Top Country Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
131
Bruce Springsteen Nebraska Americana Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1982
2
146
Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison 1968
3
210
Gram Parsons Grievous Angel Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1974
4
261
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes Americana Chamber Folk, Indie Folk 2008
5
279
Bonnie "Prince" Billy I See a Darkness Alt-Country, Americana Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1999
6
303
Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel Road Alt-Country, Americana 1998
7
342
Johnny Cash American Recordings Americana 1994
8
485
Ryan Adams Heartbreaker Alt-Country, Americana 2000
9
515
Gram Parsons GP Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1973
10
563
Wilco Being There Alt-Country Country Rock, Roots Rock 1996
11
568
Willie Nelson Red Headed Stranger Outlaw Country 1975
12
656
Johnny Cash At San Quentin 1969
13
668
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will the Circle Be Unbroken Bluegrass 1972
14
681
Bob Dylan Nashville Skyline Country Rock, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1969
15
757
John Hiatt Bring the Family Americana Roots Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1987
16
813
Gillian Welch Time (The Revelator) Americana Contemporary Folk 2001
17
878
Ry Cooder Paradise and Lunch Americana Roots Rock 1974
18
907
John Prine John Prine Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1971
19
910
Johnny Cash American III: Solitary Man Americana 2000
20
934
Bill Callahan Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle Alt-Country Singer/Songwriter 2009
21
956
Johnny Cash American IV: The Man Comes Around Americana 2002
22
960
Cowboy Junkies The Trinity Session Alt-Country Contemporary Folk 1988
23
983
k.d. Lang Ingénue Country Pop Adult Contemporary, Singer/Songwriter 1992
24
995
Bruce Springsteen The Ghost of Tom Joad Americana Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1995
25
1069
The Jayhawks Hollywood Town Hall Alt-Country, Americana Country Rock 1992
26
1086
Billy Bragg & Wilco Mermaid Avenue Alt-Country, Americana Folk Rock 1998
27
1095
Steve Earle Guitar Town Alt-Country Country Rock 1986
28
1113
Lucinda Williams Lucinda Williams Alt-Country, Americana Singer/Songwriter 1988
29
1115
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Raising Sand Americana Country Rock 2007
30
1160
Emmylou Harris Wrecking Ball Alt-Country 1995
31
1242
Ryan Adams Gold Alt-Country Pop Rock 2001
32
1272
Calexico The Black Light Alt-Country, Americana 1998
33
1307
Neko Case Fox Confessor Brings the Flood Alt-Country, Americana Singer/Songwriter 2006
34
1326
Palace Brothers There Is No-One What Will Take Care of You Alt-Country Indie Folk 1993
35
1379
Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose Alt-Country 2004
36
1389
Uncle Tupelo Anodyne Alt-Country, Americana 1993
37
1396
Midlake The Trials of Van Occupanther Americana Folk Rock, Indie Folk 2006
38
1421
Calexico Feast of Wire Alt-Country, Americana 2003
39
1445
Wilco Sky Blue Sky Alt-Country Alternative Rock, Pop Rock 2007
40
1446
Marty Robbins Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs Cowboy 1959
41
1498
Dolly Parton Coat of Many Colors 1971
42
1657
The Everly Brothers The Everly Brothers (They're Off and Rolling) Close Harmony Pop, Rock & Roll 1957
43
1686
Shelby Lynne I Am Shelby Lynne Country Pop 1999
44
1694
Grant Lee Buffalo Fuzzy Alt-Country, Americana Indie Rock 1993
45
1728
Kris Kristofferson Kristofferson/Me and Bobby McGee Outlaw Country Singer/Songwriter 1970
46
1749
Bill Callahan Dream River Americana Singer/Songwriter 2013
47
1792
Neko Case Blacklisted Alt-Country Alternative Singer/Songwriter 2002
48
1808
J.J. Cale Naturally Americana Blues Rock, Country Rock 1972
49
1812
Miranda Lambert Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Contemporary Country 2007
50
1884
Lucinda Williams World Without Tears Alt-Country 2003
51
1888
The Jayhawks Tomorrow the Green Grass Alt-Country, Americana 1995
52
1905
Bonnie "Prince" Billy The Letting Go Americana Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2006
