The Americana Airplay Chart Rundown [October 12]

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. Patty Griffin – Servant of Love
  3. Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin – Lost Time
  4. Joe Ely – Panhandle Rambler [Up 1]
  5. The Bottle Rockets – South Broadway Athletic Club (Grade: 8.5/10) [Up 5]
  6. Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material (Grade: 9/10) [Down 2]
  7. Josh Ritter – Sermon On The Rocks [Up 17]
  8. Los Lobos – Gates Of Gold [Down 1]
  9. Turnpike Troubadours – Turnpike Troubadours (Grade: 10/10) [Down 3]
  10. The Wood Brothers – Paradise [Up 3]
  11. Ashley Monroe – The Blade (Grade: 7/10) [Down 3]
  12. Don Henley – Cass County (Grade: 10/10) [Up 2]
  13. Nathaniel Rateliff and The Nightsweats – Nathaniel Rateliff and The Nightsweats [Up 5] 
  14. The Black Lillies – Hard To Please [Up 6]
  15. The Statesboro Revue – Jukehouse Revival (Grade: 8/10) [Down 3]
  16. Watkins Family Hour – Watkins Family Hour [Down 7]
  17. Shawn Colvin – Uncovered
  18. Amy Helm – Didn’t It Rain [Down 7]
  19. Langhorne Slim – The Spirit Moves 
  20. Webb Wilder – Mississippi Moderne [Up 20]
  21. Kasey Chambers – Bittersweet (Grade: 9/10) [Down 6]
  22. Lindi Ortega – Faded Gloryville (Grade: 9/10) [New]
  23. Warren Haynes (feat. Railroad Earth) – Ashes & Dust [Down 7]
  24. Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts of Love [Up 1]
  25. The Dave Rawlings Machine – Nashville Obsolete [Up 13]
  26. Glen Hansard – Didn’t He Ramble [Up 10]
  27. Lucero – All A Man Should Do [Up 8]
  28. Rayland Baxter – Imaginary Man [Down 5]
  29. Jonathan Tyler – Holy Smokes (Grade: 10/10) [Down 8]
  30. Dale Watson – Call Me Insane (Grade: 8.5/10) [Down 8]
  31. Whitney Rose – Heartbreaker of the Year (Grade: 10/10) [Down 4]
  32. Kevin Gordon – Long Gone Time [Down 6]
  33. Steep Canyon Rangers – Radio [Down 4]
  34. The Damn Quails – Out of The Birdcage (Grade: 8.5/10) [Down 3]
  35. Jason James – Jason James [Down 1]
  36. Daniel Romano – If I’ve Only One Time Askin’ [Down 6]
  37. Chris Stapleton – Traveller (Grade: 10/10) [Down 9]
  38. Folk Family Festival – Water Walker [New]
  39. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color [Down 6]
  40. Jackie Greene – Back To Birth [Down 3]