The Roots Music Report's
Top Roots Rock Album Chart
for the Year of 2017

Album Title Band/Artist Name Label
1The Nashville SoundJason Isbell and the 400 UnitSotheastern
2Prick of the LitterDelbert McClinton & Self-Made MenHot Shot
3Blue & LonesomeThe Rolling StonesUniversal
4DuendeThe Band of HeathensBOH
5Belle of the WestSamantha FishRuf
6Black IrishShannon McNallyCompass
7Revolution Come...Revolution GoGov't MuleConcord
8I Got Your MedicineShinyribsMustard Lid
9Lay It on DownKenny Wayne Shepherd BandConcord
10RestlessDavid LuningBlue Rose Music
11Pretty Little TroublesMalcolm HolcombeGypsy Eyes
12Songs of Bob DylanJoan OsborneWomanly Hips
13The Best of Paul ThornPaul ThornPerpetual Obscurity
14Lukas Nelson & Promise of the RealLukas Nelson & Promise of the RealFantasy
15What ifThe Jerry Douglas BandRounder
16PeachLarkin PoeTricki-Woo
17Dr. Feelgood's Traveling Medicine ShowGreat American TaxiSelf-Release
18A Cure for LonelinessPeter WolfConcord
19Savage on the DownhillAmber CrossSelf-Release
20Transient LullabyThe MastersonsRed House
21Long Hot Summer DaysJim ByrnesBlack Hen Music
22PurgatoryTyler ChildersHickman Holler
23This Sweet Old WorldLucinda WilliamsThirty Tigers
24Burn Something BeautifulAlejandro EscovedoConcord
25Forever and then SomeLillie MaeThird Man
26Best of Old Crow Medicine ShowOld Crow Medicine ShowNettwerk
28True SadnessThe Avett BrothersRepublic
29Run Skeleton RunDavid ChildersRamseur
30Peace TrailNeil YoungReprise
31The Modern Lives, Vol. 1Jackie GreeneBlue Rose Music
32Road Less TraveledSara PetiteSelf-Release
33Love and HateMichael KiwanukaSelf-Release
34DragonflyKasey ChambersEssence Group
35Red ArrowChristian Lopez BandBlaster
36Ladies AuxiliaryScott MillerF.A.Y.
37Dust to GoldCris JacobsAmerican Showplase
38Men Amongst MountainsThe RevivalistsWind Up
39Just Like MedicineA.J. CroceCompass
40Didn't It RainAmy HelmeOne
41Dig in DeepBonnie RaittRedwing
42Felony BluesJaime WyattForty Below
43Postcard TownThe Two TracksSelf-Release
44High-Dollar GospelEli CookC.R. 8
45Don't Try to Fight ItDavid OlneyRed Parlor
46Wildflower BluesJolie Holland & Samantha PartonCinquefoil
47Country HustleJeb Loy NicholsCity Country City
48This Tall to RideRobyn LudwickSelf-Release
49Like an ArrowBlackberry Smoke3 Legged
50Let the Good Times RollJD McPhersonRounder Records
51Colter WallColter WallThirty Tigers
52Colvin & EarleColvin & EarleConcord
53ThirteenBoDeansShy Dog Music
54The Very Last DayParker MillsapOkrahoma
55A Face Like MinePeter Bradley AdamsTone Tree Music
56Songs of a RenegadeGreg SoverSelf-Release
57LoreneLeft Arm TanLeft Arm Tan
58In Times Like TheseRev. SekouZent
59OdysseyThe AccidentalsSony
60I Hold GravityGerry SpeharSelf-Release
61Live at Red RocksNathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsConcord
62The Warm CoversJD McPhersonConcord
63The Marcus King BandThe Marcus King BandConcord
64 Call It What It isBen HarperConcord
65Gates of GoldLos LobosSLG
66SidelongSarah Shook & the DisarmersBloodshot
67Psychotic MelancholiaHayley Thompson-KingHard To Kill
68War SurplusBecky WarrenSelf Release
69CapacityBig ThiefSaddle Creek
70You Ain't Got the Heart - SingleThe Coffis Brothers & The Mountain MenSelf-Release
71New World Arisin'Big Head Todd & The MonstersBig
72A Kind RevolutionPaul WellerWarner Bros
73Introducing Karl BlauKarl BlauBella Union
74Roll with ItThe Coffis Brothers & The Mountain MenSelf-Release
