American Music Award for Favorite Country Album

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The American Music Award for Favorite Album – Country has been awarded since 1974. Years reflect the year in which the awards were presented, for works released in the previous year (until 2003 onward when awards were handed out on November of the same year). The all-time winner in this category is tied between Kenny Rogers and Carrie Underwood with 5 wins each. Garth Brooks is the most nominated artist with 10 nominations.

Winners and nominees[edit]

1970s[edit]

Year Artist Album Ref
1974
(1st)
Charley Pride A Sunshiny Day with Charley Pride [1]
Charlie Rich Behind Closed Doors
Tammy Wynette First Songs of the First Lady
1975
(2nd)
Olivia Newton-John Let Me Be There [2]
Charlie Rich A Very Special Love Song
Behind Closed Doors
1976
(3rd)
John Denver Back Home Again [3]
Freddy Fender Before the Next Teardrop Falls
Olivia Newton-John Have You Never Been Mellow
1977
(4th)
Glen Campbell Rhinestone Cowboy [4]
Ronnie Milsap 20/20 Vision
Willie Nelson Red Headed Stranger
1978
(5th)
Dolly Parton New Harvest – First Gathering [5]
Waylon Jennings Are You Ready for the Country
Ol' Waylon
1979
(6th)
Kenny Rogers Ten Years of Gold [6]
Dolly Parton Here You Come Again
Linda Ronstadt Simple Dreams

1980s[edit]

Year Artist Album Ref
1980
(7th)
Kenny Rogers The Gambler [7]
Crystal Gayle Miss the Mississippi
Waylon Jennings Greatest Hits
1981
(8th)
Kenny Rogers The Gambler [8]
Waylon Jennings Music Man
Kenny Rogers Ten Years of Gold
1982
(9th)
Kenny Rogers Greatest Hits [9]
Alabama Feels So Right
Waylon Jennings Greatest Hits
Anne Murray Anne Murray's Greatest Hits
1983
(10th)
Willie Nelson Always on My Mind [10]
Alabama Mountain Music
The Oak Ridge Boys Fancy Free
1984
(11th)
Alabama The Closer You Get... [11]
Lee Greenwood Somebody's Gonna Love You
Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson Pancho & Lefty
Ricky Skaggs Highways & Heartaches
1985
(12th)
Kenny Rogers Eyes That See in the Dark [12]
Alabama Roll On
Ricky Skaggs Don't Cheat in Our Hometown
1986
(13th)
Alabama 40-Hour Week [13]
Willie Nelson City of New Orleans
Ricky Skaggs Country Boy
1987
(14th)
Alabama Greatest Hits [14]
The Judds Rockin' with the Rhythm
Reba McEntire Whoever's in New England
George Strait Something Special
1988
(15th)
Randy Travis Always & Forever [15]
The Judds Heartland
George Strait Ocean Front Property
1989
(16th)
Randy Travis Always & Forever [16]
George Strait If You Ain't Lovin' You Ain't Livin'
Ricky Van Shelton Wild-Eyed Dream

1990s[edit]

Year Artist Album Ref
1990
(17th)
Randy Travis Old 8×10 [17]
George Strait Beyond the Blue Neon
Hank Williams Jr. Greatest Hits, Vol. 3
1991
(18th)
Reba McEntire Reba Live [18]
Clint Black Killin' Time
George Strait Livin' It Up
1992
(19th)
Garth Brooks No Fences [19]
Clint Black Put Yourself in My Shoes
Garth Brooks Ropin' the Wind
Alan Jackson Don't Rock the Jukebox
Travis Tritt It's All About to Change
1993
(20th)
Reba McEntire For My Broken Heart [20]
Garth Brooks The Chase
Billy Ray Cyrus Some Gave All
1994
(21st)
Alan Jackson A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'bout Love) [21]
Brooks & Dunn Hard Workin' Man
Garth Brooks In Pieces
Reba McEntire It's Your Call
1995
(22nd)
Reba McEntire Read My Mind [22]
Alan Jackson Who I Am
Various Artists Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles
1996
(23rd)
Garth Brooks The Hits [23]
Brooks & Dunn Waitin' on Sundown
Shania Twain The Woman in Me
1997
(24th)
George Strait Blue Clear Sky [24]
Garth Brooks Fresh Horses
Shania Twain The Woman in Me
1998
(25th)
George Strait Carrying Your Love with Me [25]
Tim McGraw Everywhere
LeAnn Rimes Unchained Melody: The Early Years
Trisha Yearwood (Songbook) A Collection of Hits
1999
(26th)
Garth Brooks Sevens [26]
George Strait One Step at a Time
Shania Twain Come On Over

2000s[edit]

Year Artist Album Ref
2000
(27th)
Garth Brooks Double Live [27]
Dixie Chicks Fly
George Strait Always Never the Same
2001
(28th)
Faith Hill Breathe [28]
Alan Jackson Under the Influence
Toby Keith How Do You Like Me Now?!
2002
(29th)
Tim McGraw Set This Circus Down [29]
Brooks & Dunn Steers & Stripes
Lonestar I'm Already There
2003
(30th)
Dixie Chicks Home [30]
Kenny Chesney No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems
Alan Jackson Drive
Toby Keith Unleashed
2003
(31st)
Toby Keith Unleashed [31]
Tim McGraw Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors
Rascal Flatts Melt
Shania Twain Up!
2004
(32nd)
Toby Keith Shock'n Y'all [32]
Kenny Chesney When the Sun Goes Down
Martina McBride Martina
2005
(33rd)
Tim McGraw Live Like You Were Dying [33]
Toby Keith Honkytonk University
Gretchen Wilson Here for the Party
2006
(34th)
Tim McGraw Reflected: Greatest Hits Vol. 2 [34]
Johnny Cash The Legend of Johnny Cash
Rascal Flatts Me and My Gang
2007
(35th)
Carrie Underwood Some Hearts [35]
Rascal Flatts Me and My Gang
Tim McGraw Let It Go
2008
(36th)
Carrie Underwood Carnival Ride [36]
Garth Brooks The Ultimate Hits
Rascal Flatts Still Feels Good
2009
(37th)
Taylor Swift Fearless [37]
Rascal Flatts Unstoppable
Zac Brown Band The Foundation

2010s[edit]

Year Artist Album Ref
2010
(38th)
Carrie Underwood Play On [38]
Jason Aldean Wide Open
Lady Antebellum Need You Now
2011
(39th)
Taylor Swift Speak Now [39]
Jason Aldean My Kinda Party
The Band Perry The Band Perry
2012
(40th)
Carrie Underwood Blown Away [40]
Luke Bryan Tailgates & Tanlines
Lionel Richie Tuskegee
2013
(41st)
Taylor Swift Red [41]
Luke Bryan Crash My Party
Florida Georgia Line Here's to the Good Times
2014
(42nd)
Brantley Gilbert Just as I Am [42]
Garth Brooks Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences
Eric Church The Outsiders
2015
(43rd)
Florida Georgia Line Anything Goes [43]
Jason Aldean Old Boots, New Dirt
Sam Hunt Montevallo
2016
(44th)
Carrie Underwood Storyteller [44]
Luke Bryan Kill the Lights
Chris Stapleton Traveller
2017
(45th)
Keith Urban Ripcord [45]
Jason Aldean They Don't Know
Chris Stapleton From A Room: Volume 1

Category facts[edit]

Multiple Wins[edit]

Multiple Nominations[edit]

References[edit]

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