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

Album Title Band/Artist Name Label
1El DoradoMarcus KingConcord
2And It’s Still AlrightNathaniel RateliffStax
3ReunionsJason Isbell and the 400 UnitSoutheastern
4Kingdom in My MindThe Wood BrothersThirty Tigers
5The Land That Time ForgotChuck ProphetYep Roc
6Letter to YouBruce SpringsteenSelf-Release
7Turn off the News (Build a Garden)Lukas Nelson & Promise of the RealFantasy
8Carolina ConfessionsThe Marcus King BandConcord
9StrangerThe Band of HeathensBOH
10Down to the RiverThe Allman Betts BandBMG
11Trouble and StrifeJoan OsborneWomanly Hips
12LamentationsAmerican AquariumNew West
13The Third GleamThe Avett BrothersLoma Vista
14All of This LifeThe Record CompanyConcord
15Tides of a TeardropMandolin OrangeYep Roc
16Full Circle & then SomeTrigger HippyTurkey Grass
17Night Without LoveWebb WilderLandslide
18The WalkBonnie BishopPlan BB
19I Wanna Go with YouWide Mouth MasonWe Are Busy Bodies
20Darrell Scott Sings the Blues of Hank WilliamsDarrell ScottSoundly Music
21City of LoveKerry Pastine & the Crime SceneKerry Pastine and the Crime Scene
22LickskilletThe SubdudesSelf-Release
23SinematicRobbie RobertsonUMG
24Desert DoveMichaela AnneYep Roc
25ExpectationsKatie PruittRounder
26Western StarsBruce SpringsteenColumbia
27Saturn ReturnThe Secret SistersNew West
28Can't Go HomeJosie BelloSelf-Release
29Buddha and the BluesAnders OsborneSelf-Release
30TwelfthOld 97'sATO
31Fires for the ColdJonah TolchinYep Roc
32They're Coming for MeJake La BotzHi-Style/Free Dirt
33Tell the Truth & Shame the DevilRod PicottWelding Rod
34One Drop of TruthThe Wood BrothersThirty Tigers
35Fog & BlingShinyribsMustard Lid
36Lightning, Show Us Your StuffGrant Lee PhillipsYep Roc
37The UnravelingDrive-By TruckersATO
38June is Short, July is LongJeb Loy NicholsCompass
39Tearing at the SeamsNathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsStax
40DragonsDrew Holcomb & The NeighborsThirty Tigers
41KeeperElliott BroodSix Shooter
42PiecesJason Lee McKinney BandBonfire Music Group
43From Another WorldJim LauderdaleYep Roc
44The Southern Ground SessionsBlackberry Smoke3 Legged
45The Modern Lives, Vol. 1Jackie GreeneBlue Rose Music
46Going to CaliforniaAnthony AryaSelf-Release
47An American TreasureTom Petty & The HeartbreakersReprise
48Pine Needle FireRandall BramblettNew West Records
49Logan LedgerLogan LedgerRounder
50To Rise You Gotta FallNicki Bluhm & The GramblersCompass
51Kids Like UsThe GrahamsThree Sirens
52Singing for My SupperEarly JamesNonesuch
53Bone StructureRon PopeBrooklyn Basement
54My New MoonAmos LeeDualtone
55All We HaveTaylor Scott BandSelf-Release
56Big MistakeMister GoodfaithSelf-Release
57South Front StreetGrayson CappsRoyal Potato Family
58Early Morning RainSteve ForbertBlue Rose Music
59The Third MindThe Third MindYep Roc
60Back Roads and Abandoned MotelsThe JayhawksSony
61On the Widow's WalkThe White BuffaloSnakefarm
62West Towards SouthJeffrey Halford & the HealersFloating Records
63One Night in November (Live)Jocelyn & Chris ArndtBridge Road
64Holy Smokes Future JokesBlitzen TrapperYep Roc
65Blue & LonesomeThe Rolling StonesUniversal
66Forget About GeorgiaLukas Nelson & Promise of the RealConcord
67My GetawayDustin Arbuckle & the DamnationsSelf-Release
68American Love SongRyan BinghamAxster Bingham
69Country SquireTyler ChildersHickman Holler
70The RoadAnthony AryaSelf-Release
71True SadnessThe Avett BrothersRepublic
72Fall Like RainMartin SextonKitchen Table
73From Liberty StreetMapacheYep Roc
74Soul InsightThe Marcus King BandSelf-Release
75I Am Afraid to DieFreddy & FrancineBrad Paul Media
76Live at BonnarooWarren HaynesATO
77Impossible BlueGurf MorlixRootball
78I'm the OneCarrington MacDuffiePointy Head
79Revolution in Your HeartEric LindellAlligator
80Songs from the ExileDalton DominoLightning Rod
81Remember What You Knew BeforeKaty Guillen & the GirlsVizzTone
82Wildflowers: All the RestTom Petty & The HeartbreakersWarner
83Love, Lust & Other WreckageJohn VentoMTS
84Other GirlsLillie MaeThird Man
85Wild FlowerTyler T.Self-Release
86Servants of the SunChris Robinson BrotherhoodSilver Arrow
87Songs of the PlainsColter WallYoung Mary's
88The Lion's RoarFirst Aid KitWichita Recordings
89Bitter Ballads & Cynical PrayersChris MoyseSelf-Release
90Stay GoldFirst Aid KitColumbia
91Goats Head Soup (2020)The Rolling StonesPromotone B.V
92All the Misery Money Can BuyGasoline LollipopsSoundly Music
