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

 
Album Title Band/Artist Name Label
1Bad for YouThe SteeldriversRounder
2Inner JourneyDarin & Brooke AldridgeRounder
3AuthenticBand Of RuhksRebel
425 TripsSierra HullRounder
5Breaking in LonesomeRick FarisDark Shadow
6HeadlightDella MaeRounder
7No HeadlightsKristy CoxMountain Fever
8Chicago Barn DanceSpecial ConsensusCompass
9Straighten the CurvesThe GrascalsCrossroads
10Banjo Player's BluesHigh FidelityRebel
11With YouKenny & Amanda SmithFarm Bot
12Tall FiddlerMichael Cleveland and FlamekeeperCompass
13Where the Dogs Don't BiteOld Salt UnionCompass
14The Secret of LifeDaryl MosleyPinecastle
15Rise SunThe Infamous StringdustersTape Time
16Distance and TimeBecky BullerDark Shadow
17Ordinary SoulStephen MouginDark Shadow
18I Hope You Have a Good LifeGina FurtadoMountain Home Music Company
19ElementsFireside CollectiveMountain Home
20Chronicle: Friends and MusicGena BrittPinecastle
21Freedom, Love, and the Open RoadLindley CreekPinecastle
22UndeniableNothin' FancyMountain Fever
23Outside Looking inThe Lonesome River BandMountain Home
24Salem TownBacklineMountain Fever
25Classy. Sassy. Bluegrassy.Williamson BranchPinecastle
26Oh Darlin'Bradley & AdairPinecastle
27City on a HillMile TwelveDelores the Taurus
28Gonna Rise and ShineAlan Bibey & GrasstowneMountain Fever
29Blues Around My CabinFlashbackPinecastle
30Bridges and BackroadsJerry SalleyVery Jerry
31Waiting on a RideSongs From The Road BandLDT
32The Choosing RoadChris Jones & the Night DriversMountain Home
33Bill Monroe’s Ol’ MandolinLorraine Jordan & Carolina RoadPinecastle
34The Hard WayDale Ann BradleyPinecastle
35Memories of HomeThe Farm Hands Bluegrass QuartetPinecastle
36Wings of a JetlinerNate LeeAdverb
37Swing for the Fences (feat. Steve Gulley, Alan Bibey, Jason Burleson & Robert Hale)Phil Leadbetter and the All Stars of BluegrassPinecastle
38Lovin' and Leavin' (A Bluegrass Tribute to Mickey Clark)Aaron BibelhauserSelf-Release
39PicturesHammertowneMountain Fever
40ChangesThe Seldom SceneRounder
41Live in Prague, Czech RepublicDoyle Lawson & QuicksilverBilly Blue
42All for MoneyGreensky BluegrassBig Blue Zoo
43The Way I View the WorldChris LuquetteSelf-Release
44That's Why I'm LonesomeDanny Paisley & The Southern GrassPatuxent
45Sister Sadie IISister SadiePinecastle
46PiecesJason BarieBilly Blue
47Mountains, Mamas and MemoriesBig Country BluegrassRebel
48Myths We Tell Our YoungUnspoken TraditionMountain Home
49Lonesome Riverboat Blues (feat. Jeff Autry)Edgar LoudermilkRural Rhythm
50The Storyteller in MeDaniel CrabtreeCodel
51The Bull Mountain Moonshiners' WayJesse McReynoldsSelf-Release
52Grass StainsCarson Peters & Iron MountainFCP Productions
53Route 3Route 37flat
54Fast TrackFast TrackEngelhardt Music Group
55Where the Trees Know My NameLarry CordleSelf-Release
56Hills and HomeHigh FidelityRebel
57Hold on to Your HeartShannon SlaughterSelf-Release
58Modern Old Time Sounds for the Bluegrass and Folksong JamboreeThe Lonesome Ace StringbandSelf-Release
59No EscapeClaybankMountain Fever
60Ronnie BowmanRonnie BowmanEngelhardt Music Group
61Horrible WorldKathy Kallick BandLive Oak
62A Miner's LifeStoney Creek Bluegrass BandCalv'ry
63Blue HazeRobert HalePinecastle
64Love Hard, Work Hard, Play HardDeanie RichardsonPinecastle
65Inside the LinesNick Chandler & DeliveredThe 615 Hideaway
66North Carolina SongbookSteep Canyon RangersYep Roc
67SteamDeeper Shade Of BlueMountain Fever
68RicochetKristy CoxMountain Fever
69If You Can't Stand the HeatFrank Solivan & Dirty KitchenCompass
