The Americana Airplay Chart Rundown [August 3]

Jason Isbell Something More Than Free

This is The Americana Airplay Chart Rundown. Every week I’ll post the top 40 from the Americana Airplay chart, which is obtained from From the site: “The Americana Airplay chart represents the reported play of terrestrial radio stations, nationally syndicated radio shows, satellite radio and internet stations who have agreed to submit weekly spin counts. For more information please visit”

The goal of this feature is to track and monitor the current most popular music in the Americana realm, as I believe it’s starting to take on a bigger importance in the world of music, especially concerning the current state of country music. In addition it will bring some new names to the site that haven’t been covered here before and could lead to more Americana coverage. It’s also a place to discuss anything going on in the Americana genre at this moment. Be sure to weigh in on the chart in the comments below.

  1. Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free (Grade: 10/10)
  2. Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell – The Traveling Kind
  3. Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material (Grade: 9/10)
  4. Richard Thompson – Still
  5. Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard – Django and Jimmie (Grade: 9/10)
  6. Chris Stapleton – Traveller (Grade: 10/10)
  7. Ray Wylie Hubbard – The Ruffian’s Misfortune 
  8. Sonny Landreth – Bound By The Blues 
  9. Watkins Family Hour – Watkins Family Hour
  10. Dale Watson – Call Me Insane (Grade: 8.5/10)
  11. Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams – Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
  12. Kasey Chambers – Bittersweet
  13. Amy Helm – Didn’t It Rain
  14. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
  15. Warren Hayes (feat. Railroad Earth) – Ashes & Dust
  16. Rhett Miller – The Traveler
  17. Dwight Yoakam – Second Hand Heart (Grade: 10/10)
  18. Uncle Lucius – The Light
  19. Eilen Jewell – Sundown Over Ghost Town
  20. Sam Outlaw – Angeleno (Grade: 10/10)
  21. The Deslondes – The Deslondes (Grade: 8.5/10)
  22. Jimmy LaFave – The Night Tribe
  23. Milk Carton Kids – Monterey 
  24. Will Hoge – Small Town Dreams (Grade: 9/10)
  25. Dar Williams – Emerald 
  26. Honey Honey – 3
  27. The Mike & Ruthy Band – Bright As You Can
  28. John Moreland – High On Tulsa Heat (Grade: 9/10)
  29. Whitey Morgan & The 78s – Sonic Ranch (Grade: 10/10)
  30. Samantha Crain – Under Branch & Thorn & Tree
  31. Ashley Monroe – The Blade (Grade: 7/10)
  32. Yonder Mountain String Band – Black Sheep
  33. Calexico – Edge of the Sun
  34. Daniel Romano – If I’ve Only One Time Askin’
  35. Jackie Greene – Back To Birth
  36. Steeldrivers – The Muscle Shoals Sessions
  37. JD McPherson – Let The Good Times Roll
  38. Leon Bridges – Coming Home
  39. Kentucky Headhunters – Meet Me In Blues Land 
  40. Tony Furtado – The Bell

4 thoughts on “The Americana Airplay Chart Rundown [August 3]

  1. Zack August 4, 2015 / 1:22 pm

    Seriously love seeing this chart, and all of the names i need to check out. Lol, the lowest score here is a 7/10…..and that album would still be considered as one of the top contenders for album of the year in the mainstream world…

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    • Megan Conley August 5, 2015 / 12:20 pm

      Yeah, a great a chart when the lowest is a 7. And honestly I gave Ashley an 8.5. I didn’t think this album was nearly as much of a step down for her as a lot of people did. I am gglad to see Ashley going for Americana airplay though, adds even more quality to this chart.


  2. Lisandro Berry-Gaviria August 4, 2015 / 1:46 pm

    Somehow I’m not surprised Ashley Monroe is going for Americana airplay too.


  3. RG August 4, 2015 / 3:47 pm

    Yea the chart is great! Helps me remember who is next on my list to check out.


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