Roots Music Report compiles weekly radio airplay charts for various roots-related genres. These are based on spin totals reported by music directors and DJs from more than 400 terrestrial and Internet radio stations. The latest Folk and Roots Country charts are posted here with permission.

RMR Radio Airplay Chart - Folk Top 50 Albums

 
TW LW Artist CD Title Label
1 1 PIETA BROWN MERCURY RED HOUSE
2 2 RED MOLLY LIGHT IN THE SKY SELF
3 4 MADISON VIOLET THE GOOD IN GOODBYE TRUE NORTH
4 7 THE DEEP DARK WOODS THE PLACE I LEFT BEHIND SIX SHOOTER / SUGAR HILL
5 3 SARAH MACDOUGALL THE GREATEST ONES ALIVE RABBIT HEART MUSIC
6 9 THE PINES DARK SO GOLD RED HOUSE
7 13 LAURA MARLING A CREATURE I DON’T KNOW EMI
8 6 JUNE TABOR RAGGED KINGDOM TOPIC
9 19 ANI DIFRANCO WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON? RIGHTEOUS BABE
10 8 ABIGAIL WASHBURN CITY OF REFUGE FOREIGN CHILDREN RECORDS
11 5 GENE AND GAYLA MILLS IF STONES COULD TALK HEART PINE
12 12 100 MILE HOUSE HOLLOW PONDS HOLE IN MY SHOE PRODUCTIONS
13 11 PHARIS & JASON ROMERO A PASSING GLIMPSE LULA
14 14 HAL CANNON HAL CANNON OKEHDOKEE RECORDS
15 10 THE ONCE ROW UPON ROW OF THE PEOPLE THEY KNOW BOREALIS
16 15 STEPHEN FEARING & ANDY WHITE FEARING & WHITE LOWDEN PROUD
17 16 GOOD LOVELIES LET THE RAIN FALL SELF
18 17 MAE MOORE FOLKLORE POETICAL LICENSE
19 18 ROBIN & LINDA WILLIAMS STONEWALL COUNTRY RED HOUSE
20 20 PAUL SIMON SONGWRITER LEGACY
21 40 INDIGO GIRLS BEAUTY QUEEN SISTER VANGUARD
22 21 VARIOUS ARTISTS A NOD TO BOB 2 — AN ARTISTS TRIBUTE TO BOB DYLAN ON HIS 70TH BIRTHDAY RED HOUSE
23 0 GRETCHEN PETERS HELLO CRUEL WORLD SCARLET LETTER
24 23 HEATHER STYKA LIFEBOATS FOR ATLANTIS KIT STRIPE
25 24 MIRANDA LAMBERT BAGGAGE CLAIM (ACOUSTIC) RCA
26 25 NORMA MACDONALD MORNING YOU WAKE PAPERWEIGHT MUSIC
27 39 MICHAEL JOHNATHON FRONT PORCH POET MAN
28 26 MURRAY MCLAUCHLAN HUMAN WRITES TRUE NORTH
29 28 LA BOTTINE SOURIANTE APPELLATION DORIGINE CONTROLEE BOREALIS
30 29 THE WAILIN’ JENNYS BRIGHT MORNING STARS RED HOUSE
31 30 LAURA REPO GET YOURSELF HOME REPO GIRL
32 27 JOHN MCCUTCHEON THIS LAND – WOODY GUTHRIE’S AMERICA APPALSONGS
33 46 THE CIVIL WARS BARTON HOLLOW SENSIBILITY
34 31 KATIE MOORE MONTEBELLO PURPLE CAT RECORDS
35 36 CARRIE NEWCOMER EVERYTHING IS EVERYWHERE AVAILABLE LIGHT
36 42 DAVID BROMBERG USE ME APPLESEED
37 35 IAN TAMBLYN WALKING THE BONES NORTH TRACK RECORDS
38 37 COLD SPECKS HOLLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS
39 0 FIRST AID KIT THE LION’S ROAR WICHITA
40 38 HUMMING HOUSE HUMMING HOUSE SELF
41 33 HONOR FINNEGAN THE TINY LIFE SELF
42 41 BRUCE COCKBURN SMALL SOURCE OF COMFORT TRUE NORTH
43 43 AMANDA SHIRES CARRYING LIGHTNING SELF
44 22 DAVID FRANCEY LATE EDITION LAKER MUSIC
45 45 CRABTREE & MILLS RISE ABOVE FREE & EASY
46 0 ELLIS PAUL THE DAY AFTER EVERYTHING CHANGED BLACK WOLF
47 50 VANCE GILBERT OLD WHITE MEN DISISMYE MUSIC
48 48 CHUCK BRODSKY SUBTOTAL ECLIPSE SELF
49 0 ANDREA ENGLAND HOPE & OTHER SINS LEMONADE FACTORY
50 0 KATE REID DOING IT FOR THE CHICKS FIREBONES
For the Week of Febuary 03, 2012 All data entered online direct to the RMR database by member stations

