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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