It is mid summer and the music scene is heating up. Sara Evans new CD hits stores this Friday, and some other great artists have scheduled new releases coming soon.

Let's start with Sara Evans and her new CD 'Words.'  The former ACM Female Vocalist of the Year will have 14 separate female songwriters, including powerhouses Ashley Monroe, Caitlyn Smith, Hillary Lindsey, Hillary Scott, Liz Hengber, Sonya Isaacs and of course Sara herself. Can't wait to give it a listen.

Here’s some dates and CD’s to keep an eye out for.

July 21, 2017
Parmalee - 2786
Parmalee releases its sophomore disc, naming it after the zip code in North Carolina of the town that it adopted as its band name. "Summer Morning" is the first single from the release.

July 28, 2017
Joe Nichols - Never Gets Old

September 8, 2017
Kip Moore - Slowheart
Kip Moore releases his third album. He wrote 11 of the 13 tracks.

September 15, 2017
Big & Rich - Did It for the Party
Big & Rich are back with a 13-song release, which they self-produced. "California" is the lead single from the release.

September 29, 2017
Shania Twain - Shania Now 
Shania Twain releases her first album in almost 15 years. "Life's About to Get GoodD" is the first single. Twain's last release was "Up" in November 2002.

Some great music to be listening for in the coming months, and as always, keep it on B98.5 to always hear the best new songs first.