EOY List Aggregate: 2017 New Music: Country/Americana/Folk

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Some breakdowns by genre:


  1. Margo Price: All American Made (Third Man) {71}: ABC:36, AS:1, AY:105, BS:19, DW:36, EW:5, Fp:52, Gg:51, LTL:5, MR:44, N:21, Nd:9, Pc:73, PM:23, RS:16, RS_A:16, RS_c:1, RT:29, Su:5, TL:6, U:24; ab:+, am_c:+, atl:5, b_a:4, cos:5, ct:18, ex_c:9, ljs:18, nod:+, ns:1, pi:6, ri:8, sjm:+, sl_w:+, v:+ -- VV:35--205, RC:B+, TH:**
  2. Angaleena Presley: Wrangled (Thirty Tigers) {38}: AS:3, BS:2, DW:15, MR:50, PO:23, RS_c:10, RSh:14, TL:11; am:+, am_c:+, pm_a:14, scm:+, sl_w:+, xbw:8, xjdo:8, xjsm:9, xmb:8, xsc:10, xsp:9 -- RC:A-, TH:A-
  3. Chris Stapleton: From a Room: Volume 1 (Mercury Nashville) {36}: BB:22, BS:23, BV:34, Ch:10, EW:9, LTL:10, RS:30, RS_c:4, Thr:27, TL:21, VMP:29; am_c:+, ard:6, cct:10, cl:13, ljs:12, owh:6, scm:+, sdu:5, sln:2, v:+, vu:6 -- VV:98--75, TH:***
  4. John Moreland: Big Bad Luv (4AD) {32}: AS:12, BS:4, LTL:4, RM:57, RT:82, TL:4, Trk:25; b_a:8, gl:++, nap:+, pm_a:4, scm:++, xeb:8, xmv:3 -- TH:A-
  5. Chris Stapleton: From a Room: Volume 2 (Mercury Nashville) {27}: BS:23, BV:34, Ch:10, EW:9, Rel:6, Thr:27, TL:21, Up:39, VMP:29; ab:+, am_c:+, cl:13, scm:+, sdu:5, sln:2, v:+, vu:6 -- TH:**
  6. Lee Ann Womack: The Lonely the Lonesome & the Gone (ATO) {23}: AS:21, HV:12, NRP:26, PM:56, PO:91, RS_c:5, TL:7; am_c:+, hc_g:7, ljs:4, scm:+, sln:12, wsj:+ -- VV:43--176, TH:**
  7. Steve Earle & the Dukes: So You Wannabe an Outlaw (Warner Bros) {22}: AS:16, PO:18, TL:16; am_a:+, ljs:6, scm:+, xde:6, xgh:7, xjdc:5, xjy:10 -- RC:A-, TH:A-
  8. Lilly Hiatt: Trinity Lane (New West) {20}: BS:26, RS_c:9, TL:5; ab:+, am_a:+, b_a:7, cho:4, gl:++, npr_u:+, pm_a:2 -- TH:**
  9. Sunny Sweeney: Trophy (Aunt Daddy) {20}: CM:55, HV:20, MR:26, TL:8; scm:++, xbl:3, xbw:10, xpa:9 -- RC:A-, TH:***
  10. Rodney Crowell: Close Ties (New West) {18}: AY:60, LTL:14, RS_c:17, TL:10; am_a:+, cct:9, nod:+, scm:+ -- RC:***, TH:***
  11. Tyler Childers: Purgatory (Hickman Holler) {17}: BS:7, LTL:18, N:75, NPR:39, RS_c:14; am_a:+, b_a:1, scm:++ -- TH:**
  12. Brad Paisley: Love and War (Arista Nashville) {15}: DW:87, RS_c:37; sln:15, xgh:8, xjy:7, xms:2, xpa:8, xscw:4 -- RC:A, TH:B
  13. Willie Nelson: God's Problem Child (Legacy) {14}: AY:123, HV:29, MR:32, RS_c:8, TL:36; am_c:+, scm:+, wk:7, xbl:9 -- RC:*, TH:**
  14. Whitney Rose: South Texas Suite (Six Shooter -EP) {13}: MR:42, TL:15, YW:88; am_a:+, scm:+ -- RC:A-, TH:***
  15. Colter Wall: Colter Wall (Young Mary's) {13}: RS_c:29, RT:5, Su:46; b_a:2, scm:+ -- TH:A-
  16. Natalie Hemby: Puxico (GetWrucke) {11}: AS:23, Ch:21, RS_c:12, TL:33; pm_a:6, scm:+, xeb:2 -- TH:**
  17. Ray Wylie Hubbard: Tell the Devil I'm Gettin' There as Fast as I Can (Bordello/Thirty Tigers) {9}: LTL:19; am_a:+, scm:+ -- RC:*, TH:A-
