is pleased to publish the monthly Top Albums and Songs charts compiled by Richard Gillmann from radio playlists submitted to FOLKDJ-L, an electronic discussion group for DJs and others interested in all folk-based music on the radio. The Honey Dewdrops, a duo that hails from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, top the albums chart with Silver Lining. The duo’s third album also sports several of the month’s most-played songs on folk radio.

The June 2012 charts are based on 12,284 airplays from 143 different DJs. The number of spins (airplays) is shown in parentheses.

Top Albums of June 2012

1: “Silver Lining,” The Honey Dewdrops [, 6/12] (66)
“Hills Of My Home”
“Silver Lining”
“Let Me Sing”
“One Kind Word”
2: “Hundred Dollar Valentine,” Chris Smither [Signature, new] (48)
“Hundred Dollar Valentine”
“What They Say”
“On The Edge”
3: “Ashes And Roses,” Mary Chapin Carpenter [Zoe, new] (46)
“Soul Companion”
“Transcendental Reunion”
“What To Keep And What To Throw Away”
4: “Heroes,” Willie Nelson [Legacy, 5/12] (44)
“Come On Up To The House”
“Just Breathe”
“Every Time He Drinks He Thinks Of Her”
4: “Monticello,” The Hard Road Trio [Desert Night, new] (44)
“Best Of Intentions”
“2:00 Moon”
6: “In Good Company,” Bill Evans [Native And Fine, 5/12] (42)
“Follow The Drinking Gourd”
“Big Chief Sonny”
“Distance Between 2 Points”
6: “Prior Convictions,” Grant Peeples [Gatorbone, 5/12] (42)
“Things Have Changed”
“Road To Damascus”
“Last Honest Man”
8: “Red Ducks,” Pesky J. Nixon [, new] (39)
“You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere”
“Hold On”
“Wagon Wheel”
9: “Lady On The Green,” Rafe And Clelia Stefanini [Old Willow Tree, 4/12] (37)
“Blues Stay Away From Me”
“Elkhorn Ridge”
“I Never Will Marry”
10: “Now Take Flight,” Coyote Grace [Mile After Mile, 11/11] (36)
“I’m On Fire”
“To The River”
“Goodnight, Lady”
11: “Some Bright Morning,” Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem [Signature, 4/12] (35)
“Crossing The Bar”
“Hear Jerusalem Moan”
“Will Your House Be Blessed?”
12: “Two At A Time,” The Two Man Gentlemen Band [Hearth, 3/12] (33)
“Pork Chops”
“Please Don’t Water It Down”
“Shut That Gate”
12: “Graceland,” Paul Simon [Legacy, 1986] (33)
“Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes”
“Boy In The Bubble”
14: “Legacy,” Doc Watson And David Holt [High Windy, 2002] (31)
“Tennessee Stud”
15: “Borderland,” The Stray Birds [, 3/12] (30)
“Birds Of The Borderland”
“My Horses Ain’t Hungry”
“Down In The Willow Garden”
15: “New Siberia,” Antje Duvekot [, 4/12] (30)
“Ballad Of Fred Noonan”
“Into The City”
“Life Of A Princess”
17: “Lay Down, Lay Low,” The Steel Wheels [, 1/12] (29)
“Breaking Like The Sun”
“Halfway To Heaven”
17: “Memories,” Doc Watson [Sugar Hill, 1975] (29)
“Keep On The Sunny Side”
“Rambling Hobo”
17: “Of Love And Whiskey,” Bethel Steele [, new] (29)
20: “In The Time Of Gods,” Dar Williams [Razor & Tie, 4/12] (27)
“Summer Child”
“This Earth”
“Write This Number Down”
20: “Intersection,” Nanci Griffith [Hell No, 4/12] (27)
“Just Another Morning Here”
“Never Going Back”
“Waiting On A Dark Eyed Gal”
22: “Americana,” Neil Young And Crazy Horse [Reprise, new] (26)
“God Save The Queen”
“Oh Susannah”
“This Land Is Your Land”
23: “A Hundred Years From Now,” Neal And Leandra [Uncle Gus, 2/12] (25)
“A Hundred Years From Now”
“I’ve Been Everywhere”
23: “Leaving Eden,” Carolina Chocolate Drops [Nonesuch, 2/12] (25)
“Po’ Black Sheep”
“Leaving Eden”
25: “The Good Stuff,” Peter Mulvey [Signature, 3/12] (23)
“Everybody Knows”
“Sad And Blue”
25: “Lounge,” Hardin Burns [Ithaca, new] (23)
“Stars Are Shining”
“I Lost My Faith”
27: “Reincarnation,” O’Brien Party Of 7 [Howdy Skies, 5/12] (22)
“In The Summertime”
“King Of The Road”
27: “Tromper Le Temps,” Le Vent Du Nord [Borealis, 5/12] (22)
“Le Winnebago”
“Toujours Amants”
27: “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” Nitty Gritty Dirt Band And Friends [Capitol, 1972] (22)
“Tennessee Stud”
30: “Tangerine,” Louise Taylor [Blue Coyote, 5/12] (21)
“Walk 5 Miles”
“Morning Memphis”
30: “The Vanguard Years,” Doc Watson [Vanguard, 1995] (21)
“Deep River Blues”
32: “1000 Pound Machine,” Kate Campbell [Large River, 4/12] (20)
“Red Clay After Rain”
“Montgomery To Mobile”
