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 RedlineThe 615 HideawayTraditional 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 CountryTim RaybonPinecastleTraditional Bluegrass
27Distance and TimeBecky BullerDark ShadowContemporary Bluegrass
28Ordinary SoulStephen MouginDark ShadowContemporary Bluegrass
29I Hope You Have a Good LifeThe Gina Furtado ProjectMountain 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
47Blues Around My CabinFlashbackPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
48The HoleJohn BowmanMountain HomeTraditional Bluegrass
49ColdBreaking GrassMountain FeverProgressive Bluegrass
50Bridges and BackroadsJerry SalleyVery JerryContemporary Bluegrass
51Waiting on a RideSongs From The Road BandLDTContemporary Bluegrass
52The Choosing RoadChris Jones & the Night DriversMountain HomeContemporary Bluegrass
53Bill Monroe’s Ol’ MandolinLorraine Jordan & Carolina RoadPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
54The Hard WayDale Ann BradleyPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
55Gonna Love AnywayLouisa BranscombCompassTraditional Bluegrass
56Memories of HomeThe Farm Hands Bluegrass QuartetPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
57Wings of a JetlinerNate LeeAdverbContemporary Bluegrass
58AeonicBalsam RangeMountain HomeTraditional Bluegrass
59Swing for the Fences (feat. Steve Gulley, Alan Bibey, Jason Burleson & Robert Hale)Phil Leadbetter and the All Stars of BluegrassPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
60Chaos TheoryDeer Creek BoysMountain FeverTraditional Bluegrass
61Lovin' and Leavin' (A Bluegrass Tribute to Mickey Clark)Aaron BibelhauserSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
62PicturesHammertowneMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
63ChangesThe Seldom SceneRounderContemporary Bluegrass
64For the RecordJoe Mullins & the Radio RamblersNew DayTraditional Bluegrass
65Live in Prague, Czech RepublicDoyle Lawson & QuicksilverBilly BlueContemporary Bluegrass
66All for MoneyGreensky BluegrassBig Blue ZooContemporary Bluegrass
67The Way I View the WorldChris LuquetteSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
68PiecesJason BarieBilly BlueContemporary Bluegrass
6930Larry Stephenson BandWhysper DreamTraditional Bluegrass
70I Hear Bluegrass Calling MeCarolina BluePinecastleTraditional Bluegrass
71Mountains, Mamas and MemoriesBig Country BluegrassRebelContemporary Bluegrass
72Songs of a Simple LifeTim RaybonPinecastleTraditional Bluegrass
73Myths We Tell Our YoungUnspoken TraditionMountain HomeContemporary Bluegrass
74Lonesome Riverboat Blues (feat. Jeff Autry)Edgar LoudermilkRural RhythmContemporary Bluegrass
75Songs Like Those for Days Like TheseThe Chigger Hill Boys & TerriGreat EscapeTraditional Bluegrass
76Time Has Made a ChangeJeff Parker & CompanyTruegrassTraditional Bluegrass
77The Storyteller in MeDaniel CrabtreeCodelContemporary Bluegrass
78The Bull Mountain Moonshiners' WayJesse McReynoldsSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
79Old Road New AgainThe DillardsPinecastleTraditional Bluegrass
80Grass StainsCarson Peters & Iron MountainFCP ProductionsContemporary Bluegrass
81Wait for the Light to ShineEddie SandersEngelhardt Music GroupTraditional Bluegrass
82Route 3Route 37flatContemporary Bluegrass
83Fast TrackFast TrackEngelhardt Music GroupContemporary Bluegrass
84Muir MaidKitchen DwellersSelf-ReleaseProgressive Bluegrass
85Where the Trees Know My NameLarry CordleSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
86Hold on to Your HeartShannon SlaughterSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
87When the Crops Are Laid byThe Gospel PlowboysBridge BuildingTraditional Bluegrass
88All of These YearsSteve Thomas and the Time MachineBonfireTraditional Bluegrass
