It’s hard to believe that 2012 is about to come to an end.  It has been a great year, full of amazing country music.  The albums released this year have been stellar.  Each year we choose our Top Albums for the year.  While it wasn’t an easy task, we picked 12 albums that we thought rocked 2o12. 

CountryMusicRocks Top 12 Albums of 2012 (listed by release date)

Dierks Bentley – Home released February 3, 2012
Dierks Bentley released his sixth studio album, HOME, earlier this year featuring hit singles “Home,” “5-1-5-0,” and new single “Tip It On Back.”  Once again Dierks delivers a fulfilling album from start to finish.  Home, both the album and the single, has resonated with fans and is a must-have for your music collection.  Pick up your copy of HOME at a store near you, or online at iTunes by clicking HERE.

Lionel Richie – Tuskegee released March 18, 2012
Lionel Richie’s songs have made a significant impact throughout the years.  Add in Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Shania Twain, Jason Aldean and many others, and you have yourself Tuskegee.  The album Tuskegee features 13 duets with country superstars singing along to Richie’s chart-topping hits. Tuskegee is a brilliant album, and one that will be enjoyed many more years to come. Pick up your copy of Tuskegee at a store near you, or on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Kip Moore – Up All Night released April 24, 2012
There is definitely somethin’ ’bout Kip Moore, and the release of his debut album Up All Night was one of the best things to happen to country music this year.  Not only was Up All Night one of the best debut albums to released this year, but we also thought it was also one of the best albums overall in 2012.  “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” and new single “Beer Money” have both topped the charts at #1 and there are several other tracks on his album that will make a nice fit at the top of the country charts. Grab your copy of Up All Night at a store near you, or download it on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Lee Brice – Hard 2 Love released April 24, 2012
His album may be titled Hard 2 Love, but his music is definitely easy to love.  Hard 2 Love serves as Lee’s sophomore album that includes hit single “A Woman Like You” and album titled track “Hard To Love”.  His latest release to country radio “I Drive Your Truck” is a powerful song that is sure to tug at your heartstrings. If you haven’t picked up a copy of Hard 2 Love yet, your missing out. Get a copy at a store near your, or on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Carrie Underwood – Blown Away released May 1, 2012
Carrie Underwood does it once again and blows fans away with her music.  The platinum certified album features hit singles “Good Girl” and album titled track “Blown Away”.  Her latest single “Two Black Cadillacs” recently impacted country radio and will no doubt rise to the top of the charts. Get your copy of Blown Away at a retail store near your, or download on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Kenny Chesney – Welcome To The Fishbowl released June 19, 2012
Kenny Chesney released his thirteenth studio album this summer, Welcome To The Fishbowl.  Once again Chesney delivers a solid album full of songs that listeners can enjoy & relate too.  The album includes the rockin’ anthem “Feel Like A Rock Star” featuring Tim McGraw, sexy single “Come Over” and his latest release of “El Cerrito Place” where Chesney leaves his distinct mark on the well-known song.  Grab your copy of Welcome To The Fishbowl at a store near you, or on iTunes by clicking HERE.  

Zac Brown Band – Uncaged released July 6, 2012
Zac Brown Band once again captures listeners with their music.  Uncaged is infused with various musical elements, from bluegrass – to reggae – to southern rock, with a lot of country in between.  The instrumentation is also a prominent factor on the album, showcasing the amazing talent that this band holds.  Uncaged features hit single “The Wind” as well as their new ballad “Goodbye In Her Eyes.”  Get your copy of Uncaged now at your favorite retail store, or from an online music outlet such as iTunes by clicking HERE.

Dustin Lynch – Dustin Lynch released August 21, 2012
Dustin Lynch has made a significant impression on country music this year.  The release of his debut album indicated that with Dustin Lynch on the scene, the future of country music is in great hands.  Dustin’s debut album features his powerful ballad “Cowboys And Angels” as well as his latest single “She Cranks My Tractor.”  Grab your copy of Dustin Lynch’s debut album at a retail store near you, or on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Little Big Town – Tornado released September 7, 2012
CMA Vocal Group of the Year, Little Big Town, definitely takes country music by storm with their fifth studio album Tornado.  The album features CMA Single of the Year “Pontoon” which quickly became an anthem over the summer.  Their latest release “Tornado” has impacted country radio and is making its way up the charts. Pick up your copy of Tornado at a retail store near you, or online at iTunes by clicking HERE.

Easton Corbin – All Over The Road released September 18, 2012
Easton Corbin stayed trued to himself with the release of his sophomore album, All Over The Road, as he maintains his traditional country style that fans fully embraced.  His new album features Top 10 hit single “Lovin’ You Is Fun,” and Easton will be gearing up to release his album titled single “All Over The Road” early 2013.  Be sure to pick up your copy of Easton Corbin’s sophomore album, All Over The Road, at a store near you, or on iTunes now by clicking HERE.

Jason Aldean – Night Train released October 16, 2012
Jason Aldean has been taking country music to new heights, and he raises the level once again with Night Train.  Aldean delivers a fulfilling album from start to finish with all fifteen tracks.  Night Train features  multi-week #1 hit single “Take A Little Ride” as well as his latest release “The Only Way I Know” featuring Luke Bryan and Eric Church.   Be sure to pick up your copy at a retail store near you, or on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Florida Georgia Line – Here’s To The Good Times released December 4, 2012
Republic Nashville’s hot new country duo, Florida Georgia Line, makes a dynamic impact on country music with the release of their debut studio album, Here’s To The Good Times.  It’s not often when you can put a CD in, listen to every song from start to finish, and then listen again because it’s just that good. That is exactly what happens when you listen to Here’s To The Good Times. Be sure to pick up a copy of Here’s To The Good Times at a retail store near you, or on iTunes by clicking HERE

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