The Roots Music Report's
Top Americana Country Album Chart
for the Year of 2021

Album Title Band/Artist Name Label
1Starting overChris StapletonMercury Nashville
2The Horses and the HoundsJames McMurtryNew West
3From an Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased RecordingsDave AlvinYep Roc
4TriageRodney CrowellRC1
5The Waylon SessionsShannon McNallyCompass
6Total FreedomKathleen EdwardsDualtone
7Chasing Old HighsRoss CooperStart Swimming
8Same Shirt, Different DayRodney RiceSelf-Release
9Treasure of Love (feat. Butch Hancock, Joe Ely & Jimmie Dale Gilmore)The FlatlandersRack 'Em
10Electro MelodierSon VoltTransmit Sound
11You Don't Really Know MeTim EastonBlack Mesa
12You Hear GeorgiaBlackberry Smoke3 Legend
13Raise a BannerZach SchmidtBoss Dawg
14HurricaneDanny BurnsBonfire
15BullseyeThe ShootoutsSoundly
16J.T.Steve EarleNew West
17Strawberry MansionLanghorne SlimDualtone
18Ten Thousand RosesDori FreemanBlue Hens
19Working WomanGrace PettisMPress
20Waiting out the StormJeremy IveyAnti
21Blonde on the TracksEmma SwiftTiny Ghost
22Daddy's Country GoldMelissa CarperSelf-Release
23I'll Meet You HereDar WilliamsRenew
24RiseRoger Street FriedmanPlayroom
25MigrantsHayde Bluegrass OrchestraUnknown
26Dream Rich, Dirt PoorAaron BurdettOrganic
27RestlessWild & BlueNew Favorite
28When I Wait for YouDirk PowellCompass
29HopeJim LauderdaleYep Roc
30DepreciatedJohn R. MillerRounder
31Good at Being LonelyHank & Ella with the Fine Country BandSelf-Release
32Eden and Her BorderlandsAnya HinkleOrganic
33These 13Jimbo Mathus & Andrew BirdThirty Tigers
34To the Passage of TimeJason EadyOld Guitar
35Play the HitsThe MavericksMono Mundo
36That's How Rumors Get StartedMargo PriceLoma Vista
37In the Blossom of Their ShadePokey LaFargeNew West
38PohorylleMargo CilkerFluff & Gravy
39Music City USACharley CrockettThirty Tigers
40A Thousand TurnsThe DelevantesMoon River
41Half a Hundred YearsAsleep At The WheelHome
42Just a Little RainRay CardwellBonfire
43Keep 'Em on They ToesBrent CobbThirty Tigers
44Choose Your Own AdventureThe Weber Brothers And Timothy BrackenSelf-Release
45First Time FeelingLeah BlevinsCrabtree
46Music City JokeMac LeaphartSelf-Release
47Changing FacesThe Deep Dark WoodsSix Shooter
48The Ballad of Dood & JuanitaSturgill SimpsonHigh Top Mountain
49When You Found MeLuceroLiberty & Lament
50Prairie Love LetterBrennen LeighSelf-Release
51Gettin' by on Gettin' DownSam MorrowForty Below
52Plastic BouquetKacy & ClaytonNew West
53DandelionCarolina StoryBlack River
54Cold Rain and SnowJared RabinSelf-Release
55Could Have Loved YouFretlandSoundly Music
56October in the Railroad EarthTom RussellFrontera
57Turning TidesGrayson JenkinsSelf-Release
58Church of Better DazeBoy GoldenSix Shooter
59SolitaireTed Russell KampPoMo
60Real MeBrit TaylorCut A Shine
61The WildmansThe WildmansMountain Fever
62Now and thenShaye ZadravecIndelible Music
63Boots No. 2: the Lost Songs, Vol 1. Gillian WelchAcony
64Seven Cities of GoldMoot DavisBoot Knife
65Blue Blue BlueNoel McKaySelf-Release
66Tangle of SoulsScott CookSelf-Release
67Tiny Little MoviesWill HogeEDLO
68GasolineGrain ThiefSelf-Release
69Solace in the WildErin IveySelf-Release
70Singing RiverChad ElliottSelf-Release
71Ramble onCharlie MarieSelf-Release
72The PanhandlersThe PanhandlersThe Next Waltz
73That Kind of LifeMichigan RattlersMassasauga
74RecklessMorgan WadeLadylike
75Diamond StoneToria RichingsSelf-Release
76Almost DaylightChris KnightThirty Tigers
77Flames to AshesElissa PernuSelf-Release
78HourglassMurray McLauchlanTrue North
79All AloneSteven GravesOne Essence
80World Full of BluesRob Ickes & Trey HensleyCompass
81Once in a Blue MoonDave Goddess GroupEmotional
82Jump for JoyGary LourisThirty Tigers
83Bright Lights, Long Drives, First WordsNora Jane StruthersBlue Pig
84Hello from the End of the WorldTrae SheehanSelf-Release
85Long Rider3 Pairs of BootsSelf-Release
86Island CreekDavid MasseyPoetic Debris
87The People You LoveRobbie MangiardiSelf-Release
88Ghosts of West VirginiaSteve EarleNew West
