Thursday, December 16, 2010

Top 100 Americana Albums of the Year

The Americana Music Association announced its year end Top 100 Albums of the Year.  The Top 100 albums are based on those records reported to the Americana Airplay Chart during the period of November 17, 2009 through November 15, 2010. The Top Ten most played albums, as charted on the Americana Airplay Chart are: 

1) Various Artists, Crazy Heart Original Motion Picture Soundtrack / New West

2) Rosanne Cash, The List / Manhattan 
3) John Hiatt, The Open Road / New West
4) Carolina Chocolate Drops, Genuine Negro Jig / Nonesuch
5) Ray Wylie Hubbard, A Enlightenment B Endarkenment Hint There Is No C / Bordello/Thirty Tigers
6) Robert Earl Keen, The Rose Hotel / Lost Highway
7) Band Of Heathens, One Foot In The Ether / BOH Records
8) The Avett Brothers, I And Love And You / Columbia 
9) Patty Griffin, Downtown Church / Credential
10) Reckless Kelly, Somewhere In Time / Yep Roc
11) John Mellencamp, No Better Than This, Rounder
12) Darrell Scott, A Crooked Road, Full Light 
13) Merle Haggard, I Am What I Am, Vanguard 
14) Alejandro Escovedo, Street Songs of Love, Fantasy 
15) Willie Nelson, Country Music, Rounder 
16) Lyle Lovett, Natural Forces, Curb/Lost Highway 
17) Carrie Rodriguez, Love And Circumstance, Ninth Street 
18) Robert Plant, Band of Joy, Rounder 

19) Paul Thorn, Pimps & Preachers, Perpetual Obscurity 
20) Los Lobos, Tin Can Trust, Shout! Factory 
21) Jim Lauderdale, Patchwork   River, Thirty Tigers 
22) Cross Canadian Ragweed, Happiness And All The Other Things, Universal Records South 
23) Red Molly, James, Independent 
24) Chip Taylor , Yonkers   NY, Train Wreck
25) Yarn, Come On In, UFO 2
26) John Prine, In Person & On Stage, Oh Boy
27) Tift Merritt, See You On The Moon, Concord
28) Various Artists: Twistable Turnable Man, A Musical Tribute To The Songs Of Shel Silverstein, Sugar Hill 
29) Dave Rawlings Machine, A Friend Of A Friend, Acony 
30) Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Speed Of Life, NGDB 
31) Kevin Welch, A Patch Of Blue Sky, Music Road
32) Johnny Cash, American VI: Ain't No Grave, American/Lost Highway 
33) Elliot Randall & The Deadmen, Caffeine & Gasoline, ER 
34) Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs, God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise, RCA 
35) Shelby Lynne, Tears, Lies & Alibis , Everso/Fontana/CO5 
36) Marty Stuart, Studio B Sessions, Sugar Hill 
 37) Sam Bush, Circles Around Me, Sugar Hill 
 38) Will Kimbrough, Wings, Daphne 
 39) Corb Lund, Losin' Lately Gambler, New West 
 40) Elizabeth Cook, Welder, Thirty Tigers 
 41) Kevin Deal, 7 Seven, Blind Nello 
 42) Allison Moorer, Crows, Ryko 
 43) Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses, Junky Star, Lost Highway 
 44) Eleven Hundred Springs, This Crazy Life, Smith Entertainment 
 45) Guy Clark, Somedays The Song Writes You, Dualtone 
 46) Dierks Bentley, Up On The Ridge, Capitol / Sugar Hill
 47) Patty Loveless, Mountain Soul II,
Saguaro Road
 48) Drive-By Truckers, The Big To-Do, ATO/RED 
 49) Tim O'Brien, Chicken & Egg, Howdy Skies 
 50) Eilen Jewell, Butcher Holler - A Tribute To Loretta Lynn, Signature Sounds
 51) John Fogerty, The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again, Verve 
 52) Suzi Ragsdale, Best Regards & Less Of The Same, Stark Raven 
 53) Various Artists, Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs Of John Prine, Oh Boy 
 54) Great American Taxi , Reckless Habits, Thirty Tigers 
55) Peter Wolf,
 56) Mary Gauthier, The Foundling, Razor & Tie 
 57) Jakob Dylan, Women And Country, Columbia
 58) Two Tons of Steel, Not That Lucky, Smith Entertainment
 59) Norah Jones, The Fall, Blue Note 
 60) Stone   River Boys, Love On The Dial, Cow   Island Music
 61) Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Age Of Miracles , Zoe 
 62) Court Yard Hounds, Court Yard Hounds, Columbia
 63) Delbert McClinton, Acquired Taste, New West 
 64) Jason & The Scorchers, Halcyon Times, Courageous Chicken
 65) Hank III, Rebel Within, Curb 
 66) Will Hoge, The Wreckage, Ryko 
 67) Martin Sexton, Sugarcoating, Kitchen Table 
 68) Cadillac Sky, Letters In The Deep, Dualtone 
 69) John Evans, Lollygaggin', Smith Entertainment 
 70) Steel Wheels, Red Wing, Independent 
 71) Blue Rodeo, The Things We Left Behind, Telesoul
 72) Chuck Prophet, Let Freedom Ring, Yep Roc 
 73) Justin Townes Earle, Harlem River Blues, Bloodshot
 74) Holmes Brothers, Feed My Soul, Alligator 
 75) Tom Russell, Blood And Candle Smoke, Shout! Factory 
 76) Sara Petite, Doghouse Rose, Sweet P 
 77) Doug and Telisha Williams, Ghost Of The Knoxville Girl, No Evil
 78) Radney Foster, Revival, Devil's River 
 79) Nora Jane Struthers, Nora Jane Struthers, Blue Pig Music 
 80) Various Artists, Coal Country Music, Liaison Records 
 81) Somebody's Darling, Somebody's Darling, Shiner 
 82) Cindy Bullens, Howling Trains And Barking Dogs, MC
 83) Infamous Stringdusters, Things That Fly, Sugar Hill 
 84) Fred Eaglesmith, Cha Cha Cha, Lonesome Day 
 85) Joe Pug, Messenger, Lightning Rod 
 86) Keller And The Keels, Thief, SciFidelity 
 87) Matt the Electrician, Animal Boy, Independent 
 88) Bill Kirchen, Word To The Wise, Proper American 
 89) Rebecca Loebe, Mystery Prize, Independent 
 90) Tom Gillam, Had Enough?, Smith Entertainment Records 
 91) Crooked Still, Some Strange Country, Signature Sounds 
 92) James McMurtry, Live In Europe , Lightning Rod
 93) Terri Hendrix, Cry Till You Laugh, Wilory 
 94) Shelley King, Welcome Home, Lemonade 95) Frazey Ford , Obadiah, Nettwerk
 96) Otis Gibbs, Joe Hill's Ashes, Wanamaker Recording Company 
 97) Mavis Staples, You Are Not Alone, Anti 
 98) Eric Bibb, Booker's Guitar, Telarc 
 99) Texas Tornados, Esta Bueno!, Bismeaux Records 1
100) Rosie Flores & The Pine   Valley Cosmonauts, Girl Of The Century, Bloodshot

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