93Shakey Graves on Audiotree Live (Session #1)Shakey GravesAudiotree
94The High Road to RuinThe Black Oil BrothersRocksauce
95Any Kind of AngelJenny ReynoldsPrettyOkay
96A Glimmer on the OutskirtsBen DickeyDualtone
97Kindred SpiritsLarkin PoeTricki Woo
98The Great DivideJD & The Straight ShotSelf-Release
99Los DosNoconaMule Kick
100The Hidden Hills SessionsCarla Olson & Todd WolfeRed Parlor
101Kiss of the DiamondbackGurf MorlixSelf-Release
102My Sister, My Brother (feat. Sean McConnell & Garrison Starr)My Sister, My BrotherSoundly
103Spirit of 74Spirit of 74Self-Release
104Live from the RymanJason Isbell and the 400 UnitSoutheastern
105The Bonnie Raitt CollectionBonnie RaittCapitol
107Human QuestionThe YawpersBloodshot
108Cheers to SolitudeThe Two TracksThe Two Tracks
109Who Works for Who?BeauwaterSelf-Release
110The End is NewThe Suitcase JunketRenew
111Troubled MindThe LiberatorsSelf-Release
112PrimatesThe GreyhoundsNine Mile
113A Message from the People RevisitedThe Band of HeathensBOH
114Belle of the WestSamantha FishRuf
115Love & DesperationRick SheaTres Pescadores
116Double Funeral, Vol. 1Last Call RomanceSelf-Release
117AbsolutionGann BrewerSelf-Release
118The Nashville CallingBen ReelSelf-Release
119PurgatoryTyler ChildersHickman Holler
120Blood from a StoneEric KrasnoFeel Music
121ColoradoNeil Young & Crazy HorseReprise
122Goats Head SoupThe Rolling StonesPromotone
123New World Arisin'Big Head Todd & The MonstersBig
124WildflowersTom Petty & The HeartbreakersWarner Bros
125Band TogetherThe Whiskey Treaty RoadshowBlackwing
126Dr. Feelgood's Traveling Medicine ShowGreat American TaxiSelf-Release
127Black BeehiveBig Head Todd & The MonstersShout! Factory
128Road Goes All NightDirtwireOther
129The Prodigal SonRy CooderConcord
130KicksRickie Lee JonesThity Tigers
131Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!Aaron Lee TasjanNew West
132Live at Red RocksNathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsConcord
133Dust DevilKevin WelchDead Rekoning
134FishstoryYoung AncientsSelf-Release
135The Saint of Lost CausesJustin Townes EarleNew West
136High Water IThe Magpie SaluteEagle Rock
137Prick of the LitterDelbert McClinton & Self-Made MenHot Shot
138Drive All NightAris Paul BandSelf-Release
139De Nada3 TwinsSleeping Elephant Music
140At King ElectricRay BonnevilleSelf-Release
141PerfectamundoBilly Gibbons And The BFG'sConcord
142Boys & GirlsAlabama ShakesATO Records
143Down Where the Spirit Meets the BoneLucinda WilliamsHighway 20
144Sleeping DogsJeff PlankenhornSpike Steel
145Black Pistol FireBlack Pistol
146Song in My HeadThe String Cheese IncidentSCI Fidelity
147Moments of SilverSarah LevecqueSelf-Release
148Dig in DeepBonnie RaittRedwing
149The Big Black and the BlueFirst Aid KitWichita
150The Nashville SoundJason Isbell and the 400 UnitSotheastern
151Let It Bleed (Remastered)The Rolling StonesUniversal Music
1527 CitiesMoreland & ArbuckleTelarc
153Dixie ChickenLittle FeatWarner Bros
154Dust to GoldCris JacobsAmerican Showplase
155The Rolling Stones Singles Collection: the London YearsThe Rolling StonesABKCO
156Come Back HomeWhatley & Co.Big Gassed
157Find a LlightBlackberry Smoke3 Legged
158Chasing LightsIda MaeThirty Tigers
159Hush or HowlBlack Pistol FireModern Outsider
160The OutsiderDavy KnowlesSelf Release
161A Little Something More fromNathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsConcord
162Blind, Crippled & CrazyDelbert McClinton & Glen ClarkNew West
163Black IrishShannon McNallyCompass
164DuendeThe Band of HeathensBOH
165DelilahAnderson EastElektra Records
166Free YourselfMark EastonSelf-Release
167Moving EastJimmy RankinTrue North
168Lukas Nelson & Promise of the RealLukas Nelson & Promise of the RealFantasy
169Wrote a Song for EveryoneJohn FogertyVanguard
170The Long Road HomeCory M. CoonsMTS
171Nied's Hotel BandJohn VentoMTS
172Disraeli Gears CreamUniversal International Music B.V.
173Burn Something BeautifulAlejandro EscovedoConcord
174Rambler PacificoMatt EllisSelf-Release
175Dying StarThe Suitcase JunketSignature Sounds
176Hypnotic EyeTom Petty & The HeartbreakersReprise Records
177American BeautyGrateful DeadWarner Bros
178A Cure for LonelinessPeter WolfConcord
179Country HustleJeb Loy NicholsCity Country City
180Last Call RomanceLast Call RomanceSelf-Release
181Marc CohnMarc CohnMFSL

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