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

Album Title Band/Artist Name Label
1Time for LoveDonna UlisseBilly Blue
2Breaks to the EdgeSidelineMountain Home
3TribulationAppalachian Road ShowBilly Blue
4Load the WagonJunior SiskMountain Fever
5For Those Who Care to ListenVolume FiveMissouri Boy
6Better DaysDave AdkinsMountain Fever
7OriginalistAudie Blaylock and RedlineSelf-Release
8New Moon over My ShoulderLarry SparksRebel
9Somewhere Far Away: Silver AnniversaryBlue HighwayRounder
10After All This TimeBlue Moon RisingMountain Fever
11Back to the CountryMerle MonroePinecastle
12Have at ItSerene GreenPatuxent
13Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe Sessions)Sturgill SimpsonHigh Top Mountain
14Benny's TV RepairIrene KelleyMountain Fever
15Toil, Tears & TroubleThe Po' Ramblin' BoysRounder
16High Peaks & New GroundSteve GulleyRural Rhythm
17Take Me BackCarolina BlueBilly Blue
18The HoleJohn BowmanMountain Home
19Gonna Love AnywayLouisa BranscombCompass
20Barry Abernathy & Darrell Webb Present Appalachian Road ShowAppalachian Road ShowBilly Blue
21AeonicBalsam RangeMountain Home
22Chaos TheoryDeer Creek BoysMountain Fever
23For the RecordJoe Mullins & the Radio RamblersNew Day
24Hats off to HaggardJ.D. CroweTruegrass
2530Larry Stephenson BandWhysper Dream
26A Brand New Shade of BlueJunior SiskMountain Fever
27I Hear Bluegrass Calling MeCarolina BluePinecastle
28Songs of a Simple LifeMerle MonroePinecastle
29Front and CenterSidelineMountain Home
30Songs Like Those for Days Like TheseThe Chigger Hill Boys & TerriGreat Escape
31Time Has Made a ChangeJeff Parker & CompanyTruegrass
32Old Road New AgainThe DillardsPinecastle
33Wait for the Light to ShineEddie SandersEngelhardt Music Group
34When the Crops Are Laid byThe Gospel PlowboysBridge Building
35All of These YearsSteve Thomas and the Time MachineBonfire
36Urge for GoingDede WylandPatuxent Music
37Right or WrongDave AdkinsMountain Fever
38Back Where I Come fromTraditionally WoundSelf-Release
3940th Anniversary CelebrationGary Brewer & The Kentucky RamblersSelf-Release
40Highland TravelersHighland TravelersMountain Fever
41Del Mccoury Still Sings BluegrassDel McCoury BandMcCoury Music
42Old Country StoreTurning GroundPinecastle
43Lord Help Me Find the WayRalph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain BoysStanley Family
44Over the LineJeff Scroggins & ColoradoPatuxent
45Catch Another DreamTerry BaucomDualtone
46CommunityGregg WeltySelf-Release
47Tracks and TrainsLou Reid & CarolinaSelf-Release
48West Virginia RailJoe HottRural Rhythm
49Moonshiner's DaughterCindy GBlue Road
50Thirty Years LaterJohnny & Jeanette WilliamsGrass Tank
51Songs from the Blue RidgeMickey GalyeanRebel
52The Tale of Willie TackettCaney Creek9 Lives
53Thanks, Mac!Jerry WicentowskiSelf-Release
54Cover StoryLove CanonCanon
55Fine Time to Get the BluesTerry BaucomDriving Duke
56GrooveThe Andrew Collins TrioSytesounds
57Carolina ChimesRudi EksteinFox Fire
58Fiddler's PastimeBronwyn Keith-HynesSugar Petunia
59UnbrokenTrinity River BandOrange Blossom
60What We Leave BehindTim StaffordS&S
61Had a Big Time TodayBrennen ErnstPatuxent Music
62GatheringAaron RamseyMountain Fever
63Crazy HouseTurning GroundPinecastle
64Any Fair NumberTugalo HollerSelf-Release
65Queen City JubileeThe Slocan RamblersSloMusic
66All Suited UpThe Kody Norris ShowRebel
67As Yall Like It: Songs from Kentucky ShakespeareAaron BibelhauserSelf-Release
68Hitchhiking to CaliforniaAlan Bibey & GrasstowneBilly Blue
69Wild and FreeFrances Mooney & Fontanna SunsetRonDale Music
70Better Late Than NeverBrady StogdillSelf-Release
71Aim HighSteve GulleyRural Rhythm Records
72Bluegrass Rules!Ricky SkaggsRounder
73Step Back in TimeJB & Jamie DaileyPinecastle
74Epilogue: a Tribute to John DuffeySmithsonian FolkwaysSmithsonian Folkways
75Lonesome and then SomeLarry SparksRebel
76It's About TymeRussell Moore & IIIrd Tyme OutBreak A String
77Mountain VoodooBalsam RangeMountain Home
78Under the MountainDewey & Leslie BrownLiberty Showcase
