One month into the new year, and we're already pleasantly surprised by the number of country (and country-ish) releases. The list below includes an exciting and eclectic mix of big names, well-respected singer-songwriters, and some new artists who are doing something that might vaguely resemble country in a parallel universe, maybe. Not a bad January! A new release from Tim McGraw is good news whenever it comes. And how impressive is that Kellie Pickler album? I mean, who knew?! And did you know there are two Swedish sisters out there putting their own spin on country? It's all here, waiting to be discovered; the playlist above combines highlights from these releases with a few new singles.