  18. Midland: On the Rocks (Big Machine) {9}: NPR:40, RS_c:7; am_c:+, sln:8, wp:1
  19. Whitney Rose: Rule 62 (Six Shooter) {9}: AY:76, TL:19; am:+, am_a:+, pm_a:8, scm:+ -- TH:**
  20. Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives: Way Out West (Superlatone) {9}: LTL:9, RS_c:16, TL:49; am_c:+, scm:++ -- TH:B
  21. Charlie Worsham: Beginning of Things (Warner Bros Nashville) {9}: HV:9, RS_c:13, TL:12; am_c:+, xce:7 -- TH:B
  22. Little Big Town: The Breaker (Capitol Nashville) {8}: RS_c:24, Thr:9; am_c:+, p:9, sln:5
  23. Kip Moore: Slowheart (MCA Nashville) {8}: EW:24, RS_c:11; am:+, am_c:+, sln:1
  24. Jason Eady: Jason Eady (Old Guitar) {7}: LTL:12; scm:+ -- TH:A-
  25. Dori Freeman: Letters Never Read (MRI) {7}: LTL:11; scm:+ -- TH:A-
  26. Becky Warren: War Surplus (self-released -16) {7}: DW:23; xjdc:8, xjsm:6, xkm:1, xrc:8 -- TH:[A-]
  27. Alison Krauss: Windy City (Capitol) {6}: RS_c:25, Su:44 -- TH:A-
  28. Nikki Lane: Highway Queen (New West) {6}: TL:20; am_a:+, b_a:9, pm_a:11 -- TH:**
  29. Thomas Rhett: Life Changes (Valory Music) {6}: BB:37, RS_c:40; am_c:+, scm:++, sln:9
  30. The Secret Sisters: You Don't Own Me Anymore (New West) {6}: RS_c:22; am_a:+, b_a:5, nod:+, scm:+
  31. Kelsea Ballerini: Unapologetically (Black River) {5}: RS_c:18; am_c:+, ny_c:18, sln:10
  32. Joseph Huber: The Suffering Stage (self-released) {5}: scm:++ -- TH:***
  33. Zephaniah OHora & the 18 Wheelers: This Highway (MRI) {5}: am_a:+, scm:++ -- TH:**
  34. Turnpike Troubadours: A Long Way From Your Heart (Bossier City) {5}: RS_c:34; am_a:+, b_a:10, scm:++ -- TH:B
  35. Luke Combs: This One's for You (River House/Columbia Nashville) {4}: RS_c:15; am_c:+, sln:16
  36. Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer: Not Dark Yet (Silver Cross/Thirty Tigers) {4}: AY:188, P:49; pm_a:5
  37. Blue Rose Code: The Water of Leith (Navigator) {3}: FR:+, GTV:14
  38. Dalton Domino: Corners (Lightning Rod) {3}: scm:+ -- TH:**
  39. Chris Hillman: Bidin' My Time (Universal) {3}: am_a:+, la_h:5
  40. Lillie Mae: Forever and Then Some (Third Man) {3}: RT:88; b_a:3
  41. Holly Macve: Golden Eagle (Bella Union) {3}: RM:94, RT:13
  42. The Mavericks: Brand New Day (Mono Mundo) {3}: RS_c:23, TL:23; am_a:+
  43. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill: The Rest of Our Life (Arista Nashville) {3}: sln:19, tbt:2
  44. Travis Meadows: First Cigarette (Blaster) {3}: RS_c:20, Up:41
  45. Tift Merritt: Stitch of the World (Yep Roc) {3}: Al:48; am_s:+ -- TH:*
  46. Billy Strings: Turmoil & Tinfoil (Apostol) {3}: BS:24; gl:+, scm:+
  47. Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line: Champion (self-released) {3}: TL:55; nod:+, npr_u:+
  48. Jaime Wyatt: Felony Blues (forty Below -EP) {3}: N:60; scm:++ -- TH:*
