Americana 2008 Top 100 Albums

Americana Airplay ChartThe Americana Music Association has recently published its Top 100 Albums for November 19, 2007 through to November 10, 2008.

In keeping with the success at the Americana award show on September where Robert Plant & Alison Krauss won the Album of the Year and Duo/Group awards, their album Raising Sand came in with third place in the play list.

The top album within mainstream bluegrass is The SteelDrivers eponymous album.

Below is a selective listing of albums in the upper half of the listing, with placement based on reported radio play.

#3 Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Raising Sand, Rounder 10,851 plays
#14 The SteelDrivers – The SteelDrivers, Rounder 6,259 plays
#42 Tim O Brien – Chameleon, Proper American/Howdy Skies 4,426 plays
#45 Donna The Buffalo – Silverlined, Sugar Hill 4,346 plays
#48 Kathy Mattea – Coal, Captain Potato Records 4,274 plays

Other albums of interest that appeared in the bottom half of the listing are Darrell Scott Modern Hymns (4,138 plays), Chatham County Line IV (4,047), Dan Tyminski Wheels (3,948), Fred Eaglesmith Tinderbox (3,312) – this album features the writer’s own version of the great tear-jerking song Carter – Duhks Fast Paced World (3,185), The Infamous Stringdusters The Infamous Stringdusters (2,851), Old Crow Medicine Show Tennessee Pusher  (2,841) and Drew Emmitt Long Road  (2,748).

The full listing can be found on The Americana Music Association website.

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.