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

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Leftover Feelings
by: John Hiatt with The Jerry Douglas Band

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Label: New West
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Downhill from Everywhere
by: Jackson Browne

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Label: Inside
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By Request
by: A.J. Croce

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Label: Compass
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Letter to You
by: Bruce Springsteen

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Label: Self-Release
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Exit Wounds
by: The Wallflowers

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Label: New West
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Play Loud
by: The Record Company

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Label: Concord
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At Home with Southern Culture on the Skids
by: Southern Culture On The Skids

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Label: Kudzu
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Never Too Late to Call
by: Paul Thorn

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Label: Thirty Tigers
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Stranger
by: The Band of Heathens

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Label: BOH
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First Agnostic Church of Hope and Wonder
by: Todd Snider

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Label: Thirty Tigers
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Long Time Coming
by: Sierra Ferrell

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Label: Rounder
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The Third Gleam
by: The Avett Brothers

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Label: Loma Vista
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Late Night TV Gold
by: Shinyribs

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Label: Easy Street
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The Future
by: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

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Label: Stax
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Georgia Blue
by: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

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Label: Southeastern
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The Land That Time Forgot
by: Chuck Prophet

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Label: Yep Roc
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By No Means
by: Jim Keller

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Label: Orange Mountain
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Trouble and Strife
by: Joan Osborne

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Label: Womanly Hips
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Reunions
by: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

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Label: Southeastern
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El Dorado
by: Marcus King

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Label: Concord
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Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!
by: Aaron Lee Tasjan

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Label: New West
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Deadstock: Uncollected Recordings 2005 – 2020
by: Jeffrey Foucault

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Label: Blueblade
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Love & Desperation
by: Rick Shea

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Label: Tres Pescadores
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And It’s Still Alright
by: Nathaniel Rateliff

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Label: Stax
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Always Smilin'
by: Oliver Wood

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Label: Honey Jar
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Lamentations
by: American Aquarium

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Label: New West
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Pine Needle Fire
by: Randall Bramblett

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Label: New West Records
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Tricks of the Trade
by: Malcolm Holcombe

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Label: Gypsy Eyes
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Lightning, Show Us Your Stuff
by: Grant Lee Phillips

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Label: Yep Roc
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Ghosts
by: Aris Paul Band

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Label: Red Caiman
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The Million Things That Never Happened
by: Billy Bragg

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Label: Cooking Vinyl
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Kingdom in My Mind
by: The Wood Brothers

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Label: Thirty Tigers
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Click Click Domino
by: Ida Mae

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Label: Thirty Tigers
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Lickskillet
by: The Subdudes

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Label: Self-Release
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Normal Isn't Normal Anymore
by: Rod Abernethy

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Label: Self-Release
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99 Degrees
by: Ericson Holt

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Label: Conch Town
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Beware of Worthless Imitations Vol 1
by: Jeffrey Halford & the Healers

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Label: Continental Song Cit
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Keeper
by: Elliott Brood

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Label: Six Shooter
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That's Why
by: Voodoo Ramble

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Label: Thoroughbred
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Darrell Scott Sings the Blues of Hank Williams
by: Darrell Scott

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Label: Soundly Music
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Early Morning Rain
by: Steve Forbert

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Label: Blue Rose Music
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Thirsty
by: Desert Hollow

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Label: Self-Release
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2020 Vision
by: Martin Sexton

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Label: Kitchen Table
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Intentions and Interpretations
by: Jason Lee McKinney Band

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Label: Bonfire
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June is Short, July is Long
by: Jeb Loy Nichols

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Label: Compass
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In the Game
by: Mick Flannery & Susan O'Neill

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Label: Chart Room Media
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I Wanna Go with You
by: Wide Mouth Mason

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Label: We Are Busy Bodies
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Birmingham
by: Nescora

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Label: Self-Release
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49
Wildflowers: All the Rest
by: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

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Label: Warner
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50
Red, White and American Blues (it Couldn't Happen Here)
by: Nathan Bell

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Label: Singular
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Down to the River
by: The Allman Betts Band

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Label: BMG
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Liberté
by: The Doobie Brothers

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Label: Island
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Dragons
by: Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

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Label: Thirty Tigers
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Who Works for Who?
by: Beauwater

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Label: Self-Release
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South Front Street
by: Grayson Capps

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Label: Royal Potato Family
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The Day the Earth Stood Still
by: Willie Nile

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Label: River House
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The Ghost Light
by: Bob Bradshaw

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Label: Self-Release
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58
Holy Smokes Future Jokes
by: Blitzen Trapper

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Label: Yep Roc
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Mercy Rising
by: Maia Sharp

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Label: Crooked Crown
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Alvarado
by: The Wild Feathers

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Label: New West
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In a Roomful of Blood with a Sleeping Tiger
by: Bob Schneider

