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

Caroline Herring (Photo: Tom Fahey)

 
TW LW Artist CD Title Label
1 3 CAROLINE HERRING CAMILLA SIGNATURE SOUNDS
2 2 SHAWN COLVIN ALL FALL DOWN NONESUCH
3 5 100 MILE HOUSE HOLLOW PONDS HOLE IN MY SHOE PRODUCTIONS
4 4 SARAH MCQUAID THE PLUM TREE AND THE ROSE WATERBUG
5 6 JOHN DOYLE SHADOW AND LIGHT COMPASS
6 7 JUNE TABOR RAGGED KINGDOM TOPIC
7 8 THE REFUGEES 3 WABUHO
8 9 CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS LEAVING EDEN NONESUCH
9 1 RANI ARBO & DAISY MAYHEM SOME BRIGHT MORNING SIGNATURE SOUNDS
10 10 THE WAYMORES THE WAYMORES SELF
11 11 ROSE COUSINS WE HAVE MADE A SPARK OUTSIDE MUSIC
12 12 THE ONCE ROW UPON ROW OF THE PEOPLE THEY KNOW BOREALIS
13 37 MALCOLM HOLCOMBE DOWN THE RIVER SELF
14 14 THE CHIEFTAINS VOICE OF AGES HEAR MUSIC
15 15 LEONARD COHEN OLD IDEAS COLUMBIA
16 46 BILL FAY LIFE IS PEOPLE DEAD OCEANS
17 16 RED MOLLY LIGHT IN THE SKY SELF
18 17 GRETCHEN PETERS HELLO CRUEL WORLD SCARLET LETTER
19 18 LAURA MARLING A CREATURE I DON’T KNOW EMI
20 19 AOIFE O’DONOVAN PEACHSTONE EP INDIE
21 20 MUMFORD & SONS BABEL GLASSNOTE RECORDS
22 13 ANAIS MITCHELL YOUNG MAN IN AMERICA THIRTY TIGERS
23 21 BATTLEFIELD BAND LINE UP TEMPLE
24 22 COLD SPECKS HOLLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS
25 23 KATE CAMPBELL 1000 POUND MACHINE LARGE RIVER MUSIC
26 24 THE DEEP DARK WOODS THE PLACE I LEFT BEHIND SIX SHOOTER / SUGAR HILL
27 34 MINDY SMITH MINDY SMITH SELF
28 25 TILLER’S FOLLY GO THE ROAD SELF
29 26 JAMES MCMURTRY OCCUPY THIS ALBUM RAZOR & TIE
30 36 WOODY GUTHRIE WOODY AT 100 SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS
31 27 LA BOTTINE SOURIANTE APPELLATION DORIGINE CONTROLEE BOREALIS
32 29 BAP KENNEDY THE SAILOR’S REVENGE PROPER AMERICAN
33 0 THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH THERE’S NO LEAVING NOW DEAD OCEANS
34 28 KAT GOLDMAN GYPSY GIRL SELF
35 30 POKEY LAFARGE & THE SOUTH CITY THREE MIDDLE OF EVERYWHERE FREE DIRT
36 31 JON BROOKS DELICATE CAGES SELF
37 32 BRUCE GUTHRO CELTIC CROSSING SELF
38 33 TIM READMAN INTO THE GREEN BIG CITY
39 35 LORETTA HAGEN MUD AND STONE BEARFORT
40 38 ALAN DOYLE BOY ON BRIDGE UNIVERSAL
41 40 GOOD, PINSENT & KEELOR DOWN AND OUT IN UPALONG TELESOUL – WARNER
42 41 ARIANA GILLIS FORGET ME NOT AG
43 42 LE VENT DU NORD TROMPER LE TEMPS BOREALIS
44 43 SUZANNE VEGA CLOSE UP VOL 3 – STATE OF BEINGS AMAOUENSIS
45 0 HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER POOR MOON TOMPKIN SQUARE
46 0 GATHERING TIME RED APPLES AND GOLD INSPIRELINE / TREBLE-G
47 44 GOOD LOVELIES LET THE RAIN FALL SELF
48 45 LAURA REPO GET YOURSELF HOME REPO GIRL
49 48 MADISON VIOLET THE GOOD IN GOODBYE TRUE NORTH
50 49 RONNY COX RONNIE, RAD AND KAREN GROOVE HOUSE
For the Week of September 21, 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 2 RODNEY CROWELL KIN – SONGS BY MARY KARR & RODNEY CROWELL VANGUARD
