Back in June when we told you that The Turnpike Troubadours would be releasing the followup to 2012's "Goodbye Normal Street," Sept. 18 seemed like a long way off. Well, now it's just a week away -- thank God summer flew by.

"Goodbye Normal Street" was a verifiable regional hit for the boys from Oklahoma, and it catapulted the guys into a can't-miss show in Oklahoma, Texas and nationally as well.

It's hard to believe, but it's been nearly three years since their sophomore project found its way onto our radios, and into our hearts and iPods.

The new self-titled project is on schedule to be released on Friday, Sept. 18, through Bossier City Records/Thirty Tigers, and will feature 12 new songs from the band ,including “The Mercury,” “Bossier City,” their current radio single “Down Here,” “How Do You Fall Out of Love” and “A Little Song" too.

Since forming in 2007, The Turnpike Troubadours have since built a loyal fan base who have purchased and downloaded more than 200,000 of their records. And in between, the guys have graduated from selling out small venues to headlining festivals of 10,000-plus.

The Washington Post called "Goodbye Normal Street" the "most unjustly overlooked Americana album of 2012.” By next Friday we will be getting new music from the guys.

Hopefully this one won't get as "over-looked."