53
1910
Jason Isbell Something More Than Free Americana Singer/Songwriter 2015
54
1937
Waylon Jennings Honky Tonk Heroes Outlaw Country 1973
55
2041
Sturgill Simpson A Sailor's Guide to Earth Alt-Country Country Soul 2016
56
2085
Meat Puppets Up on the Sun Alt-Country Alternative Rock, Cowpunk 1985
57
2100
Willie Nelson Phases and Stages Outlaw Country 1974
58
2110
Emmylou Harris Pieces of the Sky 1975
59
2124
Townes Van Zandt Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas Singer/Songwriter 1977
60
2137
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Nancy & Lee Country Pop Baroque Pop 1968
61
2159
Guy Clark Old No. 1 Outlaw Country Singer/Songwriter 1975
62
2175
Townes Van Zandt The Late Great Townes Van Zandt Singer/Songwriter 1972
63
2178
Ry Cooder Chavez Ravine Americana Latin American Music 2005
64
2205
The Original Soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou? American Folk Music, Film Soundtrack 2000
65
2210
Joe Ely Honky Tonk Masquerade Outlaw Country Country Rock 1978
66
2229
Son Volt Trace Alt-Country, Americana 1995
67
2260
David Ackles American Gothic Americana Singer/Songwriter 1972
68
2272
Phosphorescent Muchacho Americana 2013
69
2279
Shania Twain Come On Over Country Pop 1997
70
2281
Iron & Wine The Shepherd's Dog Americana Folk Rock, Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2007
71
2290
Lambchop How I Quit Smoking Alt-Country, Americana Chamber Pop 1996
72
2318
The Louvin Brothers Tragic Songs of Life Close Harmony 1956
73
2374
Neko Case Middle Cyclone Alt-Country Singer/Songwriter 2009
74
2394
Michelle Shocked Short Sharp Shocked Alt-Country Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1988
75
2402
Johnny Cash Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar! Rockabilly 1957
76
2428
The Everly Brothers Songs Our Daddy Taught Us Close Harmony, Country Pop Folk Pop 1958
77
2454
Drive-By Truckers American Band Alt-Country Southern Rock 2016
78
2468
Steve Earle El Corazon Alt-Country, Americana Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1997
79
2523
Margo Price Midwest Farmer's Daughter 2016
80
2587
k.d. Lang Shadowland Nashville Sound 1988
81
2635
Lyle Lovett Pontiac Alt-Country 1988
82
2646
Dwight Yoakam Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. Bakersfield Sound 1986
83
2651
The Everly Brothers Roots Close Harmony, Country Pop 1968
84
2661
The Everly Brothers It's Everly Time Close Harmony Pop 1960
85
2702
Steve Earle Jerusalem Alt-Country, Americana Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2002
86
2748
Emmylou Harris Elite Hotel Progressive Country Country Rock 1975
87
2787
Ricky Nelson Ricky Sings Again 1959
88
2811
Lucinda Williams Essence Alt-Country Singer/Songwriter 2001
89
2820
Gillian Welch Revival Americana Contemporary Folk 1996
90
2829
Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions Americana American Folk Music, Folk Rock 2006
91
2839
Lambchop Is a Woman Alt-Country Chamber Pop 2002
92
2845
Bill Callahan Apocalypse Americana Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2011
93
2851
M. Ward Transfiguration of Vincent Americana Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2003
94
2865
Uncle Tupelo No Depression Alt-Country, Americana Country Rock 1990
95
2919
k.d. Lang Absolute Torch and Twang 1989
96
2950
Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris Trio 1987
97
2968
Los Lobos By the Light of the Moon Americana Tex-Mex 1987
98
2984
Elvis Presley Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old) Nashville Sound 1971

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Drive-By Truckers Brighter Than Creation's Dark Alt-Country Country Rock, Southern Rock 2008
Wilco Schmilco Alt-Country Indie Rock 2016
Drive-By Truckers Southern Rock Opera Alt-Country Southern Rock 2001
Steve Earle Copperhead Road Alt-Country Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1988
Willie Nelson Shotgun Willie Outlaw Country 1973
Garth Brooks No Fences Contemporary Country, Country Pop 1990
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit The Nashville Sound Alt-Country, Americana 2017
