 2020 debut album.
Happy Talk, released May 1, is a collection of Pamela Hart’s favorite songs, most of which she heard growing up, usually sung by her mother, Christine Whitehead. Austin’s “First Lady of Jazz” offers renditions of “Tenderly” to the brassy swing of “Wonder Why.”
Rising metal group Tetrarch released its sophomore full-length album, Unstable, on April 30, and will be supporting headliners Atreyu on the group’s U.S. tour this fall. The tour kicks off Nov. 9 in Dallas.
The undisputed king of the Austin Music Awards, Bob Schneider, released a new single, “Lord of the Flies,” April 9. The song is the first single from Schneider’s 15th studio album, which will be out in August.
Houston rapper Doeman Dyna has teamed up with reggaeton star De La Getto for a new song and music video. Doeman won the chance to collaborate with De La Getto in an online competition aimed at shining a light on the growing Latin urban music scene. “New Calle” was out April 15.
Omnivore Recordings is offering unplayed, vintage vinyl directly from the vault of the architect of the Bakersfield sound, Buck Owens. The Sherman, Texas, native amassed an impressive collection of his own albums and albums by other artists that he produced. The LPs and 7” singles are available only while supplies last.
Magnolia, Texas, pop singer Zachary Knowles released his third single of 2021, “Dancing in the Kitchen,” April 16.
Houston singer/songwriter Rich O’Toole released a new single and accompanying video on April 23. “17 Wild Horses” is coming out on O’Toole’s own Buffalo Roam Records and is the first single from his next album.
Austin alt electronica duo MISSIO released Skeletons: Part 3 April 23. The EP features stripped-down takes on three of their older tracks and a brand new cover of the Flaming Lips classic, “Do You Realize?”
Austin country pop singer Savannah Rae released the song and video for “Soft Place to Land” April 23. This is the first in a series of songs cowritten with iconic Nashville songwriters (Britton Cameron, Holly Lamar, Pam Tillis) that Rae will release this year.