Record Store Day 2019: 13 Must-Have Country + Americana Releases
Every year, the official list of Record Store Day releases gives vinyl-loving fans of country and Americana music ample reasons to stand in line, anxiously waiting for their favorite local record shop to flip its open sign. The 2019 haul of classic reissues, early-bird teasers of hyped albums and compilations of rare or unheard music will arrive only at independently owned retailers on April 13.
Not that country fans need more excuses to shop for records, but RSD’s official 2019 release list includes the following baker’s dozen. It features newer names from the digital-driven mainstream, artists associated with the bygone era of the CD and special releases by the legends you seek on vinyl at yard sales and flea markets.
Consider these Record Store Day-exclusive releases as 13 reasons to support local businesses on April 13. Depending on your taste, there’s probably way more to add to your shopping list, from alt-country stalwarts (the Blasters, the Mavericks) to classic rockers (Cheap Trick, the Allman Brothers Band) and roots music legends (Blind Willie McTell).
Read on to brush up on some of the most promising country and Americana vinyl coming to stores for Record Store Day in 2019. This year's full list of releases is available at RecordStoreDay.com.