Metafile: 2012 New Records

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Some breakdowns by genre:


  1. Taylor Swift: Red (Big Machine) {76}: MC(76/21), AbP:85, AM:80, AS:80, AV:83, BB:86(5), CW:70(10), EW:83, G:80(16), LAT:75, NYT, Ob:80, PM:(23), R:80(13), RS:70(31), S:80(38), Sg:(19); ExW:(13), RC:A-(23), MT:A-; V[16-35-352]
  2. Dwight Yoakam: 3 Pears (Warner Bros) {46}: MC(89/5), AM:90(12), AS:80(18), CW:80(2), E145:(11), EW:91, NYT:80, P:79, R:100(9); CM, MT:B-, TH:*; V[97-9-91]
  3. Jamey Johnson: Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran (Mercury Nashville) {42}: MC(85/9), AM:80(35), AV:91, CW:80(1), E145:90(4), EW:75, NYT:80, R:100(3), RS:80, Sl:80; ExW:(50), SFJ, RC:A-(60), TH:***; V[394-2-22]
  4. Kellie Pickler: 100 Proof (BNA) {32}: MC(77/4), AM:80, BB:80, CW:(5), E145:(2), EW:83, R:100(2), Sl:70; TH:**; V[321-3-29]
  5. Little Big Town: Tornado (Capitol) {23}: MC(72/5), AM:80, BB:80, CW:80(3), E145:(16), NYT:70, Ph:75, R:90(12), Sl:80; V[723-1-10]
  6. Marty Stuart: Nashville Vol 1: Tear the Woodpile Down (Sugar Hill) {21}: MC(81/8), AM:80, BG:80, Bl:80, CW:80, E145:(1), M:80, PM:80, R:80; V[635-1-14]
  7. Zac Brown Band: Uncaged (Atlantic) {19}: MC(74/7), AbP:87, AM:80, CW:80, E145:(20), EW:75, R:100(1), Sl:80, UT:100
  8. Jerrod Niemann: Free the Music (Arista) {17}: MC(80/4), AM:80, AS:80, CW:80(4), R:90(8), RS:70; TH:**; V[502-2-19]
  9. Gretchen Peters: Hello Cruel World (Scarlet Letter) {17}: MC(78/6), AM:80, E145:(21), PM:80, R:90, Sl:80, T:80, U:80, UT:88
  10. Shovels and Rope: O' Be Joyful (Dualtone) {17}: AS:(3), Bl:80, F:83, P:(37); RC:*, TH:*; V[254-3-35]
  11. Corb Lund: Cabin Fever (New West) {16}: AM:80, AS:80, E145:(10), Ex:(32), Sl:80; TH:**; V[266-3-34]
  12. Carrie Underwood: Blown Away (Arista) {16}: MC(70/6), AM:80, BB:89, CW:80, EW:83, NYT:70, R:80(13), UT:75; MT:C+
  13. Kasey Chambers/Shane Nicholson: Wreck and Ruin (Sugar Hill) {14}: MC(87/4), AM:90, AS:80, E145:(13), Sl:80; TH:**; V[232-4-40]
  14. Alan Jackson: Thirty Miles West (EMI Nashville) {13}: MC(75/4), AM:80, CW:70, E145:80(7), LAT:75, R:100(16), UT:75; TH:**
  15. Kip Moore: Up All Night (Mercury Nashville) {13}: CW:80(6), R:90(4); TH:*
  16. The Time Jumpers: The Time Jumpers (Rounder) {13}: AS:80, CW:(9), E145:100(9), R:100(24)
  17. Dierks Bentley: Home (Capitol Nashville) {12}: MC(67/5), CW:(7), EW:91, PM:80, R:80, UT:88; MT:C+, TH:*
  18. John Fullbright: From the Ground Up (Blue Dirt) {12}: AS:(31); TH:**; V[257-4-35]
  19. Chris Knight: Little Victories (Drifter's Church) {12}: R:(23); ExW:(45), RC:***, TH:A(5); V[427-2-20]
  20. Tift Merritt: Traveling Alone (Yep Roc) {12}: MC(79/7), AM:80, Bl:80(13), EW:91, NYT:80, P:77, PM:80; TH:**; V[694-2-12]
  21. Chelle Rose: Ghost of Browder Holler (Lil' Damsel) {12}: AC:78, E145:(14); YW, RC:*, TH:**; V[587-2-15]
  22. Jason Aldean: Night Train (Broken Bow) {11}: MC(68/6), CW:90, EW:91, R:(7); TH:C+; V[723-1-10]
  23. Lee Brice: Hard 2 Love () {11}: CW:70, NYT, R:(6), UT:88
  24. Shooter Jennings: Family Man (E1) {10}: MC(81/5), AM:80, BG:80, CW:80, EW:75, LAT:75, R:90; JG:X
  25. Willie Nelson: Heroes (Legacy) {10}: MC(74/6), AC:89, CW:70, EW:75, MO:80, R:80, T:80, U:90; RC:B+, TH:**
