The Americana Music Association Releases Top 100 Albums Of 2012 List


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The Americana Music Association has issued its Top 100 Albums Of The Year list. The list tallies the amount of plays each record had on the Americana Airplay Chart from November 2011 to November 2012. The Americana Airplay Chart, a subsection of the Americana Music Association, represents terrestrial radio stations, nationally syndicated shows, satellite radio and internet stations.

JD McPherson tops the list with a total of 7,534 spins, just a finger’s reach above runner up Darrell Scott’s 7,532. McPherson is a singer-songwriter from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma with a passion for 50’s blues and rockabilly music.

Q&A: JD McPherson

His debut album, Signs And Signifiers, was released in April. The video for the single “North Side Girl” has garnered more than a million hits on YouTube.


This year’s Top Ten are as follows:

1.) JD McPherson, Signs And Signifiers / Rounder
2.) Darrell Scott, Long Ride Home / Full Light
3.) Rodney Crowell, KIN: Songs By Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell /Vanguard
4.) Justin Townes Earle, Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now /Bloodshot
5.) Little Willies, For The Good Times / Milking Bull/EMI
6.) Willie Nelson, Heroes / Legacy
7.) Lyle Lovett, Release Me / Lost Highway
8.) Ray Wylie Hubbard, The Grifter’s Hymnal /Bordello Records
9.) Old Crow Medicine Show, Carry Me Back /ATO
10.)Ryan Adams, Ashes & Fire / PAX-AM/Capitol

To view the full 2011-2012 Top 100 Albums, visit their site and click the Top 100 Albums link in the right hand column of their home page.

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