There are no fewer than five country Christmas albums scheduled for release in October 2016. Kacey Musgraves, Rascal Flatts and Brett Eldredge have three of them. Kenny Chesney and Mo Pitney highlight the non-holiday albums set to drop.

Simply put, October 2016 is a huge month for country fans. Each week a handful of albums will hit stores and digital retailers. Loretta Lynn is a legend with her next project available. On the same day, newcomer Tucker Beathard will release a new EP. Cole Swindell also has an EP for fans to snack on while Chesney and the Loving Mary Band will provide full-lengths in October 2016.

Artists hope to have albums in stores in time for the holidays, meaning October and early November are traditionally packed with new albums. It's no different this year, with 13 albums on our list of new country music releases.

New Country Music Releases for October 2016:

October 7
Loretta Lynn, White Christmas Blue
Mo Pitney, Behind This Guitar
Tucker Beathard, Fight Like Hell

October 14
Blackberry Smoke, Like an Arrow
Chris Young, It Must Be Christmas

October 21
Rascal Flatts, The Greatest Gift of All

October 28
Brett Eldredge, Glow
Cole Swindell, Down Home Sessions III EP
Jennifer Nettles, To Celebrate Christmas
Kacey Musgraves, A Very Kacey Christmas
Kenny Chesney, Cosmic Hallelujah
Loving Mary Band, Little Bit of Love

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