Here are the best folk artists of 2020. From the most popular Americana and bluegrass groups, to the best indie folk singers and best folk bands of 2020, this list of the top folk artists of 2020 spans all subgenres of good folk music. Many of the best folk music artists today are folk legends, like the Dixie Chicks and John Prine, but this collection also features the best new folk bands and artists of 2020. For instance, the recently-formed folk supergroup Bonny Light Horseman only recently released their self-titled debut album, which already is poised to be one of the best folk albums of 2020.
Who are your favorite folk artists of all time? Which modern bands will record the best indie folk albums of 2020?
Vote up the best folk artists and bands of 2020 below, and be sure to add any that you feel we may have missed.
- 6916Caamp is an American folk band from Columbus, Ohio, which began as a project between childhood... more
- Nathaniel Rateliff, formerly known as Nathaniel Rateliff and The Wheel is a 5-piece... more
- 5312Todd Michael Bridges (born July 13, 1989) known professionally as Leon Bridges, is an American... more
- 5414John Prine (October 10, 1946 – April 7, 2020) was an American country folk singer-songwriter.... more
- 457Michael Jason Isbell (; born February 1, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist... more
- 458Margo Rae Price (born April 15, 1983) is an American country singer-songwriter based in... more
Rayland BaxterRayland Baxter is an American alternative country musician from Nashville, Tennessee. He is... more
Rose CousinsRose Cousins is a Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Prince Edward... more
- 4211James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A... more
- 4615Yolanda Quartey (born in 1984), known as Yola, is an English musician, singer, and songwriter... more
- John Moreland is an American singer-songwriter from Tulsa, Oklahoma.... more
- 355Azniv Korkejian, known by her stage name Bedouine, is a Syrian-American musician. She has... more
- The Drive-By Truckers are an alternative country/Southern rock band based in Athens, Georgia.... more
- Bonny Light horseman is an American folk music supergroup consisting of Tony Award-winner... more
Joshua HyslopJoshua Hyslop is a Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter, currently signed to Nettwerk Records.... more
- 292Altın Gün is an Anatolian rock and Turkish Psychedelic Folk band from Amsterdam, The... more
- 292Chris Knight (born June 24, 1960) is an American singer-songwriter from Slaughters, Kentucky.... more
- 315Sierra Dawn Hull (born September 27, 1991) is an American bluegrass singer-songwriter,... more
- 4520The Chicks (formerly known as the Dixie Chicks) are an American country pop group composed of... more
- The Lil Smokies is a bluegrass band from Missoula, MT consisting of Andy Dunnigan (dobro,... more
Hamilton LeithauserHamilton Leithauser is a member of the musical group, The Walkmen....
- Charles William "Chuck" Prophet is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer. A... more
- 3214Little Big Town is an American country music group. Founded in 1998, the group has comprised... more