The Roots Music Report's
Top Contemporary Bluegrass Album Chart
for the Year of 2020

 
Album Title Band/Artist Name Label
1Bad for YouThe SteeldriversRounder
2Inner JourneyDarin & Brooke AldridgeRounder
3AuthenticBand Of RuhksRebel
425 TripsSierra HullRounder
5Breaking in LonesomeRick FarisDark Shadow
6HeadlightDella MaeRounder
7No HeadlightsKristy CoxMountain Fever
8Chicago Barn DanceSpecial ConsensusCompass
9Straighten the CurvesThe GrascalsCrossroads
10Banjo Player's BluesHigh FidelityRebel
11With YouKenny & Amanda SmithFarm Bot
12Tall FiddlerMichael Cleveland and FlamekeeperCompass
13Where the Dogs Don't BiteOld Salt UnionCompass
14The Secret of LifeDaryl MosleyPinecastle
15Rise SunThe Infamous StringdustersTape Time
16Distance and TimeBecky BullerDark Shadow
17Ordinary SoulStephen MouginDark Shadow
18I Hope You Have a Good LifeGina FurtadoMountain Home Music Company
19ElementsFireside CollectiveMountain Home
20Chronicle: Friends and MusicGena BrittPinecastle
21Freedom, Love, and the Open RoadLindley CreekPinecastle
22UndeniableNothin' FancyMountain Fever
23Outside Looking inThe Lonesome River BandMountain Home
24Salem TownBacklineMountain Fever
25Classy. Sassy. Bluegrassy.Williamson BranchPinecastle
26Oh Darlin'Bradley & AdairPinecastle
27City on a HillMile TwelveDelores the Taurus
28Gonna Rise and ShineAlan Bibey & GrasstowneMountain Fever
29Blues Around My CabinFlashbackPinecastle
30Bridges and BackroadsJerry SalleyVery Jerry
31Waiting on a RideSongs From The Road BandLDT
32The Choosing RoadChris Jones & the Night DriversMountain Home
33Bill Monroe’s Ol’ MandolinLorraine Jordan & Carolina RoadPinecastle
34The Hard WayDale Ann BradleyPinecastle
35Memories of HomeThe Farm Hands Bluegrass QuartetPinecastle
36Wings of a JetlinerNate LeeAdverb
37Point of No ReturnAmanda CookMountain Fever
38Swing for the Fences (feat. Steve Gulley, Alan Bibey, Jason Burleson & Robert Hale)Phil Leadbetter and the All Stars of BluegrassPinecastle
39Lovin' and Leavin' (A Bluegrass Tribute to Mickey Clark)Aaron BibelhauserSelf-Release
40PicturesHammertowneMountain Fever
41ChangesThe Seldom SceneRounder
42Live in Prague, Czech RepublicDoyle Lawson & QuicksilverBilly Blue
43All for MoneyGreensky BluegrassBig Blue Zoo
44The Way I View the WorldChris LuquetteSelf-Release
45That's Why I'm LonesomeDanny Paisley & The Southern GrassPatuxent
46Sister Sadie IISister SadiePinecastle
47PiecesJason BarieBilly Blue
48Mountains, Mamas and MemoriesBig Country BluegrassRebel
49Myths We Tell Our YoungUnspoken TraditionMountain Home
50Lonesome Riverboat Blues (feat. Jeff Autry)Edgar LoudermilkRural Rhythm
51The Bull Mountain Moonshiners' WayJesse McReynoldsSelf-Release
52The Storyteller in MeDaniel CrabtreeCodel
53Grass StainsCarson Peters & Iron MountainFCP Productions
54Route 3Route 37flat
55Fast TrackFast TrackEngelhardt Music Group
56Hills and HomeHigh FidelityRebel
57Hold on to Your HeartShannon SlaughterSelf-Release
58Modern Old Time Sounds for the Bluegrass and Folksong JamboreeThe Lonesome Ace StringbandSelf-Release
59One Stop Along the RoadAmanda CookSelf-Release
60No EscapeClaybankMountain Fever
61Ronnie BowmanRonnie BowmanEngelhardt Music Group
62Horrible WorldKathy Kallick BandLive Oak
63Blue HazeRobert HalePinecastle
64Love Hard, Work Hard, Play HardDeanie RichardsonPinecastle
65Inside the LinesNick Chandler & DeliveredThe 615 Hideaway
66North Carolina SongbookSteep Canyon RangersYep Roc
67SteamDeeper Shade Of BlueMountain Fever
68RicochetKristy CoxMountain Fever
