Top Country Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
129
Bruce Springsteen Nebraska Americana Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1982
2
153
Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison 1968
3
206
Gram Parsons Grievous Angel Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1974
4
255
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes Americana Chamber Folk, Indie Folk 2008
5
278
Bonnie "Prince" Billy I See a Darkness Alt-Country, Americana Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1999
6
298
Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel Road Alt-Country, Americana 1998
7
341
Johnny Cash American Recordings Americana 1994
8
460
Ryan Adams Heartbreaker Alt-Country, Americana 2000
9
525
Gram Parsons GP Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1973
10
566
Wilco Being There Alt-Country Country Rock, Roots Rock 1996
11
575
Willie Nelson Red Headed Stranger Outlaw Country 1975
12
671
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will the Circle Be Unbroken Bluegrass 1972
13
677
Johnny Cash At San Quentin 1969
14
684
Bob Dylan Nashville Skyline Country Rock, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1969
15
764
John Hiatt Bring the Family Americana Roots Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1987
16
790
Gillian Welch Time (The Revelator) Americana Contemporary Folk 2001
17
869
Ry Cooder Paradise and Lunch Americana Roots Rock 1974
18
880
Johnny Cash American III: Solitary Man Americana 2000
19
902
Bill Callahan Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle Alt-Country Singer/Songwriter 2009
20
912
John Prine John Prine Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1971
21
945
Johnny Cash American IV: The Man Comes Around Americana 2002
22
963
Cowboy Junkies The Trinity Session Alt-Country Contemporary Folk 1988
23
980
k.d. Lang Ingénue Country Pop Adult Contemporary, Singer/Songwriter 1992
24
1011
Bruce Springsteen The Ghost of Tom Joad Americana Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1995
25
1040
The Jayhawks Hollywood Town Hall Alt-Country, Americana Country Rock 1992
26
1073
Billy Bragg & Wilco Mermaid Avenue Alt-Country, Americana Folk Rock 1998
27
1082
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Raising Sand Americana Country Rock 2007
28
1097
Steve Earle Guitar Town Alt-Country Country Rock 1986
29
1112
Lucinda Williams Lucinda Williams Alt-Country, Americana Singer/Songwriter 1988
30
1140
Emmylou Harris Wrecking Ball Alt-Country 1995
31
1196
Ryan Adams Gold Alt-Country Pop Rock 2001
32
1240
Calexico The Black Light Alt-Country, Americana 1998
33
1270
Neko Case Fox Confessor Brings the Flood Alt-Country, Americana Singer/Songwriter 2006
34
1328
Palace Brothers There Is No-One What Will Take Care of You Alt-Country Indie Folk 1993
35
1334
Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose Alt-Country 2004
36
1354
Midlake The Trials of Van Occupanther Americana Folk Rock, Indie Folk 2006
37
1363
Calexico Feast of Wire Alt-Country, Americana 2003
38
1391
Wilco Sky Blue Sky Alt-Country Alternative Rock, Pop Rock 2007
39
1392
Uncle Tupelo Anodyne Alt-Country, Americana 1993
40
1460
Marty Robbins Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs Cowboy 1959
41
1502
Dolly Parton Coat of Many Colors 1971
42
1660
Bill Callahan Dream River Americana Singer/Songwriter 2013
43
1664
The Everly Brothers The Everly Brothers (They're Off and Rolling) Close Harmony Pop, Rock & Roll 1957
44
1671
Shelby Lynne I Am Shelby Lynne Country Pop 1999
45
1691
Grant Lee Buffalo Fuzzy Alt-Country, Americana Indie Rock 1993
46
1725
Miranda Lambert Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Contemporary Country 2007
47
1729
Kris Kristofferson Kristofferson/Me and Bobby McGee Outlaw Country Singer/Songwriter 1970
48
1735
Neko Case Blacklisted Alt-Country Alternative Singer/Songwriter 2002
49
1791
Jason Isbell Something More Than Free Americana Singer/Songwriter 2015
50
1805
J.J. Cale Naturally Americana Blues Rock, Country Rock 1972
51
1836
Lucinda Williams World Without Tears Alt-Country 2003
