Complete Listing of Radio Charts for Roots,
Americana, Bluegrass and Folk Radio Formats.
Americana Radio Chart (Americana Music Association)
Roots Music Report (Roots Music Association)
EuroAmericana Radio Chart (Rein van den Berg)
Folk DJ List (FolkRadio.org)
Bluegrass Today Weekly Chart (BluegrassToday.com)
Bluegrass Today Monthly Chart (BluegrassToday.com)
F.A.R. Chart (Third Coast Music Network)
Roots 66 Airplay Chart (The Alternate Root)
RFA Airplay Chart (Radio Free Americana)
as a radio format developed during the 1990s as a reaction to the highly
polished sound that defined the mainstream music of that decade (similar
pressures also led to the formation of the classic country format at around
the same time). Because of listener interest in the artists who do not
fit as comfortably in the country or rock genres, a radio format called
"Americana" was developed by . Born out of Triple A, non-commercial,
country and other formats, the Americana format is the sum of the parts
that have showcased Americana music since its inception.
Rob Bleetstein of San Francisco, and Jon Grimson of Nashville. Bleetstein became the first Americana chart editor as Gavin Report, a former radio trade publication created the first Americana radio chart, which was published on January 20, 1995.
Music Association grew out of the format as an effort to bring all
Americana music supporters, performers, and professionals together to
expand the visibility and viability of the music. The AMA created their
own chart that was reported to Radio
& Records (R&R), a former trade publication.