The Roots Music Report's
Top Bluegrass Album Chart
for the Year of 2020

Album Title Band/Artist Name Label Sub Genre
1HomeBilly StringsRounderProgressive Bluegrass
2Bad for YouThe SteeldriversRounderContemporary Bluegrass
3Inner JourneyDarin & Brooke AldridgeRounderContemporary Bluegrass
4AuthenticBand Of RuhksRebelContemporary Bluegrass
5Time for LoveDonna UlisseBilly BlueTraditional Bluegrass
6Breaks to the EdgeSidelineMountain HomeTraditional Bluegrass
725 TripsSierra HullRounderContemporary Bluegrass
8Breaking in LonesomeRick FarisDark ShadowContemporary Bluegrass
9HeadlightDella MaeRounderContemporary Bluegrass
10No HeadlightsKristy CoxMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
11Chicago Barn DanceSpecial ConsensusCompassContemporary Bluegrass
12Straighten the CurvesThe GrascalsCrossroadsContemporary Bluegrass
13Banjo Player's BluesHigh FidelityRebelContemporary Bluegrass
14TribulationAppalachian Road ShowBilly BlueTraditional Bluegrass
15With YouKenny & Amanda SmithFarm BotContemporary Bluegrass
16Load the WagonJunior SiskMountain FeverTraditional Bluegrass
17Tall FiddlerMichael Cleveland and FlamekeeperCompassContemporary Bluegrass
18For Those Who Care to ListenVolume FiveMissouri BoyTraditional Bluegrass
19Better DaysDave AdkinsMountain FeverTraditional Bluegrass
20OriginalistAudie Blaylock and RedlineSelf-ReleaseTraditional Bluegrass
21Where the Dogs Don't BiteOld Salt UnionCompassContemporary Bluegrass
22The Secret of LifeDaryl MosleyPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
23New Moon over My ShoulderLarry SparksRebelTraditional Bluegrass
24Somewhere Far Away: Silver AnniversaryBlue HighwayRounderTraditional Bluegrass
25Rise SunThe Infamous StringdustersTape TimeContemporary Bluegrass
26After All This TimeBlue Moon RisingMountain FeverTraditional Bluegrass
27Back to the CountryMerle MonroePinecastleTraditional Bluegrass
28Distance and TimeBecky BullerDark ShadowContemporary Bluegrass
29Ordinary SoulStephen MouginDark ShadowContemporary Bluegrass
30I Hope You Have a Good LifeGina FurtadoMountain Home Music CompanyContemporary Bluegrass
31ElementsFireside CollectiveMountain HomeContemporary Bluegrass
32Chronicle: Friends and MusicGena BrittPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
33Freedom, Love, and the Open RoadLindley CreekPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
34Have at ItSerene GreenPatuxentTraditional Bluegrass
35UndeniableNothin' FancyMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
36Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe Sessions)Sturgill SimpsonHigh Top MountainTraditional Bluegrass
37Outside Looking inThe Lonesome River BandMountain HomeContemporary Bluegrass
38Benny's TV RepairIrene KelleyMountain FeverTraditional Bluegrass
39Salem TownBacklineMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
40Sugar & JoyThe Dead SouthSix ShooterProgressive Bluegrass
41Classy. Sassy. Bluegrassy.Williamson BranchPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
42Toil, Tears & TroubleThe Po' Ramblin' BoysRounderTraditional Bluegrass
43LandmarkJake WorkmanSelf-ReleaseProgressive Bluegrass
44Oh Darlin'Bradley & AdairPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
45High Peaks & New GroundSteve GulleyRural RhythmTraditional Bluegrass
46Take Me BackCarolina BlueBilly BlueTraditional Bluegrass
47City on a HillMile TwelveDelores the TaurusContemporary Bluegrass
48Gonna Rise and ShineAlan Bibey & GrasstowneMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
49Blues Around My CabinFlashbackPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
50The HoleJohn BowmanMountain HomeTraditional Bluegrass
51ColdBreaking GrassMountain FeverProgressive Bluegrass
52Bridges and BackroadsJerry SalleyVery JerryContemporary Bluegrass
53Waiting on a RideSongs From The Road BandLDTContemporary Bluegrass
54The Choosing RoadChris Jones & the Night DriversMountain HomeContemporary Bluegrass
55Bill Monroe’s Ol’ MandolinLorraine Jordan & Carolina RoadPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
56The Hard WayDale Ann BradleyPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
57Gonna Love AnywayLouisa BranscombCompassTraditional Bluegrass
