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1997 Albums

The following is a list of albums released in 1997.

For additional information about bands formed, reformed, disbanded, or on hiatus, for deaths of musicians, and for links to musical awards, see 1997 events. For previous years, see List of album releases by year.

First quarter[edit]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Jan. 7, 1997 Puller & Roadside Monument Puller / Roadside Monument RockPost-Grunge Tooth & Nail Oklahoma City, OK • Seattle, WA


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Feb. 11, 1997 B. J. Thomas I Believe ChristianContemporary Christian Warner Resound Arlington, TX


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Mar. 12, 1997 J. J. Cale Special Edition BluesAmericanaTulsa Sound Island Def Jam Tulsa, OK • La Jolla, CA
Mar. 24, 1997 Fuckface Fuckface RockPunkHardcore Punk Six Weeks San Francisco, CA

Second quarter[edit]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Apr. 8, 1997 Jay McShann & Duke Robillard Hootie's Jumpin Blues JazzBluesJump BluesSwing Stony Plain Kansas City, MO
Apr. 22, 1997 Joe Diffie Twice Upon a Time Country Sony Nashville, TN


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
May 1, 1997 Weird Files. Werks ElectronicExperimental Electronic Oklahoma City, OK
May 6, 1997 Hanson Middle of Nowhere Pop RockIndie RockPower Pop Mercury Tulsa, OK
May 20, 1997 Roger Miller Roger Miller Live! Country Silver Eagle Nashville, TN


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
June 1, 1997 Frustrated Housewives Frustrated Housewives ElectronicEBM E Tulsa, OK
June 16, 1997 Petrofeen 100% Fuel RockNu Metal Tulsa, OK
June 24, 1997 The Nixons The Nixons RockPost-GrungeAlternative Rock Geffen Oklahoma City, OK
Toby Keith Dream Walkin' Country Mercury Nashville Norman, OK

Third quarter[edit]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
July 4, 1997 Red Dirt Rangers Oklahoma Territory CountryAlternative CountryRed Dirt Lazy S.O.B. Ardmore, OK
July 15, 1997 Forté Destructive MetalThrash MetalPower MetalSpeed Metal Massacre Oklahoma City, OK


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Aug. 7, 1997 Lowell Fulson & The Powder Blues Band Lowell Fulson with The Powder Blues Band BluesWest Coast BluesSoul Blues Stony Plain Los Angeles, CA


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Sept 7, 1997 Various Artists Tulsa Homegroan, Vol. 1 Rock Tulsa, OK
Sept. 10, 1997 Wanda Jackson Tears Will Be the Chaser for Your Wine RockRockabillyCountry Bear Family Oklahoma City, OK
Sept. 16, 1997 Brooks & Dunn The Greatest Hits Collection Country Arista Nashville Nashville, TN
Sept. 23, 1997 Bryan White The Right Place Country Asylum Nashville, TN

Fourth quarter[edit]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Oct. 1997 Big Skin Hearts Big Skin Hearts RockGrungePunkLoFi Nub Chickasha, OK
Oct. 7, 1997 B. J. Thomas Christmas is Coming Home Christmas Warner Resound Arlington, TX
Jenny Labow Flourish PopPop Rock Renaissance Tulsa, OK
Thomas Labé & Rachel Barton Franz Liszt: Works for Violin and Piano Classical Dorian Discovery Lawton, OK
Oct. 14, 1997 Sandi Patty Artist of My Soul Contemporary ChristianChristian Word Oklahoma City, OK
Oct. 21, 1997 Bill Grant & Delia Bell Dreaming FolkBluegrass Rounder Hugo, OK
Oct. 28, 1997 The Flaming Lips Zaireeka RockAlternative RockPsychedelic RockExperimental RockPost-Punk Warner Brothers Oklahoma City, OK


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Nov. 4, 1997 Lowell Fulson The Complete Chess Masters BluesWest Coast BluesSoul Blues Chess Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 18, 1997 Hanson Snowed In ChristmasPop RockIndie RockPower Pop Mercury Tulsa, OK
Vince Gill Vintage Gill CountryCountry Pop BMG Special Products Nashville, Tennessee
Nov. 25, 1997 Garth Brooks Sevens CountryCountry PopCountry Rock Capitol Nashville Claremore, OK


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Dec. 5, 1997 Boondogs Smarter Than Some RockAlternative Folk Tulsa, OK
Dec. 20, 1997 Admiral Twin Unlucky RockPop RockPower Pop New Pop Revival Tulsa, OK


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1997 Anita Bryant All the Hits and More Pop Marginal Eureka Springs, AR
1997 Brother Inferior Anthems for Greater Salvation RockPunkHardcore Punk Sensual Underground Ministries Tulsa, OK
1997 The Byron Berline Band Live at the Music Hall FolkBluegrass Double-Stop Guthrie, OK
1997 Chet Baker West Coast Live JazzCool Jazz Pacific Jazz Milpitas, CA
1997 Chet Baker & Philip Catherine There'll Never Be Another You JazzCool Jazz Timeless Milpitas, CA
1997 Dawn Anita Diffie Keeps On Truckin Country Free Country Velma, OK
1997 Formaldehyde Cremated Alive MetalDeath Metal Tulsa, OK
1997 Fuckface Bastard RockPunkHardcore Punk Little Deputy San Francisco, California
1997 Gallery Thirteen Up Above the World, 'Neath the Everlasting Stain RockPost-PunkGothic Rock Ardmore, OK
1997 Jami Smith What I Know ChristianRockChristian RockPop Rock Oklahoma City, OK
1997 J. J. Cale The Very Best of J. J. Cale BluesAmericanaTulsa Sound Mercury Tulsa, OK • La Jolla, California
1997 Jody Miller I'll Praise the Lamb ChristianGospel Blanchard, OK
1997 Leon Russell Retrospective RockTulsa Sound The Right Stuff Tulsa, OK
1997 Love Button The Last RockPunk Norman, OK
1997 Manifest Destiny What You Fear MetalThrash Metal A-B-S Stillwater, OK
1997 MercyMe Traces of Rain ChristianContemporary ChristianChristian Rock Edmond, OK
1997 Mr. Crispy Mr. Who? I Quit! Demos '97 RockPunkPop Punk We're Not On a Label Edmond, OK
1997 N.O.T.A. & Brother Inferior Punk Torture Nights / Freedom's Sons RockPunkHardcore Punk Havoc Tulsa, OK
1997 Oblyvaeon Forget Me Not ElectronicIndustrialElectro-Industrial Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1997 Playya 1000 with The D'Kster Foe-Da-$Mill$-Ticket Hip HopGangsta Rap Federal Tulsa, OK
1997 Raze Raze ChristianContemporary ChristianPopChristian PopElectropop Movation Tulsa, OK
1997 Ross Where is Everybody? FolkAnti-FolkComedy Tulsa, OK
1997 Scott Ellison Steamin' RockBlues Rock Fishhead Tulsa, OK
1997 Trader-Price Amigos Country Burns Flat, OK
1997 Traindodge Twitch Lip / Shiverdrink / Rawhide Cigar RockMath RockAlternative Rock Oklahoma City, OK
1997 Woody Guthrie This Land is Your Land: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 1 Folk Smithsonian Folkways New York City, NY
1997 Woody Guthrie Muleskinner Blues: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 2 Folk Smithsonian Folkways New York City, NY
1997 You & Ponyboy Under the Glass RockAmericana Tahlequah, OK