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Label: Shockorama
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Acquainted with Night
by: Lael Neale

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Label: Sub Pop
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My Getaway
by: Dustin Arbuckle & the Damnations

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Label: Self-Release
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Logan Ledger
by: Logan Ledger

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Label: Rounder
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Red Rocks 2020 (Live)
by: Nathaniel Rateliff

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Label: Stax
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Los Dos
by: Nocona

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Label: Mule Kick
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Maverick Thinker
by: William The Conqueror

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Label: Chrysalis
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All the Misery Money Can Buy
by: Gasoline Lollipops

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Label: Soundly Music
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Night Without Love
by: Webb Wilder

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Label: Landslide
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For Free
by: David Crosby

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Label: Three Blind Mice
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Let's Go
by: Cousin Harley

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Label: Little Pig
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Backyard Birds
by: Lisa Bastoni

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Label: Sweet Ondine
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Hold the Line
by: Hardened and Tempered

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Label: Self-Release
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The Nashville Calling
by: Ben Reel

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Label: Self-Release
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Expectations
by: Katie Pruitt

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Label: Rounder
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The Wandering Hearts
by: The Wandering Hearts

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Label: Cooking Vinyl
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Kids Like Us
by: The Grahams

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Label: Three Sirens
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Working Man's Dread
by: The Contraptionists

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Label: Self-Release
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The Other Side
by: Christian Lopez Band

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Label: Paradox
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Paint the Roses (Live in Concert)
by: Larkin Poe & Nu Deco Ensemble

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Label: Tricki-Woo
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Wild Flower
by: Tyler T.

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82
Still Got the Jacket
by: Jr. Gone Wild

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Label: Weewerk
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Hard Times
by: Keeton Coffman

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Label: Self-Release
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84
Desert Dove
by: Michaela Anne

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Label: Yep Roc
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85
Sinematic
by: Robbie Robertson

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Label: UMG
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Kindred Spirits
by: Larkin Poe

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Label: Tricki Woo
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Earth Trip
by: Rose City Band

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Label: Thrill Jockey
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Knew Things
by: Cliff Eberhardt

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Label: Tin Pan Alley
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89
Showbiz Kids: the Steely Dan Story 1972-1980 ((Remastered))
by: Steely Dan

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Label: UMG
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90
Cheers to Solitude
by: The Two Tracks

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Label: The Two Tracks
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The Day Deserved
by: Doug Hoekstra

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Label: Drop Autumn
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Human Question
by: The Yawpers

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Label: Bloodshot
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On the Widow's Walk
by: The White Buffalo

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Label: Snakefarm
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94
Inside Story
by: Nancy Wenstrom

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Label: Self-Release
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The End is New
by: The Suitcase Junket

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Label: Renew
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Saturn Return
by: The Secret Sisters

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Label: New West
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Tides of a Teardrop
by: Mandolin Orange

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Label: Yep Roc
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Full Circle
by: Jack Biilmann

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Label: Self-Release
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Zia
by: The Artisanals

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Label: Self-Release
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All We Have
by: Taylor Scott Band

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Label: Self-Release
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101
Swift Silver
by: Swift Silver

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Label: Colonel Clay
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102
From Liberty Street
by: Mapache

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Label: Yep Roc
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Goats Head Soup (2020)
by: The Rolling Stones

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Label: Promotone B.V
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Turn off the News (Build a Garden)
by: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

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Label: Fantasy
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105
Delta Tales
by: Sun-King-Rising

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Label: Self-Release
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106
I Am Afraid to Die
by: Freddy & Francine

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Label: Brad Paul Media
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American Love Song
by: Ryan Bingham

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Label: Axster Bingham
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108
Party for Joey: a Sweet Relief Tribute to Joey Spampinato
by: True North

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Label: True North
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109
Double Funeral, Vol. 1
by: Last Call Romance

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110
Full Circle & then Some
by: Trigger Hippy

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Label: Turkey Grass
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Wrote a Song for Everyone
by: John Fogerty

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Label: Vanguard
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The Walk
by: Bonnie Bishop

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Label: Plan BB
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113
Red Feather
by: Chris Roberts

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Label: Feather
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114
Country Squire
by: Tyler Childers

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Label: Hickman Holler
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115
Gratitude
by: Eric Harrison

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Label: Self-Release
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Nightroamer
by: Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

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Label: Thirty Tigers
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Bad Whiskey
by: Nikki Wozzo & the Bad Whiskey

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Label: Travellers
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118
American Static, Vol. 1
by: Andrew Leahey & Homestead

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Label: Mule Kick
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119
Other Girls
by: Lillie Mae

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Label: Third Man
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120
Western Stars
by: Bruce Springsteen

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Label: Columbia
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Fog & Bling
by: Shinyribs

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Label: Mustard Lid
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