As it begins to heat up outside and the snow and ice turn to green grass and fresh blooms, artists will churn out new country music releases for March 2012 faster than you can say “bring on spring break!”

Old school favorite Neal McCoy will kick things off on March 6 with his latest sure hit collection, ‘XII.’ As of right now, McCoy’s new tunes are the only country music release scheduled for the first Tuesday of the month, so the legend won’t have to share his spotlight with any of those pesky newcomers.

The following week, on March 13, Waylon Jennings’ offspring Shooter Jennings will continue to provide country music fans with soulful tunes when he drops the appropriately titled ‘Family Man’ album. The record is the follow-up to his March 2010 unveiling, ‘Black Ribbons.’

Finally, Lionel Richie will return to his roots with a country music duets release, which will feature many of the genre’s hottest names. Named for his hometown, ‘Tuskegee’ will feature the musical stylings of Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Darius RuckerKenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Jennifer Nettles and Tim McGraw — to name a few. That’s in addition to the already released single ‘Endless Love,’ which brings good vibes courtesy of Shania Twain.

Keep your mouse clicked to Taste of Country, ’cause we’ll be bringing you all of the new country music releases for March 2012 — and beyond — as soon as they’re available.

New Country Music Releases March 2012:

March 6

Neal McCoy, ‘XII’

March 13

Shooter Jennings, ‘Family Man’

March 20

Casey James, ‘Casey James’

March 27

Lionel Richie, ‘Tuskegee’

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