Looking for a list of the new country music releases on the shelf in May 2012? We’ve got you covered. The month begins with a bang as Carrie Underwood releases her highly anticipated fourth studio album. While ‘Blown Away’ isn’t the only country album being released on May 1, not many people want to compete with the blonde bombshell.

Look for new projects from Pat Green, Willie Nelson and Chris Cagle in May as well. Green is releasing his second project of covers, the follow-up to ‘Songs We Wish We’d Written’ from 2001. Nelson is also releasing a project of mostly covers. The first single from ‘Heroes’ is a cover of Pearl Jam‘s ‘Just Breathe’ with his son Lukas.

‘Back in the Saddle’ is the first studio album for Cagle in over four years, and it features the Top 20 hit ‘Got My Country On.’ Cagle will be busy this summer with a full calendar of tour dates listed on his official website.

Keep checking back to Taste of Country for more new country music releases coming in May 2012 — and beyond.

New Country Music Releases May 2012:

May 1

Carrie Underwood, ‘Blown Away’

Colt Ford, ‘Declaration of Independence’

May 8

Pat Green, ‘Songs We Wish We’d Written II’

May 15

Willie Nelson, ‘Heroes’

May 29

Chris Cagle, ‘Back in the Saddle’