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Favorite Albums of 2021: Readers’ Poll Results

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Favorite Albums of 2021 — Readers’ Poll Results

Our readers voted for their favorite albums of 2021, and here are the results!


We will add the top 10 to our New Americana Music playlist.

There were several tied for the 50 spot so we included them all.

What a wonderful year of new music. Thanks for voting.  Check back and see our polls every month for your favorites of the month, then stay tuned next December for New Years’ vote too!

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Enjoy new music on our playlist, here: New Americana Music playlist by Americana Highways.  We ask that you please heart and follow the playlist so the algorithm will suggest it to new fans.  Thank you!

1) Johnny Ironsights “Murder Mountain”

2) Emily Frembgen “It’s Me or the Dog”

3) Billy Strings “Renewal”

4) Natalie D-Napoleon “You Wanted to Be the Shore”

5) Jaclyn Reinhart “Sleep With Ghosts”

6) Rigby Summer “Geography”

7) Emily Duff “Razor Blade Smile”

8) Malcolm MacWatt “Settler”

9) Stephen Flatt “Cumberland Bones”

10) Brandi Carlile “In These Silent Days”

11) Charles Wesley Godwin  “How The Mighty Fall”

12) Taylor Rae “Mad Twenties”

13) Tommy Womack “I Thought I Was Fine”

14) Allison Russell “Outside Child”

15) James McMurtry “The Horses and the Hounds”

16) Bela Fleck “My Bluegrass Heart”

17) Charley Crockett “Music City USA”

18) Willie Nile “Day the Earth Stood Still”

19) Jason Isbell and Friends “Georgia Blue”

20) Senora May “All of My Love”

21) Emmylou Harris “Ramble in Music City”

22) Michelle & Jason Hannan “Cheater’s Waltz”

23) Sean Rowe “The Darkness Dressed”

24) Yola “Stand For Myself”

25) Dar Williams “I’ll Meet You Here”

26) Ana Egge “Between Us”

27) Todd Snider “First Agnostic Church of Hope and Wonder”

28) Hayes Carll “You Get it All”

29) Paul Kelly “Christmas Train”

30) Bob Dylan “Springtime in NY”

31) Side Pony “Lucky Break”

32) Sturgill Simpson “Battle of Dood and Juanita”

33) Sue Foley “Pinky’s Blues”

34) Blackberry Smoke “You Hear Georgia”

35) Rodney Crowell “Triage”

36) Jackson Browne “Downhill From Everywhere”

37) Lukas Nelson “A Few Stars Apart”

38) Willie Nelson “That’s Life”

39) Legendary Shack Shakers “Cockadoodledeux”

40) Kacey Musgraves “Starcrossed”

41) Wilson Banjo Co “Six Degrees of Separation”

42) Black Keys “Delta Kream”

43) Paul Thorn “Holy Hot Toddy”

44) Leftover Salmon “Brand New Good Old Days”

45) Los Lobos “Native Sons”

46) Brigitte DeMeyer “Seeker”

47) Cedric Burnside “I Be Trying”

48) Sierra Hull “Weighted Mind”

49) Miranda Lambert, Ingram, Randall “Marfa Tapes”

49) Miko Marks “Our Country”

50) Nathan Bell “Red, White, and American Blues”

50) Reckless Kelly “The 9/11 Demos”

50) Malcolm Holcombe “Tricks of the Trade”

50) Mercy Bell “Golden Child”

50) Brielle Brown “The Well”


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