58Memories of HomeThe Farm Hands Bluegrass QuartetPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
59Wings of a JetlinerNate LeeAdverbContemporary Bluegrass
60Barry Abernathy & Darrell Webb Present Appalachian Road ShowAppalachian Road ShowBilly BlueTraditional Bluegrass
61Point of No ReturnAmanda CookMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
62AeonicBalsam RangeMountain HomeTraditional Bluegrass
63Swing for the Fences (feat. Steve Gulley, Alan Bibey, Jason Burleson & Robert Hale)Phil Leadbetter and the All Stars of BluegrassPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
64Chaos TheoryDeer Creek BoysMountain FeverTraditional Bluegrass
65Lovin' and Leavin' (A Bluegrass Tribute to Mickey Clark)Aaron BibelhauserSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
66PicturesHammertowneMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
67ChangesThe Seldom SceneRounderContemporary Bluegrass
68The Travelin' MccourysThe Travelin' McCourysSelf-ReleaseProgressive Bluegrass
69For the RecordJoe Mullins & the Radio RamblersNew DayTraditional Bluegrass
70Hats off to HaggardJ.D. CroweTruegrassTraditional Bluegrass
71Live in Prague, Czech RepublicDoyle Lawson & QuicksilverBilly BlueContemporary Bluegrass
72All for MoneyGreensky BluegrassBig Blue ZooContemporary Bluegrass
73The Way I View the WorldChris LuquetteSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
74That's Why I'm LonesomeDanny Paisley & The Southern GrassPatuxentContemporary Bluegrass
75Sister Sadie IISister SadiePinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
76PiecesJason BarieBilly BlueContemporary Bluegrass
7730Larry Stephenson BandWhysper DreamTraditional Bluegrass
78Fast Train to LonesomeEddie SandersEngelhardt Music GroupTraditional Bluegrass
79A Brand New Shade of BlueJunior SiskMountain FeverTraditional Bluegrass
80I Hear Bluegrass Calling MeCarolina BluePinecastleTraditional Bluegrass
81Mountains, Mamas and MemoriesBig Country BluegrassRebelContemporary Bluegrass
82Myths We Tell Our YoungUnspoken TraditionMountain HomeContemporary Bluegrass
83Lonesome Riverboat Blues (feat. Jeff Autry)Edgar LoudermilkRural RhythmContemporary Bluegrass
84Front and CenterSidelineMountain HomeTraditional Bluegrass
85Songs Like Those for Days Like TheseThe Chigger Hill Boys & TerriGreat EscapeTraditional Bluegrass
86Time Has Made a ChangeJeff Parker & CompanyTruegrassTraditional Bluegrass
87The Storyteller in MeDaniel CrabtreeCodelContemporary Bluegrass
88The Bull Mountain Moonshiners' WayJesse McReynoldsSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
89Old Road New AgainThe DillardsPinecastleTraditional Bluegrass
90Grass StainsCarson Peters & Iron MountainFCP ProductionsContemporary Bluegrass
91Wait for the Light to ShineEddie SandersEngelhardt Music GroupTraditional Bluegrass
92Route 3Route 37flatContemporary Bluegrass
93Fast TrackFast TrackEngelhardt Music GroupContemporary Bluegrass
94Muir MaidKitchen DwellersSelf-ReleaseProgressive Bluegrass
95Where the Trees Know My NameLarry CordleSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
96Hills and HomeHigh FidelityRebelContemporary Bluegrass
97Hold on to Your HeartShannon SlaughterSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
98When the Crops Are Laid byThe Gospel PlowboysBridge BuildingTraditional Bluegrass
99All of These YearsSteve Thomas and the Time MachineBonfireTraditional Bluegrass
100Modern Old Time Sounds for the Bluegrass and Folksong JamboreeThe Lonesome Ace StringbandSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
101One Stop Along the RoadAmanda CookSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
102No EscapeClaybankMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
103Urge for GoingDede WylandPatuxent MusicTraditional Bluegrass
104Ronnie BowmanRonnie BowmanEngelhardt Music GroupContemporary Bluegrass
105Horrible WorldKathy Kallick BandLive OakContemporary Bluegrass
106Right or WrongDave AdkinsMountain FeverTraditional Bluegrass
107Back Where I Come fromTraditionally WoundSelf-ReleaseTraditional Bluegrass
108Blue HazeRobert HalePinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
10940th Anniversary CelebrationGary Brewer & The Kentucky RamblersSelf-ReleaseTraditional Bluegrass
