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Crazy Heart tops Americana chart

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 – The "Crazy Heart' soundtrack was the most played Americana music in the U.S. this year, according to the Americana Music Association.

Rosanne Cash who released a covers disc inspired by her father, "The List" was second with John Hiatt third with "Open Road."

The listing is by artist, title and number of plays.
1. Various Artists Crazy Heart Original Motion Picture Soundtrack New West 7,946
2. Rosanne Cash The List Manhattan 7,848
3. John Hiatt The Open Road New West 7,494
4. Carolina Chocolate Drops Genuine Negro Jig Nonesuch 7,433
5. Ray Wylie Hubbard A Enlightenment B Endarkenment Hint There Is No C Bordello/Thirty Tigers 7,210
6. Robert Earl Keen The Rose Hotel Lost Highway 7,021
7. Band Of Heathens One Foot In The Ether BOH Records 6,756
8. Avett Brothers I And Love And You Columbia 6,321
9. Patty Griffin Downtown Church Credential 6,306
10. Reckless Kelly Somewhere In Time Yep Roc 6,287
11. John Mellencamp No Better Than This Rounder 6,181
12. Darrell Scott A Crooked Road Full Light 6,135
13. Merle Haggard I Am What I Am Vanguard 6,096
14. Alejandro Escovedo Street Songs of Love Fantasy 5,983
15. Willie Nelson Country Music Rounder 5,737
16. Lyle Lovett Natural Forces Curb/Lost Highway 5,611
17. Carrie Rodriguez Love And Circumstance Ninth Street Opus 5,312
18. Robert Plant Band of Joy Rounder 5,304
19. Paul Thorn Pimps & Preachers Perpetual Obscurity 5,283
20. Los Lobos Tin Can Trust Shout! Factory 5,198
21. Jim Lauderdale Patchwork River Thirty Tigers 5,145
22. Cross Canadian Ragweed Happiness And All The Other Things Universal Records South 5,074
23. Red Molly James Independent 5,034
24. Chip Taylor Yonkers NY Train Wreck 5,001
25. Yarn Come On In UFO 4,936
26. John Prine In Person & On Stage Oh Boy 4,666
27. Tift Merritt See You On The Moon Concord 4,653
28. Various Artists: Twistable Turnable Man A Musical Tribute To The Songs Of Shel Silverstein Sugar Hill 4,650
29. Dave Rawlings Machine A Friend Of A Friend Acony 4,322
30. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Speed Of Life NGDB 4,303
31. Kevin Welch A Patch Of Blue Sky Music Road 4,257
32. Johnny Cash American VI: Ain't No Grave American/Lost Highway 4,256
33. Elliot Randall & The Deadmen Caffeine & Gasoline ER 4,214
34 Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise RCA 4,143
35. Shelby Lynne Tears, Lies & Alibis Everso/Fontana/CO5 4,133
36. Marty Stuart Studio B Sessions Sugar Hill 4,128
37. Sam Bush Circles Around Me Sugar Hill 4,106
38. Will Kimbrough Wings Daphne 4,072
39. Corb Lund Losin' Lately Gambler New West 4,008
40. Elizabeth Cook Welder Thirty Tigers 4,003
41. Kevin Deal 7 Seven Blind Nello 3,965
42. Allison Moorer Crows Ryko 3,855
43. Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses Junky Star Lost Highway 3,827
44. Eleven Hundred Springs This Crazy Life Smith Entertainment 3,750
45. Guy Clark Somedays The Song Writes You Dualtone 3,653
46. Dierks Bentley Up On The Ridge Capitol / Sugar Hill 3,585
47. Patty Loveless Mountain Soul II Saguaro Road 3,567
48. Drive-By Truckers The Big To-Do ATO/RED 3,470
49. Tim O'Brien Chicken & Egg Howdy Skies 3,449
50. Eilen Jewell Butcher Holler - A Tribute To Loretta Lynn Signature Sounds 3,407
51.John Fogerty The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again Verve 3,406
