Lady Antebellum put a new shine on Golden, and Kellie Pickler stands tall on The Woman I Am as new albums arrive on Monday (Nov. 11).
Lady Antebellum's Golden Deluxe Edition is a rebooted special version of the album originally released in the spring. It includes one new song, "Compass," which band members say they couldn't wait to release.
"We've had a lot time off from the road this summer to focus on our personal lives and really clear our heads. ... We've never done that before," Charles Kelley said. "That break was more beneficial than we ever thought it would be, and through some experimentation in the studio with [producer] Nathan Chapman, we found this new song that we knew we had to really dig into."
"I immediately fell in love with the spirit of the song," said Hillary Scott, who recently took time off to have a baby. "As we made it our own, we decided we had to share it with the fans immediately. ... We just couldn't wait. They've been so patient with us over the last few months as I've begun a new chapter in my life personally."
Pickler's The Woman I Am will be the North Carolina native's fourth studio album and her first since winning TV's Dancing With the Stars reality competition. She promises a group of stories true to her real life, including the title track which she co-wrote with husband Kyle Jacobs.
"I've made records where I'm trying to make everybody else happy and say what other people want me to say. That was miserable," she told Rolling Stone magazine. "If you go in and you're honest, people will either like you or not. You can't please them all, so you might as well be happy with it yourself. It's your face on the cover. You can't change who you are to please other people."
Also releasing new country albums are Sammy Kershaw with Big Hits: Volume 1 and Mandy Barnett with I Can't Stop Loving You: The Songs of Don Gibson.
Singer-songwriters with new projects include John Hiatt with Here to Stay -- Best of 2000-2012 and newcomer Jesse Terry with Stay Here With Me, which officially arrives Tuesday (Nov. 12).
Trampled by Turtles celebrate 10 years of punk and bluegrass with their first live concert album and DVD set, Live at First Avenue, while Grace & Tony, a young Americana duo and married couple, make their foreboding full-length debut with November.