The Best Country Albums Of 2022

Grab a beer and your favorite pair of line dancing cowboy boots, because this year's hottest country singers are heating up 2022 with new album releases every month. From Miranda Lambert's Palomino to Orville Peck's Bronco, 2022's top country albums feature diverse singers across multiple decades and countless subgenres, including rock, bluegrass, outlaw country, Americana, folk, indie, Southern Soul, and alternative music. Grammy Award winning Country Music Hall of Fame queen Dolly Parton dropped her 48th studio album Run, Rose, Run, and superstar Jason Aldean released the second half of his highly-anticipated double album Macon, Georgia, a heart-felt full-length project inspired by his family roots and upbringing. 

Which 2022 country album will win a Grammy next year? How many of these records will surpass a billion streams across Spotify and Apple Music? Vote below for your favorite new country albums, and feel free to check out these artists' discography lists afterwards if you'd like to discover more of their greatest studio LPs.

  • Mr. Saturday Night
    20 votes
    • Genres (Music): Country
    Mr. Saturday Night is the fourth studio album by American country singer-songwriter Jon Pardi, released on September 2, 2022, through Capitol Nashville.
  • Palomino
    Miranda Lambert
    66 votes
    • Genres (Music): Country
    Palomino is the ninth solo and tenth overall studio album by American country music singer Miranda Lambert, released through Vanner Records and RCA Records Nashville on April 29, 2022. Lambert ...more
  • Run, Rose, Run
    Dolly Parton
    53 votes
    • Genres (Music): Country, Bluegrass
    Run, Rose, Run is the forty-eighth solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton. It was released March 4, 2022, through Parton's own Butterfly Records. The album was produced by ...more
  • A Beautiful Time
    Willie Nelson
    40 votes
    • Genres (Music): Country
    A Beautiful Time is the seventy-second solo studio album by Willie Nelson, released on April 29, 2022 on his 89th birthday. Produced by Buddy Cannon, the album includes original songs by Nelson, as ...more
  • Bronco
    Orville Peck
    50 votes
    • Genres (Music): Country rock, Country, Outlaw country
    Bronco is the second studio album by Canadian country music artist Orville Peck, released on April 8, 2022 by Sub Pop and Columbia Records.
  • Freewheelin' Woman
    33 votes
    • Genres (Music): Americana, Southern Soul
    Freewheelin' Woman is the thirteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Jewel, released on April 15, 2022, via her own label, Words Matter Media. It is Jewel's first album in seven years, ...more