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

Album Title Band/Artist Name Label
1Good Souls Better AngelsLucinda WilliamsHighway 20
2Play the HitsThe MavericksMono Mundo
3GypsyEilen JewellSignature Sounds
4Total FreedomKathleen EdwardsDualtone
5World Full of BluesRob Ickes & Trey HensleyCompass
6Half Moon LightThe Lone BellowDualtone
7Waltz for AbileneCindy CashdollarSilver Shot
8Big RoadDavid BrombergRed House
9Just Like Moby DickTerry AllenParadise of Bachelors
10Starting overChris StapletonMercury Nashville
11Blonde on the TracksEmma SwiftTiny Ghost
12Old FlowersCourtney Marie AndrewsFat Possum
13CHICKABOOM!Tami NeilsonOutside
14Caught It from the RyeTre BurtOh Boy
15That's How Rumors Get StartedMargo PriceLoma Vista
16Every Single StarDori FreemanBlue Hens Music
17BlindsidedMark ErelliSelf-Release
18BloodAllison MoorerThirty Tigers
19The Family SongbookThe Haden TripletsThirty Tigers
20Rock Botom RhapsodyPokey LaFargeNew West
21Love in the Midst of MayhemJoe ElyRack'Em
22LP5John MorelandThirty Tigers
23When You're ReadyMolly TuttleCompass
24Prairie Love LetterBrennen LeighSelf-Release
25I Travel onJason EadyOld Guitar
26Closer Than TogetherThe Avett BrothersAmerican
28From an Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased RecordingsDave AlvinYep Roc
29Your Life is a RecordBrandy ClarkWarner
30The PanhandlersThe PanhandlersThe Next Waltz
31Breakdown on 20th Ave. SouthBuddy & Julie MillerNew West
32Fever BreaksJosh RitterPytheas
33Agricultural TragicCorb LundNew West
34Easy WayThe Cactus BlossomsWalkie Talkie
35Boots No. 2: the Lost Songs, Vol 1. Gillian WelchAcony
36EvergreenBeth BombaraLemp Electric
37Once in a Blue MoonDave Goddess GroupEmotional
38Over the TreesThe Steel WheelsBig Ring
39Undivided Heart and SoulJD McPhersonNew West
40Bright Lights, Long Drives, First WordsNora Jane StruthersBlue Pig
41Keep 'Em on They ToesBrent CobbThirty Tigers
42GasolineGrain ThiefSelf-Release
43Old TechnologyBen MorrisonAnti-Fragile
44Welcome to Hard TimesCharley CrockettSon of Davy
45Like I Used toAJ Lee & Blue SummitSelf-Release
46Tiny Little MoviesWill HogeEDLO
47Almost DaylightChris KnightThirty Tigers
48The Dream and the DreamerJeremy IveyAnti
49Floor It!!!The Texas GentlemenNew West
50Love's Middle NameSarah Borges and the Broken SinglesBlue Corn
51Crossing Willow CreekBill AbernathyLone Willow
52Second HelpingsChris GardnerSplit Dog
53Reckless SaintsRoy Schneider & Kim MayfieldShiny Gnu
54A Long Way Back: the Songs of GlimmerKim RicheyYep Roc
55The WildmansThe WildmansMountain Fever
56Far from HomeAubrie SellersSoundly Music
572020Buzz Cason & SonsArena
58Same Shirt, Different DayRodney RiceSelf-Release
59Ghosts of West VirginiaSteve EarleNew West
60ArizonaTrae SheehanTwin Vision
61RiseRoger Street FriedmanPlayroom
62Sins We MadeHarrow FairRoaring Girl
63Hollywood and WesternAlisa WoodDaddy Kool
64WildernessJade JacksonAnti
65DandelionCarolina StoryBlack River
66Easy KeeperDel BarberCorn Cob
67Tangle of SoulsScott CookSelf-Release
68Better Hurry UpCaleb CaudleBaldwin County Public
69Such a Long WayJess JocoySelf-Release
70Come AlongMac GaydenArenA
