The Roots Music Report's
Top Traditional Bluegrass Album Chart
for the Year of 2018

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Highland Travelers
by: Highland Travelers

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Label: Mountain Fever
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Right or Wrong
by: Dave Adkins

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Label: Mountain Fever
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The Story We Tell
by: Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers

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Label: Rebel
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A Brand New Shade of Blue
by: Junior Sisk

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Label: Mountain Fever
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Del Mccoury Still Sings Bluegrass
by: Del McCoury Band

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Label: McCoury Music
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Front and Center
by: Sideline

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Label: Mountain Home
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Sounds of Kentucky Grass
by: Carolina Blue

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Label: Poor Mountain
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Forever and a Day
by: Mark Kuykendall & Bobby Hicks

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Label: Rebel
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The Tillers
by: The Tillers

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Label: Sofaburn
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Raising the Bar
by: Chad Darou

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Label: Bell Buckle
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Cover Story
by: Love Canon

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Label: Canon
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Short Stories
by: Beppe Gambetta

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Label: Borialis
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True Colors
by: Gina Clowes

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Label: Mountain Home
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Lover's Leap
by: Darrell Webb

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Label: Mountain Fever
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Fast Train to Lonesome
by: Eddie Sanders

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Label: Engelhardt Music Group
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Time Won't Wait
by: Steve Gulley

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Label: Rural Rhythm
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Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys
by: Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys

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Label: Stanley Family
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A Heart Never Knows
by: The Price Sisters

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Label: Rebel
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Made to Move
by: Chris Jones & the Night Drivers

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Label: Mountain Home
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Fire
by: Midnight Skyracer

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Label: Self-Release
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Colors & Crossroads
by: Sideline

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Label: Mountain Fever
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Queen City Jubilee
by: The Slocan Ramblers

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Label: SloMusic
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Barry Abernathy & Darrell Webb Present Appalachian Road Show
by: Appalachian Road Show

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Label: Billy Blue
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4th & Goal
by: Terry Baucom

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Label: Dualtone
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Old Country Store
by: Turning Ground

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Label: Pinecastle
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Travel Down This Road with Me
by: Leona Williams, Ron Williams & Bluegrass Martinss

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Label: Loveshine
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Catch Another Dream
by: Terry Baucom

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Label: Dualtone
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Community
by: Gregg Welty

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Label: Self-Release
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A Tribute to the Kentucky Colonels
by: Roland White & Friends

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Label: Mountain Home
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Aeonic
by: Balsam Range

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Label: Mountain Home
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Weep Little Willow
by: Larry Stephenson Band

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Label: Whysper Dream
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Live at the CMA Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame
by: The Earls of Leicester

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Label: Rounder
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Thanks, Mac!
by: Jerry Wicentowski

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Label: Self-Release
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Songs from the Heart
by: Billie Renee' Johnson

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Label: Truegrass Entertainment
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Croweology
by: Rickey Wasson

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Label: Truegrass Entertainment
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36
Acoustic Guitar
by: Tim Stafford

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Label: Self-Release
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37
Original Traditional
by: Blue Highway

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Label: Rounder
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The Mountains Are Calling Me Home
by: Junior Sisk

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Label: Mountain Fever
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Had a Big Time Today
by: Brennen Ernst

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Label: Patuxent Music
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Songs from the Blue Ridge
by: Mickey Galyean

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Label: Rebel
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Carolina Chimes
by: Rudi Ekstein

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Label: Fox Fire
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Mountain Voodoo
by: Balsam Range

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Label: Mountain Home
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Urge for Going
by: Dede Wyland

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Label: Patuxent Music
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Groove
by: The Andrew Collins Trio

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Label: Sytesounds
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Tradition
by: Johnny Warren & Charlie Cushman

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Label: Self-Release
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Back Where I Come from
by: Traditionally Wound

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Label: Self-Release
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Things We Do for Dreams
by: Trinity River Band

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Label: Orange Blossom
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God Holds Tomorrow
by: The Churchmen

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Label: Mountain Fever
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Right Beside You
by: Jeff White

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Mountain Overture
by: Balsam Range

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Label: Mountain Home
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Hanging Tree
by: Blue Mafia

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Label: Pinecastle
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52
Moonshiner's Daughter
by: Cindy G

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Label: Blue Road
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Hit the Road and Go
by: Michael and Jennifer McLain

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Label: Big Pick Productions
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Bluegrass That Swings
by: David Naiditch

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Label: Self-Release
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Just Another Story
by: Clay Hess Band

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Label: Pine Castle
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True Grass Again
by: Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

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Label: Pinecastle
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Acoustic Milestones: 20 Years
by: Mark Johnson & Emory Lester

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Live at the Ryman
by: Rhonda Vincent

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Label: Upper Management
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Kentucky Bound
by: The Misty Mountain String Band

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Label: Self-Release
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Here to Stay
by: Adam Steffey

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Label: Mountain Home
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The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad)
by: Curtis McPeake & Andy May

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Label: Swift River Music
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You've Still Got It
by: Damian Muller

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Label: Self-Release
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Unbound
by: Kenny & Amanda Smith

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Label: Farm Boy
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Benny's TV Repair
by: Irene Kelley

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Label: Mountain Fever
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Hats off to Haggard
by: J.D. Crowe

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Label: Truegrass
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Unbroken
by: Trinity River Band

