I've created a plugin for my personal use that uses the speech api to announce a change in artist between albums. I.E. "That was The Rolling Stones, up next Dave Mathews".
If someone is interested in taking it over I'll be happy to provide the code so it could be made public and supported by another developer.
It needs a configuration dialog for the settings, which have been centralized in the code.
I've tested the plugin on Windows 10 and 7 Ultimate. The project was developed with Visual Studio 2019.