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
16Tall FiddlerMichael Cleveland and FlamekeeperCompassContemporary Bluegrass
17For Those Who Care to ListenVolume FiveMissouri BoyTraditional Bluegrass
18Better DaysDave AdkinsMountain FeverTraditional Bluegrass
19OriginalistAudie Blaylock and RedlineSelf-ReleaseTraditional Bluegrass
20Where the Dogs Don't BiteOld Salt UnionCompassContemporary Bluegrass
21The Secret of LifeDaryl MosleyPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
22New Moon over My ShoulderLarry SparksRebelTraditional Bluegrass
23Somewhere Far Away: Silver AnniversaryBlue HighwayRounderTraditional Bluegrass
24Rise SunThe Infamous StringdustersTape TimeContemporary Bluegrass
25After All This TimeBlue Moon RisingMountain FeverTraditional Bluegrass
26Back to the CountryMerle MonroePinecastleTraditional Bluegrass
27Distance and TimeBecky BullerDark ShadowContemporary Bluegrass
28Ordinary SoulStephen MouginDark ShadowContemporary Bluegrass
29I Hope You Have a Good LifeGina FurtadoMountain Home Music CompanyContemporary Bluegrass
30ElementsFireside CollectiveMountain HomeContemporary Bluegrass
31Chronicle: Friends and MusicGena BrittPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
32Freedom, Love, and the Open RoadLindley CreekPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
33Have at ItSerene GreenPatuxentTraditional Bluegrass
34UndeniableNothin' FancyMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
35Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe Sessions)Sturgill SimpsonHigh Top MountainTraditional Bluegrass
36Outside Looking inThe Lonesome River BandMountain HomeContemporary Bluegrass
37Benny's TV RepairIrene KelleyMountain FeverTraditional Bluegrass
38Salem TownBacklineMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
39Sugar & JoyThe Dead SouthSix ShooterProgressive Bluegrass
40Classy. Sassy. Bluegrassy.Williamson BranchPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
41Toil, Tears & TroubleThe Po' Ramblin' BoysRounderTraditional Bluegrass
42LandmarkJake WorkmanSelf-ReleaseProgressive Bluegrass
43Oh Darlin'Bradley & AdairPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
44High Peaks & New GroundSteve GulleyRural RhythmTraditional Bluegrass
45Take Me BackCarolina BlueBilly BlueTraditional Bluegrass
46City on a HillMile TwelveDelores the TaurusContemporary Bluegrass
47Gonna Rise and ShineAlan Bibey & GrasstowneMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
48Blues Around My CabinFlashbackPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
49The HoleJohn BowmanMountain HomeTraditional Bluegrass
50ColdBreaking GrassMountain FeverProgressive Bluegrass
51Bridges and BackroadsJerry SalleyVery JerryContemporary Bluegrass
52Waiting on a RideSongs From The Road BandLDTContemporary Bluegrass
53The Choosing RoadChris Jones & the Night DriversMountain HomeContemporary Bluegrass
54Bill Monroe’s Ol’ MandolinLorraine Jordan & Carolina RoadPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
55The Hard WayDale Ann BradleyPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
56Gonna Love AnywayLouisa BranscombCompassTraditional Bluegrass
57Memories of HomeThe Farm Hands Bluegrass QuartetPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
58Wings of a JetlinerNate LeeAdverbContemporary Bluegrass
59Barry Abernathy & Darrell Webb Present Appalachian Road ShowAppalachian Road ShowBilly BlueTraditional Bluegrass
60AeonicBalsam RangeMountain HomeTraditional Bluegrass
61Swing for the Fences (feat. Steve Gulley, Alan Bibey, Jason Burleson & Robert Hale)Phil Leadbetter and the All Stars of BluegrassPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
62Chaos TheoryDeer Creek BoysMountain FeverTraditional Bluegrass
63Lovin' and Leavin' (A Bluegrass Tribute to Mickey Clark)Aaron BibelhauserSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
64PicturesHammertowneMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
