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This page lists the top artists of the year based on progressive amounts of airplay/exposure.  Below that is a list of the top artists of the year, top albums of the year, and others. The artists with the best combined ranking in each quarter made it to this Top 53 list for 2018

#1 Lara Herscovitch
#2 Switchback
#3 (tie) Mare Wakefield & Nomad
#3 (tie) Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio
#5 Ellis Paul
#6 Abigail Dowd
#7 Vance Gilbert
#8 Bloody Jug Band
#9 Rebecca Loebe
#10 Hungrytown
11 Shane Martin
12 Scott Cook
13 Slambovian Circus Of Dreams
14 Jess Novak Band
15 Jo Wymer
16 (tie) Tom Principato
16 (tie) Aztec Two Step
18 Anthony Gomes
19 Hadley Kennary
20 Jonathan Byrd
21 Jacob Johnson
22 Eli Lev
23 Fred Gillen Jr

24 (tie) Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers
24 (tie): Professor Louie & The Cromatix
26 (tie) Jeff Przech & The Outfit
26 (tie) Joe Jencks
28 Kurt Henry Band
29 Just Dave Band
30 Heather Styka & The Sentimentals
31 The Noveaux Honkies
32 Tenderhooks
33 (tie) The Reverend Shawn Amos
33 (tie) Carrington MacDuffie
35 Grace Morrison
36 (tie) Bruce T Carroll
36 (tie) Rod Picott
38 Peter Mulvey
39 (tie) Davey O
39(tie) Miss Tess

42 (tie) Owen Danoff
42 (tie) Jake Tavill
42 (tie) Susan Cattaneo
44 Sam Baker 
46 (tie) John Prine (and #10 CD)
46 (tie): Amy Speace
46 (tie) Szlachteka 

48 (tie) Slaid Cleaves
48 (tie) Meghan Cary

50 Kalo
51 Kirsten Maxwell
52 (tie) Cosy Sheridan/Charlie Koch
52 (tie) Jenee Halstead

 Top 10 CDs for 2018
1 “Time To Fly” – Mare Wakefield & Nomad
2 “Jeff Prezch & The Outfit” – Jeff Prezch & The Outfit
3 “The Forgotten- Recovered Treasures From The Pen of Si Kahn” – Joe Jencks
4 “North” – Heather Styka & The Sentimentals
5 “Loud In Here” – The Nouveaux Honkies
6 “The Reverend Shawn Amos Breaks It Down” – The Reverend Shawn Amos
7 “Kiss Make Better” – Carrington MacDuffie
8 “Out Past The Wires” – Rod Picott
9 “Heart Of My Hometown” – Szlachetka
10 “The Tree Of Forgiveness” – John Prine
HISTORICAL RCB  CHARTS:

Best Album:
2003: not awarded
2004: “Ballads & Burlesque” – Rachael Sage
2005: “Little Star” – Girlyman
2006: “Hope & Other Casualties” – Mark Erelli
2007: “Revolution” – Sirsy
2008: “Brand New Frame” – Natalia Zukerman
2009: “Back To Love” – Tom Goss
2010: “Little Vigils” – Mark Erelli
2011: “Old White Men” – Vance Gilbert
2012: “Satellite” – Anna Dagmar
2013: “No More Rain” – The Steel Wheels
2014: “The Red Album” – Red Molly
2015: “Wage Love” – Fred Gillen Jr.
2016: Professor Louie & The Crowmatix “Music From Hurley Mountain”
2017: Kurt Henry Band “Flaming June”
2018:

Artist Of The Year:
2003: Jenn Lindsay
2004: Rachael Sage
2005: Nadine Goellner
2006: Mark Erelli
2007: Amy Speace
2008: Andy Friedman
2009: Hungrytown
2010: Mark Erelli
2011: Vance Gilbert
2012: Vance Gilbert
2013: Aztec Two-Step
2014: Tom Principato
2015 Ellis Paul
2016 Professor Louie & The Crowmatix
2017 Jess Novak Band
2018  Lara Herscovitch

Best EP
2018: Bruce T Carroll – Finding You
2017 The Slants – The Band That Must Not Be Named
2016: Darlingside – Whipporwill
2015 Butchers Blind – A Place In America
2014: Whiskey & Wine Vol 1. – Antigone Rising
2013: Auto Kiss Proof – Aqua Cherry

2012  

Another Side

Daniel Levi Goans
2011 Bess Rogers Presents Bess Rogers
2010 From The Mouth Of Paris The Mieka Canon
2009 The Best Game In Town Rebecca Pronsky
2008 s/t The Alternate Routes
2007 Sin List Travis McGee & The Revelers
2006 The Green Room Sessions Kyler England
2005 Plans In Pencil Lisa Alice
2004 Hunted Rebirth Redjacket

 

Best Concept Album:
2018: Michael Martin Murphey: Austinology: Alleys Of Austin
2017: Kristin Hersh: Wyatt At The Coyote Palace
2016: Professor Louie & The Crowmatix: Music From Hurley Mountain
2015: Darryl Holter “Radio Songs: Woody Guthrie In California 1937-1939”
2014: none

2013: Esperanza: Songs from Jack Kerouac’s “Tristessa” (various)

2012 Little Blue Egg Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer
2011 1861 Project various
2010 Hadestown Anais Mitchell
2009 Up On Rockfield Vance Gilbert
2008 none none
2007 A Million Ukuleles MJ Hibbett
2006 The Martini Cowboy Jack Grace
2005 Hotwalker Tom Russell

Best Tribute Album:
2018: King Of The Road – A Tribute to Roger Miller 

Best New Artist:
2018: Shane Martin
2017: Just Dave Band
2016: Monica Rizzio
2015: Dan Weber
2014: Ray Lambiase
2013: Davey O.

2012 The Steel Wheels
2011 Spuyten Duyvil
2010 The Vanguard
2009 Lisa Bianco
2008 Corrientes
2007 The Alternate Routes
2006 Hundred Year Flood
2005 Michael Tiernan
2004 Simon Stinger
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