RMR Radio Airplay Chart - Roots Country Top 50 Albums

 
TW LW Artist CD Title Label
1 1 ROBERT EARL KEEN READY FOR CONFETTI LOST HIGHWAY
2 4 RYAN ADAMS ASHES & FIRE CAPITOL
3 2 GILLIAN WELCH THE HARROW & THE HARVEST ACONY
4 8 TARA NEVINS WOOD AND STONE SUGAR HILL
5 6 THE LITTLE WILLIES FOR THE GOOD TIMES EMI / MILKING BULL
6 3 JOE ELY SATISFIED AT LAST REDEYE
7 7 BLACKIE AND THE RODEO KINGS KINGS AND QUEENS DRAMATICO
8 5 CATHERINE MACLELLAN SILHOUETTE TRUE NORTH
9 9 GREG BROWN FREAK FLAG YEP ROC
10 11 EILEN JEWELL QUEEN OF THE MINOR KEY SIGNATURE SOUNDS
11 16 VARIOUS ARTISTS THIS ONE’S FOR HIM – A TRIBUTE TO GUY CLARK ICEHOUSE MUSIC
12 31 DARRELL SCOTT LONG RIDE HOME FULL LIGHT
13 12 WILLIE NELSON REMEMBER ME VOL. 1 R&J RECORDS
14 24 FRED EAGLESMITH 6 VOLTS A MAJOR LABEL
15 15 WILCO THE WHOLE LOVE ANTI-
16 13 KASEY CHAMBERS LITTLE BIRD LIBERATION
17 10 KASEY CHAMBERS STORYBOOK LIBERATION MUSIC
18 22 EMMYLOU HARRIS HARD BARGAIN NONESUCH
19 14 LORRIE SINGER & BRADLEY KOPP A DEEP OASIS REDBOOT RECORDS
20 21 DALE WATSON THE SUN SESSIONS RED HOUSE
21 19 CHRIS CASTLE LAST BIRD HOME DIRT SANDWICH
22 17 SHELBY LYNNE REVELATION ROAD (SINGLE) EVERSO
23 18 THE DAMN QUAILS DOWN THE HATCH 598
24 27 JOHN HIATT DIRTY JEANS AND MUDSLIDE HYMNS NEWWEST
25 26 THE GOURDS OLD MAD JOY VANGUARD
26 20 RECKLESS KELLY GOOD LUCK & TRUE LOVE NO BIG DEAL
27 23 FISH & BIRD EVERY WHISPER IS A SHOUT ACROSS THE VOID FIDDLE HEAD RECORDS
28 37 STEVE EARLE I’LL NEVER GET OUT OF THIS WORLD ALIVE NEW WEST
29 29 RANDY THOMPSON COLLECTED JACKPOT
30 30 BETTYSOO AND DOUG COX ACROSS THE BORDERLINE — LIE TO ME SELF
31 28 HONEYHONEY BILLY JACK LOST HIGHWAY
32 32 BUDDY MILLER THE MAJESTIC SILVER STRINGS NEW WEST
33 43 ORBO AND THE LONGSHOTS PRAIRIE SUN BLUE MOON RECORDS
34 35 LYNN MILES FALL FOR BEAUTY TRUE NORTH
35 39 ELI YOUNG BAND JET BLACK & JEALOUS SELF
36 41 GIRLS GUNS AND GLORY SWEET NOTHINGS LONESOME DAY
37 42 JOHN LILLY COLD COMFORT SELF
38 40 OH SUSANNA SOON THE BIRDS OUTSIDE
39 0 ELLIOT BROOD DAYS INTO YEARS PAPER BAG RECORDS
40 38 FAR WEST THE FAR WEST LIGHT FIGHTER
41 0 VARIOUS ARTISTS CHIMES OF FREEDOM – THE SONGS OF BOB DYLAN AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
42 48 JOE FLETCHER & THE WRONG REASONS WHITE LIGHTER WRONG REASONS
43 45 NATASHA JAMES BAD JUDGEMENTS HIGHWAY ONE RECORDS
44 46 WARPED 45S MATADOR SUNSET PHEREMONE
45 0 TOM RUSSELL MESABI SHOUT FACTORY
46 33 LYDIA LOVELESS INDESTRUCTIBLE MACHINE BLOODSHOT
47 0 BROCK ZEMAN ME THEN YOU BUSTED FLAT
48 0 LAURA GIBSON LA GRANDE BARSUK
49 0 JIM WHITE WHERE IT HITS YOU YEP ROC
50 0 CHEYENNE MARIE MIZE WE DON’T NEED YEP ROC
For the Week of Febuary 03, 2012 All data entered online direct to the RMR database by member stations