  26. Don Williams: And So It Goes (Sugar Hill) {10}: MC(70/4), AM:80, CW:80, E145:80(3), R:100(38), UT:88
  27. Blackberry Smoke: The Whippoorwill (Southern Ground) {9}: CW:80, R:100(19)
  28. Kathy Mattea: Calling Me Home (Sugar Hill) {9}: AM:80, AS:80, E145:100(19); V[406-1-20]
  29. Chris Smither: Hundred Dollar Valentine (Signature Sounds) {9}: MC(89/5), Bl:90, IS:80, M:100, U:80; TH:*; V[587-2-15]
  30. The Trishas: High, Wide and Handsome (self-released) {9}: AC:78, Bl:90, E145:(12), R:100; TH:*; V[723-1-10]
  31. Black Prairie: A Tear in the Eye Is a Wound in the Heart (Sugar Hill) {8}: AM:90; TH:**
  32. Tim McGraw: Emotional Traffic (Curb) {8}: MC(72/7), AM:80, CW:80, EW:75, R:100, RS:70, UT:75
  33. Tedeschi Trucks Band: Live: Everybody's Talkin' (Sony Masterworks) {8}: MC(75/6), AM:80, AS:80, RS:70, U:80; TH:*
  34. Kenny Chesney: Welcome to the Fishbowl (Blue Chair/Columbia) {7}: MC(64/7), AbP:80, AS:80, R:80(17)
  35. Wanda Jackson: Unfinished Business (Sugar Hill) {7}: MC(81/5), AM:80, AV:75, CT:75, P:79, Sl:80; TH:*; V[723-1-10]
  36. Toby Keith: Hope on the Rocks (Show Dog Universal Music) {7}: MC(72/4), AM:80, CW:80(8), R:80(26); TH:B
  37. Lyle Lovett: Release Me (Lost Highway) {7}: MC(71/7), AM:80, CW:70, EW:83, P:90; TH:*
  38. Lindi Ortega: Cigarettes and Truckstops (Last Gang) {7}: Bl:80; YW, TH:*
  39. Turnpike Troubadours: Goodbye Normal Street (Bossier City) {7}: AM:80
  40. Sara Watkins: Sun Midnight Sun (Nonesuch) {7}: MC(76/5), AM:80, BBC:80, E145:(23), UT:75
  41. Bobby Bare: Darker Than Light (E1/Plowboy) {6}: AM:80, E145:(24); TH:*; V[723-1-10]
  42. Easton Corbin: All Over the Road (Mercury) {6}: MC(66/4), CW:80, R:(28)
  43. Rosie Flores: Working Girl's Guitar (Bloodshot) {6}: MC(76/6), AbP:84, AM:80, Ex:80; TH:*
  44. Caroline Herring: Camilla (Signature Sounds) {5}: P:80; TH:*; V[427-2-20]
  45. Joey and Rory: His and Hers (Vanguard/Sugar Hill) {5}: CW:70, E145:(22), R:90(22)
  46. Buddy Miller/Jim Lauderdale: Buddy and Jim (New West) {5}: E145:(17); TH:B-; V[527-2-16]
  47. Rascal Flatts: Changed (Big Machine) {5}: MC(64/4), CW:70, NYT:70, R:80, UT:75
  48. Steep Canyon Rangers: Nobody Knows You (Rounder) {5}: MC(68/4), AM:80, P:91; TH:B-; V[723-1-10]
  49. 1982 + BJ Cole: 1982 + BJ Cole (Hubro) {4}:
  50. Mary Chapin Carpenter: Ashes and Roses (Rounder) {4}: MC(65/7), AM:80, T:80
  51. Tim Culpepper: Pourin' Whiskey on Pain () {4}: R:100(10)
  52. Colt Ford: Declaration of Independence () {4}: CW:80, R:100, UT:75
  53. Clinton Gregory: Too Much Ain't Enough (Melody Roundup) {4}: CW:80, R:80(15)
  54. Jana Kramer: Jana Kramer (Elektra Nashville) {4}: R:90(33)
  55. Darrell Scott: Long Ride Home (Full Light) {4}: PM:80; TH:B; V[723-1-10]
  56. Billy Joe Shaver: Live at Billy Bob's (Smith Music Group) {4}: MC(76/6), AM:80, Bl:90, PM:80
  57. Wade Bowen: The Given (Sea Gayle/Columbia) {3}: CW:70, R:(18)
  58. Kix Brooks: New to This Town () {3}: CW:70, R:90
  59. Edens Edge: Edens Edge () {3}: R:80
  60. Florida Georgia Line: It'z Just What We Do (Republic Nashville, EP) {3}: CW:80, R:80(11)
  61. Ingram Hill: Ingram Hill (Rock Ridge) {3}: R:80(27)
  62. Casey James: Casey James () {3}: CW:70, R:80(21)
  63. Love and Theft: Love and Theft (RCA Nashville) {3}: R:80(25)
