Editor’s note: This article was originally published December 11, 2013
The Americana Music Association released its top 10 and top 100 songs list today. Austinites made a strong showing in the top ten. Patty Griffin’s excellent "American Kid" came in at number four. Austin’s first couple of country music Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison scored a sixth place slot and Carrie Rodriguez came in at number nine.
The list was compiled based on records reported to the Americana Airplay Chart from affiliated terrestrial radio stations, nationally syndicated shows, satellite radio and internet stations.
Here’s the complete top 10 list:
1) Jason Isbell, Southeastern, Southeastern Records / Thirty Tigers
2) Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses), The Low Highway, New West Records
3) Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Old Yellow Moon, Nonesuch
4) Patty Griffin, American Kid, New West Records
5) Mavericks, Suited Up And Ready / In Time, Valory
6) Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, Cheater’s Game, Premium Records / Thirty Tigers
7) Delbert McClinton & Glen Clark, Blind, Crippled & Crazy, New West Records
8) Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, Buddy and Jim, New West Records
9) Carrie Rodriguez, Give Me All You Got, Ninth Street Opus / Thirty Tigers
10) Holly Williams, The Highway, Georgiana Records
The top 100 list is available here.
In loosely related news, Patty Griffin’s beau, Robert Plant, can now kick back and stream his way through his yesteryears on Spotify. Spotify founder Daniel Ek announced today that Led Zeppelin’s catalog will be available on the subscription music service.