110Love Hard, Work Hard, Play HardDeanie RichardsonPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
111Inside the LinesNick Chandler & DeliveredThe 615 HideawayContemporary Bluegrass
112North Carolina SongbookSteep Canyon RangersYep RocContemporary Bluegrass
113SteamDeeper Shade Of BlueMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
114RicochetKristy CoxMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
115Highland TravelersHighland TravelersMountain FeverTraditional Bluegrass
116If You Can't Stand the HeatFrank Solivan & Dirty KitchenCompassContemporary Bluegrass
117Del Mccoury Still Sings BluegrassDel McCoury BandMcCoury MusicTraditional Bluegrass
118Old Country StoreTurning GroundPinecastleTraditional Bluegrass
119Lord Help Me Find the WayRalph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain BoysStanley FamilyTraditional Bluegrass
120Over the LineJeff Scroggins & ColoradoPatuxentTraditional Bluegrass
121Catch Another DreamTerry BaucomDualtoneTraditional Bluegrass
122The Golden AngleDavid BenedictSheltonContemporary Bluegrass
123CommunityGregg WeltySelf-ReleaseTraditional Bluegrass
124Tracks and TrainsLou Reid & CarolinaSelf-ReleaseTraditional Bluegrass
125Roadsigns and HighwaysClaybankMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
126West Virginia RailJoe HottRural RhythmTraditional Bluegrass
127Moonshiner's DaughterCindy GBlue RoadTraditional Bluegrass
128New Freedom BluesTown MountainTone TreeContemporary Bluegrass
129FingerprintsRod McCormackSonic TimberBluegrass
130Thirty Years LaterJohnny & Jeanette WilliamsGrass TankTraditional Bluegrass
131Rivers and RoadsSpecial ConsensusCompassContemporary Bluegrass
132Glory BoundThe WooksGnar VectorContemporary Bluegrass
133RenaissanceBilly DrozeRural RhythmContemporary Bluegrass
134Sundrops on the Water - ReflectionsThe Sharp FlatpickersMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
135Songs from the Blue RidgeMickey GalyeanRebelTraditional Bluegrass
136McKay & LeighMcKay & LeighVoxhallContemporary Bluegrass
137The Tale of Willie TackettCaney Creek9 LivesTraditional Bluegrass
138Royal TravellerMissy RainesCompassContemporary Bluegrass
139Living on a PromiseThe King James BoysMountain FeverBluegrass Gospel
140Thanks, Mac!Jerry WicentowskiSelf-ReleaseTraditional Bluegrass
141The GoodfellersThe GoodfellersFly by NiteProgressive Bluegrass
142Cover StoryLove CanonCanonTraditional Bluegrass
143Crêpe Paper HeartBecky BullerDark ShadowContemporary Bluegrass
144What Does Time Care?Armchair BoogieGlueBrassContemporary Bluegrass
145My RemedyMissy ArmstrongMelton & MillerContemporary Bluegrass
146The HillbendersThe HillbendersCompassContemporary Bluegrass
147Fine Time to Get the BluesTerry BaucomDriving DukeTraditional Bluegrass
148Didn’t He Ramble: Songs of Charlie PooleDavid Davis & The Warrior River BoysRounderContemporary Bluegrass
149North of DespairWood & WireBlue CornContemporary Bluegrass
150Let's All Do Some LivingCane Mill RoadTrailheadProgressive Bluegrass
151GrooveThe Andrew Collins TrioSytesoundsTraditional Bluegrass
152Carolina ChimesRudi EksteinFox FireTraditional Bluegrass
153FreeWilliamson BranchPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
154Destination HorizonThe Plate ScrapersSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
155Story of a Beautiful LifeNick DumasSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
156To Live in Two Worlds, Vol. 1Thomm JutzMountain HomeContemporary Bluegrass
157Headed SouthCrandall CreekBell BuckleContemporary Bluegrass
158Fiddler's PastimeBronwyn Keith-HynesSugar PetuniaTraditional Bluegrass
159UnbrokenTrinity River BandOrange BlossomTraditional Bluegrass
160What We Leave BehindTim StaffordS&STraditional Bluegrass
161Baby You're GoneTacie and the Sunshine BandSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
162The Butcher ShoppeDella MaeRounderContemporary Bluegrass
163BowerbirdAubrey Eisenman & The ClydesMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
164Time Changes EverythingNothin' FancyMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
165BlueThe CleverlysMountain HomeContemporary Bluegrass
166BanjophonyDamien O'Kane & Ron BlockPureContemporary Bluegrass
167Fall Like RainJustin MosesMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
