40 Best Country Albums Of 2016

Country music had a big year in 2016.

Evidenced, most notably, by Sturgill Simpson’s big Grammy nod for the all-genre Album of the Year, country music made some serious noise in the music world. Regardless of where you fall on scale of country music fandom, we got to hear so many great records, each with a little something for everybody. Traditional country music made a pretty strong comeback and the powerhouse ladies of country music, in many cases, outshined the boys. All in all, it was pretty damn hard to rank our Whiskey Riff Top 40 and that’s a great problem to have.

Find out where your favorite album ranked and feel free to let us know what we missed in the comments.

40. Ronnie Dunn – Tattooed Heart

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39. Randy Houser – Fired Up

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38. Drew Baldridge – Dirt On Us

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37. Justin Moore – Kinda Don’t Care

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36. Aaron Lewis – Sinner

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35. Granger Smith – Remington

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34. Sean McConnell – Sean McConnell

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33. The Cadillac Three – Bury Me In My Boots

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32. Dan + Shay – Obsessed

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31. Vince Gill – Down To My Last Bad Habit

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30. Kip Moore – Underground EP*

*Yeah it’s only an EP, but it’s that good.

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29. Keith Urban – RipCord

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28. Carter Winter – The Whiskey In Me

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27. Whiskey Myers – Mud

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26. Charles Kelley – The Driver

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25. Aubrie Sellers – New City Blues

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24. Erik Dylan – Heart Of A Flatland Boy

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23. Wheeler Walker Jr. – Redneck Shit

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22. Jake Owen – American Love

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21. High Valley – Dear Life

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