The Roots Music Report's
Top Americana Country Song Chart
for the Year of 2016

Rank Song Title Band/Artist Name
1Train in the DistanceDon Henley
2Let's Get DrunkThe Honeycutters
3TravellerChris Stapleton
4Hard to PleaseThe Black Lillies
5Wonderin' WhereJoe Ely
6One Last TimeSara Watkins
7The Year We Tried to Kill the PainBob Woodruff
8The Traveling KindEmmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
9Nobody to BlameChris Stapleton
10Cabin in the SkyRoy Schneider
11Way BackCoral Creek
12Walkin' Shoes BluesLew Card
13Those DiamondsFreddy Jones Band
14ZCarrie Rodriguez
15ParachuteChris Stapleton
16Take off My DressAna Egge & The Sentimentals
17Let's RockBill Kirchen & Austin de Lone
18Alabama at NightRobbie Fulks
19Something Left to SayJared Rabin
20Just Someone I Used to Know (with Nikki Lane)Buddy Miller
21Weight of the GunCorb Lund
22Shirley JeanKiefer Sutherland
23Better Than You Found ItTyller Gummersall
24ScarecrowCounting Crows
25Girl Next DoorBrandy Clark
26Glory BoundThe Grahams
27Bottom of the SeaSean McConnell
28Ease My MindMichaela Anne
29TreasureEdge Of The West
30Ode to ThinkingBobby Long
31On the RopesThe Honeycutters
32RadioReckless Kelly
33Sea of LightsBoo Ray
34RattlesnakeDolly Shine
35Surrender to LoveLarry Campbell & Teresa Williams
36Like It Used to BeAllison Moorer
37I Hear Ya Talkin' (with Amos Lee)Asleep At The Wheel
38Double or NothingWestern Centuries
39Something in the WaterPokey LaFarge
40I'm Going InsideCharlie Greene
41How Much TimeNo Fuss and Feathers
42Mama's RadioC. Daniel Boling
43Love is Our Cross to BearJohn Gorka
44(When I Know) I'm Not the Only OneTerry Winchell
45Drivin'Robert Ellis
46Still a ChildDori Freeman
47DogThe Bottle Rockets
48Everything I Can't HaveRob Heath
49Living Without YouMichaela Anne
50It Takes What It TakesLauren Adams
51They Can't Take That Away from MeWillie Nelson
52They'll Never Find MeBlood on the Harp
53Brand New RoadKenny Davin Fine & The Tennessee Texans
54Fading TailightsDave Murphy
55Under My SkinVicky Emerson
56First LoveDavid G Smith
57Lost and Found LoveJim Chesnut
58That GuyJ. Micheal Laferty
59Midnight HighwayLarry Campbell & Teresa Williams
60HallelujahThe Honeycutters
61S Lazy HCorb Lund
62Bad Luck and MoonshineDan Whitaker & The Shinebenders
63Rock in the RiverChatham County Line
64Love Can Go to HellBrandy Clark
65Lopsided MoonNancy Cassidy
66LeaveAlice Wallace
67The Wild OneThe Grahams
68Walk (Back to Your Arms)Tami Neilson
69A Hundred MilesTHE RIFTERS
70T for Texas (with Lyle Lovett)Robert Earl Keen
7199 Years for One Dark Day (with Peter Rowan)Robert Earl Keen
72Take a Picture of ThisDon Henley
73RunawayThe Hello Strangers
74ColoradoRebecca Folsom
75UndergroundPokey LaFarge
76Dirty HoundCicada Rhythm
77Come on Let's DanceTim Hockenberry
78Come Home to MeNancy Cassidy
79Knockin' the Dust off the Rust Belt TonightPokey LaFarge
80Roll with ItRoss Kennedy
81SmashedMark Brown
82La Última VezCarrie Rodriguez
83AnastasiaJim Andralis
84I Wanna Find outMike Beck
85Long Night MoonReckless Kelly
86Watch 'em FallThe Loudermilks
87It Ain't Necessarily SoWillie Nelson
88That's How I Got to MemphisKarl Blau
89Blacktop BluesLeft Arm Tan
90I Really Don't Miss You at AllWhistler's Father
91Wild Horses (with Shawn Colvin)Buddy Miller
92But You Like Country MusicSunny Sweeney
93You Remind MeBeth Lee and the Breakups
94Merle, Hank & JohnnyDan Bern
95Faded GloryvilleLindi Ortega
96Bayview DriveLauren Adams
97The Bottles on the TableBianca De Leon
98Somebody Loves MeWillie Nelson
99I Got RhythmWillie Nelson
100Everything It Takes (feat. Elvis Costello)Loretta Lynn
101Laugh 'Til We CryLori Yates
102Can't You Hear Them HowlLucero
103Perfect StrangersRobert Ellis
104Something GoodThe Bottle Rockets