71Leave TonightDavid MylesLittle Tiny
72Living Life GrandChakra Bleu1746
73Down in the DenTed Russell KampPoMo
74Absolute SurpriseCraig CummingsSelf-Release
75Right NowTwisted PineSignature Sounds
76Heartbreaker PleaseTeddy ThompsonThirty Tigers
77All American MadeMargo PriceThird Man
78ResurrectionKinky FriedmanSelf-Release
79How Does It FeelZoe NuttSelf-Release
80PaulineAshley RaySoundly
81Me and the Ghost of CharlemagneAmy SpeaceWindbone
82UnionSon VoltTransmit Sound/Thirty Tigers
83We Still Go to RodeosWhitney RoseMCG Recordings
84Waiting out the StormJeremy IveyAnti
85VolunteerOld Crow Medicine ShowColumbia
86OneBryan HarawayPart Time Criminal
87Bones and GravityLizanne KnottGood Dog Jake
88'87The Bros. LandrethThe Orchard
89This Too Shall LightAmy HelmYep Roc
90Other ArrangementsParker MillsapOkrahoma
91TexasRodney CrowellRC1
92Trouble in TownWild Rabbit SaladRegi Music
93Just a Little RainRay CardwellBonfire
94Burnt the Sawmill DownThe Caleb Daugherty BandKDM
95Arm in ArmSteep Canyon RangersYep Roc
96Stand on My OwnRay CardwellBonfire
97GuySteve EarleNew West
98The MazeAriana GillisSelf-Release
99SuperstarCaroline RoseNew West
100Bluebonnet HighwayBuddy JewellDiamond Dust
101Gettin' by on Gettin' DownSam MorrowForty Below
102Dusty StreetsJon SpearSelf-Release
103Life on the Flip SideJimmy BuffettMailboat
104Sharing the CoversChatham County LineYep Roc
105Walking ProofLilly HiattNew West
106When I Wait for YouDirk PowellCompass
107When Carolina Comes Home AgainJim LauderdaleYep Roc
108Life is Good on the Open RoadTrampled by TurtlesBanjodad
109Great American Saturday NightBobby BareBFD
110Harvest DayTeague Brothers BandSelf-Release
111Strange FascinationChatham County LineYep Roc
112Now and thenShaye ZadravecIndelible Music
113Brand New MeBill FilipiakSelf-Release
114Band of GypsiesDon RayMargdon
115Downey to LubbockDave Alvin & Jimmie Dale GilmoreYep Roc
116My Love is a HurricaneDavid RamirezSweetworld
117Love, ~ PearlCheryl CawoodSelf-Release
118TravellerChris StapletonMercury
119Sailing to PhiladelphiaMark KnopflerMercury
120White Noise / White LinesKelsey WaldonOh Boy
121Down the Road WhereverMark KnopflerBlue Note
122Worn out DreamDaybreakersSelf-Release
123Songs from the Rocky Fork TavernBill Wence615 Records
124Sigourney FeverTrampled by TurtlesBanjodad
125Love Me for Who I AmJohnny CollierSelf-Release
126Hank & Ella and the Fine Country BandHank & Ella with the Fine Country BandSelf-Release
127Flames to AshesElissa PernuSelf-Release
128AliveFred EaglesmithSawdust
129ShineThe DanberrysSelf-Release
130American Jackpot / American GirlsReckless KellyThirty Tigers
131Little Black DressJonell MosserSiren Songs
132Close to HomeChuck MeadPlowboy
133Tales of AmericaJ.S. OndaraVerve
134It's a Hard LifeRuby LovettPuff Bunny
136Boots No. 2: the Lost Songs, Vol. 3Gillian WelchAcony
137SoarJoselyn & DonPaintbrush
138Die MidwesternArlo McKinleyOh Boy
139No DirectionJared RabinGolden Twine
140The CountryTennessee JetThirty Tigers
141Lucky GirlClaudia NygaardBet The Ranch
142Out in the OpenSteep Canyon RangersRamseur
143Steel BlossomsSteel BlossomsBilly Jam
