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
108A Whole Lot of Nothin'The Royal HoundsSelf-Release
109American SirenEmily Scott RobinsonOh Boy
110Your Life is a RecordBrandy ClarkWarner
111The Tightening of the ScrewsGurf MorlixRootball
112BloodAllison MoorerThirty Tigers
113A Horrible Beautiful DreamSean McConnellSilent Desert
114Agricultural TragicCorb LundNew West
115Come AlongMac GaydenArenA
116Dreaming AgainLizzy LongVine
117Big RoadDavid BrombergRed House
118PaulineAshley RaySoundly
119Boots No. 2: the Lost Songs, Vol. 3Gillian WelchAcony
120Harry's PlaceTom Faia & Kate MillerLazy Tom
121Everyone a Song, Vol. 1The Steel WheelsBig Ring
122Fever BreaksJosh RitterPytheas
123MilepostsDoug SchmudeLost Hubcap
124WildernessJade JacksonAnti
126The Devil and the Deep Blue SeaAmanda Anne Platt & The HoneycuttersOrganic
127They'll Never Keep Us DownKelsey WaldonOh Boy
128SecretBilly SimardKi-Keek
129TwoMatthew Austin HuntEdgewater Music Group
130From Dreams to DustThe Felice BrothersYep Roc
131I'd Trade It All for a Little MoreJimmy HefferanSelf-Release
132RediscoveredDulcie TaylorMesa/Blue Moon
133Goodbye L.A.Jeremy PinnellSofaburn
134Come What MayRoger Street FriedmanRock Ridge
135All My ShameMando SaenzCarnival
136Waltz for AbileneCindy CashdollarSilver Shot
137Dirty CamaroZachary WilliamsDualtone
138Songs from the BriarpatchWill JacksonMile Marker 14
139Frame by FrameT. BuckleyFalle Tree
140The Gulf Between UsCraig CummingsSelf-Release
141Riddy ArmanRiddy ArmanLa Honda
142Blue Eyes, the Harlot, the Queer, the Pusher & MeWaylon PayneCarnival
143Butter Miracle Suite OneCounting CrowsBMG
144The Grief We Gave Our MotherMatthew FowlerSignature Sounds
145The Loneliness in MeRachel BrookeMal
146Life on the Flip SideJimmy BuffettMailboat
147Color Outside the LinesJim StanardManatee
148Bones and GravityLizanne KnottGood Dog Jake
149RosegoldAshley MonroeMountainrose Sparrow
150Dreamers of AtlantisMargaret McDuffieNight Ride
151Good Souls Better AngelsLucinda WilliamsHighway 20
152Destiny HotelCordovasATO
153Like I Used toAJ Lee & Blue SummitSelf-Release
154BlindsidedMark ErelliSelf-Release
155How Does It FeelZoe NuttSelf-Release
156Sights and SoundsFlat River BandSelf-Release
157Floor It!!!The Texas GentlemenNew West
158Songs from the Rocky Fork TavernBill Wence615 Records
159Black Powder SoulTaylor McCallSelf-Release
160Ramble in Music City: the Lost Concert (Live)Emmylou Harris & The Nash RamblersNonesuch
161Dystopian WeekendsLeeroy StaggerTonic
162Mad TwentiesTaylor RaeSelf-Release
163All Dressed UpGeoff BuellTurnberry
164Appalachia: American StoriesGrant Maloy SmithSuburban Cowboy
165EvergreenBeth BombaraLemp Electric
166Welcome to Hard TimesCharley CrockettSon of Davy
167The Light Saw MeJason Boland And The StragglersThirty Tigers
168Time in the SunSUSTONew West
169Amblin' ManGreg SchochetSelf-Release
170Star-crossedKacey MusgravesInterscope
171Safe DistanceJanet SimpsonCornelius Chapel
172When Carolina Comes Home AgainJim LauderdaleYep Roc

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