The Best Country Albums Of 2020… So Far

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June 1st… how the hell is it already June 1st?

We’re approaching the halfway point of 2020 and as always, we like to take a minute pause and reflect on all the great music that we’ve been given this year.

Some of these records might be your favorites, some might be brand new to you, and some will fall somewhere in between, but no matter where they fall on the spectrum, they all have one thing in common… they’re phenomenal records.

Will they all make the year end list? Maybe, maybe not. But one thing is for sure, these 16 records are some of the best we’ve seen this year. And one final note: I don’t care to differentiate between “country,” alt-country,” “Americana,” or any of the other sub-genres for purposes of this list… all of these records fall somewhere under the over-arching “country” umbrella.

So without further ado, the best country records of 2020… so far.

In no particular order…

Kip Moore – Wild World

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Reunions

Brandy Clark – Your Life Is a Record

Ingrid Andress – Lady Like

Hailey Whitters – The Dream

American Aquarium – Lamentations

John Moreland – LP5

Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen – Hold My Beer, Vol. 2

Gabe Lee – Honky Tonk Hell

Zach Bryan – Elisabeth

The Panhandlers – The Panhandlers

Ashley McBryde – Never Will

Jessi Alexander – Decatur County Red

Lilly Hiatt – Walking Proof

John Anderson – Years

Hot Country Knights – The K Is Silent

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