2 7 THE FLATLANDERS THE ODESSA TAPES NEW WEST
3 1 MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER ASHES AND ROSES ZOE / ROUNDER
4 3 JERRY DOUGLAS TRAVELER E ONE
5 14 RAYLAND BAXTER FEATHERS AND FISH HOOKS ATO
6 23 CORB LUND CABIN FEVER NEW WEST
7 4 SARA WATKINS SUN MIDNIGHT SUN NONESUCH
8 5 DARRELL SCOTT LONG RIDE HOME FULL LIGHT
9 6 BRANDI CARLILE BEAR CREEK COLUMBIA
10 13 JIMMY LAFAVE DEPENDING ON THE DISTANCE MUSIC ROAD
11 27 THE TRISHAS HIGH, WIDE & HANDSOME SELF
12 33 RYAN BINGHAM TOMORROWLAND AXSTER BINGHAM RECORDS
13 30 STEVE FORBERT OVER WITH YOU BLUE CORN
14 18 MARTY STUART & HIS FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES NASHVILLE VOL. 1 — TEAR THE WOODPILE DOWN SUGAR HILL
15 22 AVETT BROTHERS THE CARPENTER AMERICAN
16 10 KASEY CHAMBERS STORYBOOK LIBERATION MUSIC
17 8 FISH & BIRD EVERY WHISPER IS A SHOUT ACROSS THE VOID FIDDLE HEAD RECORDS
18 9 DAVE CARTER & TRACY GRAMMER LITTLE BLUE EGG RED HOUSE
19 0 VARIOUS ARTISTS WE WALK THE LINE – A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH SONY LEGACY
20 11 TOM JONES PRAISE & BLAME LOST HIGHWAY
21 12 BETTYSOO AND DOUG COX ACROSS THE BORDERLINE — LIE TO ME SELF
22 0 CHRIS KNIGHT LITTLE VICTORIES DRIFTER’S CHURCH
23 37 DEREK HOKE WAITING ALL NIGHT ELECTRIC WESTERN
24 15 RAY WYLIE HUBBARD THE GRIFTER’S HYMNAL BORDELLO
25 16 ROBERT EARL KEEN READY FOR CONFETTI LOST HIGHWAY
26 41 KELLY HOGAN I LIKE TO KEEP MYSELF IN PAIN ANTI
27 0 RADNEY FOSTER DEL RIO TEXAS REVISITED – UNPLUGGED & LONESOME DEVIL’S RIVER
28 0 PATTERSON HOOD HEAT LIGHTNING RUMBLES IN THE DISTANCE ATO
29 20 DWIGHT YOAKAM 3 PEARS WARNER NASHVILLE
30 19 JOHN, JONATHAN AND NATHAN MCEUEN THE MCEUEN SESSIONS – FOR ALL THE GOOD MESA / BLUE MOON / FONTANA
31 17 LINDA MCRAE ROUGH EDGES & RAGGED HEARTS 42 RECORDS
32 0 MY DARLING CLEMENTINE HOW DO YOU PLEAD? DRUMFIRE
33 0 KALEN NASH UKRED NORMALTOWN
34 25 JOEL RAFAEL AMERICA COMING HOME INSIDE
35 0 ELIZABETH COOK GOSPEL PLOW 31 TIGERS
36 21 DEL BARBER HEADWATERS SIX SHOOTER
37 24 ZOE MUTH & THE LOST HIGH ROLLERS OLD GOLD SIGNATURE SOUNDS
38 0 MARK FOSSON DIGGING IN THE DUST – HOME RECORDINGS 1976 TOMPKINS SQUARE
39 29 SEAN HAYES BEFORE WE TURN TO DUST RARE ARTISTS
40 32 DELTA SPIRIT DELTA SPIRIT ROUNDER
41 0 CHATHAM COUNTY LINE SIGHT & SOUND YEP ROC
42 0 VARIOUS ARTISTS COUNTRY FUNK 1969-1975 LIGHT IN THE ATTIC
43 0 HARRY TAUSSIG FATE IS ONLY TWICE TOMPKINS SQUARE
44 0 GORDIE TENTREES NORTH COUNTRY HEART INDIE
45 26 NORA JANE STRUTHERS NORA JANE STRUTHERS BLUE PIG
46 0 WILLIE NELSON HEROES LEGACY
47 0 ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO BIG STATION FANTASY / CONCORD
48 28 CHARLIE SHAFTER CHARLIE SHAFTER DOGS HIT
49 31 HOOTS & HELLMOUTH SALT SELF
50 0 THE LOST BROTHERS THE PASSING OF THE NIGHT READYMADE
For the Week of September 21, 2012 All data entered online direct to the RMR database by member stations