  49. Scott H Biram: The Bad Testament (Bloodshot) {2}: -- TH:**
  50. Luke Bryan: What Makes You Country (Capitol) {2}: sln:3
  51. The Cactus Blossoms: You're Dreaming (Red House -16) {2}: GTV:18 -- TH:[*]
  52. The Cadillac Three: Legacy (Big Machine) {2}: am_c:+, sln:7
  53. Kasey Chambers: Dragonfly (Sugar Hill) {2}: RS_A:43; am_a:+
  54. Ags Connolly: Nothin' Unexpected (At the Helm) {2}: Trk:24; scm:+
  55. Brett Eldredge: Bret Eldredge (Atlantic Nashville) {2}: am_c:+, sln:6
  56. Rayna Gellert: Workin's Too Hard (StorySound) {2}: FR:+; nod:+
  57. Jade Jackson: Gilded (Anti-) {2}: RS_c:30; la_w:8
  58. Lady Antebellum: Heart Break (Busbee) {2}: sln:4
  59. Little Bandit: Breakfast Alone (YK) {2}: RS_c:36; ns:10
  60. Becca Mancari: Good Woman (self-released) {2}: RS_c:19
  61. Scott Miller: Ladies Auxiliary (FAY) {2}: BS:14
  62. Lorrie Morgan/Pam Tillis: Come See Me & Come Lonely (Goldenlane) {2}: -- TH:**
  63. Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (Fantasy) {2}: am_a:+, scm:+
  64. Old Dominion: Happy Endings (RCA Nashville) {2}: am_c:+, sln:18
  65. Charlie Parr: Dog (Red House) {2}: scm+, xsc:8
  66. Carly Pearce: Every Little Thing (Big Machine) {2}: RS_c:26, Up:24
  67. Liz Rose: Swimming Alone (self-released) {2}: TL:41; scm:+
  68. Shinyribs: I Got Your Medicine (Mustard Lid) {2}: scm:+ -- TH:*
  69. Chris Young: Losing Sleep (RCA Nashville) {2}: am_c:+, sln:11
  70. Lauren Alaina: Road Less Traveled (Interscope) {1}: RS_c:35
  71. Darin & Brooke Aldridge: Faster and Farther (Mountain Home Music) {1}: nod:+
  72. The Band of Heathens: Duende (BOH) {1}: RS_c:31
  73. Bobby Bare: Things Change (BFD) {1}: scm:+
  74. John Baumann: Proving Grounds (Golden Spread) {1}: scm:+
  75. Danielle Bradbery: I Don't Believe We've Met (Big Machine) {1}: sln:20
  76. Cory Branan: Adios (Bloodshot) {1}: RS_c:27
  77. The Brother Brothers: Tugboats EP (self-released -EP) {1}: scm:+ -- TH:B-
  78. Zac Brown Band: Welcome Home (Elektra) {1}: sln:13
  79. Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams: Contraband Love (Red House) {1}: nod:+
  80. Brandy Clark: Big Day in a Small Town (Warner Bros -16) {1}: hmv:+ -- TH:[A-]
  81. Slaid Cleaves: Ghost of the Car Radio (Candy House Media) {1}: scm:+
  82. Brent Cobb: Shine On Rainy Day (Elektra) {1}: I:23
  83. Jessi Colter: The Psalms (Legacy) {1}: aqd:+
  84. The Country Side of Harmonica Sam: A Drink After Midnight (El Toro) {1}: scm:+
  85. Charley Crockett: Lil GL's Honky Tonk Jubilee (Son of Davy) {1}: scm:+
  86. Moot Davis: Hierarchy of Crows (Wilburn) {1}: scm:+
  87. Dead Man Winter: Furnace (Gndwire) {1}: scm:+
  88. Jessie James Decker: Southern Girl City Lights (Epic) {1}: am_c:+
  89. Brantley Gilbert: The Devil Don't Sleep (Big Machine) {1}: am_c:+
  90. Walker Hayes: Boom (Monument) {1}: TL:61
