The Roots Music Report's
Top Traditional Bluegrass Album Chart
for the Year of 2021

Album Title Band/Artist Name Label
1Songs of a Simple LifeTim RaybonPinecastle
2My Bluegrass HeartBela FleckRenew
3Fiddler's PastimeBronwyn Keith-HynesSugar Petunia
4Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe Sessions)Sturgill SimpsonHigh Top Mountain
5Barry Abernathy and FriendsBarry AbernathyBilly Blue
6Hitchhiking to CaliforniaAlan Bibey & GrasstowneBilly Blue
7Moxie and MettleBalsam RangeMountain Home
8Time for LoveDonna UlisseBilly Blue
9Take Me BackCarolina BlueBilly Blue
10TribulationAppalachian Road ShowBilly Blue
11For Those Who Care to ListenVolume FiveMissouri Boy
12Ups, Downs and No Name TownsSidelineMountain Home
13Fine Time to Get the BluesTerry BaucomDriving Duke
14All Suited UpThe Kody Norris ShowRebel
15Better DaysDave AdkinsMountain Fever
16That Kind of LonesomeEddie SandersEngelhardt Music Group
17StreamlinerJesse Brock Sound Biscuit
18OriginalistAudie Blaylock and RedlineThe 615 Hideaway
19Wait for the Light to ShineEddie SandersEngelhardt Music Group
20Chaos TheoryDeer Creek BoysMountain Fever
21Old Road New AgainThe DillardsPinecastle
22New Moon over My ShoulderLarry SparksRebel
23Tunes & BalladsTim StaffordHedge Drive
24Breaks to the EdgeSidelineMountain Home
25New ChapterCedar HillMountain Fever
26Somewhere Far Away: Silver AnniversaryBlue HighwayRounder
27Cole Quest and the City PickersCole Quest and The City PickersOmnivore
28Livin' LargeDonna UlisseBilly Blue
29Till the End of the RoadStarlett & Big JohnTurnberry
3040th Anniversary CelebrationGary Brewer & The Kentucky RamblersSelf-Release
31Time Has Made a ChangeJeff Parker & CompanyTruegrass
32Tennessee HeartShannon Bielski & Moonlight DrivePatuxent
33Six Degrees of SeparationWilson Banjo Co.Pinecastle
34The Sunny Side of LifeCarolyn EyerlyPatuxent
35Back to the CountryTim RaybonPinecastle
36Gonna Love AnywayLouisa BranscombCompass
37GatheringAaron RamseyMountain Fever
38Crazy HouseTurning GroundPinecastle
39HindsightFull Cord BluegrassSelf-Release
40Better Late Than NeverBrady StogdillSelf-Release
41The HoleJohn BowmanMountain Home
42Singing Up There: a Tribute to the Easter BrothersThe Lonesome River BandMountain Home
43After All This TimeBlue Moon RisingMountain Fever
44I'm the Happiest when I'm MovingThe Alex Leach BandMountain Home
45Toil, Tears & TroubleThe Po' Ramblin' BoysRounder
46Beyond the Tagus RiverAndre' DalSelf-Release
47All of These YearsSteve Thomas and the Time MachineBonfire
48The Way I See ItDaniel CrabtreeBell Buckle
49High Peaks & New GroundSteve GulleyRural Rhythm
50TimelessWood Family TraditionTurnberry
5130Larry Stephenson BandWhysper Dream
52Back to the OzarksLillyanne McCoolSelf-Release
53JealousyDewey & Leslie Brown and The Carolina GentlemenBell Buckle
54I Hear Bluegrass Calling MeCarolina BluePinecastle
55Retrospective (LSB Live)Larry Stephenson BandWhysper Dream
56Have at ItSerene GreenPatuxent
57Any Fair NumberTugalo HollerSelf-Release
58As Yall Like It: Songs from Kentucky ShakespeareAaron BibelhauserSelf-Release
59Almost ProudDel McCoury BandSelf-Release
60New Time & Old AcousticJohn ReischmanSelf-Release
61West of West VirginiaProfessor Dan BonerDaysight
62Linda LayLinda LayMountain Fever
63Benny's TV RepairIrene KelleyMountain Fever
64Tracks and TrainsLou Reid & CarolinaSelf-Release
65ChoreomaniaFull Cord BluegrassSelf-Release
66Smoke & AshesThe Lonely Heartstring BandRounder
67Songs Doc Didn't SingDoc & Merle WatsonFLI
68Silver and GoldClaire LynchRounder
69When the Crops Are Laid byThe Gospel PlowboysBridge Building
70For the RecordJoe Mullins & the Radio RamblersNew Day

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