Americana Announces Top 100 Albums of the Year

Nashville— The Americana Music Association has announced its year end Top 100 Albums of the Year. The Top 100 albums are based on those records reported to the Americana Airplay Chart during the period of November 17, 2009 through November 15, 2010.

This years Top Ten most played albums are:

1) Various Artists, Crazy Heart Original Motion Picture Soundtrack / New West
2) Rosanne Cash, The List / Manhattan
3) John Hiatt, The Open Road / New West
4) Carolina Chocolate Drops, Genuine Negro Jig / Nonesuch
5) Ray Wylie Hubbard, A Enlightenment B Endarkenment Hint There Is No C / Bordello/Thirty Tigers
6) Robert Earl Keen, The Rose Hotel / Lost Highway
7) Band Of Heathens, One Foot In The Ether / BOH Records
8) The Avett Brothers, I And Love And You / Columbia
9) Patty Griffin, Downtown Church / Credential
10) Reckless Kelly, Somewhere In Time / Yep Roc

To view the full 2010 Top 100 Albums visit and click the Top 100 Albums link or click HERE.

The Americana Airplay Chart is managed by the Americana Music Association and represents the reported play of terrestrial radio stations, nationally syndicated shows, satellite radio and Internet stations which have agreed to submit weekly spin counts on Americana albums they’ve played during the previous week. The chart is an album-based chart for new releases and is not meant to reflect airplay on singles, recurrents or catalog albums.

For More Information contact:

Jed Hilly
Americana Music Association
(615) 386-6936

About the Americana Music Association
The Americana Music Association is a professional trade organization whose mission is to provide a forum for the advocacy of Americana music and to promote public awareness of the genre to support the creative and economic viability of professionals in this field. Dedicated to building and promoting the Americana genre and the individuals who participate in that industry, the Americana Music Association works closely with artists, labels, radio stations, retailers, print media, festivals, agents, publishers and more to help organize and build the infrastructure necessary for the Americana genre to achieve success both creatively and financially. To learn more or become a member, please visit


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