79Songs of Heart & HomeGreg BlakeGreg Blake Music
80Hanging TreeBlue MafiaPinecastle
81Songs Doc Didn't SingDoc & Merle WatsonFLI
82Same Kind of DifferentThe Family SowellSelf-Release
83Ramblin' Feels GoodJeff Scroggins & ColoradoSelf-Release
84The Mountains Are Calling Me HomeJunior SiskMountain Fever
85One Lonely ShadowBlue Moon RisingLonesome Day Records
86Benefit of DoubtPam GaddHome Sweet Highway
87She Left Me Standing on a MountainLarry Efaw and the Bluegrass MountaineersBlue Circle
88Only MeRhonda VincentUpper Management
89Forever and a DayMark Kuykendall & Bobby HicksRebel
90Allison De Groot & Tatiana HargreavesAllison de Groot & Tatiana HargreavesFree Dirt
91For a SeasonMatt WallaceRebel Records
92Heart of DreamsKathy Joy DaughertyJoySong
93Silver and GoldClaire LynchRounder
94Will I Ever KnowTrack 145Self-Release
95Burden BearerDoyle Lawson & QuicksilverMountain Home
96True Grass AgainLorraine Jordan & Carolina RoadPinecastle
97The Story We TellJoe Mullins & the Radio RamblersRebel
98Travel Down This Road with MeLeona Williams, Ron Williams & Bluegrass MartinssLoveshine
99Live at the CMA Theater in the Country Music Hall of FameThe Earls of LeicesterRounder
100Sacred MemoriesJoe Mullins & the Radio RamblersRebel Records
101StringworksKristin Scott BensonMountain Home
102Colors & CrossroadsSidelineMountain Fever
103The Legacy ContinuesNathan StanleySelf-Release
104Grasstowne 4Alan Bibey & GrasstowneMountain Fever Records
105The GameBlue HighwayRounder
106The Back FortyMarty RaybonRural Rhythm
107Living for the MomentKristy CoxPisgah Ridge
108Dancing on the FingerboardRickie SimpkinsPinecastle
109Look for MeAngelica GrimPatuxent
110Good Time BluesThe Boys from IndianaRebel
111One More for the RoadAdam SteffeySugar Hill
112Southern Roots and BranchesMarty RaybonRural Rhythm
113Looking BackScott TackettKindred
114Country GrassLorraine Jordan & Carolina RoadPinecastle
115Crown of ThornsThe ChurchmenMountain Fever
116Living the DreamThe Spinney BrothersMountain Fever
117Second SeasonKristin Scott BensonPinecastle
118Bluegrass & BeyondBobby OsborneRounder
119FireMidnight SkyracerSelf-Release
120That Kind of LonesomeEddie SandersEngelhardt Music Group
121New PrimitiveAdam SteffeyOrganic Records
122Here to StayAdam SteffeyMountain Home
123You'll Never Be the SunLynn MorrisRounder
124Acoustic GuitarTim StaffordSelf-Release
125Shine onRalph StanleyRebel
126Old Friends Get TogetherCrowe, Lawson & WilliamsMountain Home Records
127Rattle & RoarThe Earls of LeicesterRounder
128Lonesome and Blue: More FavoritesLarry SparksRebel
129Sounds of Kentucky GrassCarolina BluePoor Mountain
130Smoke & AshesThe Lonely Heartstring BandRounder
131Pocket Full of KeysDale Ann BradleyPinecastle Records
132David Parmley & Cardinal TraditionDavid Parmley & Cardinal TraditionSelf-Release
133Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain BoysRalph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain BoysStanley Family
134A Heart Never KnowsThe Price SistersRebel
135Just Another StoryClay Hess BandPine Castle
136Stranger PlacesThe Unseen StrangersStranger Music
137Deeper Roots: Where the Bluegrass GrowsSteven Curtis ChapmanSCSEE
138Country Livin'Big Country BluegrassRebel
139Trouble Follows MeJunior SiskRebel Records
140The Old School RoadThe Grass CatsNew Time Records
141The FamilyDel McCoury BandCeili Music
1424th & GoalTerry BaucomDualtone
143Walter & AliceConcession 23Self Release
144What Goes UpDeer Creek BoysMountain Fever
145Right Beside YouJeff WhiteSelf-Release
146CroweologyRickey WassonTruegrass Entertainment
147Weep Little WillowLarry Stephenson BandWhysper Dream
148Back to YouMaple HillSelf-Release
149My Kind of CountryNathan StanleySelf-Release
150God Holds TomorrowThe ChurchmenMountain Fever
151Short StoriesBeppe GambettaBorialis
152The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad)Curtis McPeake & Andy MaySwift River Music
153You've Still Got ItDamian MullerSelf-Release

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