20 New Tunes for Adventurous Music Fans

While the mainstream country albums are finally starting to arrive in stores, I spent most of the late summer listening to a fresh stack of independent albums. So if you’re an adventurous music fan that follows Americana, country and singer-songwriters, here are 20 new tunes that I enjoyed hearing. You might like discovering them, too.

• “Thinking About You,” John Mellencamp • “The Horse Nobody Could Ride,” Joey & Rory • “Pure Blue Heartache,” George Ducas
• “Wreck Your Wheels,” Kim Richey • “Big Sun Falling in the River,” Richard Thompson • “Misty Valleys,” JP, Chrissie & the Fairground Boys
• “I Was Made for Sunny Days,” The Weepies • “Rollin’ On,” Jason Sturgeon • “Teardrop Express,” The Wrights
• “Hide,” Stacy Clark
• “Good Old Boys Never Change,” Watermelon Slim
• “Equine,” Brenn Hill
• “Little Fox,” Justin Jones
• “More Than I Let On,” James Hyland & the Joint Chiefs
• “Hands Full of Flowers,” Trevor Alguire
• “Running Away,” Rob Baird
• “Don’t Go to Chattanooga,” Bobby Bare Jr.
• “Peace of Mind,” The John Henrys
• “The Real Thing,” Sahara Smith
• “My Wild Heart,” Mason Douglas

And in case you missed it, here are 10 indie albums you might like, too.