89Down in the DenTed Russell KampPoMo
90CHICKABOOM!Tami NeilsonOutside
91AliveFred EaglesmithSawdust
92The Incredible Heat MachineTK & The Holy Know-NothingsMama Bird
93Between UsAna EggeStory Sound
94Arm in ArmSteep Canyon RangersYep Roc
95Reclaiming My TimeJohn HallSunset Blvd
96Yard SaleSuzanne SantoSoundly
97Such a Long WayJess JocoySelf-Release
98Sins We MadeHarrow FairRoaring Girl
99Rose SongsClint RobertsCarry-On Music
100LeftoversLe RenSecretly Canadian
101The Marfa TapesJack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon RandallVanner
102Half Moon LightThe Lone BellowDualtone
103Start It overRiley DowningNew West
104Rock Botom RhapsodyPokey LaFargeNew West
105Not That FastBryan HarawayPart Time Criminal
106Stage Fright at 50 - an Ovation from NashvilleThe Rock House All StarsPure
107The Monolith SessionsJeremy IveyAnti
108What We BelieveRusty GearChickahominy Marsh
109A Whole Lot of Nothin'The Royal HoundsSelf-Release
110American SirenEmily Scott RobinsonOh Boy
111Your Life is a RecordBrandy ClarkWarner
112The Tightening of the ScrewsGurf MorlixRootball
113BloodAllison MoorerThirty Tigers
114A Horrible Beautiful DreamSean McConnellSilent Desert
115Agricultural TragicCorb LundNew West
116Come AlongMac GaydenArenA
117Dreaming AgainLizzy LongVine
118Big RoadDavid BrombergRed House
119PaulineAshley RaySoundly
120Boots No. 2: the Lost Songs, Vol. 3Gillian WelchAcony
121Harry's PlaceTom Faia & Kate MillerLazy Tom
122Everyone a Song, Vol. 1The Steel WheelsBig Ring
123Fever BreaksJosh RitterPytheas
124MilepostsDoug SchmudeLost Hubcap
125WildernessJade JacksonAnti
127The Devil and the Deep Blue SeaAmanda Anne Platt & The HoneycuttersOrganic
128They'll Never Keep Us DownKelsey WaldonOh Boy
129SecretBilly SimardKi-Keek
130TwoMatthew Austin HuntEdgewater Music Group
131From Dreams to DustThe Felice BrothersYep Roc
132I'd Trade It All for a Little MoreJimmy HefferanSelf-Release
133RediscoveredDulcie TaylorMesa/Blue Moon
134Goodbye L.A.Jeremy PinnellSofaburn
135Come What MayRoger Street FriedmanRock Ridge
136All My ShameMando SaenzCarnival
137Waltz for AbileneCindy CashdollarSilver Shot
138Dirty CamaroZachary WilliamsDualtone
139Songs from the BriarpatchWill JacksonMile Marker 14
140Frame by FrameT. BuckleyFalle Tree
141The Gulf Between UsCraig CummingsSelf-Release
142Riddy ArmanRiddy ArmanLa Honda
143Blue Eyes, the Harlot, the Queer, the Pusher & MeWaylon PayneCarnival
144Butter Miracle Suite OneCounting CrowsBMG
145The Grief We Gave Our MotherMatthew FowlerSignature Sounds
146The Loneliness in MeRachel BrookeMal
147Life on the Flip SideJimmy BuffettMailboat
148Color Outside the LinesJim StanardManatee
149Bones and GravityLizanne KnottGood Dog Jake
150RosegoldAshley MonroeMountainrose Sparrow
151Dreamers of AtlantisMargaret McDuffieNight Ride
152Good Souls Better AngelsLucinda WilliamsHighway 20
153Destiny HotelCordovasATO
154Like I Used toAJ Lee & Blue SummitSelf-Release
155BlindsidedMark ErelliSelf-Release
156How Does It FeelZoe NuttSelf-Release
157Love in the Midst of MayhemJoe ElyRack'Em
158Sights and SoundsFlat River BandSelf-Release
159Floor It!!!The Texas GentlemenNew West
160Songs from the Rocky Fork TavernBill Wence615 Records
161Second HelpingsChris GardnerSplit Dog
162Black Powder SoulTaylor McCallSelf-Release
163Ramble in Music City: the Lost Concert (Live)Emmylou Harris & The Nash RamblersNonesuch
164Dystopian WeekendsLeeroy StaggerTonic
165All Dressed UpGeoff BuellTurnberry
166Appalachia: American StoriesGrant Maloy SmithSuburban Cowboy
167EvergreenBeth BombaraLemp Electric
168Welcome to Hard TimesCharley CrockettSon of Davy
169The Light Saw MeJason Boland And The StragglersThirty Tigers
170Time in the SunSUSTONew West
171Amblin' ManGreg SchochetSelf-Release
172Star-crossedKacey MusgravesInterscope
173Safe DistanceJanet SimpsonCornelius Chapel
174When Carolina Comes Home AgainJim LauderdaleYep Roc
175Bluebonnet HighwayBuddy JewellDiamond Dust

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