65ChangesThe Seldom SceneRounderContemporary Bluegrass
66The Travelin' MccourysThe Travelin' McCourysSelf-ReleaseProgressive Bluegrass
67For the RecordJoe Mullins & the Radio RamblersNew DayTraditional Bluegrass
68Hats off to HaggardJ.D. CroweTruegrassTraditional Bluegrass
69Live in Prague, Czech RepublicDoyle Lawson & QuicksilverBilly BlueContemporary Bluegrass
70All for MoneyGreensky BluegrassBig Blue ZooContemporary Bluegrass
71The Way I View the WorldChris LuquetteSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
72That's Why I'm LonesomeDanny Paisley & The Southern GrassPatuxentContemporary Bluegrass
73Sister Sadie IISister SadiePinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
74PiecesJason BarieBilly BlueContemporary Bluegrass
7530Larry Stephenson BandWhysper DreamTraditional Bluegrass
76I Hear Bluegrass Calling MeCarolina BluePinecastleTraditional Bluegrass
77Mountains, Mamas and MemoriesBig Country BluegrassRebelContemporary Bluegrass
78Songs of a Simple LifeMerle MonroePinecastleTraditional Bluegrass
79Myths We Tell Our YoungUnspoken TraditionMountain HomeContemporary Bluegrass
80Lonesome Riverboat Blues (feat. Jeff Autry)Edgar LoudermilkRural RhythmContemporary Bluegrass
81Front and CenterSidelineMountain HomeTraditional Bluegrass
82Songs Like Those for Days Like TheseThe Chigger Hill Boys & TerriGreat EscapeTraditional Bluegrass
83Time Has Made a ChangeJeff Parker & CompanyTruegrassTraditional Bluegrass
84The Storyteller in MeDaniel CrabtreeCodelContemporary Bluegrass
85The Bull Mountain Moonshiners' WayJesse McReynoldsSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
86Old Road New AgainThe DillardsPinecastleTraditional Bluegrass
87Grass StainsCarson Peters & Iron MountainFCP ProductionsContemporary Bluegrass
88Wait for the Light to ShineEddie SandersEngelhardt Music GroupTraditional Bluegrass
89Route 3Route 37flatContemporary Bluegrass
90Fast TrackFast TrackEngelhardt Music GroupContemporary Bluegrass
91Muir MaidKitchen DwellersSelf-ReleaseProgressive Bluegrass
92Where the Trees Know My NameLarry CordleSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
93Hills and HomeHigh FidelityRebelContemporary Bluegrass
94Hold on to Your HeartShannon SlaughterSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
95When the Crops Are Laid byThe Gospel PlowboysBridge BuildingTraditional Bluegrass
96All of These YearsSteve Thomas and the Time MachineBonfireTraditional Bluegrass
97Modern Old Time Sounds for the Bluegrass and Folksong JamboreeThe Lonesome Ace StringbandSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
98No EscapeClaybankMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
99Urge for GoingDede WylandPatuxent MusicTraditional Bluegrass
100Ronnie BowmanRonnie BowmanEngelhardt Music GroupContemporary Bluegrass
101Horrible WorldKathy Kallick BandLive OakContemporary Bluegrass
102A Miner's LifeStoney Creek Bluegrass BandCalv'ryContemporary Bluegrass
103Right or WrongDave AdkinsMountain FeverTraditional Bluegrass
104Back Where I Come fromTraditionally WoundSelf-ReleaseTraditional Bluegrass
105Blue HazeRobert HalePinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
10640th Anniversary CelebrationGary Brewer & The Kentucky RamblersSelf-ReleaseTraditional Bluegrass
107Love Hard, Work Hard, Play HardDeanie RichardsonPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
108Inside the LinesNick Chandler & DeliveredThe 615 HideawayContemporary Bluegrass
109North Carolina SongbookSteep Canyon RangersYep RocContemporary Bluegrass
110SteamDeeper Shade Of BlueMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
111RicochetKristy CoxMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
112Highland TravelersHighland TravelersMountain FeverTraditional Bluegrass
113If You Can't Stand the HeatFrank Solivan & Dirty KitchenCompassContemporary Bluegrass