32: “Brother Sun,” Brother Sun [World Wide, 2/11] (20)
“All I Want Is A Garden”
“Sister Moon”
32: “Colors of the Sun: the early songs of Jackson Browne,” Penny Nichols [Pensongs, 5/12] (20)
“These Days”
32: “Older Than My Old Man Now,” Loudon Wainwright III [2nd Story Sound, 4/12] (20)
“Double Lifetime”
“Somebody Else”
32: “Out Of My Hands,” Natasha Borzilova [Hadley, 5/12] (20)
“Cynics Hate Hollywood”
37: “Little Blue Egg,” Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Red House, 2/12] (19)
“Hard To Make It”
“Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key”
37: “Live At Sundilla,” Dave Potts [Looking Up, 1/12] (19)
“Avery Taylor”
“Hard To Say”
37: “Nobody Knows You,” Steep Canyon Rangers [Rounder, 4/12] (19)
“Nobody Knows You”
“Rescue Me”
40: “Best Day,” Dala [Compass, 5/12] (18)
“Life On Earth”
“Best Day”
40: “Dear Calamity Jane,” Dear Calamity Jane [South Hand, 1/12] (18)
“You Are”
“Boy And A Girl”
40: “Doc Watson On Stage,” Doc Watson Featuring Merle Watson [Vanguard, 1971] (18)
“Deep River Blues”
43: “At Gerdes Folk City,” Doc Watson [Sugar Hill, 2001] (17)
“Little Sadie”
“Wagoner’s Lad”
43: “Evie Ladin Band,” Evie Ladin Band [Evil Diane, 4/12] (17)
“Dime Store Glasses”
“Got You On My Mind”
43: “Light In The Sky,” Red Molly [, 10/11] (17)
“Your Long Journey”
43: “New Kind Of Lonely,” I See Hawks In L. A. [Western Seeds, 2/12] (17)
“I Fell In Love With The Grateful Dead”
“Bohemian Highway”
43: “Take Me Back,” Karl Shiflett And Big Country Show [Pinecastle, new] (17)
“Take Me Back To Tulsa”
“Mama Don’t Allow”
43: “Third Generation Blues,” Doc And Richard Watson [Sugar Hill, 1999] (17)
“Columbus Stockade Blues”
43: “Voice Of Ages,” The Chieftains [Hear, 2/12] (17)
“When The Ship Comes In”
50: “All Fall Down,” Shawn Colvin [Nonesuch, new] (16)
“American Jerusalem”
“All Fall Down”
50: “Andrew And Noah Band,” Andrew And Noah Band [Great Bear, 5/12] (16)
“Buy For Me The Rain”
50: “The Boy From Beaumont,” Cris Cuddy [Self, new] (16)
“The Boy From Beaumont”
50: “Delicate Cages,” Jon Brooks [, 9/11] (16)
“Because We’re Free”
“Fort McMurray”
50: “Hickory,” Mariel Vandersteel [, 3/12] (16)
“Sitting On The Ridge”
“3 Forks Of The Cumberland”
50: “A Passing Glimpse,” Pharis And Jason Romero [Lula, 7/11] (16)
“Dad’s Song”
56: “Deeper In The Well,” Eric Bibb [Stony Plain, 3/12] (15)
“Boll Weevil”
“Every Wind In The River”
56: “Jubilee,” Marley’s Ghost [Sage Arts, new] (15)
“Hank And Audrey”
“Unwed Fathers”
56: “Makin’ Our House A Honkytonk,” Rachel Harrington [Skinny Dennis, new] (15)
“Makin’ Our House A Honky Tonk”
56: “Sunday Never Comes,” Jackstraw [, 12/11] (15)
“May The Twain Ne’er Meet Randy The Rambler”
56: “Tilt-A-Whirl,” Drew Nelson [Red House, 2/12] (15)
“Hallelujah Morning”
61: “A Better Place,” Detour [Bluegrass Ahead, 5/12] (14)
“I’ve Just Seen The Rock Of Ages”
“I’ll Go Stepping, Too”
61: “I Carry All I Own,” Caroline Doctorow [Narrow Lane, 3/12] (14)
“Prairie In The Sky”
61: “An Island Out Of Time,” Molasses Creek [Soundside, 2/12] (14)
“Here Comes Rose”
61: “Little Five Points,” Annie Gallup [Waterbug, 5/12] (14)
“Girl In The Ruins”
“Lester William Polsfuss”
61: “Live At The Red Shack,” Eric Taylor [Blue Ruby, 1/12] (14)
“Dollar Matinee”
“Tractor Song”
61: “Rhubarb Trees,” Anne Hills And David Roth [Wind River, 11/11] (14)
“I Stand For Love”
“Spring From Darkness Into Light”
61: “Spark And Whisper,” Spark And Whisper [Self, 4/11] (14)
“Dark And Wild”
68: “Broadsides,” Atomic Duo [, 3/12] (13)
“Company Man Is Not Our Friend”
68: “Hello Mr. Death And Other Love Songs,” David Hawkins [Self, new] (13)
“Hello Mr. Death”
“How Long”
68: “Intrepid,” Jim Hurst [Nn Guido, 2/12] (13)
“Long And Lonesome Old Freight Train”
68: “Joy Ride,” Lisa Haley And The Zydekats [Blue Fiddle, new] (13)
“Acadian Driftwood”
68: “Kin: Songs By Mary Karr And Rodney Crowell,” Rodney Crowell [Vanguard, new] (13)
“Anything But Tame”
68: “Ronny, Rad And Karen,” Ronny Cox [Groove House, 5/12] (13)
68: “This Land: Woody Guthrie’s America,” John McCutcheon [Appalsongs, 11/11] (13)
“Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done”
68: “Tif Ginn,” Tif Ginn [Self, new] (13)
“Better Half”
68: “Watson Country,” Doc And Merle Watson [Flying Fish, 1996] (13)
“Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar”