7514 Steps to HarlemGarland JeffreysLuna Park
76Pile DriverThe Suitcase JunketSignature Sounds       
77Wade Waist DeepThomas Wynn & the BelieversMascot
78Live at Hillbilly HaikuJefferson Ross Deep Fried Discs
79 Devil MusicRandall BramblettNew West
80No WolvesEric Morrison & The MysteriesSelf-Release
81Dirty WonderK. PhillipsRock Ridge
82Last of the Old DogsTim FlanneryWhalebone
83Peaceful Easy Feeling: the Songs of Jack TempchinJack TempchinBlue Elan
84Any Way, Shape or FormBen Miller BandNew West
85The Head and HeartDavid StarrCedar Edge
86ParadiseThe Wood BrothersHoney Jar
87HaloJuana MolinaCrammed Discs
88GasolineDale BoyleSelf-Release
89Gin and RosewaterChuck McDermottSelf-Release
90Boy Crazy and Single(s)Lydia LovelessBloodshot
91TumbleweedBig SomethingMiddle of Nowhere
92Acoustic Classics IIRichard ThompsonBeeswing
93PassionBuzz CasonArenA Recordings
94Barefoot in the HeadChris Robinson BrotherhoodSilver Arrow
95VersatileVan MorrisonSony
96Any Way You Love We Know How You FeelChris Robinson BrotherhoodSilver Arrow Records
97Back to BirthJackie GreeneYep Roc
98The Cross Eyed SessionsDon PedigoWork With Me
99Glass of '75 (Teetering on the Brink of Extinction) - SingleThe Rogues GalleryLocal
100St. MojoSweet SpiritNine Mile
101Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry GarciaVarious ArtistsRounder
102Are We in Love?Emily BurgessSelf-Release
103WorkRon PopeBrooklyn Basement
104The Sound of Letting GoSwear And ShakePots And Pans
105The Muscle Shoals SessionsAmy BlackReuben
106Soul InsightThe Marcus King BandSelf-Release
107The Bad TestamentScott H. BiramBloodshot
108And the War CameShakey GravesDualtone
109DelilahAnderson EastElektra Records
110Good Luck and Good NightJD & The Straight ShotNew West
111SacredJason Lee McKinney BandSelf-Release
112Ron Pope & the NighthawksRon Pope And The NighthawksSelf-Release
113Top Hat Crown & the Clapmaster's SonThe Band of HeathensBOH Records
114Street DogsWidespread PanicConcord
115Out of the Bird CageThe Damn QuailsSelf-Release
116My Stupid HeartShawn MullinsSugar Hill
117Good and DirtySarah BorgesDry Lightning
118Five Miles GoneThe Nickel SlotsSelf-Release
119Blood from a StoneEric KrasnoFeel Music
120Little Rooms and Broken DoorsThe B. Christopher BandSelf-Release
121The Ghosts of Highway 20Lucinda WilliamsHighway 20
122CornersDalton DominoLightning Rod
123SunnysideJake La BotzHi Style
124Crosseyed HeartKeith RichardsRepublic
125Sky TrainDavid CrosbyBMG
126Where is Thunder Road? - SingleWalker LukensModern Outsider
127PerfectamundoBilly Gibbons And The BFG'sConcord
128SeveredCurse of LonoSubmarine Cat
129Atomic WildernessEric WestburyBarreltown
130Let the Devil WinThe WalcottsLocal Hero
131Okra CandyShinyribsMustard Lid Records
132RadioIan McFeronSelf-Release
133MY WOMANAngel OlsenJagjaguwar
134Skyline in Central TimeAndrew Leahey & HomesteadThirty Tigers
135YouAngie and The DesertersTopanga Canyon
136False Youth EtceteraRoadkill Ghost ChoirFreakout
137The Sanco LoopThe Sanco LoopVictim
138Gung HoFreddy & FrancineSelf-Release
139Golden DaysUnion DukeSelf-Release
140Hush or HowlBlack Pistol FireModern Outsider
141City at NightKelly PardekooperLeisure Time
142Boy in a WellThe YawpersBloodshot
143FurrBlitzen TrapperSub Pop Records
144All Across This LandBlitzen TrapperVagrant
145Pushed to the SideCoal MenVaskaleedez
146ParadiseJenn GrantBa Da Bing!