114Del Mccoury Still Sings BluegrassDel McCoury BandMcCoury MusicTraditional Bluegrass
115Old Country StoreTurning GroundPinecastleTraditional Bluegrass
116Lord Help Me Find the WayRalph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain BoysStanley FamilyTraditional Bluegrass
117Over the LineJeff Scroggins & ColoradoPatuxentTraditional Bluegrass
118Catch Another DreamTerry BaucomDualtoneTraditional Bluegrass
119The Golden AngleDavid BenedictSheltonContemporary Bluegrass
120CommunityGregg WeltySelf-ReleaseTraditional Bluegrass
121Tracks and TrainsLou Reid & CarolinaSelf-ReleaseTraditional Bluegrass
122Roadsigns and HighwaysClaybankMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
123West Virginia RailJoe HottRural RhythmTraditional Bluegrass
124Moonshiner's DaughterCindy GBlue RoadTraditional Bluegrass
125New Freedom BluesTown MountainTone TreeContemporary Bluegrass
126FingerprintsRod McCormackSonic TimberBluegrass
127Thirty Years LaterJohnny & Jeanette WilliamsGrass TankTraditional Bluegrass
128Rivers and RoadsSpecial ConsensusCompassContemporary Bluegrass
129Glory BoundThe WooksGnar VectorContemporary Bluegrass
130RenaissanceBilly DrozeRural RhythmContemporary Bluegrass
131Sundrops on the Water - ReflectionsThe Sharp FlatpickersMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
132Songs from the Blue RidgeMickey GalyeanRebelTraditional Bluegrass
133McKay & LeighMcKay & LeighVoxhallContemporary Bluegrass
134The Tale of Willie TackettCaney Creek9 LivesTraditional Bluegrass
135Royal TravellerMissy RainesCompassContemporary Bluegrass
136Living on a PromiseThe King James BoysMountain FeverBluegrass Gospel
137Thanks, Mac!Jerry WicentowskiSelf-ReleaseTraditional Bluegrass
138The GoodfellersThe GoodfellersFly by NiteProgressive Bluegrass
139Cover StoryLove CanonCanonTraditional Bluegrass
140Crêpe Paper HeartBecky BullerDark ShadowContemporary Bluegrass
141What Does Time Care?Armchair BoogieGlueBrassContemporary Bluegrass
142My RemedyMissy ArmstrongMelton & MillerContemporary Bluegrass
143The HillbendersThe HillbendersCompassContemporary Bluegrass
144Fine Time to Get the BluesTerry BaucomDriving DukeTraditional Bluegrass
145Didn’t He Ramble: Songs of Charlie PooleDavid Davis & The Warrior River BoysRounderContemporary Bluegrass
146North of DespairWood & WireBlue CornContemporary Bluegrass
147Let's All Do Some LivingCane Mill RoadTrailheadProgressive Bluegrass
148GrooveThe Andrew Collins TrioSytesoundsTraditional Bluegrass
149Carolina ChimesRudi EksteinFox FireTraditional Bluegrass
150FreeWilliamson BranchPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
151Destination HorizonThe Plate ScrapersSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
152Story of a Beautiful LifeNick DumasSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
153To Live in Two Worlds, Vol. 1Thomm JutzMountain HomeContemporary Bluegrass
154Headed SouthCrandall CreekBell BuckleContemporary Bluegrass
155Fiddler's PastimeBronwyn Keith-HynesSugar PetuniaTraditional Bluegrass
156UnbrokenTrinity River BandOrange BlossomTraditional Bluegrass
157What We Leave BehindTim StaffordS&STraditional Bluegrass
158Baby You're GoneTacie and the Sunshine BandSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
159The Butcher ShoppeDella MaeRounderContemporary Bluegrass
160BowerbirdAubrey Eisenman & The ClydesMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
161Time Changes EverythingNothin' FancyMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
162BlueThe CleverlysMountain HomeContemporary Bluegrass
163BanjophonyDamien O'Kane & Ron BlockPureContemporary Bluegrass
164Fall Like RainJustin MosesMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
165Still Here (With Tim Stafford)Steve GulleyMountain HomeContemporary Bluegrass
166Footprints in a SongCirca BlueBell BuckleContemporary Bluegrass
167Had a Big Time TodayBrennen ErnstPatuxent MusicTraditional Bluegrass
