Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Top 100 Country Albums of All Time

Originally posted on the DMDB Facebook page on 3/17/10.

Here is a list of the best country albums, according to Dave’s Music Database:

1. Johnny Cash...Live at Folsom Prison (1968)
2. Garth Brooks...No Fences (1990)
3. Shania Twain...Come on Over (1997)
4. Willie Nelson...Red Headed Stranger (1975)
5. Loretta Lynn…Van Lear Rose (2004)
6. Kenny Rogers…The Gambler (1978)
7. Various artists…O Brother, Where Art Thou? (soundtrack, 2000)
8. Garth Brooks...Ropin’ the Wind (1991)
9. Dixie Chicks...Home (2002)
10. Randy Travis…Always & Forever (1987)

11. Alabama…Mountain Music (1982)
12. LeAnn Rimes…Blue (1996)
13. Randy Travis…Storms of Life (1986)
14. Dixie Chicks...Wide Open Spaces (1998)
15. Ray Charles…Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
16. Clint Black…Killin’ Time (1989)
17. Waylon Jennings…Honky Tonk Heroes (1973)
18. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band...Will the Circle Be Unbroken (1972)
19. Gram Parsons...Grievous Angel (1974)
20. Shania Twain...The Woman in Me (1995)

21. Carrie Underwood…Some Hearts (2005)
22. Dixie Chicks...Fly (1999)
23. Taylor Swift...Fearless (2008)
24. Johnny Cash...At San Quentin (1969)
25. Buck Owens…Carnegie Hall Concert (1966)
26. Alan Jackson…A Lot About Livin’ and a Little ‘Bout Love (1992)
27. Dwight Yoakam…Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. (1986)
28. Dolly Parton…Coat of Many Colors (1971)
29. Miranda Lambert…Revolution (2009)
30. The Byrds...Sweetheart of the Rodeo (1968)

31. Johnny Cash...American Recordings (1994)
32. Kris Kristofferson…Kristofferson (1970)
33. Willie Nelson…Always on My Mind (1982)
34. Garth Brooks…In Pieces (1993)
35. Billy Ray Cyrus…Some Gave All (1992)
36. Lady Antebellum…Need You Now (2010)
37. George Jones…I Am What I Am (1980)
38. Hank Williams...40 Greatest Hits (compilation: 1947-53)
39. Tammy Wynette…Stand by Your Man (1969)
40. Tim McGraw…Not a Moment Too Soon (1994)

41. Chris Stapleton…Traveller (2015)
42. Taylor Swift…Taylor Swift (2006)
43. Gretchen Wilson…Here for the Party (2004)
44. Faith Hill…Breathe (1999)
45. Glen Campbell…Wichita Lineman (1968)
46. Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, & Emmylou Harris…Trio (1987)
47. Garth Brooks…The Hits (compilation: 1989-1993)
48. Waylon Jennings…Greatest Hits (1979)
49. Garth Brooks…The Chase (1992)
50. Eric Church…Chief (2011)

51. Loretta Lynn…Coal Miner’s Daughter (1970)
52. Taylor Swift…Red (2012)
53. Randy Travis…Old 8 x 10 (1988)
54. Bob Dylan…Nashville Skyline (1969)
55. Marty Robbins…Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs (1959)
56. Lucinda Williams…Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
57. Emmylou Harris…Wrecking Ball (1995)
58. The Flying Burrito Brothers...The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969)
59. Deana Carter…Did I Shave My Legs for This? (1996)
60. Faith Hill…Faith (1998)

61. Garth Brooks…Sevens (1997)
62. John Denver…Back Home Again (1974)
63. Alabama…Feels So Right (1981)
64. Taylor Swift…Speak Now (2010)
65. Waylon Jennings…Ol’ Waylon (1977)
66. Kenny Rogers…Greatest Hits (1980)
67. Kenny Rogers…Kenny (1979)
68. Elvis Presley…Moody Blue (1977)
69. Tim McGraw…Greatest Hits (2000)
70. Garth Brooks...Double Live (1998)

71. Charlie Rich…Behind Closed Doors (1973)
72. Alabama…The Closer You Get (1983)
73. The Judds…Why Not Me (1985)
74. Emmylou Harris…Elite Hotel (1975)
75. Glen Campbell…Rhinestone Cowboy (1975)
76. Eddy Arnold…My World (1965)
77. Rosanne Cash…Seven Year Ache (1981)
78. Brad Paisley…Time Well Wasted (2005)
79. George Jones & Tammy Wynette…Golden Ring (1976)
80. Tammy Wynette…D-I-V-O-R-C-E (1968)

81. Patsy Cline…Showcase (1961)
82. Merle Haggard…Big City (1981)
83. Grateful Dead…Workingman’s Dead (1970)
84. Grateful Dead…American Beauty (1970)
85. George Strait…Blue Clear Sky (1996)
86. Buck Owens…I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail (1965)
87. Waylon Jennings…The Ramblin’ Man (1974)
88. Emmylou Harris…Roses in the Snow (1980)
89. Johnny Cash…Unchained (1996)
90. Dolly Parton…The Grass Is Blue (1999)

91. Rascal Flatts…Me and My Gang (2006)
92. Dolly Parton…Little Sparrow (2001)
93. Whiskeytown…Stranger’s Almanac (1997)
94. Ween…12 Golden Country Classics (1996)
95. Garth Brooks…Garth Brooks (1989)
96. Gillian Welch…Revival (1996)
97. Johnny Cash…American Recordings III: Solitary Man (2000)
98. Lyle Lovett…Pontiac (1987)
99. The Highwaymen…Highwayman (1985)
100. Merle Haggard…I’m a Lonesome Fugitive (1967)


3 comments:

  1. I like country music and that is so wanderful to feel it in my head.

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  3. What about Mary Chapin Carpenter's Come On Come On which had 7 singles hit the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts. It sold 3 million copies and won 2 Grammy awards. Definitely deserved to be in the top 100 country albums.

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