144Harlem River BluesJustin Townes EarleBloodshot
145From a Room: Volume 1Chris StapletonMercury
146As We Go WanderingPossessed By Paul JamesHillgrass Bluebilly
147This Side of JordanMandolin OrangeYep Roc
148Ruffled Feathers: Songs in the Key of MeSugarcane JaneMTS
149The Lone BellowThe Lone BellowDescendant
150Second GleamThe Avett BrothersRamseur Records
151MignonetteThe Avett BrothersRamseur
152The CarpenterThe Avett BrothersAmerican
153Love DroughtEmily OrtegoSelf-Release
154The Devil Between My EarsJames Leblanc & The WinchestersSelf-Release
155Your FriendRoss KennedySelf-Release
156The Stories We Are ToldHeathcote Hill311 Music
157Color Outside the LinesJim StanardManatee
158Strawberry MansionLanghorne SlimDualtone
159SinnerLeslie StevensLyricLand
160Destiny HotelCordovasATO
161Daytime Highs and Overnight LowsEric Brace & Last Train HomeRed Beet
162Shape & DestroyRuston KellyRounder
163The Harrow and the HarvestGillian WelchAcony
164The Singin' Hills Sessions, Vol. I SunsetBilly Ray CyrusThis Is Hit
165Sing Your DreamsAce Of CupsHigh Moon
166The Nature of StormsWhippoorwillSelf-Release
167Southern GentlemanDee WhiteWarner
168J.T.Steve EarleNew West
169Liquor Store FlowersDamhnait DoyleSelf-Release
170The Troth SessionsRich KruegerSelf-Release
171Never MindMargie Singletonaintquittin music
172Plastic BouquetKacy & ClaytonNew West
173I Am Shelby LynneShelby LynneRounder
174Turn Back the ClockTommy TownsendBlack Country Rock
175Room 41Paul CauthenLightning Rod
176IssuesElaina KaySelf-Release
177Burning BridgesMarket JunctionSelf-Release
178Whiskey MyersWhiskey MyersWiggy Thump
179From a Room: Volume 2Chris StapletonMercury
180SolsticeLuther DickinsonNew West
181The Minutes and the MistressAllen FosterHorizontal Trees
182Treasure MapShoebox LettersSelf-Release
183Morning SunThe HawtThornsForty Below
184They'll Never Keep Us DownKelsey WaldonOh Boy
185Last Light on the HighwayRobert Jon & The WreckSelf-Release
186Western SoulHacienda BrothersLux
187Big Blue Sky in the MorningBarbara Jo KammerSelf-Release
188The Loneliness in MeRachel BrookeMal
189A Lifetime of AlmostPK and the In-BetweensSelf-Release
190Fly over CountrySusan WernerSelf-Release
191Sea of LifeDwayne FerrisSelf-Release
192ToolshedBen WinshipSelf-Release
193Small Town HeroesHurray for the Riff RaffATO Records
194A List of NamesKaryn OliverBuxom County
195Everyone a Song, Vol. 1The Steel WheelsBig Ring
196I'm into NowShoebox LettersSelf-Release
197She Remembers EverythingRosanne CashBlue Note
198South and WestDavid StarrSelf-Release
199Big Day in a Small TownBrandy ClarkSlate Creek
200HurricaneDanny BurnsBonfire
201Downtown MysticDownTown MysticSha-La Music
202Stranger to MeThe Black LilliesAttack Monkey
203ShooterShooter JenningsElektra
204Mike McAdooMike McAdoo615 Records
205The Skin I'm inAmanda RheaumeSelf-Release
206Easy Pickin'sRick StreetSelf-Release
207Good to Be AroundWhippoorwillSelf-Release
208Something HigherLeftover SalmonSoundly Music
209Walkin' ShoesTed Russell KampSelf-Release
210Violets As CamouflageMary BraggTone Tree
211While I'm Livin'Tanya TuckerFantasy

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