Dixie Chicks Wide Open Spaces Contemporary Country, Country Pop 1998
Gillian Welch The Harrow and the Harvest Americana Contemporary Folk 2011
John Hiatt Slow Turning Americana Singer/Songwriter 1988
Blue Rodeo Five Days in July Alt-Country Country Rock 1993
George Jones I Am What I Am Nashville Sound 1980
Sturgill Simpson Metamodern Sounds in Country Music Outlaw Country 2014
Merle Haggard Mama Tried Bakersfield Sound 1968
Jimmie Dale & The Flatlanders All American Music/More a Legend Than a Band 1972
Emmylou Harris Luxury Liner Progressive Country 1977
Tom T. Hall In Search of a Song Progressive Rock 1971
Bright Eyes Cassadaga Alt-Country Indie Folk 2007
Buck Owens and His Buckaroos Carnegie Hall Concert Bakersfield Sound 1966
Hank Williams, Jr. Hank Williams Jr. & Friends Country Rock 1975
Kacey Musgraves Same Trailer Different Park Contemporary Country 2013
Townes Van Zandt Our Mother the Mountain Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1969
Uncle Tupelo March 16-20, 1992 Alt-Country, Americana 1992
Johnny Cash American V: A Hundred Highways Americana 2006
Merle Haggard I'm a Lonesome Fugitive Bakersfield Sound 1967
Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins Rabbit Fur Coat Alt-Country 2006
Whiskeytown Stranger's Almanac Alt-Country, Americana 1997
George Jones The Grand Tour Nashville Sound 1974
Steve Earle Transcendental Blues Alt-Country, Americana Roots Rock 2000
Dixie Chicks Home Bluegrass, Contemporary Country 2002
Emmylou Harris Red Dirt Girl Alt-Country, Contemporary Country 2000
Songs: Ohia Magnolia Electric Co. Alt-Country Contemporary Folk 2003
Randy Travis Storms of Life Contemporary Country 1986
Lyle Lovett Lyle Lovett Progressive Country Singer/Songwriter 1986
Jason Isbell Southeastern Americana Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2013
Lucinda Williams Sweet Old World Alt-Country 1992
The Jayhawks Rainy Day Music Alt-Country Pop Rock 2003
Emmylou Harris Roses in the Snow 1980
James Talley Got No Bread, No Milk, No Money, But We Sure Got a Lot of Love 1975
Clint Black Killin' Time Contemporary Country 1989
Gillian Welch Hell Among the Yearlings Americana Contemporary Folk 1998
Johnny Cash Unchained Americana 1996
Bonnie "Prince" Billy Master and Everyone Americana Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2003
Iris DeMent My Life 1994
Steve Earle The Mountain Americana, Progressive Bluegrass 1999
Garth Brooks Ropin' the Wind Contemporary Country, Country Pop 1991
Nanci Griffith The Last of the True Believers Americana, Contemporary Country Singer/Songwriter 1986
Josh T. Pearson Last of the Country Gentlemen Americana Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2011
Steve Earle I Feel Alright Alt-Country, Americana Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1996
Rosanne Cash The River & The Thread Americana, Contemporary Country 2014
16 Horsepower Sackcloth 'n' Ashes Gothic Country 1996
Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball Americana Heartland Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2012
Waylon Jennings Dreaming My Dreams Outlaw Country 1975
Ry Cooder Into the Purple Valley Americana Country Rock, Folk Rock 1972
Townes Van Zandt Townes Van Zandt Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1969
The Jayhawks Sound of Lies Alt-Country 1997
Vic Chesnutt Is the Actor Happy? Americana Singer/Songwriter, Slowcore 1995
The Holy Modal Rounders The Holy Modal Rounders Old-Time Contemporary Folk 1964
Jimmie Dale Gilmore After Awhile Alt-Country, Progressive Country 1991
Giant Sand Chore of Enchantment Alt-Country, Americana 2000
The Avett Brothers I and Love and You Alt-Country, Americana Folk Pop 2009
Grant Lee Buffalo Mighty Joe Moon Alt-Country, Americana Alternative Rock 1994
Charlie Rich Behind Closed Doors Nashville Sound 1973
Willie Nelson Across the Borderline 1993
Gary Stewart Out of Hand Honky Tonk 1975
Jamey Johnson The Guitar Song Progressive Country 2010
Robert Plant Band of Joy Americana Country Rock 2010
My Morning Jacket Evil Urges Alt-Country Indie Rock 2008
Nanci Griffith Other Voices, Other Rooms Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1993