89Modern Old Time Sounds for the Bluegrass and Folksong JamboreeThe Lonesome Ace StringbandSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
90Ronnie BowmanRonnie BowmanEngelhardt Music GroupContemporary Bluegrass
91A Miner's LifeStoney Creek Bluegrass BandCalv'ryContemporary Bluegrass
92Blue Haze (feat. Scott Vestal, Missy Raines & Shawn Lane)Robert Hale & the 8th Wonder BandPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
9340th Anniversary CelebrationGary Brewer & The Kentucky RamblersSelf-ReleaseTraditional Bluegrass
94Love Hard, Work Hard, Play HardDeanie RichardsonPinecastleContemporary Bluegrass
95North Carolina Songbook (Live from Merlefest, April 28, 2019)Steep Canyon RangersYep RocContemporary Bluegrass
96Inside the LinesNick Chandler & DeliveredThe 615 HideawayContemporary Bluegrass
97If You Can't Stand the HeatFrank Solivan & Dirty KitchenCompassContemporary Bluegrass
98Lord Help Me Find the WayRalph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain BoysStanley FamilyTraditional Bluegrass
99Over the LineJeff Scroggins & ColoradoPatuxentTraditional Bluegrass
100Tracks and TrainsLou Reid & CarolinaSelf-ReleaseTraditional Bluegrass
101Roadsigns and HighwaysClaybankMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
102West Virginia RailJoe HottRural RhythmTraditional Bluegrass
103FingerprintsRod McCormackSonic TimberBluegrass
104Thirty Years LaterJohnny & Jeanette WilliamsGrass TankTraditional Bluegrass
105RenaissanceBilly DrozeRural RhythmContemporary Bluegrass
106Sundrops on the Water - ReflectionsThe Sharp FlatpickersMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
107McKay & LeighMcKay & LeighVoxhallContemporary Bluegrass
108The Tale of Willie TackettCaney Creek9 LivesTraditional Bluegrass
109Living on a PromiseThe King James BoysMountain FeverBluegrass Gospel
110What Does Time Care?Armchair BoogieGlueBrassContemporary Bluegrass
111My RemedyMissy ArmstrongMelton & MillerContemporary Bluegrass
112Fine Time to Get the BluesTerry BaucomDriving DukeTraditional Bluegrass
113West of West VirginiaProfessor Dan BonerDaysightTraditional Bluegrass
114Let's All Do Some LivingCane Mill RoadTrailheadProgressive Bluegrass
115Destination HorizonThe Plate ScrapersSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
116Story of a Beautiful LifeNick DumasSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
117To Live in Two Worlds, Vol. 1Thomm JutzMountain HomeContemporary Bluegrass
118Headed SouthCrandall CreekBell BuckleContemporary Bluegrass
119Fiddler's PastimeBronwyn Keith-HynesSugar PetuniaTraditional Bluegrass
120Baby You're GoneTacie and the Sunshine BandSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
121Moxie and MettleBalsam RangeMountain HomeTraditional Bluegrass
122The Butcher ShoppeDella MaeRounderContemporary Bluegrass
123BowerbirdAubrey Eisenman & The ClydesMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
124BlueThe CleverlysMountain HomeContemporary Bluegrass
125Fall Like RainJustin MosesMountain FeverContemporary Bluegrass
126Still Here (With Tim Stafford)Steve GulleyMountain HomeContemporary Bluegrass
127Footprints in a SongCirca BlueBell BuckleContemporary Bluegrass
128JealousyDewey & Leslie Brown and The Carolina GentlemenBell BuckleTraditional Bluegrass
129GatheringAaron RamseyMountain FeverTraditional Bluegrass
130The Stories We Can TellNu-BluVoxhallContemporary Bluegrass
131Crazy HouseTurning GroundPinecastleTraditional Bluegrass
132Any Fair NumberTugalo HollerSelf-ReleaseTraditional Bluegrass
133On TimeColebrook RoadEisenbiseContemporary Bluegrass
134Time and PlaceGeorge JacksonSelf-ReleaseContemporary Bluegrass
135Man on the RadioWood Belly857910 RecordsContemporary Bluegrass

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