70The Golden AngleDavid BenedictShelton
71Roadsigns and HighwaysClaybankMountain Fever
72New Freedom BluesTown MountainTone Tree
73Rivers and RoadsSpecial ConsensusCompass
74Glory BoundThe WooksGnar Vector
75RenaissanceBilly DrozeRural Rhythm
76Sundrops on the Water - ReflectionsThe Sharp FlatpickersMountain Fever
77McKay & LeighMcKay & LeighVoxhall
78Royal TravellerMissy RainesCompass
79Crêpe Paper HeartBecky BullerDark Shadow
80What Does Time Care?Armchair BoogieGlueBrass
81My RemedyMissy ArmstrongMelton & Miller
82The HillbendersThe HillbendersCompass
83Didn’t He Ramble: Songs of Charlie PooleDavid Davis & The Warrior River BoysRounder
84North of DespairWood & WireBlue Corn
85FreeWilliamson BranchPinecastle
86Destination HorizonThe Plate ScrapersSelf-Release
87Story of a Beautiful LifeNick DumasSelf-Release
88To Live in Two Worlds, Vol. 1Thomm JutzMountain Home
89Headed SouthCrandall CreekBell Buckle
90Baby You're GoneTacie and the Sunshine BandSelf-Release
91The Butcher ShoppeDella MaeRounder
92BowerbirdAubrey Eisenman & The ClydesMountain Fever
93Time Changes EverythingNothin' FancyMountain Fever
94BlueThe CleverlysMountain Home
95BanjophonyDamien O'Kane & Ron BlockPure
96Fall Like RainJustin MosesMountain Fever
97Still Here (With Tim Stafford)Steve GulleyMountain Home
98Footprints in a SongCirca BlueBell Buckle
99The Stories We Can TellNu-BluVoxhall
100On TimeColebrook RoadEisenbise
101A Thousand WishesBacklinePoor Mountain
102Time and PlaceGeorge JacksonSelf-Release
103Man on the RadioWood Belly857910 Records
104Things She Couldn't Get overDale Ann BradleyPinecastle
105Tina AdairTina AdairEngelhardt Music
106Perfect FitPatrick McAvinueSelf-Release
107To Live in Two Worlds, Vol. 2Thomm JutzMountain Home
108Bluegrass Legends: Live at the RymanRhonda VincentUpper Management
109MilestonesVolume FiveMountain Fever
110Fret a SpellDarren NicholsonSelf-Release
111With the Bass in MindJeff PickerSelf-Release
112Dixieland for MeMikayla BurrowsSelf-Release
113Narrowing the GapAmanda CookMountain Fever
114Tales from East KentuckyLarry CordleSelf-Release
115Spirit to the SeaTrout Steak RevivalSelf-Release
116Paper BirdPaper BirdThirty Tigers
117Old WorldNewTownMountain Home
118ArrowsBowregardBowregard
119Long Way from HomeThe Burnett Sisters BandBee Hive
120OriginalBobby OsborneCompass
121Starry Southern NightsRock HeartsSelf-Release
122North CountryDanny BurnsBonfire
123Things Kids and Dogs KnowBrandon RickmanVoxhall
124From the HeartDonna HughesRunning Dog
125When It RainsLou Reid & CarolinaSugar Hill
126The Big PictureChristian DavisSelf-Release
127From Texas to TennesseeThe Family SowellPoor Mountain
128Cuttin' Grass, Vol. 2 (Cowboy Arms Sessions)Sturgill SimpsonHigh Top Mountain
129Rented Room on BroadwayWildfirePinecastle
130Life is a StoryDoyle Lawson & QuicksilverMountain Home
131FoxhoundsKathy Kallick BandLive Oak
132The Price SistersThe Price SistersRebel
133Chapter 3Lawson & WilliamsMountain Home
134Dale Ann BradleyDale Ann BradleyPinecastle
135TimepieceMilan MillerSelf-Release
136The Old SchoolPeter RowanCompass
137Laws of GravityThe Infamous StringdustersCompass
138American GrandstandRhonda Vincent & Daryle SingletaryUpper Management
139The Road That WindsAudie Blaylock and RedlinePatuxent
140Front Porch PhilosophyJerry SalleyVery Jerry
141Just Another MemoryEmily KirschRabbit's Foot
142World of Our OwnBluegrass MartinsSelf-Release
143Better Than I DeserveThe Farm Hands Bluegrass QuartetPinecastle Records
