100 Greatest Country Music Albums

Criteria: These Country Music albums were chosen for their impact, influence, originality, quality of the music, and lasting popularity. (Greatest Hits albums are excluded from top 100)

Country Music Albums
  1. At Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash
  2. Complete Live At San Quentin - Johnny Cash
  3. Coat Of Many Colors - Dolly Parton
  4. Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music - Ray Charles
  5. Red Headed Stranger - Willie Nelson
  6. Will the Circle Be Unbroken - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  7. Honky Tonk Heroes - Waylon Jennings
  8. Showcase - Patsy Cline
  9. Roses In The Snow - Emmylou Harris
10. Big City - Merle Haggard
11. Coal Miners Daughter - Loretta Lynn
12. No Fences - Garth Brooks
13. American Recordings - Johnny Cash
14. I Am What I Am - George Jones
15. Bean Blossom - Bill Monroe
16. The Grass Is Blue - Dolly Parton
17. The Ramblin Man - Waylon Jennings
18. Blood, Sweat, and Tears - Johnny Cash
19. Storms Of Life - Randy Travis
20. Joshua - Dolly Parton
21. San Antonio Rose - Willie Nelson & Ray Price
22. Sentimentally Yours - Patsy Cline
23. Buck Owens Sings Harlan Howard - Buck Owens
24. Strangers - Merle Haggard
25. Moody Blue - Elvis Presley
26. Stand By Your Man - Tammy Wynette
27. Foggy Mountain Banjo - Flatt & Scruggs
28. American III: Solitary Man - Johnny Cash
29. Golden Ring - Tammy Wynette and George Jones
30. The Woman In Me - Shania Twain
31. Breathe - Faith Hill
32. Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. - Dwight Yoakam
33. Unchained - Johnny Cash
34. Some Hearts - Carrie Underwood
35. Red Dirt Girl - Emmylou Harris
36. Seven Year Ache - Rosanne Cash
37. Home - Dixie Chicks
38. When Love Finds You - Vince Gill
39. Grievous Angel - Gram Parsons
40. Little Sparrow - Dolly Parton
41. At Carnegie Hall! - Flatt & Scruggs
42. Fearless - Taylor Swift
43. Come On Over - Shania Twain
44. Trio - Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris
45. Alison Krauss & Union Station Live - Alison Krauss & Union Station
46. For My Broken Heart - Reba McEntire
47. Pieces of the Sky - Emmylou Harris
48. Gamblin Man - Kenny Rogers
49. Saturday Night And Sunday Morning - Ralph Stanley
50. American IV: When the Man Comes Around - Johnny Cash
51. Blue - Leann Rimes
52. Hazel & Alice - Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard
53. Pontiac - Lyle Lovett
54. Always on My Mind - Willie Nelson
55. Blue Clear Sky - George Strait
56. Did I Shave My Legs For This - Deanna Carter
57. Why Not Me - The Judds
58. Killin' Time - Clint Black
59. Hello Darlin' - Conway Twitty
60. Always & Forever - Randy Travis
61. Mountain Soul - Patty Loveless
62. Revival - Gillian Welch
63. Me and Bobby McGee - Kris Kristofferson
64. Songs My Father Left Me - Hank Williams Jr.
65. D-I-V-O-R-C-E - Tammy Wynette
66. A Deeper Shade of Blue - Del McCoury
67. Halos & Horns - Dolly Parton
68. In Pieces - Garth Brooks
69. Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
70. Roots - The Everly Brothers
71. I'm A Lonesome Fugitive - Merle Haggard
72. One on the Way - Loretta Lynn
73. Be Here - Keith Urban
74. Mountain Music - Alabama
75. Hello, I'm Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash
76. Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell
77. Strait Country - George Strait
78. Honky Tonk Angels - Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette
79. Highwaymen - The Highwaymen
80. O Brother Where Art Thou - Original Soundtrack (Various)
81. Traveller - Chris Stapleton
82. All I Want - Tim McGraw
83. Van Lear Rose - Loretta Lynn
84. Hag - Merle Haggard
85. Time Well Wasted - Brad Paisley
86. Bluegrass Rules! - Ricky Skaggs
87. King's Record Shop - Rosanne Cash
88. Wide Open Spaces - Dixie Chicks
89. Faith - Faith Hill
90. End Time - Freakwater
91. Same Trailer Different Park - Kacey Musgraves
92. Alot About Living (And A Little About Love) - Alan Jackson
93. Diamonds & Dirt - Rodney Crowell
94. Revolution - Miranda Lambert
95. Shadowland - k.d. lang
96. TNT - Tanya Tucker
97. Come On Come On - Mary Chapin Carpenter
98. Everybody Knows - Trisha Yearwood
99. Nickel Creek - Nickel Creek
100. Chief - Eric Church
Top Country Greatest Hits Albums
1. Wildwood - The Carter Family
2. 12 Greatest Hits - Patsy Cline
3. 40 Greatest Hits - Hank Williams
4. The Sun Years - Johnny Cash
5. Farther Along: The Best of the Flying Burrito Brothers - Flying Burrito Brothers
6. The Essential Jimmie Rogers - Jimmie Rogers
7. Bill Monroe: Anthology - Bill Monroe
8. The Essential Dolly Parton Vol. 2 - Dolly Parton
9. The Lonesome Fugitive:Merle Haggard Anthology - Merle Haggard
10. Now That I've Found You:A Collection - Alison Krauss
11. The Essential Willie Nelson - Willie Nelson
12. Anniversary: 20 Years of Hits - Tammy Wynette
13. The Essential Flatt & Scruggs: 'Tis Sweet To Be Rememberd - Flatt & Scruggs
14. Greatest Hits Vol. III - Reba McEntire
15. The Essential Waylon Jennings - Waylon Jennings
16. Very Best of Randy Travis - Randy Travis
17. Greatest Hits Collection: Vol. 2 - Alan Jackson
18. Best of 1955-1967 - George Jones
19. Greatest Hits - The Judds
20. Greatest Hits - Martina McBride
Greatest Country Box Sets
1. The Complete Hank Williams - Hank Williams Sr.
2. Portraits - Emmylou Harris
3. Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983 - Johnny Cash
4. Music of Bill Monroe - Bill Monroe
5. The Patsy Cline Collection - Patsy Cline
6. Double Live - Garth Brooks
7. Reprise Please Baby - Dwight Yoakam
8. The Essential George Jones: The Spirit of Country - George Jones
9. Look What Thoughts Will Do - Lefty Frizzell
10. Unearthed - Johnny Cash

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Last Updated: 2017-06-24
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