The Americana Airplay Chart Rundown [August 17]

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 AmericanaRadio.org. 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 www.americanamusic.org.”

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. Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material (Grade: 9/10) [Up 1]
  3. Richard Thompson – Still [Up 1]
  4. Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell – The Traveling Kind (Grade: 9/10) [Down 2]
  5. Watkins Family Hour – Watkins Family Hour [Up 1]
  6. Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard – Django and Jimmie (Grade: 9/10) [Down 1]
  7. Amy Helm – Didn’t It Rain [Up 1]
  8. Kasey Chambers – Bittersweet [Up 4]
  9. Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams – Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams [Up 1]
  10. Chris Stapleton – Traveller (Grade: 10/10) [Down 1]
  11. Dale Watson – Call Me Insane (Grade: 8.5/10) [Down 4]
  12. Warren Haynes (feat. Railroad Earth) – Ashes & Dust [Down 1]
  13. Sonny Landreth – Bound By The Blues [Up 1]
  14. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color [Up 2]
  15. Rhett Miller – The Traveler
  16. Ray Wylie Hubbard – The Ruffian’s Misfortune [Down 3]
  17. Uncle Lucius – The Light
  18. Ashley Monroe – The Blade (Grade: 7/10) [Up 5]
  19. Eilen Jewell – Sundown Over Ghost Town [Down 1]
  20. The Deslondes – The Deslondes (Grade: 8.5/10)
  21. Dwight Yoakam – Second Hand Heart (Grade: 10/10) [Down 2]
  22. Jonathan Tyler – Holy Smokes (Grade: 10/10) [Up 4]
  23. Sam Outlaw – Angeleno (Grade: 10/10) [Down 1]
  24. Daniel Romano – If I’ve Only One Time Askin’ [Up 1]
  25. Statesboro Revue – Jukehouse Revival [New]
  26. Steeldrivers – The Muscle Shoals Sessions [Up 9]
  27. Langhorne Slim – The Spirit Moves [Up 10]
  28. Honey Honey – [Up 1]
  29. Sugarcane Jane – Dirt Road’s End [Up 7]
  30. Samantha Crain – Under Branch & Thorn & Tree
  31. Dar Williams – Emerald [Up 1]
  32. Leon Bridges – Coming Home [Up 6]
  33. Jimmy LaFave – The Night Tribe [Down 12]
  34. Milk Carton Kids – Monterey [Down 10]
  35. The Grahams – Glory Bound [Re-Entered Chart This Week]
  36. Waifs – Beautiful You [New]
  37. Whitey Morgan & The 78s – Sonic Ranch (Grade: 10/10) [Down 10]
  38. Calexico – Edge of The Sun [Re-Entered Chart This Week]
  39. The Mike & Ruthy Band – Bright As You Can [Down 11] 
  40. Jackie Greene – Back To Birth [Re-Entered Chart This Week]