144Bluegrass OutlawsBluegrass OutlawsSelf-Release
145Playing It ForwardThe Savage HeartsSelf-Release
146Take FiveNed LubereckiSelf-Release
147Run AwayRebekah LongLuk
148TakenRhonda VincentUpper Managment
149Listen to the Music3 Fox DriveKOCH
150So FamiliarSteve Martin & Edie BrickellRounder
151How to Grow a Woman from the GroundChris ThileSugar Hill
152ColorsThe Farm Hands Bluegrass QuartetPinecastle
153Hillbilly HeroesHammertowneMountain Fever
154Before BreakfastThe GrascalsMountain Home
155“The Long-Awaited Album”Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon RangersRounder
156Wonderful World OutsideThe Piedmont Melody MakersVigortone
157Sister SadieSister SadiePinecastle
158Mayhayley's HouseThe Lonesome River BandMountain Home
159Good ThingsThe Farm Hands Bluegrass QuartetPinecastle
160Give Me JesusLarry CordleMightyCord
161'Tween Earth and SkyBecky BullerDark Shadow
162The Next MovePhil Leadbetter and the All Stars of BluegrassPinecastle
163Down HomeJosh WilliamsRounder
164Where Do I Go from HereDiamond CreekNew Time
165Part of MeKristy CoxPisgah Ridge
166In the GroundThe Gibson BrothersRounder
167All for TodayShawn LaneRebel
168Rob BenzingRob BenzingPatuxent Music
169To Whom It May ConcernBilly DrozeRural Rhythm
170Brothers and HeroesFeller & HillSony
171Warmer Kind of BlueKathy Kallick BandCopper Creek
172Music is What I SeeRhonda VincentUpper Management
1734.0The Farm Hands Bluegrass QuartetPinecastle
174Lovin' Pretty WomenSteep Canyon RangersRebel Records
175Deep WatersThe Lonely Heartstring BandRounder
176All the Rage, Vol. OneRhonda VincentUpper Management
177Béla Fleck & Abigail WashburnBéla Fleck & Abigail WashburnRounder
178When I'm FreeHot RizeTen In Hand Records
179RadioSteep Canyon RangersRounder
180Blue SkiesMountain HeartCompass
181North by SouthClaire LynchCompass
182Man About a HorseMan About a HorseSelf-Release
183Denver SnowFlashbackPinecastle
184The Last Dirt RoadAdam McPeak & Mountain ThunderKindred Records
185A Storyteller's MemoryRemington RydePinecastle
186It's a Good FeelingNothin' FancyMountain Fever
187Every Bit of MeAli ShumateHadley Music Group
188Somebody's ChildBranded BluegrassBell Buckle
189The Earls of LeicesterThe Earls of LeicesterRounder
190Runaway TrainFlatt LonesomeMountain Home
191Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler BrothersDailey & VincentRounder
192By RequestCedar HillSelf-Release
193Jump inThe RailsplittersSelf-Release
194Hot Rize's 40th Anniversary Bash (Live)Hot RizeTen In Hand
195Gone Like the CottonThe Cox FamilyRounder
196Georgia MapleEdgar LoudermilkPinecastle
197Just As StrongBreaking GrassMountain Fever
198Pavement and PathwaysUrban MonroesMountain Sky Media
199Tommy: a Bluegrass OpryThe HillbendersCompass
200Eat the MoonFY5Self-Release
201Murder on Music RowLarry Cordle & Lonesome Standard TimeShell Point
202Travelin'Larry SparksRebel
203The Country BluesRob IckesCompass
204Coming HomeO'Connor BandRounder
205A Distant HorizonJeff Brown and Still LonesomeUnion House
206Peter RowanPeter RowanFlying Fish
207Fiddler's DreamMichael Cleveland and FlamekeeperCompass
208Faster & FartherDarin & Brooke AldridgeMountain Home
209Warning SignsBreaking GrassMountain Fever
210The Mind of a TravelerFlat River BandEBR
211Old Salt UnionOld Salt UnionCompass
212Breakin' EasyDonna UlisseMountain Home
213OnwardsMile TwelveDelores The Taurus
214FlightNightflyerPinecastle
215This Ole TowneDestination Bluegrass BandSelf-Release
216The RailScott SlayBonfire
 

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