52
1843
Bonnie "Prince" Billy The Letting Go Americana Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2006
53
1851
The Jayhawks Tomorrow the Green Grass Alt-Country, Americana 1995
54
1892
Waylon Jennings Honky Tonk Heroes Outlaw Country 1973
55
1931
Sturgill Simpson A Sailor's Guide to Earth Alt-Country Country Soul 2016
56
2089
Willie Nelson Phases and Stages Outlaw Country 1974
57
2094
Meat Puppets Up on the Sun Alt-Country Alternative Rock, Cowpunk 1985
58
2122
Ry Cooder Chavez Ravine Americana Latin American Music 2005
59
2125
Townes Van Zandt Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas Singer/Songwriter 1977
60
2130
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Nancy & Lee Country Pop Baroque Pop 1968
61
2138
Emmylou Harris Pieces of the Sky 1975
62
2163
Iron & Wine The Shepherd's Dog Americana Folk Rock, Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2007
63
2164
Guy Clark Old No. 1 Outlaw Country Singer/Songwriter 1975
64
2170
Neko Case Middle Cyclone Alt-Country Singer/Songwriter 2009
65
2181
Townes Van Zandt The Late Great Townes Van Zandt Singer/Songwriter 1972
66
2184
Phosphorescent Muchacho Americana 2013
67
2201
Shania Twain Come On Over Country Pop 1997
68
2216
Joe Ely Honky Tonk Masquerade Outlaw Country Country Rock 1978
69
2220
Son Volt Trace Alt-Country, Americana 1995
70
2279
David Ackles American Gothic Americana Singer/Songwriter 1972
71
2300
Lambchop How I Quit Smoking Alt-Country, Americana Chamber Pop 1996
72
2334
The Louvin Brothers Tragic Songs of Life Close Harmony 1956
73
2352
Drive-By Truckers American Band Alt-Country Southern Rock 2016
74
2401
Johnny Cash Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar! Rockabilly 1957
75
2405
Michelle Shocked Short Sharp Shocked Alt-Country Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1988
76
2410
The Original Soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou? American Folk Music, Film Soundtrack 2000
77
2429
Margo Price Midwest Farmer's Daughter 2016
78
2449
Steve Earle El Corazon Alt-Country, Americana Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1997
79
2455
The Everly Brothers Songs Our Daddy Taught Us Close Harmony, Country Pop Folk Pop 1958
80
2517
Lyle Lovett Pontiac Alt-Country 1988
81
2560
k.d. Lang Shadowland Nashville Sound 1988
82
2594
Steve Earle Jerusalem Alt-Country, Americana Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2002
83
2622
The Everly Brothers Roots Close Harmony, Country Pop 1968
84
2658
Dwight Yoakam Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. Bakersfield Sound 1986
85
2664
Bill Callahan Apocalypse Americana Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2011
86
2676
The Everly Brothers It's Everly Time Close Harmony Pop 1960
87
2711
Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions Americana American Folk Music, Folk Rock 2006
88
2719
Emmylou Harris Elite Hotel Progressive Country Country Rock 1975
89
2720
Lambchop Is a Woman Alt-Country Chamber Pop 2002
90
2723
Lucinda Williams Essence Alt-Country Singer/Songwriter 2001
91
2731
M. Ward Transfiguration of Vincent Americana Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2003
92
2795
Drive-By Truckers Brighter Than Creation's Dark Alt-Country Country Rock, Southern Rock 2008
93
2811
Ricky Nelson Ricky Sings Again 1959
94
2832
Gillian Welch Revival Americana Contemporary Folk 1996
95
2885
Uncle Tupelo No Depression Alt-Country, Americana Country Rock 1990
96
2894
Wilco Schmilco Alt-Country Indie Rock 2016
97
2898
k.d. Lang Absolute Torch and Twang 1989
98
2955
Drive-By Truckers Southern Rock Opera Alt-Country Southern Rock 2001
99
2970
Los Lobos By the Light of the Moon Americana Tex-Mex 1987
100
2977
Gillian Welch The Harrow and the Harvest Americana Contemporary Folk 2011
101
2981
Elvis Presley Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old) Nashville Sound 1971
102
2983
Sturgill Simpson Metamodern Sounds in Country Music Outlaw Country 2014
103
2985
Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris Trio 1987

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