The new year will start off with a bang in terms of new music: Seven new country, Americana, alt-country, bluegrass and folk albums are set for release in January of 2017 -- and one will be crowned The Boot's Album of the Month.

Ray Benson and Dale Watson get things started on Jan. 6 with the release of Dale & Ray, their first-ever album as a duo, but the following Friday (Jan. 13) is when the new music really stars coming. That day, the Infamous Stringdusters will share Laws of Gravity; Jeannie Seely will debut Written in Song and Natalie Hemby will release Puxico. Finally, on Jan. 27, Whitney Rose is set to release South Texas Suite, Lauren Alaina's Road Less Traveled will make its debut, and Brantley Gilbert will drop The Devil Don't Sleep.

Which of January 2017's new albums should be The Boot's Album of the Month? Vote in the poll below for your pick -- you can vote as often as once per hour through Dec. 31 at 11:59PM ET -- and the new record with the most votes will be crowned the winner.

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