  64. Hank Williams Jr: Old School, New Rules (Atlantic) {3}: MC(45/4)
  65. Rob Baird: I Swear It's the Truth (Carnival) {2}: R:90
  66. Benton Blount: Benton Blount (self-released) {2}: R:80(39)
  67. Chris Cagle: Back in the Saddle () {2}: R:80
  68. Mark Collie and His Reckless Companions: Alive at Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary () {2}: CW:70
  69. Elizabeth Cook: Gospel Plow (Thirty One Tigers, EP) {2}: TH:*
  70. The Farm: The Farm (All In/Elektra Nashville) {2}: R:(34)
  71. Nanci Griffith: Intersection (Proper) {2}: MC(67/5), P:80; TH:**
  72. JT Hodges: JT Hodges (Show Dog/Universal) {2}: R:100(20)
  73. Aaron Lewis: The Road () {2}: R:80
  74. Craig Morrison: Craig Morrison (GMV Nashville) {2}: R:90(40)
  75. Anthony Orio: BetweenHome and the Bright Lights (self-released) {2}: R:(35)
  76. Ricky Skaggs: Music to My Ears () {2}: E145:100
  77. Uncle Kracker: Midnight Special (Sugar Hill) {2}: R:(31)
  78. Aaron Watson: Real Good Time () {2}: R:80
  79. Josh Abbott Band: Small Town Family Dream () {1}:
  80. Balsam Range: Papertown (Mountain Home) {1}:
  81. Dierks Bentley: Country and Cold Cans (, EP) {1}: R:80
  82. Marc Berger: Ride () {1}: R:80
  83. The Boxcars: All In (Mountain Home) {1}:
  84. Luke Bryan: Spring Break 4 . . . Suntan City (EP) {1}: R:80
  85. Jim Byrnes: I Hear the Wind in the Wires (Black Hen Music) {1}: Bl:80
  86. Bucky Covington: Good Guys () {1}: CW:80
  87. Bart Crow: Dandelion () {1}: R:90
  88. Dailey and Vincent: The Gospel Side of Dailey and Vincent (Cracker Barrel) {1}: CW:70
  89. Dala: best Day () {1}: R:80
  90. Wesley Dennis: Country Enough () {1}:
  91. Bill Evans: In Good Company (Native and Fine) {1}:
  92. Todd Fritsch: Up Here in the Saddle () {1}: R:80
  93. Teea Goans: That's Just Me () {1}: E145:80
  94. The Grascals: Life Finds a Way (Mountain Home) {1}:
  95. Pat Green: Songs We Wish We'd Written () {1}: CW:70
  96. Neal McCoy: Twelve () {1}: CW:70
  97. Lori McKenna: Heart Shaped Bullet Hole (self-released, EP) {1}: E145:80
  98. Craig Morgan: This Ole Boy () {1}: CW:70
  99. Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real: Wasted () {1}: R:80
  100. Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott: We're Usually a Lot Better Than This () {1}: R:100
  101. Jake Owen: Endless Summer EP (RCA Nashville, EP) {1}: R:80
  102. Punch Brothers: Ahoy! (EP) {1}:
  103. David Ramirez: Apologies (Sweetworld) {1}:
  104. Marty Raybon: Southern Roots and Branches: Yesterday and Today () {1}:
  105. Lou Reid and Carolina: Calling Me Back Home (KMA) {1}:
  106. Chase Rice: Dirt Road Communion () {1}: R:80
  107. Tony Rice: The Bill Monroe Collection () {1}: CW:80
  108. The Roys: New Day Dawning () {1}: R:80
  109. Corey Smith: Live in Chattanooga () {1}: CW:80
  110. Special Consensus: Scratch Gravel Road () {1}: E145:80
  111. Eric Strickland and the B Sides: Honky Tonk Till I Die () {1}:
  112. Chad Sullins and the Last Call Coalition: Incommunicado () {1}: R:100
  113. Sweethearts of the Rodeo: Restless (Good Trade) {1}: R:80
  114. Town Mountain: Leave the Bottle (Pinecastle) {1}:
  115. Walt Wilkins: Plenty () {1}: R:100


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