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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.

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Van Lear Rose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Van Lear Rose Loretta Lynn - Won in 2005.

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Timeless: Hank Williams Tribut... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute Various Artists - Won in 2002.

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Breathe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Breathe Faith Hill - Won in 2001.

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The Great Divide is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
The Great Divide Willie Nelson - Nominated in 2003.

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Fly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Fly Dixie Chicks - Won in 2000.

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Let It Go is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Let It Go Tim McGraw - Nominated in 2008.

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All Jacked Up is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
All Jacked Up Gretchen Wilson - Nominated in 2006.

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Long Trip Alone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Long Trip Alone Dierks Bentley - Nominated in 2008.

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Live and Kickin' is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Live and Kickin' Willie Nelson - Nominated in 2004.

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Drive is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Drive Alan Jackson - Nominated in 2003.

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Like Red on a Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Like Red on a Rose Alan Jackson - Nominated in 2007.

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Under the Influence is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Under the Influence Alan Jackson - Nominated in 2001.

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Halos & Horns is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Halos & Horns Dolly Parton - Nominated in 2003.

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Troubadour is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Troubadour George Strait - Won in 2009.

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Around the Bend is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Around the Bend Randy Travis - Nominated in 2009.

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My Baby Don't Tolerate is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
My Baby Don't Tolerate Lyle Lovett - Nominated in 2004.

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Your Man is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Your Man Josh Turner - Nominated in 2007.

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Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Inside Out Trisha Yearwood - Nominated in 2002.

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Heaven, Heartache and the Powe... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love Trisha Yearwood - Nominated in 2009.

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One More Day is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
One More Day Diamond Rio - Nominated in 2002.

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Jasper County is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Jasper County Trisha Yearwood - Nominated in 2006.

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5th Gear is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
5th Gear Brad Paisley - Nominated in 2008.

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Here for the Party is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Here for the Party Gretchen Wilson - Nominated in 2005.

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Cold Hard Truth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Cold Hard Truth George Jones - Nominated in 2000.

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Time Well Wasted is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Time Well Wasted Brad Paisley - Nominated in 2006.

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Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodby... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye Vince Gill - Nominated in 2001.

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Live Like You Were Dying is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Live Like You Were Dying Tim McGraw - Nominated in 2005.

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I Hope You Dance is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
I Hope You Dance Lee Ann Womack - Nominated in 2001.

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Up! is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Up! Shania Twain - Nominated in 2004.

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Cry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Cry Faith Hill - Nominated in 2004.

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It Just Comes Natural is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
It Just Comes Natural George Strait - Nominated in 2008.

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Sleepless Nights is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Sleepless Nights Patty Loveless - Nominated in 2009.

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Rainbow Connection is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Rainbow Connection Willie Nelson - Nominated in 2002.

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Set This Circus Down is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Set This Circus Down Tim McGraw - Nominated in 2002.

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Taking the Long Way is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Taking the Long Way Dixie Chicks - Won in 2007.

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Man With a Memory is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Man With a Memory Joe Nichols - Nominated in 2003.

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Be Here is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Be Here Keith Urban - Nominated in 2005.

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You Don't Know Me: The Songs o... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker Willie Nelson - Nominated in 2007.

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Forget About It is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Forget About It Alison Krauss - Nominated in 2000.

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Home is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Home Dixie Chicks - Won in 2003.

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The Road to Here is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
The Road to Here Little Big Town - Nominated in 2007.

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These Days is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
These Days Vince Gill - Won in 2008.

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Lonely Runs Both Ways is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Lonely Runs Both Ways Alison Krauss & Union Station, Alison Krauss - Won in 2006.

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Real Live Woman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Real Live Woman Trisha Yearwood - Nominated in 2001.

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Ride With Bob is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Ride With Bob Asleep at the Wheel - Nominated in 2000.

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Tambourine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Tambourine Tift Merritt - Nominated in 2005.

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Fireflies is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Fireflies Faith Hill - Nominated in 2006.

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That Lonesome Song is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
That Lonesome Song Jamey Johnson - Nominated in 2009.

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Livin', Lovin', Losin&... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Livin', Lovin', Losin': Songs of the Louvin Brothers Various Artists - Won in 2004.

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Run That by Me One More Time is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2000s
Run That by Me One More Time Ray Price, Willie Nelson - Nominated in 2004.