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WMOT's Top 100 Album Spins for 2020

El Dorado/Marcus King

WMOT's list of most played albums of 2020 is measured by CDX, an airplay monitoring service. WMOT's Americana Countdown Show, The List, with Webb Wilder will count down the top albums starting December 18 at 2 pm Central. The countdown will contine each Friday through January 8, 2021.

You can still vote for your favorite albums of 2020 until December 17!

And look for Craig Havighurst's Essential Americana Albums list this week on WMOT.org.

  1. Marcus King, El Dorado
  2. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Reunions
  3. Margo Price, That's How Rumors Get Started
  4. Secret Sisters, The Saturn Return
  5. Logan Ledger, Logan Ledger
  6. Lucinda Williams, Good Souls Better Angels
  7. Lone Bellow, The Half Moon Light
  8. Wood Brothers, The Kingdom In My Mind
  9. War And Treaty, The Hearts Town
  10. Ray Wylie Hubbard, Co-Starring
  11. Nathaniel Rateliff, And It's Still Alright
  12. Grace Potter, Daylight
  13. Katie Pruitt. Expectations
  14. Dustbowl Revival, Is It You, Is It Me
  15. Jayhawks, XOXO
  16. Sierra Hull, 25 Trips
  17. Mastersons, The No Time For Love Songs
  18. Reckless Kelly, American Jackpot - American Girls
  19. Black Pumas, Black Pumas
  20. Robert Cray, That's What I Heard
  21. Lilly Hiatt, Walking Proof
  22. Mavericks, Play The Hits
  23. Kathleen Edwards, Total Freedom
  24. Steve Earle & The Dukes, Ghosts Of West Virginia
  25. Indigo Girls, Look Long
  26. S.G. Goodman, Old Time Feeling
  27. Sarah Jarosz, World On The Ground
  28. American Aquarium, Lamentations
  29. Sonny Landreth, Blacktop Run
  30. Elizabeth Cook, Aftermath
  31. Darrell Scott, Darrell Scott Sings The Blues Of Hank Williams
  32. Mark Erelli, Blindsided
  33. John Moreland, LP5
  34. Brandy Clark, Your Life Is A Record
  35. The Chicks, Gaslighter
  36. Caleb Caudle, Better Hurry Up
  37. The Mavericks, En Espanol
  38. Paul Burch, Light Sensitive
  39. Watkins Family Hour, brother sister
  40. Michaela Anne, Desert Dove
  41. Aubrie Sellers, Far From Home
  42. Billy Strings, Home
  43. The Band of Heathens, Stranger
  44. Will Hoge, Tiny Little Movies
  45. Chatham County Line, Strange Fascination
  46. YOLA, Walk Through Fire
  47. Chuck Prophet, The Land That Time Forgot
  48. Allison Moorer, Blood
  49. Van Morrison, Three Chords And The Truth
  50. Teddy Thompson, Heartbreaker Please
  51. The Avett Brothers, Closer Than Together
  52. Various Artists On The Road:  A Tribute To John Hartford
  53. Ruston Kelly, Shape & Destroy
  54. Jaime Wyatt, Neon Cross
  55. Trigger Hippy, Full Circle & Then Some
  56. Kelsey Waldon, White Noise/White Lines
  57. The Reverend Shawn Amos, Blue Sky
  58. The Lumineers, III
  59. The James Hunter Six, Nick Of Time
  60. William Prince, Reliever
  61. Jack Broadbent, Moonshine Blue
  62. Shelby Lynne, Shelby Lynne
  63. Puss N Boots, Sister
  64. The Allman Betts Band, Bless Your Heart
  65. The Avett Brothers, The Third Gleam
  66. Fruition Broken, At The Break Of Day
  67. Pokey LaFarge, Rock Bottom Rhapsody
  68. Carolina Story, Dandelion
  69. The White Buffalo, On The Widow's Walk
  70. Chelsea Williams, Beautiful And Strange
  71. Early James, Singing For My Supper
  72. The Teskey Brothers, Run Home Slow
  73. Molly Tuttle, ...but i'd rather be with you
  74. Courtney Marie Andrews, Old Flowers
  75. North Mississippi Allstars, Up And Rolling
  76. Samantha Crain, A Small Death
  77. The Panhandlers, The Panhandlers
  78. Pam Tillis, Looking For A Feeling
  79. Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, World Full Of Blues
  80. Willie Nelson, First Rose of Spring
  81. John Craigie, Asterisk The Universe
  82. Various Artists, Come On Up To The House: Women Sing Waits
  83. Kendell Marvel, Solid Gold Sounds
  84. Corb Lund, Agricultural Tragic
  85. Terry Allen and The Panhandle Mystery Band, Just Like Moby Dick
  86. Beth Hart War, In My Mind
  87. Tre Burt, Caught It From The Rye
  88. The SteelDrivers, Bad For You
  89. Larkin Poe, Self Made Man
  90. G. Love, The Juice
  91. Christone Kingfish Ingram, Kingfish
  92. Sheryl Crow, Threads
  93. Lori McKenna, The Balladeer
  94. Nora Jane Struthers, Bright Lights, Long Drives, First Words
  95. The Highwomen, The Highwomen
  96. Tami Neilson, CHICKABOOM!
  97. Casey Van Beek And The Tulsa Groove, Heaven Forever
  98. Dawes, Good Luck With Whatever
  99. Danny Barnes, Man On Fire
  100. Whitney Rose, We Still Go To Rodeos
Val Hoeppner is the executive director of WMOT 89.5, executive producer of Wired In, 895 Fest, 895 Sessions, 895 Feast and the AmericanaFest Day Stage presented by WMOT, World Cafe and NPR Music. Hoeppner joined WMOT in 2014 and helped transition WMOT from mixed format to American Roots in 2016.