Top Songs of June 2012

1. “Hills Of My Home” (16)
by The Honey Dewdrops
from “Silver Lining”
2. “Things Have Changed” (15)
by Grant Peeples
from “Prior Convictions”
3. “Deep River Blues” (12)
by Doc Watson
from “The Vanguard Years”
3. “Silver Lining” (12)
by The Honey Dewdrops
from “Silver Lining”
5. “Black Mountain Rag” (11)
by Doc Watson
from “The Vanguard Years”
5. “Come On Up To The House” (11)
by Willie Nelson
from “Heroes”
5. “Graceland” (11)
by Paul Simon
from “Graceland”
5. “Hundred Dollar Valentine” (11)
by Chris Smither
from “Hundred Dollar Valentine”
9. “Father’s Day” (10)
by Johnsmith
from “Gravity Of Grace”
9. “A Hundred Years From Now” (10)
by Neal And Leandra
from “A Hundred Years From Now”
9. “Just Breathe” (10)
by Willie Nelson
from “Heroes”
9. “Let Me Sing” (10)
by The Honey Dewdrops
from “Silver Lining”
9. “One Kind Word” (10)
by The Honey Dewdrops
from “Silver Lining”
9. “Red Clay After Rain” (10)
by Kate Campbell
from “1000 Pound Machine”
9. “Walk 5 Miles” (10)
by Louise Taylor
from “Tangerine”
16. “Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes” (9)
by Paul Simon
from “Graceland”
16. “Goodnight, Lady” (9)
by Coyote Grace
from “Now Take Flight”
16. “Hold On” (9)
by Pesky J. Nixon
from “Red Ducks”
16. “Transcendental Reunion” (9)
by Mary Chapin Carpenter
from “Ashes And Roses”
16. “What They Say” (9)
by Chris Smither
from “Hundred Dollar Valentine”
16. “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” (9)
by Pesky J. Nixon
from “Red Ducks”
22. “Birds Of The Borderland” (8)
by The Stray Birds
from “Borderland”
22. “Breaking Like The Sun” (8)
by The Steel Wheels
from “Lay Down, Lay Low”
22. “Father’s Day” (8)
by Jonathan Byrd
from “Cackalack”
22. “Follow The Drinking Gourd” (8)
by Bill Evans
from “In Good Company”
22. “Happiness” (8)
by The Honey Dewdrops
from “Silver Lining”
22. “My Old Man” (8)
by Steve Goodman
from “No Big Surprise”
also “Say It In Private”
22. “Road To Damascus” (8)
by Grant Peeples
from “Prior Convictions”
22. “Soul Companion” (8)
by Mary Chapin Carpenter
from “Ashes And Roses”
22. “Stars Are Shining” (8)
by Hardin Burns
from “Lounge”
22. “Summer Child” (8)
by Dar Williams
from “In The Time Of Gods”
22. “Tennessee Stud” (8)
by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band And Friends
from “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”
22. “These Days” (8)
by Penny Nichols
from “Colors of the Sun: the early songs of Jackson Browne”
22. “Wagon Wheel” (8)
by Pesky J. Nixon
from “Red Ducks”
22. “What To Keep And What To Throw Away” (8)
by Mary Chapin Carpenter
from “Ashes And Roses”