168Still Here (With Tim Stafford)Steve GulleyMountain HomeContemporary Bluegrass
169Footprints in a SongCirca BlueBell BuckleContemporary Bluegrass
170Had a Big Time TodayBrennen ErnstPatuxent MusicTraditional Bluegrass
171GatheringAaron RamseyMountain FeverTraditional Bluegrass
172The Stories We Can TellNu-BluVoxhallContemporary Bluegrass
173Crazy HouseTurning GroundPinecastleTraditional Bluegrass
174Any Fair NumberTugalo HollerSelf-ReleaseTraditional Bluegrass
175On TimeColebrook RoadEisenbiseContemporary Bluegrass
176A Thousand WishesBacklinePoor MountainContemporary Bluegrass
177Queen City JubileeThe Slocan RamblersSloMusicTraditional Bluegrass
178Time and PlaceGeorge JacksonSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
179Man on the RadioWood Belly857910 RecordsContemporary Bluegrass
180Things She Couldn't Get overDale Ann BradleyPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
181Tina AdairTina AdairEngelhardt MusicContemporary Bluegrass
182All Suited UpThe Kody Norris ShowRebelTraditional Bluegrass
183Perfect FitPatrick McAvinueSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
184To Live in Two Worlds, Vol. 2Thomm JutzMountain HomeContemporary Bluegrass
185As Yall Like It: Songs from Kentucky ShakespeareAaron BibelhauserSelf-ReleaseTraditional Bluegrass
186Hitchhiking to CaliforniaAlan Bibey & GrasstowneBilly BlueTraditional Bluegrass
187Bluegrass Legends: Live at the RymanRhonda VincentUpper ManagementContemporary Bluegrass
188Wild and FreeFrances Mooney & Fontanna SunsetRonDale MusicTraditional Bluegrass
189MilestonesVolume FiveMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
190Fret a SpellDarren NicholsonSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
191Better Late Than NeverBrady StogdillSelf-ReleaseTraditional Bluegrass
192With the Bass in MindJeff PickerSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
193Turmoil & TinfoilBilly StringsApostolProgressive Bluegrass
194Dixieland for MeMikayla BurrowsSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
195BackroadsChain StationSelf-ReleaseProgressive Bluegrass
196Narrowing the GapAmanda CookMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
197Tales from East KentuckyLarry CordleSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
198Aim HighSteve GulleyRural Rhythm RecordsTraditional Bluegrass
199Bluegrass Rules!Ricky SkaggsRounderTraditional Bluegrass
200Spirit to the SeaTrout Steak RevivalSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
201Step Back in TimeJB & Jamie DaileyPinecastleTraditional Bluegrass
202New DayClaire LynchRounder RecordsBluegrass
203Tell the Ones I LoveSteep Canyon RangersRounderBluegrass
204Paper BirdPaper BirdThirty TigersContemporary Bluegrass
205It's Just the NightDel McCoury BandMcCoury MusicBluegrass
206Epilogue: a Tribute to John DuffeySmithsonian FolkwaysSmithsonian FolkwaysTraditional Bluegrass
207Lonesome and then SomeLarry SparksRebelTraditional Bluegrass
208It's About TymeRussell Moore & IIIrd Tyme OutBreak A StringTraditional Bluegrass
209Old WorldNewTownMountain HomeContemporary Bluegrass
210ArrowsBowregardBowregardContemporary Bluegrass
211Mountain VoodooBalsam RangeMountain HomeTraditional Bluegrass
212Long Way from HomeThe Burnett Sisters BandBee HiveContemporary Bluegrass
213OriginalBobby OsborneCompassContemporary Bluegrass
214Starry Southern NightsRock HeartsSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
215North CountryDanny BurnsBonfireContemporary Bluegrass
216Under the MountainDewey & Leslie BrownLiberty ShowcaseTraditional Bluegrass
217Things Kids and Dogs KnowBrandon RickmanVoxhallContemporary Bluegrass
218From the HeartDonna HughesRunning DogContemporary Bluegrass
219There's YouThe Church SistersIndependantBluegrass
220When It RainsLou Reid & CarolinaSugar HillContemporary Bluegrass
221Songs of Heart & HomeGreg BlakeGreg Blake MusicTraditional Bluegrass
222The Big PictureChristian DavisSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
223Hanging TreeBlue MafiaPinecastleTraditional Bluegrass
224From Texas to TennesseeThe Family SowellPoor MountainContemporary Bluegrass
225Paper AirplaneAlison Krauss & Union StationRounderBluegrass

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