Best of Folk and Americana Music 2017

Best of Folk and Americana Music 2017

 

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Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival. The term originated in the 19th century, but is often applied to music older than that. Some types of folk music are also called world music. Traditional folk music has been defined in several ways: as music transmitted orally, music with unknown composers, or music performed by custom over a long period of time. It has been contrasted with commercial and classical styles.

Starting in the mid-20th century, a new form of popular folk music evolved from traditional folk music. This process and period is called the (second) folk revival and reached a zenith in the 1960s. This form of music is sometimes called contemporary folk music or folk revival music to distinguish it from earlier folk forms.[1] Smaller, similar revivals have occurred elsewhere in the world at other times, but the term folk music has typically not been applied to the new music created during those revivals. This type of folk music also includes fusion genres such as folk rock, folk metal and others. While contemporary folk music is a genre generally distinct from traditional folk music, in English it shares the same name, and it often shares the same performers and venues as traditional folk music.

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Highlights16

Freedom Highway
 
Freedom Highway is the second solo studio album of Folk/Americana musician and Carolina Chocolate Drops front woman Rhiannon Giddens.
Poor David's Almanack
Album
Poor David's Almanack is an album by musical artist David Rawlings, released on August 11, 2017.
The Order Of Time
Album
The Order Of Time is an album by musical artist Valerie June, released on March 10, 2017.
Highway Queen
 
Highway Queen is the third studio album by American outlaw country singer Nikki Lane.

Photos - Best of Folk and Americana Music 2017396

Artist Spotlight

Christopher Alvin Stapleton[2] (born April 15, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter.[3][4] He is an established songwriter with six number-one songs[5] including the five-week number-one "Never Wanted Nothing More" recorded by Kenny Chesney, "Love's Gonna Make It Alright" recorded by George Strait, and "Come Back Song" recorded by Darius Rucker.[6] Over 150 of Stapleton's songs have appeared on albums by such artists as Adele, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley.[7] Among other artists, he has co-written with Vince Gill, Peter Frampton and Sheryl Crow.[8]

After serving as the frontman of bluegrass group The SteelDrivers from 2008 to 2010, Stapleton released his debut studio album Traveller in 2015, which reached number one on the US Billboard 200 and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Among several accolades, he won the Country Music Association Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards for Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year,[9] and the Grammy Award for Best Country Album and Best Country Solo Performance at the 58th annual ceremony.[10] His second album From A Room: Volume 1 will be released in 2017.

Artist Spotlight

Margo Rae Price (born April 15, 1983)[1][2][3][5] is an American singer-songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Fader has called her "country's next star."[6] Her debut solo album Midwest Farmer's Daughter was released on Third Man Records on March 25, 2016.[7][8] The album was recorded at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, and was engineered by Matt Ross-Spang. The album was recorded in three days.[9]

Top 10 Albums of 201710

Top 10 Songs of 201710

Albums Released This Year77

Chart-Topping Artists69

Top Albums by Chart-Topping Artists132

Top Songs by Chart-Topping Artists107

Best Reviewed Albums12

Best Revewed Artists13

Award Winners8

Top Albums by Award Winners2

Top Songs by Award Winners2

Artists on the Rise4

Top Albums by Artists on the Rise5

Top Songs by Artists on the Rise5

Artists on Tour74

Popular Music Festivals31

Popular Record Labels67

Videos1000

Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles304

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Featured Tracks113

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles6

Women Rule This Best of Music List in 2017, Led by One Super Mann — Aimee Mann, That Is
  –  December 28, 2017
To wrap it up, this purely subjective list formulated primarily from my stories published online at HuffPost or No Depression covers my favorite genres (rock, pop, blues, folk, Americana ... Billboard’s blues charts, and presented an exclusive music ...
She sings the blues but Samantha Fish had plenty to celebrate in 2017
  –  December 26, 2017
It also hit No. 13 on the Billboard Americana/Folk chart. The critics have praised both albums, as well. “Chills” came in No. 22 on the New York Times list of the best albums of 2017. At Offbeat, the voice of music in New Orleans and Louisiana ...
Women Rule This Best of Music List in 2017, Led by One Super Mann — Aimee Mann, That Is
  –  December 28, 2017
To wrap it up, this purely subjective list formulated primarily from my stories published online at HuffPost or No Depression covers my favorite genres (rock, pop, blues, folk, Americana ... in the top 10 of Billboard’s blues charts, and presented ...
Coachella 2018: Beyoncé, Eminem, The Weeknd Headline This Year’s Biggest Music Festival
  –  January 3, 2018
whether you listen to folk or hip-hop. Coachella has perhaps become the most sought-after outdoor music event since its inception in 1999, and it was recently hailed as the top festival of the year by Billboard. Last year's show raked in a whopping $114 ...
She sings the blues but Samantha Fish had plenty to celebrate in 2017
  –  December 26, 2017
It also hit No. 13 on the Billboard Americana/Folk chart. The critics have praised both albums, as well. “Chills” came in No. 22 on the New York Times list of the best albums of 2017. At Offbeat, the voice of music in New Orleans and Louisiana ...
Singer-Songwriter Valerie June Closes Out a Successfully Genre-Mashing, Globe-Circling 2017
  –  December 19, 2017
The Order of Stone, which reached No. 5 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums chart in April, ends the year on Best of 2017 tallies from The New York ... Between those bookings, she played the Americana Music Festival in Nashville.

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