168GatheringAaron RamseyMountain FeverTraditional Bluegrass
169The Stories We Can TellNu-BluVoxhallContemporary Bluegrass
170Crazy HouseTurning GroundPinecastleTraditional Bluegrass
171Any Fair NumberTugalo HollerSelf-ReleaseTraditional Bluegrass
172On TimeColebrook RoadEisenbiseContemporary Bluegrass
173A Thousand WishesBacklinePoor MountainContemporary Bluegrass
174Queen City JubileeThe Slocan RamblersSloMusicTraditional Bluegrass
175Time and PlaceGeorge JacksonSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
176Man on the RadioWood Belly857910 RecordsContemporary Bluegrass
177Things She Couldn't Get overDale Ann BradleyPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
178Tina AdairTina AdairEngelhardt MusicContemporary Bluegrass
179All Suited UpThe Kody Norris ShowRebelTraditional Bluegrass
180Perfect FitPatrick McAvinueSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
181To Live in Two Worlds, Vol. 2Thomm JutzMountain HomeContemporary Bluegrass
182As Yall Like It: Songs from Kentucky ShakespeareAaron BibelhauserSelf-ReleaseTraditional Bluegrass
183Hitchhiking to CaliforniaAlan Bibey & GrasstowneBilly BlueTraditional Bluegrass
184Bluegrass Legends: Live at the RymanRhonda VincentUpper ManagementContemporary Bluegrass
185Wild and FreeFrances Mooney & Fontanna SunsetRonDale MusicTraditional Bluegrass
186MilestonesVolume FiveMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
187Fret a SpellDarren NicholsonSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
188Better Late Than NeverBrady StogdillSelf-ReleaseTraditional Bluegrass
189With the Bass in MindJeff PickerSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
190Turmoil & TinfoilBilly StringsApostolProgressive Bluegrass
191Dixieland for MeMikayla BurrowsSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
192BackroadsChain StationSelf-ReleaseProgressive Bluegrass
193Narrowing the GapAmanda CookMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
194Tales from East KentuckyLarry CordleSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
195Aim HighSteve GulleyRural Rhythm RecordsTraditional Bluegrass
196Bluegrass Rules!Ricky SkaggsRounderTraditional Bluegrass
197Spirit to the SeaTrout Steak RevivalSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
198Step Back in TimeJB & Jamie DaileyPinecastleTraditional Bluegrass
199New DayClaire LynchRounder RecordsBluegrass
200Tell the Ones I LoveSteep Canyon RangersRounderBluegrass
201Paper BirdPaper BirdThirty TigersContemporary Bluegrass
202It's Just the NightDel McCoury BandMcCoury MusicBluegrass
203Epilogue: a Tribute to John DuffeySmithsonian FolkwaysSmithsonian FolkwaysTraditional Bluegrass
204Lonesome and then SomeLarry SparksRebelTraditional Bluegrass
205It's About TymeRussell Moore & IIIrd Tyme OutBreak A StringTraditional Bluegrass
206Old WorldNewTownMountain HomeContemporary Bluegrass
207ArrowsBowregardBowregardContemporary Bluegrass
208Mountain VoodooBalsam RangeMountain HomeTraditional Bluegrass
209Long Way from HomeThe Burnett Sisters BandBee HiveContemporary Bluegrass
210OriginalBobby OsborneCompassContemporary Bluegrass
211Starry Southern NightsRock HeartsSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
212North CountryDanny BurnsBonfireContemporary Bluegrass
213Under the MountainDewey & Leslie BrownLiberty ShowcaseTraditional Bluegrass
214Things Kids and Dogs KnowBrandon RickmanVoxhallContemporary Bluegrass
215From the HeartDonna HughesRunning DogContemporary Bluegrass
216There's YouThe Church SistersIndependantBluegrass
217When It RainsLou Reid & CarolinaSugar HillContemporary Bluegrass
218The Big PictureChristian DavisSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
219Hanging TreeBlue MafiaPinecastleTraditional Bluegrass
220From Texas to TennesseeThe Family SowellPoor MountainContemporary Bluegrass
221Paper AirplaneAlison Krauss & Union StationRounderBluegrass

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