105I'm Old (Amy's Song)Judy Nazemetz
106Still Crazy After All These YearsRobert Ellis
107I Love You a Thousand WaysBrennen Leigh
108Clyde and His ClippersLyal Strickland
109It's Not My Fault You're BeautifulKenny Davin Fine & The Tennessee Texans
110Seminole WindLauren Adams
111Old MotelJack Ingram
112Empty RoomsThe Time Jumpers
113Color of LoveBirds Of Chicago
114Any WonderDori Freeman
115A Girl in Longview TexasKeith Rea
116My TownMichael Reno Harrell
117The Love That We NeedHayes Carll
118Lead Me to the WaterThe Looking
119The Woman in the WingsAndy May
120Wild Texas WindThe Flyin' A's
121The Long, Long RoadAllan Frank
122Should Have Loved YouThe Nouveaux Honkies
123All Night LongPokey LaFarge
124OutlawThe Staves
125Not That Kind of GirlSusie Glaze and The Hilonesome Band
126Polka Dots and MoonbeamsBob Dylan
127Lumberjack BluesKeegan McInroe
128Elmore JamesTim Easton
129A Long Way HomeThe Good Intentions
130AngelenoSam Outlaw
131Ghost TownSam Outlaw
132PennyElise Davis
134Long GoneVicky Emerson
135TwinkleJim Libby Band
136Born with a Broken HeartFootfall
137My Girl & Me in '93Lucero
138Mr. & Mrs. Used to Be (feat. Iris Dement)John Prine
139Back RowThe Honeycutters
140More GoodbyeWard Davis
141Picture of a LifeProvince of Thieves
142Color of the Blues (feat. Susan Tedeschi)John Prine
143Second BestNatasha James
144TenderheartedSara Watkins
145I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) [feat. the Time Jumpers]Willie Nelson
146Coming Home to YouShalo Lee
147No One else but LonelyMax Stalling
148Get the Angle RightDennis Dougherty
149The Last LaughBlood on the Harp
150Estrella GoodbyeBirds Of Chicago
151One More HellHailey Whitters
152I Got TroubleKeegan McInroe
153Somewhere elseLauren Adams
154Only TearsTami Neilson
155Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas (with Robert Earl Keen & Ray Benson)Asleep At The Wheel
156You Used toOsborne Jones
157Sing AlongRobert Ellis
158You SayDori Freeman
159500 PiecesThe Honeycutters
160Enough About Hard TimesCaitlin Canty
161Blue BesidesThe Honeycutters
162Short Walk to HellRodney Rice
163Count on MeThe Statesboro Revue
164Country Music OutlawsKeegan McInroe
165Night's Pay in My BootMax Stalling
167I'm in Love with a GirlLucero
168Dens of YarrowSusie Glaze and The Hilonesome Band
169Cry CryGrant Lee Phillips
170Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and BurningLarry Campbell & Teresa Williams
171Fallin RainKarl Blau
172Black is the ColorRhiannon Giddens
173The Truth Won't Set Us FreeSara Watkins
174I Got a SongAllan Frank
175Useless MemoriesThe Honeycutters
176Rock'em Sock'em CowboysBennett Jackson and the Ranch Hands
177Coming HomeBlood on the Harp
178Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, and Loud, Loud Music (feat. Amanda Shires)John Prine
179Left by OneBlood on the Harp
180Truth in Your EyesKiefer Sutherland
181Time and TimesBirds Of Chicago
182Ornaments in TranslationBlood on the Harp
183Smoke and SparksGrant Lee Phillips
184To the Bottom of Lake BufordBlood on the Harp
185Southern Railroad BluesLew Card
186Wedding SongThe Honeycutters
187Falling in Love Again (feat. Allison Krauss)John Prine
188You, You Make Me FeelEddy Mann
189Move MeSara Watkins
190I Just Wanted to See You So BadEmmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
191JukeboxThe Honeycutters
192Long Come to JesusHailey Whitters
193Le Danse De La JoieEmmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
194Blue Jeans and HeelsRoss Kennedy
195The Empty PageKevin Brown
196LullabyDori Freeman
197Llano EstacadoCarrie Rodriguez
198Hoochie WomanTony Joe White
199LetterJJ McGuigan
200Lift Me UpAllan Frank

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