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Label: Orange Blossom
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Rattle & Roar
by: The Earls of Leicester

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Label: Rounder
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Ramblin' Feels Good
by: Jeff Scroggins & Colorado

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Label: Self-Release
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69
Under the Mountain
by: Dewey & Leslie Brown

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Label: Liberty Showcase
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I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me
by: Carolina Blue

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Label: Pinecastle
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71
Delloroto Island
by: Victor Furtado

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Label: Patuxent Music
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72
Songs of the Mountains, Songs of the Plains
by: The Roe Family Singers

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Label: Pinecastle
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73
Stringworks
by: Kristin Scott Benson

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Label: Mountain Home
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No Time Flatt
by: No Time Flatt

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Meadow Mountain
by: Meadow Mountain

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Label: Tape Time
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Controversial Man
by: Nathan Stanley

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Label: Self-Release
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Groceries, Gas & Used Cars
by: Nick Chandler & Delivered

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Label: Self-Release
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The Old Church Yardv
by: Larry Sparks

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Label: Rebel
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Carnegie Tradition: a Tribute to Flatt and Scruggs
by: Carnegie Tradition

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Label: Raincoe
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Blue Rambler 2
by: Laurel Canyon Ramblers

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Label: Sugar Hill
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81
Lonesome and Blue: More Favorites
by: Larry Sparks

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Label: Rebel
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Over the Line
by: Jeff Scroggins & Colorado

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Label: Patuxent
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You Ain't Talkin' to Me: Charlie Poole and the Roots of Country Music
by: Charlie Poole

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Label: Columbia Legacy
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What Goes Up
by: Deer Creek Boys

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Label: Mountain Fever
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Look for Me
by: Angelica Grim

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Label: Patuxent
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Lonesome and then Some
by: Larry Sparks

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Label: Rebel
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Living the Dream
by: The Spinney Brothers

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Label: Mountain Fever
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88
Country Grass
by: Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

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Label: Pinecastle
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89
Silver and Gold
by: Claire Lynch

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Label: Rounder
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The Blues Are Still the Blues
by: The Traditional Grass

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Label: Rebel Records
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Welcome Home
by: The Gospel Plowboys

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Label: Mountain Fever Records
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Going Home
by: The Little Roy and Lizzy Show

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Label: Stowtown
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The Hangman
by: Ernie Thacker

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Label: Pinecastle
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From the Barroom to the Steeple
by: Stacy Grubb

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Label: Kang
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Back to the Mountains
by: The Po' Ramblin' Boys

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Label: Randm Records
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The Old School Road
by: The Grass Cats

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Label: New Time Records
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Grasstowne 4
by: Alan Bibey & Grasstowne

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Label: Mountain Fever Records
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The View
by: The Roys

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Label: Rural Rhythm
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Second Season
by: Kristin Scott Benson

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Label: Pinecastle
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100
Northern Connection
by: Northern Connection

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Label: Patuxent
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101
Live in Sweden 1973
by: The New Kentucky Colonels

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Label: Roland White
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102
My Kind of Country
by: Nathan Stanley

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103
All American Bluegrass Girl
by: Rhonda Vincent

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Label: Rounder
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Hammertowne
by: Hammertowne

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Label: Mountain Fever
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105
Down Memory Lane
by: Mark Kuykendall & Bobby Hicks

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Label: Rebel
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106
Burden Bearer
by: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

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Label: Mountain Home
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107
Dancing on the Fingerboard
by: Rickie Simpkins

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Label: Pinecastle
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108
Marching Home
by: Balsam Range

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Label: Mountain Home
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109
Benefit of Doubt
by: Pam Gadd

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Label: Home Sweet Highway
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Places I've Been
by: Gold Heart

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Label: Mountain Fever
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Back to My Roots
by: Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

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Label: Rural Rhythm
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Heartstrings
by: Trinity River Band

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Label: Orange Blossom Records, LLC
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Pocket Full of Keys
by: Dale Ann Bradley

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Label: Pinecastle Records
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114
Looking Back
by: Scott Tackett

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Label: Kindred Records
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115
It's About Tyme
by: Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

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Label: Break A String
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116
Good Time, Down Home
by: The Little Roy and Lizzy Show

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Label: StowTown
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117
Someday the Heart Will Trouble the Mind
by: The High Bar Gang

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Label: True North
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118
Heart and Soul, Blood and Bone
by: Jim and Lynna Woolsey

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119
Bluegrass & Beyond
by: Bobby Osborne

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Label: Rounder
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120
David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition
by: David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition

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121
Sasquatch with an Alien on It's Head
by: Andrew Vogts

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Label: Patuxent Music
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Old Friends Get Together
by: Crowe, Lawson & Williams

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Label: Mountain Home Records
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The Muscle Shoals Recordings
by: The Steeldrivers

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Label: Rounder
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Sacred Memories
by: Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers

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Label: Rebel Records
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Jeff Parker & Company
by: Jeff Parker & Company

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Label: Lonesome Day
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Old Time Power
by: David Peterson & 1946

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Label: Self-Release
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127
Country Livin'
by: Big Country Bluegrass

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Label: Rebel
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128
Smoke Behind the Clouds
by: The Bucking Mules

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Label: Free Dirt
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Nothing to Lose
by: Dave Adkins

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Label: Mountain Fever Records
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