The Americana Airplay Chart Rundown [September 21]

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)
  3. Patty Griffin – Servant of Love [Up 10]
  4. Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin – Lost Time [Up 2]
  5. Watkins Family Hour – Watkins Family Hour [Down 2] 
  6. Ashley Monroe – The Blade (Grade: 7/10) [Down 1]
  7. Amy Helm – Didn’t It Rain [Down 3]
  8. Kasey Chambers – Bittersweet (Grade: 9/10) [Down 1]
  9. Warren Haynes (feat. Railroad Earth) – Ashes & Dust [Down 1]
  10. Dale Watson – Call Me Insane (Grade: 8.5/10) [Down 1]
  11. Turnpike Troubadours – Turnpike Troubadours (Grade: 10/10) [Up 1]
  12. The Statesboro Revue – Jukehouse Revival (Grade: 8/10) [Down 2]
  13. Langhorne Slim – The Spirit Moves [Down 2]
  14. Nathaniel Rateliff and The Nightsweats – Nathaniel Rateliff and The Nightsweats [Up 6]
  15. Los Lobos – Gates Of Gold [Up 19]
  16. Uncle Lucius – The Light [Down 2]
  17. Richard Thompson – Still [Down 2]
  18. Jonathan Tyler – Holy Smokes (Grade: 10/10) [Down 1]
  19. Chris Stapleton – Traveller (Grade: 10/10)
  20. Daniel Romano – If I’ve Only One Time Askin’ [Down 4]
  21. Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams – Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams [Down 3]
  22. Sonny Landreth – Bound By The Blues [Down 1]
  23. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color 
  24. Whitney Rose – Heartbreaker of the Year (Grade: 10/10) [Up 5]
  25. Rayland Baxter – Imaginary Man [Up 7]
  26. Jackie Greene – Back To Birth [Up 1]
  27. Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell – The Traveling Kind (Grade: 9/10) [Down 5]
  28. The Deslondes – The Deslondes (Grade: 8.5/10) [Down 3]
  29. Steep Canyon Rangers – Radio [Down 1]
  30. Don Henley – Cass County [Up 1]
  31. Waifs – Beautiful You [Down 1]
  32. Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts of Love [Down 6]
  33. Leon Bridges – Coming Home [Up 3]
  34. Kevin Gordon – Long Gone Time [New]
  35. Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard – Django and Jimmie (Grade: 9/10) [Down 11]
  36. Sam Outlaw – Angeleno (Grade: 10/10) [Up 1]
  37. Underhill Rose – The Great Tomorrow [Down 2]
  38. Eilen Jewell – Sundown Over Ghost Town [Down 5]
  39. Whitey Morgan & The 78s – Sonic Ranch (Grade: 10/10) [Re-Entered This Week]
  40. Jason James – Jason James [Down 2]