147Most Messed UpOld 97'sATO Records
148CD 2MudcrutchReprise
149The Weight of Mortal SkinElizabeth Erin KemlerSelf-Release
150Stay GoldFirst Aid KitColumbia
151Time Will TellTodd AdelmanOne Essence Music
152Black Pistol FireBlack Pistol
153All Night Live, Vol. 1The MavericksMono Mundo Records
154One Drop of TruthThe Wood BrothersThirty Tigers
155Downhearted FoolsChris Stalcup & the GrangeDirtleg Records
156Against the GrainIron Bridge BandNEH Records
157Mixtape of the Open RoadMartin SextonKitchen Table
158The Ties That BindBruce SpringsteenColumbia
159Sweet SpiritSweet SpiritSelf-Release
160Bright Shiny ObjectsDeni BonetZip
161Bad JudgementsNatasha JamesHighway One Rec
162The Authorized Bang CollectionVan MorrisonLegacy Recordings
163One Foot in the EtherThe Band of HeathensBOH
164Wildflower BluesJolie Holland, Samantha PartonUnknown
165You Don't Know LonelyTex, Don & CharlieSelf-Release
166Don't Wake the RiotBlack Pistol FireModern Outsider
167Wade Waist DeepThomas Wynn and the BelieversUnknown
168Trigger HippyTrigger HippyRounder
169BlessedLucinda WilliamsUMG Recordings
170It Ain't EasyCorey LueckSelf-Release
171Still Got SoulMichael TracyTW Music Group
172The Veil - SinglePeter GabrielSelf-Release
173Fresh CreamCreamPolydor
174Down Where the Spirit Meets the BoneLucinda WilliamsHighway 20
175GiantsDonal HinelyScuffletown
176Western RiotJonny Barber & the Rhythm RazorsJ. Barber
177EarthNeil YoungReprise
178WolvesAmerican AquariumLast Chance
179The Dash Between the DatesMaia SharpeOne
180Honest ManMatt AndersenTrue North Records
181A Little Something More fromNathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsConcord
182Dark Sky CityMuskellungeSelf-Release
183The Rolling Stones Singles Collection: the London YearsThe Rolling StonesABKCO
184Forty LicksThe Rolling StonesABKCO
185Last Man StandingBrother RoySelf-Release
186Tryin' Like the DevilJames TalleyCimarron
187I Must Be SomewhereRaised By EaglesSelf-Release
188Baby I Love You - SingleRyan AdamsPax-Am
189Honkin' on BoboAerosmithSony
190Ballyhoo!JD & The Straight ShotSelf-Release
191Seven YearsMatt Joe GowSelf-Release
192Dixie ChickenLittle FeatWarner Bros
193Smooth Hound SmithSmooth Hound SmithSelf Released
194UnknownRobert PlantUnknown
195CobblestoneJeff DernlanSelf-Release
196Still HereJohn RooneySelf-Release
197Bass, Drums, Guitars and OrgansFrank Migliorelli and the Dirt NappersRave On
198Colin JamesColin JamesVirgin
199Song in My HeadThe String Cheese IncidentSCI Fidelity
200Raising the Roof!Tom PrincipatoPowerhouse
201Unsung HeroesMickey Clean & The MezzSelf-Release
202The Courage of the LonelyRick Berlin with The Nickel & Dime BandSelf-Release
203Big Dark CitySam MarineSelf-Release
204CrashyertownThe BelieversBona Fide Recordings
205The Bonnie Raitt CollectionBonnie RaittCapitol
206The Rod Stewart AlbumRod StewartMercury
207Live Cream, Vol. 2CreamUniversal International Music B.V.
208Feats Don't Fail Me NowLittle FeatRhino
209Songs from the WoodJethro TullChrysalis
210Side a & BReto BurrellUnknown
211Fathers and SonsJohn LesterAmbit Acoustic
212American ManThe YawpersBloodshot
213Love is a GambleSteve WernickSelf-Release
214All Wood and DoorsJames Lee StanleyBeachwood
215Wild and RecklessBlitzen TrapperLKC Recordings
216What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love and UnderstandingLos StraitjacketsYep Roc
217Live From Long Island CityD.B. RiellyShut Up & Play
219Queen of the Minor KeyEilen JewellSignature Sounds Recording Co.
