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

Album Title Band/Artist Name Label
1El DoradoMarcus KingConcord
2And It’s Still AlrightNathaniel RateliffStax
3ReunionsJason Isbell and the 400 UnitSoutheastern
4Kingdom in My MindThe Wood BrothersThirty Tigers
5The Land That Time ForgotChuck ProphetYep Roc
6Letter to YouBruce SpringsteenSelf-Release
7Turn off the News (Build a Garden)Lukas Nelson & Promise of the RealFantasy
8Carolina ConfessionsThe Marcus King BandConcord
9StrangerThe Band of HeathensBOH
10Down to the RiverThe Allman Betts BandBMG
11Trouble and StrifeJoan OsborneWomanly Hips
12LamentationsAmerican AquariumNew West
13The Third GleamThe Avett BrothersLoma Vista
14All of This LifeThe Record CompanyConcord
15Tides of a TeardropMandolin OrangeYep Roc
16Full Circle & then SomeTrigger HippyTurkey Grass
17Night Without LoveWebb WilderLandslide
18The WalkBonnie BishopPlan BB
19I Wanna Go with YouWide Mouth MasonWe Are Busy Bodies
20Darrell Scott Sings the Blues of Hank WilliamsDarrell ScottSoundly Music
21City of LoveKerry Pastine & the Crime SceneKerry Pastine and the Crime Scene
22LickskilletThe SubdudesSelf-Release
23SinematicRobbie RobertsonUMG
24Desert DoveMichaela AnneYep Roc
25ExpectationsKatie PruittRounder
26Western StarsBruce SpringsteenColumbia
27Saturn ReturnThe Secret SistersNew West
28Can't Go HomeJosie BelloSelf-Release
29Buddha and the BluesAnders OsborneSelf-Release
30TwelfthOld 97'sATO
31Fires for the ColdJonah TolchinYep Roc
32They're Coming for MeJake La BotzHi-Style/Free Dirt
33Tell the Truth & Shame the DevilRod PicottWelding Rod
34Fog & BlingShinyribsMustard Lid
35Lightning, Show Us Your StuffGrant Lee PhillipsYep Roc
36The UnravelingDrive-By TruckersATO
37June is Short, July is LongJeb Loy NicholsCompass
38Tearing at the SeamsNathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsStax
39DragonsDrew Holcomb & The NeighborsThirty Tigers
40KeeperElliott BroodSix Shooter
41PiecesJason Lee McKinney BandBonfire Music Group
42From Another WorldJim LauderdaleYep Roc
43The Southern Ground SessionsBlackberry Smoke3 Legged
44The Modern Lives, Vol. 1Jackie GreeneBlue Rose Music
45Going to CaliforniaAnthony AryaSelf-Release
46An American TreasureTom Petty & The HeartbreakersReprise
47Pine Needle FireRandall BramblettNew West Records
48Logan LedgerLogan LedgerRounder
49To Rise You Gotta FallNicki Bluhm & The GramblersCompass
50Kids Like UsThe GrahamsThree Sirens
51Singing for My SupperEarly JamesNonesuch
52Bone StructureRon PopeBrooklyn Basement
53My New MoonAmos LeeDualtone
54All We HaveTaylor Scott BandSelf-Release
55Big MistakeMister GoodfaithSelf-Release
56South Front StreetGrayson CappsRoyal Potato Family
57Early Morning RainSteve ForbertBlue Rose Music
58The Third MindThe Third MindYep Roc
59Back Roads and Abandoned MotelsThe JayhawksSony
60On the Widow's WalkThe White BuffaloSnakefarm
61West Towards SouthJeffrey Halford & the HealersFloating Records
62One Night in November (Live)Jocelyn & Chris ArndtBridge Road
63Holy Smokes Future JokesBlitzen TrapperYep Roc
64Forget About GeorgiaLukas Nelson & Promise of the RealConcord
65My GetawayDustin Arbuckle & the DamnationsSelf-Release
66American Love SongRyan BinghamAxster Bingham
67Country SquireTyler ChildersHickman Holler
68The RoadAnthony AryaSelf-Release
69True SadnessThe Avett BrothersRepublic
70Fall Like RainMartin SextonKitchen Table
71From Liberty StreetMapacheYep Roc
72Soul InsightThe Marcus King BandSelf-Release
73I Am Afraid to DieFreddy & FrancineBrad Paul Media
74Live at BonnarooWarren HaynesATO
75Impossible BlueGurf MorlixRootball
76I'm the OneCarrington MacDuffiePointy Head
77Revolution in Your HeartEric LindellAlligator
78Songs from the ExileDalton DominoLightning Rod
79Remember What You Knew BeforeKaty Guillen & the GirlsVizzTone
80Wildflowers: All the RestTom Petty & The HeartbreakersWarner
81Love, Lust & Other WreckageJohn VentoMTS
82Other GirlsLillie MaeThird Man
83Wild FlowerTyler T.Self-Release
84Servants of the SunChris Robinson BrotherhoodSilver Arrow
85Songs of the PlainsColter WallYoung Mary's
86The Lion's RoarFirst Aid KitWichita Recordings
87Bitter Ballads & Cynical PrayersChris MoyseSelf-Release