Dwight Yoakam If There Was a Way Bakersfield Sound 1990
Michael Nesmith And the Hits Just Keep On Comin' Singer/Songwriter 1972
My Morning Jacket Circuital Alt-Country Indie Rock 2011
Lucinda Williams The Ghosts of Highway 20 Americana Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2016
Palace Brothers Days in the Wake Alt-Country Singer/Songwriter 1994
Califone Roots & Crowns Alt-Country Psychedelic Folk 2006
Kacey Musgraves Pageant Material Contemporary Country 2015
Miranda Lambert The Weight of These Wings Contemporary Country 2016
Rosanne Cash Interiors Country Pop 1990
Miranda Lambert Platinum Contemporary Country 2014
Ashley Monroe The Blade Contemporary Country, Country Pop 2015
Tweedy Sukierae Alt-Country Singer/Songwriter 2014
Chris Stapleton Traveller Americana 2015
Charlie Rich The Fabulous Charlie Rich Nashville Sound Country Soul 1969
Margo Price All American Made Contemporary Country 2017
Vic Chesnutt West of Rome Alt-Country, Americana Singer/Songwriter 1992
She & Him Volume One Alt-Country Folk Pop 2008
Bonnie "Prince" Billy Ease Down the Road Alt-Country, Americana Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2001
Don Gibson Oh Lonesome Me Nashville Sound 1958
Lucinda Williams Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone Alt-Country, Americana Roots Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2014
Ashley Monroe Like a Rose Contemporary Country, Country Pop 2013
Giant Sand Center of the Universe Alt-Country Indie Rock 1992
16 Horsepower Secret South Gothic Country 2000
Mojave 3 Excuses for Travellers Alt-Country 2000
Valerie June The Order of Time Americana 2017
James McMurtry Complicated Game Americana Singer/Songwriter 2015
Hurray for the Riff Raff Small Town Heroes Alt-Country, Americana Contemporary Folk 2014
T-Bone Burnett T-Bone Burnett Alt-Country Roots Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1986
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen Live from Deep in the Heart of Texas Western Swing Country Rock 1973
Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Matt Sweeney Superwolf Alt-Country Contemporary Folk 2005
M. Ward Transistor Radio Americana Contemporary Folk 2005
Califone Quicksand/Cradlesnakes Alt-Country 2003
Emmylou Harris Stumble into Grace 2003
Merle Haggard Swinging Doors and the Bottle Let Me Down Bakersfield Sound 1966
Maren Morris Hero Country Pop Pop Rock 2016
Bonnie "Prince" Billy Lie Down in the Light Alt-Country, Americana Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2008
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals Cold Roses Alt-Country, Americana 2005
Dwight Yoakam This Time 1993
Hiss Golden Messenger Heart Like a Levee Americana Folk Rock 2016
Caitlin Rose The Stand In Country Pop 2013
Lambchop Aw C'mon Americana Chamber Pop, Indie Rock 2004
Randy Travis Always & Forever 1987
Link Wray Link Wray Americana Country Rock, Roots Rock 1971
Hiss Golden Messenger Lateness of Dancers Americana 2014
The Everly Brothers A Date with The Everly Brothers Close Harmony Pop 1960
The Walkabouts Satisfied Mind Alt-Country, Americana 1993
Ry Cooder Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down Americana Contemporary Folk 2011
Lambchop No You C'mon Americana Chamber Pop, Indie Rock 2004
Valerie June Pushin' Against a Stone Americana Country Soul 2013
Keith Whitley I Wonder Do You Think of Me 1989
Waylon Jennings The Taker/Tulsa Outlaw Country 1971
Steve Earle The Revolution Starts Now Alt-Country, Americana Country Rock 2004
Rosanne Cash Black Cadillac Alt-Country, Contemporary Country 2006
Miranda Lambert Revolution Contemporary Country 2009
Dixie Chicks Taking the Long Way Country Pop Pop Rock 2006
Ryan Adams 1989 Alt-Country Pop Rock 2015
Ryan Adams Easy Tiger Alt-Country Singer/Songwriter 2007
Jolie Holland Escondida Americana Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2004
Howe Gelb Sno Angel Like You Alt-Country 2006
Damien Jurado Where Shall You Take Me? Americana Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2003
Marah Kids in Philly Alt-Country Rock 2000
Calexico Garden Ruin Alt-Country, Americana Folk Rock 2006
The Handsome Family Last Days of Wonder Alt-Country 2006