Emmylou. Willie. Shania. Even the most casual of country fans know exactly who those first names belong to. These superstars are among the talented nominees and winners of the Grammy Award for Best Country Album in the 2000s. The best country albums of the 2000s brought even more mainstream attention to the world of country music and rewarded diehard listeners and curious new audience members alike with catchy new riffs.
What LPs will you find on this 2000s country albums list? Faith Hill was a Grammy nominee on several occasions through the '00s. She took home the trophy in 2001 for her smash hit Breathe. Hill's husband, Tim McGraw, was also a favorite of fans and Grammy voters during the decade.
The trio known as the Dixie Chicks won a trio of Grammys in the 2000s, for Fly, Home, and Taking the Long Way. Other good recordings featured on this roundup of Grammy-nominated 2000s albums include The Road to Here by Little Big Town and Brad Paisley's 5th Gear.
It's up to you to decide which record should top this list of 2000s best country albums. Vote your favorites up to the number-one spot by giving them a thumbs up.