Bill DeVille's top 50 Americana albums of 2017

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United States of Americana top 50 albums of 2017
United States of Americana's top 50 Americana albums of 2017 (Luke Taylor | MPR)

Here is an unscientific list of my 50 favorite Americana albums released in 2017 that you heard on United States of Americana during the course of 2017. Beyond the Top 10, the list isn't really in any particular order — they are all GREAT albums!

USofA - Top Albums of 2017

1. Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit - The Nashville Sound
2. Margo Price - All American Made
3. Tyler Childers - Purgatory
4. Dead Man Winter - Furnace
5. Nikki Lane - Highway Queen
6. Colter Wall - Colter Wall
7. JD McPherson - Undivided Heart & Soul
8. Hurray for the Riff Raff - The Navigator
9. Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives - Way Out West

Way out West cover
Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, 'Way Out West'. Superlatone Records

10. King Leg - Meet King Leg
11. Robert Plant - Carry Fire
12. Ryan Adams - Prisoner
13. Zephaniah Ohora - This Highway
14. Steve Earle & the Dukes - So You Want to Be an Outlaw
15. Chris Stapleton - From A Room Vol. 1 & 2
16. Justin Townes Earle - Kids in the Street
17. Mavis Staples - If All I Was Was Black

If All I Was Was Black cover
Mavis Staples, 'If All I Was Was Black' ANTI- Records

18. Jade Jackson - Gilded
19. The Barr Brothers - Queens of the Breakers
20. Deep Dark Woods - Yarrow
21. Son Volt - Notes of Blue
22. Lee Ann Womack - The Lonely, The Lonesome & the Gone
23. David Rawlings - Poor David's Almanack
24. Dan Auerbach - Waiting On A Song
25. Susto - & I'm Fine Today
26. Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real - Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
27. Valerie June - Shakedown
28. Hiss Golden Messenger - Hallelujah Anyhow

Hallelujah Anyhow cover
Hiss Golden Messenger, 'Hallelujah Anyhow' Merge Records

29. Pokey LaFarge - Manic Revelations
30. John Moreland - Bad Luv
31. Rodney Crowell - Close Ties
32. Jaime Wyatt - Felony Blues
33. Chuck Berry - Chuck
34. Whitney Rose - Route 62
35. Ben Weaver - Sees Like A River
36. Gregg Allman - Southern Blood
37. Willie Nelson - God's Problem Child
38. Cale Tyson - Careless Soul
39. Josh Ritter - Gathering
40. Rhiannon Giddens - Freedom Highway
41. Charlie Parr - Dog

Dog cover
Charlie Parr, 'Dog' Redhouse Records

42. Ray Wylie Hubbard - Tell The Devil That I'm Getting There As Fast As I Can
43. Kacy & Clayton - The Siren's Song
44. Romantica - Shadowlands
45. Ray Davies - Americana
46. Steelism - ism
47. Matt Urmy - Out of the Ashes
48. Sam Outlaw - Tenderheart
49. The Wild Reeds - The World We Built
50. Old Crow Medicine Show - 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde