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

Mark Knopfler (photo: Fabio Lovino)

 
TW LW Artist CD Title Label
1 1 MARK KNOPFLER PRIVATEERING UNIVERSAL
2 2 CAHALEN MORRISON & ELI WEST OUR LADY OF THE TALL TREES INDIE
3 6 MALCOLM HOLCOMBE DOWN THE RIVER GYPSY EYES MUSIC
4 7 ANGEL SNOW ANGEL SNOW SELF
5 4 KATHY MATTEA CALLING ME HOME SUGAR HILL
6 5 ANNALIVIA THE SAME WAY DOWN SELF
7 8 PAUL KELLY SPRING AND FALL GAWD AGGIE / UNIVERSAL
8 3 LUCY KAPLANSKY REUNION REDHOUSE
9 9 PETE SEEGER & LORRE WYATT A MORE PERFECT UNION APPLESEED
10 10 BETTYSOO AND DOUG COX MORE LIES BORDERLINE TALENT
11 11 DAVE GUNNING NO MORE PENNIES WEE HOUSE OF MUSIC
12 12 JOHN DOYLE SHADOW AND LIGHT COMPASS
13 13 THE BILLS YES PLEASE INDIE
14 14 KATE RUSBY 20 ISLAND
15 24 MUMFORD & SONS BABEL GLASSNOTE RECORDS
16 17 RANI ARBO & DAISY MAYHEM SOME BRIGHT MORNING SIGNATURE SOUNDS
17 15 SHAWN COLVIN ALL FALL DOWN NONESUCH
18 20 NELS ANDREWS SCRIMSHAW SELF
19 19 THE STRAY BIRDS THE STRAY BIRDS SELF
20 22 THE UNSEEN STRANGERS FOLLOW THE SOUND SELF
21 18 OLD MAN LUEDECKE TENDER IS THE NIGHT TRUE NORTH
22 23 MARIA DUNN PIECE BY PIECE DISTANT WHISPER MUSIC
23 25 RAYLENE RANKIN ALL THE DIAMONDS CORVUS
24 26 JASON COLLETT RECKON ARTS & CRAFTS
25 27 AMELIA CURRAN SPECTATORS SIX SHOOTER
26 28 ANDREA ENGLAND HOPE & OTHER SINS LEMONADE FACTORY
27 29 TRENT SEVERN TRENT SEVERN OUTSIDE MUSIC
28 30 ALAN DOYLE BOY ON BRIDGE UNIVERSAL
29 16 JORY NASH LITTLE PILGRIM THIN MAN RECORDS
30 34 JAMES MCMURTRY OCCUPY THIS ALBUM RAZOR & TIE
31 36 ANNABELLE CHVOSTEK RISE BOREALIS
32 38 DALA BEST DAY COMPASS
33 40 SCOTT COOPER QUIET COMPANY SELF
34 41 PETER KATZ STILL MIND STILL INDIE
35 42 CARA LUFT DARLINGFORD BLUE CASE TUNES
36 21 SUSAN KANE A WORD CHILD SELF
37 44 SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG KING FISHER KING WATERBUG
38 47 GREAT BIG SEA XX WARNER MUSIC
39 48 NANCI GRIFFITH INTERSECTION PROPER / HELL NO
40 0 BOBTOWN TROUBLE I WROUGHT SELF
41 0 HAT CHECK GIRL ROAD TO RED POINT WATERBUG
42 0 DON GALLARDO AND HOW FAR WEST THE ART OF TROUBLESOME TIMES FIRST FLOOR STORY RECORDINGS
43 0 LORI MCKENNA HEART SHAPED BULLET HOLE MDM RECORDINGS
44 43 BOBBY LONG A WINTER TALE ATO
45 0 BETSY FRANCK THIS FAR SELF
46 0 BILL FAY LIFE IS PEOPLE DEAD OCEANS
47 0 BRUTE NINE HIGH A PALLET VELOCETTE
48 0 THE CIVIL WARS BARTON HOLLOW SENSIBILITY
49 0 MINDY SMITH MINDY SMITH SELF
50 0 THE DEEP DARK WOODS THE PLACE I LEFT BEHIND SIX SHOOTER / SUGAR HILL
For the Week of January 04, 2013