  91. Emily Herring: Gliding (Eight 30) {1}: scm:+ -- TH:B
  92. AJ Hobbs: Too Much Is Never Enough (Booker) {1}: scm:+
  93. Randy Howard: A Pair of Knees (Grand Old Man Music) {1}: scm:+
  94. Idle Bloom: Little Deaths (Fraternity as Vanity) {1}: ns:9
  95. Chris Janson: Everybody (Warner Bros) {1}: sln:14
  96. Toby Keith: The Bus Songs (Show Dog Nashville) {1}: am_c:+
  97. Miranda Lambert: The Weight of These Wings (RCA Nashville -16) {1}: cl:9 -- TH:[A-]
  98. Langhorne Slim: Lost at Last Vol 1 (Dualtone) {1}: gl:+
  99. Left Lane Cruiser: Claw Machine Wizard (Alive Naturalsound) {1}: scm:+
  100. Madison Lewis: Back to the Blue (self-released) {1}: scm:+
  101. Travis Linville: Up Ahead (self-released) {1}: gl:+
  102. Dustin Lynch: Current Mood (Broken Bow) {1}: am_c:+
  103. Richard Lynch: Mending Fences (Fence Row) {1}: scm:+
  104. Mapache: Mapache (Spiritual Pajamas) {1}: scm:+
  105. Parker McCollum: Probably Wrong (self-released) {1}: scm:+
  106. Joe Nichols: Never Gets Old (Red Bow) {1}: am_c:+
  107. Jerrod Niemann: This Ride (Curb) {1}: am_c:+
  108. Old Crow Medicine Show: 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde (Columbia Nashville) {1}: am_a:+
  109. Lindi Ortega: Til the Goin' Gets Gone (Soundly Music) {1}: scm:+
  110. Sam Outlaw: Tenderheart (Cooking Vinyl) {1}: scm:+
  111. Live in Concert: Ancient Future () {1 Parker Indo Latin Jazz_Mariah}:
  112. Justin Dean Payne: Coal Camp (Young Mary's -EP) {1}: scm:+
  113. Porter Union: Porter Union (self-released) {1}: scm:+
  114. RaeLynn: WildHorse (Warner Bros Nashville) {1}: RS_c:28
  115. Pete Schlegel: J-Town (self-released) {1}: scm:+
  116. Sarah Jane Scouten: When the Bloom Falls From the Rose (Light Organ) {1}: scm:+
  117. Blake Shelton: Texoma Shore (Warner Bros Nashville) {1}: -- TH:*
  118. Chris Shiflett: West Coast Town (Side One Dummy) {1}: RS_c:21
  119. Sons of the Palomino: Sons of the Palomino (BFD) {1}: scm:+
  120. Eric Strickland & the B Sides: Black and White and Blue (Ol' River) {1}: scm:+
  121. Aaron Lee Tasjan: Silver Tears (New West -16) {1}: nod:+ -- TH:[B]
  122. Shania Twain: Now (Mercury Nashville) {1}: MR:49
  123. Aaron Vance: My Own Way (Windy Holler) {1}: scm:+
  124. Rhonda Vincent & Daryle Singletary: American Grandstand (Upper Management Music) {1}: scm:+
  125. Wheeler Walker Jr: Ol' Wheeler (Cooking Vinyl) {1}: scm:+
  126. Aaron Watson: Vaquero (Big Label) {1}: am_c:+
  127. Kody West: Green (self-released) {1}: scm:+
  128. Alex Williams: Better Than Myself (Big Machine) {1}: am_c:+
  129. Lucinda Williams: This Sweet Old World (Highway 20/Thirty Tigers) {1}: Fp:81
  130. Ira Wolf: The Closest Thing to Home (self-released) {1}: scm:+
  131. Brett Young: Brett Young (Big Machine) {1}: sln:17


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