69If You Can't Stand the HeatFrank Solivan & Dirty KitchenCompass
70The Golden AngleDavid BenedictShelton
71Roadsigns and HighwaysClaybankMountain Fever
72New Freedom BluesTown MountainTone Tree
73Rivers and RoadsSpecial ConsensusCompass
74Glory BoundThe WooksGnar Vector
75RenaissanceBilly DrozeRural Rhythm
76Sundrops on the Water - ReflectionsThe Sharp FlatpickersMountain Fever
77McKay & LeighMcKay & LeighVoxhall
78Royal TravellerMissy RainesCompass
79Crêpe Paper HeartBecky BullerDark Shadow
80What Does Time Care?Armchair BoogieGlueBrass
81My RemedyMissy ArmstrongMelton & Miller
82The HillbendersThe HillbendersCompass
83Didn’t He Ramble: Songs of Charlie PooleDavid Davis & The Warrior River BoysRounder
84North of DespairWood & WireBlue Corn
85FreeWilliamson BranchPinecastle
86Destination HorizonThe Plate ScrapersSelf-Release
87Story of a Beautiful LifeNick DumasSelf-Release
88To Live in Two Worlds, Vol. 1Thomm JutzMountain Home
89Headed SouthCrandall CreekBell Buckle
90Baby You're GoneTacie and the Sunshine BandSelf-Release
91The Butcher ShoppeDella MaeRounder
92BowerbirdAubrey Eisenman & The ClydesMountain Fever
93Time Changes EverythingNothin' FancyMountain Fever
94BlueThe CleverlysMountain Home
95BanjophonyDamien O'Kane & Ron BlockPure
96Footprints in a SongCirca BlueBell Buckle
97Fall Like RainJustin MosesMountain Fever
98The Stories We Can TellNu-BluVoxhall
99On TimeColebrook RoadEisenbise
100A Thousand WishesBacklinePoor Mountain
101Time and PlaceGeorge JacksonSelf-Release
102Man on the RadioWood Belly857910 Records
103Things She Couldn't Get overDale Ann BradleyPinecastle
104Perfect FitPatrick McAvinueSelf-Release
105To Live in Two Worlds, Vol. 2Thomm JutzMountain Home
106Bluegrass Legends: Live at the RymanRhonda VincentUpper Management
107MilestonesVolume FiveMountain Fever
108Fret a SpellDarren NicholsonSelf-Release
109With the Bass in MindJeff PickerSelf-Release
110Dixieland for MeMikayla BurrowsSelf-Release
111Tales from East KentuckyLarry CordleSelf-Release
112Spirit to the SeaTrout Steak RevivalSelf-Release
113Paper BirdPaper BirdThirty Tigers
114Old WorldNewTownMountain Home
115Long Way from HomeThe Burnett Sisters BandBee Hive
116OriginalBobby OsborneCompass
117Starry Southern NightsRock HeartsSelf-Release
118North CountryDanny BurnsBonfire
119Things Kids and Dogs KnowBrandon RickmanVoxhall
120From the HeartDonna HughesRunning Dog
121When It RainsLou Reid & CarolinaSugar Hill
122The Big PictureChristian DavisSelf-Release
123From Texas to TennesseeThe Family SowellPoor Mountain
124Cuttin' Grass, Vol. 2 (Cowboy Arms Sessions)Sturgill SimpsonHigh Top Mountain
125Rented Room on BroadwayWildfirePinecastle
126Life is a StoryDoyle Lawson & QuicksilverMountain Home
127FoxhoundsKathy Kallick BandLive Oak
128The Price SistersThe Price SistersRebel
129Chapter 3Lawson & WilliamsMountain Home
130Dale Ann BradleyDale Ann BradleyPinecastle
131TimepieceMilan MillerSelf-Release
132The Old SchoolPeter RowanCompass
133Laws of GravityThe Infamous StringdustersCompass
134American GrandstandRhonda Vincent & Daryle SingletaryUpper Management
135The Road That WindsAudie Blaylock and RedlinePatuxent
136Front Porch PhilosophyJerry SalleyVery Jerry
137Just Another MemoryEmily KirschRabbit's Foot
138World of Our OwnBluegrass MartinsSelf-Release
139Better Than I DeserveThe Farm Hands Bluegrass QuartetPinecastle Records
140Bluegrass OutlawsBluegrass OutlawsSelf-Release
141Playing It ForwardThe Savage HeartsSelf-Release