52. Suzi Ragsdale Best Regards & Less Of The Same Stark Raven 3,369
53. Various Artists Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs Of John Prine Oh Boy 3,347
54. Great American Taxi Reckless Habits Thirty Tigers 3,330
55. Peter Wolf Midnight Souvenirs Verve 3,319
56. Mary Gauthier The Foundling Razor & Tie 3,290
57. Jakob Dylan Women And Country Columbia 3,232
58. Two Tons of Steel Not That Lucky Smith Entertainment 3,179
59. Norah Jones The Fall Blue Note 3,171
60. Stone River Boys Love On The Dial Cow Island Music 3,162
61. Mary Chapin Carpenter The Age Of Miracles Zoe 3,130
62. Court Yard Hounds Court Yard Hounds Columbia 3,127
63. Delbert McClinton Acquired Taste New West 3,113
64. Jason & The Scorchers Halcyon Times Courageous Chicken 3,097
65. Hank III Rebel Within Curb 3,046
66. Will Hoge The Wreckage Ryko 2,965
67. Martin Sexton Sugarcoating Kitchen Table 2,901
68. Cadillac Sky Letters In The Deep Dualtone 2,856
69. John Evans Lollygaggin' Smith Entertainment 2,826
70. Steel Wheels Red Wing Independent 2,822
71. Blue Rodeo The Things We Left Behind Telesoul 2,790
72. Chuck Prophet Let Freedom Ring Yep Roc 2,715
73. Justin Townes Earle Harlem River Blues Bloodshot 2,663
74. Holmes Brothers Feed My Soul Alligator 2,656
75. Tom Russell Blood And Candle Smoke Shout! Factory 2,581
76. Sara Petite Doghouse Rose Sweet P 2,566
77. Doug and Telisha Williams Ghost Of The Knoxville Girl No Evil 2,554
78. Radney Foster Revival Devil's River 2,542
79. Nora Jane Struthers Nora Jane Struthers Blue Pig Music 2,515
80. Various Artists Coal Country Music Liaison Records 2,499
81. Somebody's Darling Somebody's Darling Shiner 2,450
82. Cindy Bullens Howling Trains And Barking Dogs MC 2,447
83. Infamous Stringdusters Things That Fly Sugar Hill 2,439
84. Fred Eaglesmith Cha Cha Cha Lonesome Day 2,437
85. Joe Pug Messenger Lightning Rod 2,398
86. Keller And The Keels Thief SciFidelity 2,384
87. Matt the Electrician Animal Boy Independent 2,376
88. Bill Kirchen Word To The Wise Proper American 2,332
89. Rebecca Loebe Mystery Prize Independent 2,328
90. Tom Gillam Had Enough? Smith Entertainment Records 2,325
91. Crooked Still Some Strange Country Signature Sounds 2,293
92. James McMurtry Live In Europe Lightning Rod 2,292
93. Terri Hendrix Cry Till You Laugh Wilory 2,288
94. Shelley King Welcome Home Lemonade 2,278
95. Frazey Ford Obadiah Nettwerk 2,265
96 Otis Gibbs Joe Hill's Ashes Wanamaker Recording Company 2,257
97. Mavis Staples You Are Not Alone Anti 2,224
98. Eric Bibb Booker's Guitar Telarc 2,216
99. Texas Tornados Esta Bueno! Bismeaux Records 2,212
100. Rosie Flores & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts Girl Of The Century Bloodshot 2,210

The Top 100 albums are based on those records reported to the Americana Airplay Chart during the period of Nov. 17, 2009 through Nov. 15, 2010.

The Americana Airplay Chart is managed by the Americana Music Association and represents the reported play of terrestrial radio stations, nationally syndicated shows, satellite radio and Internet stations, which agreed to submit weekly spin counts on Americana albums they've played during the previous week. The chart is an album-based chart for new releases and is not meant to reflect airplay on singles, recurrents or catalog albums.

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