RMR Radio Airplay Chart - Roots Country Top 50 Albums

 
TW LW Artist CD Title Label
1 1 CORB LUND CABIN FEVER NEW WEST
2 3 AVETT BROTHERS THE CARPENTER AMERICAN
3 4 GREG BROWN HYMNS TO WHAT IS LEFT SAWDUST
4 2 JIMMY LAFAVE DEPENDING ON THE DISTANCE MUSIC ROAD
5 5 MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER ASHES AND ROSES ZOE / ROUNDER
6 7 BELLE STARR THE BURNING OF ATLANTA SONY MUSIC
7 6 RODNEY CROWELL KIN – SONGS BY MARY KARR & RODNEY CROWELL VANGUARD
8 9 LINDA MCRAE ROUGH EDGES & RAGGED HEARTS 42 RECORDS
9 8 JOHN WORT HANNAM BRAMBLES & THORNS BOREALIS
10 10 KASEY CHAMBERS STORYBOOK SUGAR HILL
11 12 THE FLATLANDERS THE ODESSA TAPES NEW WEST
12 14 BUDDY MILLER & JIM LAUDERDALE BUDDY & JIM NEW WEST
13 13 DEL BARBER HEADWATERS SIX SHOOTER
14 15 RONNIE FAUSS I AM THE MAN YOU KNOW I’M NOT NORMALTOWN
15 17 BILL STAINES BENEATH SOME LUCKY STAR RED HOUSE
16 19 JERRY DOUGLAS TRAVELER E ONE
17 21 MICHAEL KOPPY ASHMORE’S STORE A GOOD TRACK RECORD
18 20 RAY WYLIE HUBBARD THE GRIFTER’S HYMNAL BORDELLO
19 23 LUCERO WOMEN & WORK ATO
20 26 JOHN LOWELL I AM GOING TO THE WEST SELF
21 29 MUMFORD & SONS SIGH NO MORE GLASSNOTE
22 24 ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO BIG STATION FANTASY / CONCORD
23 31 BRANDI CARLILE BEAR CREEK COLUMBIA
24 35 TRAPPER SCHOEPP RUN ENGINE RUN GOOD LAND
25 36 TOM RUSSELL THE MAN FROM GOD KNOWS WHERE HIGHTONE
26 39 LYDIA LOVELESS INDESTRUCTIBLE MACHINE BLOODSHOT
27 40 MOOT DAVIS MAN ABOUT TOWN HIGHWAY KIND
28 42 BURNS & KRISTY CARAVAN SELF
29 43 DUANE CARLETON RUST HIGHER ROAD RECORDS
30 25 CHRIS KNIGHT LITTLE VICTORIES DRIFTER’S CHURCH
31 33 DON HALL DON HALL CHAPTER GATE RECORDS
32 34 THE LOST BROTHERS THE PASSING OF THE NIGHT READYMADE
33 0 KAIT LAWSON UNTIL WE DROWN MADJACK
34 44 JOHN HIATT DIRTY JEANS AND MUDSLIDE HYMNS NEWWEST
35 45 MATTHEW PERRYMAN JONES LAND OF THE LIVING CANTE JONDO RECORDS
36 46 RUBY FREE INTRODUCING RUBY FREE SODASTAR MUSIC
37 47 VARIOUS ARTIST LOWE COUNTRY – THE SONGS OF NICK LOWE FIESTA RED
38 48 BROTHER SLADE GOOD ROOSTER’S REUNION SULLY BOY
39 11 NIALL TONER ONWARDS & UPWARDS PINECASTLE
40 28 BILLY DON BURNS NIGHTS WHEN I’M SOBER RUSTY KNUCKLES
41 0 KEVIN DEAL THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD BLIND FELLOW
42 0 TOKYO ROSENTHAL TOKYO’S FIFTH ROCK & SOCK RECORDS
43 0 RAYLAND BAXTER FEATHERS AND FISH HOOKS ATO
44 30 THE TRISHAS HIGH, WIDE & HANDSOME SELF
45 49 PATRICK BROOKS RUST AND WEEDS SELF
46 0 THE CREEKWALKERS OF MONTANA SLOW MOTION SKY SNAKE RIVER
47 38 KASEY CHAMBERS & SHANE NICHOLSON RATTLIN´┐Ż BONES LIBERATION
48 0 CRIS CUDDY THE BOY FROM BEAUMONT VANISHING CASTLE
49 0 DANGERMUFFIN OLLY OXEN FREE DANGERMUFFIN
50 0 LARKIN POE THICK AS THIEVES 2 DEFPIG RECORDS
For the Week of January 04, 2013