142Take FiveNed LubereckiSelf-Release
143Run AwayRebekah LongLuk
144TakenRhonda VincentUpper Managment
145Listen to the Music3 Fox DriveKOCH
146So FamiliarSteve Martin & Edie BrickellRounder
147How to Grow a Woman from the GroundChris ThileSugar Hill
148ColorsThe Farm Hands Bluegrass QuartetPinecastle
149Hillbilly HeroesHammertowneMountain Fever
150Before BreakfastThe GrascalsMountain Home
151“The Long-Awaited Album”Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon RangersRounder
152Wonderful World OutsideThe Piedmont Melody MakersVigortone
153Gospel from My GrassrootsJerry SalleyVery Jerry Records
154Sister SadieSister SadiePinecastle
155Mayhayley's HouseThe Lonesome River BandMountain Home
156Deep WaterAmanda CookMountain Fever
157Good ThingsThe Farm Hands Bluegrass QuartetPinecastle
158Give Me JesusLarry CordleMightyCord
159'Tween Earth and SkyBecky BullerDark Shadow
160The Next MovePhil Leadbetter and the All Stars of BluegrassPinecastle
161Down HomeJosh WilliamsRounder
162Where Do I Go from HereDiamond CreekNew Time
163Part of MeKristy CoxPisgah Ridge
164In the GroundThe Gibson BrothersRounder
165All for TodayShawn LaneRebel
166Rob BenzingRob BenzingPatuxent Music
167To Whom It May ConcernBilly DrozeRural Rhythm
168Brothers and HeroesFeller & HillSony
169Warmer Kind of BlueKathy Kallick BandCopper Creek
170Lovin' Pretty WomenSteep Canyon RangersRebel Records
171Deep WatersThe Lonely Heartstring BandRounder
172All the Rage, Vol. OneRhonda VincentUpper Management
173Béla Fleck & Abigail WashburnBéla Fleck & Abigail WashburnRounder
174When I'm FreeHot RizeTen In Hand Records
175RadioSteep Canyon RangersRounder
176Blue SkiesMountain HeartCompass
177North by SouthClaire LynchCompass
178Man About a HorseMan About a HorseSelf-Release
179Denver SnowFlashbackPinecastle
180The Last Dirt RoadAdam McPeak & Mountain ThunderKindred Records
181A Storyteller's MemoryRemington RydePinecastle
182Band of RuhksBand Of Ruhks101 Ranch Records
183It's a Good FeelingNothin' FancyMountain Fever
184Every Bit of MeAli ShumateHadley Music Group
185The Earls of LeicesterThe Earls of LeicesterRounder
186Runaway TrainFlatt LonesomeMountain Home
187Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler BrothersDailey & VincentRounder
188Weary RiverDanny Paisley & The Southern GrassPatuxent Music
189By RequestCedar HillSelf-Release
190Jump inThe RailsplittersSelf-Release
191Hot Rize's 40th Anniversary Bash (Live)Hot RizeTen In Hand
192Gone Like the CottonThe Cox FamilyRounder
193Georgia MapleEdgar LoudermilkPinecastle
194Just As StrongBreaking GrassMountain Fever
195Pavement and PathwaysUrban MonroesMountain Sky Media
196Tommy: a Bluegrass OpryThe HillbendersCompass
197Eat the MoonFY5Self-Release
198Murder on Music RowLarry Cordle & Lonesome Standard TimeShell Point
199Travelin'Larry SparksRebel
200The Country BluesRob IckesCompass
201Coming HomeO'Connor BandRounder
202A Distant HorizonJeff Brown and Still LonesomeUnion House
203Peter RowanPeter RowanFlying Fish
204Fiddler's DreamMichael Cleveland and FlamekeeperCompass
205Faster & FartherDarin & Brooke AldridgeMountain Home
206Warning SignsBreaking GrassMountain Fever
207The Mind of a TravelerFlat River BandEBR
208Old Salt UnionOld Salt UnionCompass
209Breakin' EasyDonna UlisseMountain Home
210OnwardsMile TwelveDelores The Taurus
211FlightNightflyerPinecastle
212This Ole TowneDestination Bluegrass BandSelf-Release
213The RailScott SlayBonfire
 

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