220Boys & GirlsAlabama ShakesATO Records
221Wade Waist DeThomas Wynn and the BelieversUnknown
222No Fools, No FunPuss N BootsBlue Note
223THE HORNET’S NESTCurtis McMurtrySelf-Release
224Never Knew CarolineGreg KlymaSelf-Release
225JiveSwamp CabbageSelf-Release
226Women & Work LuceroATO
227Girl From ArkansasRod PicottSelf Release
22821st.century WorldBruce SudanoUnknown
229Crossing Muddy WatersJohn HiattVector
230The Big Black and the BlueFirst Aid KitWichita
231DoradoSon of the Velvet RatUnknown
232Buffalo HotelGeoff GibbonsUnknown
233Scarlett RosesGrayson CappsRoyal Potato Family
234Looking into You: a Tribute to Jackson BrowneLucinda WilliamsHighway 20
235Blooming Through the BlackParsonsfieldSignature Sounds
236Too Blessed to Be StressedPaul ThornPerpetual Obscurity
237All a Man Should DoLuceroATO Records
238Essential Cyril Neville 1994-2007Cyril NevilleM.C.
239Two BirdsGrace PettisUnknown
240Run It Right into the WallMassy FergusonSelf-Release
241AqualungJethro TullChrysalis
242Silence in the CityLighthouse SwedenMoody Maraccas
243HeartsongJames TalleyCimarron
244The Solstice Session / Tracks Along the WayMichael On FireReal Eyes
245Homeless In AmericaRon IsraelSelf-Release
247Unfished BusinessPaul BradyProper Music
248All the BestChris JaggerBMG
249Live From Long Island CityD.B.RiellyShut Up & Play
250Have AnotherDave DesmelikSelf Release
251Never Knew CarolinaGreg KlymaSelf Release
252Peaceful Easy ListeningJack TempchinBlue Elan
253Action Packed, the Best ofJonathan RichmondRounder
254Unfinished BusinessPaul BradyProper Music
255Lucky YouThe BelieversCorazong
256The F100'sThe F100'sSelf Release
257Five Stiff ShotsJim Dan DeeSelf-Release
258Darkness on the Edge of TownBruce SpringsteenColumbia
259Dark Sky City MasterMuskellungeSelf-Release
260Edge of the SunCalexicoAnti
261A Decade of Steely DanSteely DanUMG Recordings
262SatisfiedLisa MannSelf
263Never UnderstoodWalker LukensModern Outsider
264The Bright SpotsRandall BramblettNew West
265Wasting TimeThe DisparrowsHeart & Soul/ Under the Radar
266Childish ThingsJames McMurtryCompadre Records
267UnknownElvis PresleyUnknown
268Old StagRick BerlinHi-N-Dry
269Bridges Not WallsBilly BraggCooking Vinyl
270Dragonfly : Sing Sing SessionsKasey ChambersUnknown
271Heart-Shaped MountainHa Ha TonkaBloodshot
272CountryMcSherry O'BrienSelf-Release
273Where It Takes YouNolan McKelvey & Dave DesmelikSelf-Release
274Haunted HeartSusan CattaneoUnknown
275Snakeskin ViolinMarkus JamesFirenze Records
276Shake Hands with ShortyNorth Mississippi AllstarsSheridan Square
277500 Miles: the Blue Rock SessionsCliff EberhardtRed House
278The Field the ForestJoseph ParsonsUnknown
279Twin City MiniFred EaglesmithUnknown
280Positively BobWillie NileUnknown
281Live at RockpalastRichard ThompsonUnknown
282Out Past the WiresRod PicottWelding Rod
283Choke Cherry TreeBen Miller BandNew West
284Ghost SongsMark CryleUnknown
285Put a Fork in Me, I'm DoneBrett PerkinsSelf-Release
286I'm the OneCarrington MacDuffiePointy Head
287 UnpluggedEric ClaptonSurfdog
288This HouseShane DwightEclecto Groove
289The Ruffian's MisfortuneRay Wylie HubbardBordello
290Evolutionary WarRuby ForceSelf-Release
291MILLPORTGreg GraffinAnti
292Dragonfly : Foggy Mountain SessionsKasey ChambersUnknown
293UnknownRyan AdamsUnknown
294Holding All the RosesBlackberry SmokeRounder
295Disraeli Gears CreamUniversal International Music B.V.
296LessonsHa Ha TonkaBloodshot
2977 CitiesMoreland & ArbuckleTelarc
298UnknownTom PrincipatoDixieFrog Records
299UnknownWanda JacksonUnknown
300The WindWarren ZevonIndieblue Music

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