88Stay GoldFirst Aid KitColumbia
89Goats Head Soup (2020)The Rolling StonesPromotone B.V
90All the Misery Money Can BuyGasoline LollipopsSoundly Music
91Shakey Graves on Audiotree Live (Session #1)Shakey GravesAudiotree
92Any Kind of AngelJenny ReynoldsPrettyOkay
93A Glimmer on the OutskirtsBen DickeyDualtone
94Kindred SpiritsLarkin PoeTricki Woo
95The Great DivideJD & The Straight ShotSelf-Release
96Los DosNoconaMule Kick
97The Hidden Hills SessionsCarla Olson & Todd WolfeRed Parlor
98Kiss of the DiamondbackGurf MorlixSelf-Release
99My Sister, My Brother (feat. Sean McConnell & Garrison Starr)My Sister, My BrotherSoundly
100Spirit of 74Spirit of 74Self-Release
101Live from the RymanJason Isbell and the 400 UnitSoutheastern
103Human QuestionThe YawpersBloodshot
104Cheers to SolitudeThe Two TracksThe Two Tracks
105Who Works for Who?BeauwaterSelf-Release
106The End is NewThe Suitcase JunketRenew
107Troubled MindThe LiberatorsSelf-Release
108PrimatesThe GreyhoundsNine Mile
109A Message from the People RevisitedThe Band of HeathensBOH
110Belle of the WestSamantha FishRuf
111Love & DesperationRick SheaTres Pescadores
112Double Funeral, Vol. 1Last Call RomanceSelf-Release
113Always Smilin'Oliver WoodHoney Jar
114AbsolutionGann BrewerSelf-Release
115The Nashville CallingBen ReelSelf-Release
116PurgatoryTyler ChildersHickman Holler
117Blood from a StoneEric KrasnoFeel Music
118ColoradoNeil Young & Crazy HorseReprise
119New World Arisin'Big Head Todd & The MonstersBig
120WildflowersTom Petty & The HeartbreakersWarner Bros
121Band TogetherThe Whiskey Treaty RoadshowBlackwing
122Dr. Feelgood's Traveling Medicine ShowGreat American TaxiSelf-Release
123Road Goes All NightDirtwireOther
124The Prodigal SonRy CooderConcord
125KicksRickie Lee JonesThity Tigers
126Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!Aaron Lee TasjanNew West
127Live at Red RocksNathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsConcord
128Dust DevilKevin WelchDead Rekoning
129FishstoryYoung AncientsSelf-Release
130The Saint of Lost CausesJustin Townes EarleNew West
131High Water IThe Magpie SaluteEagle Rock
132Prick of the LitterDelbert McClinton & Self-Made MenHot Shot
133Drive All NightAris Paul BandSelf-Release
134De Nada3 TwinsSleeping Elephant Music
135At King ElectricRay BonnevilleSelf-Release
136PerfectamundoBilly Gibbons And The BFG'sConcord
137Down Where the Spirit Meets the BoneLucinda WilliamsHighway 20
138Sleeping DogsJeff PlankenhornSpike Steel
139Black Pistol FireBlack Pistol
140Moments of SilverSarah LevecqueSelf-Release
141Dig in DeepBonnie RaittRedwing
142The Big Black and the BlueFirst Aid KitWichita
143The Nashville SoundJason Isbell and the 400 UnitSotheastern
144Let It Bleed (Remastered)The Rolling StonesUniversal Music
1457 CitiesMoreland & ArbuckleTelarc
146Dixie ChickenLittle FeatWarner Bros
147Dust to GoldCris JacobsAmerican Showplase
148Never Too Late to CallPaul ThornThirty Tigers
149Come Back HomeWhatley & Co.Big Gassed
150Find a LlightBlackberry Smoke3 Legged
151Chasing LightsIda MaeThirty Tigers
152Hush or HowlBlack Pistol FireModern Outsider
153The OutsiderDavy KnowlesSelf Release
154A Little Something More fromNathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsConcord
155Blind, Crippled & CrazyDelbert McClinton & Glen ClarkNew West
156Black IrishShannon McNallyCompass
157DuendeThe Band of HeathensBOH
158DelilahAnderson EastElektra Records
159Free YourselfMark EastonSelf-Release
160Moving EastJimmy RankinTrue North
161Lukas Nelson & Promise of the RealLukas Nelson & Promise of the RealFantasy
162Wrote a Song for EveryoneJohn FogertyVanguard
163The Long Road HomeCory M. CoonsMTS
164Nied's Hotel BandJohn VentoMTS
165Disraeli Gears CreamUniversal International Music B.V.
166Burn Something BeautifulAlejandro EscovedoConcord
167Rambler PacificoMatt EllisSelf-Release
168Dying StarThe Suitcase JunketSignature Sounds
169Hypnotic EyeTom Petty & The HeartbreakersReprise Records
170American BeautyGrateful DeadWarner Bros
171A Cure for LonelinessPeter WolfConcord
172Last Call RomanceLast Call RomanceSelf-Release
173Marc CohnMarc CohnMFSL

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