The Roots Music Report's
Top Contemporary Bluegrass Album Chart
for the Year of 2016

1
Foxhounds
by: Kathy Kallick Band

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Label: Live Oak
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And then There's This...
by: The Grascals

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Label: Mountain Home
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Ladies & Gentlemen
by: The Infamous Stringdusters

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Label: Compass
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Runaway Train
by: Flatt Lonesome

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Label: Mountain Home
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By Any Other Name
by: Nothin' Fancy

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Label: Mountain Fever
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Gone Like the Cotton
by: The Cox Family

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Label: Rounder
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Bridging the Tradition
by: The Lonesome River Band

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Label: Mountain Home
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Sister Sadie
by: Sister Sadie

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Label: Pinecastle
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Familiar with the Ground
by: The Boxcars

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Label: Mountain Home
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Deep Waters
by: The Lonely Heartstring Band

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Label: Rounder
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Hamilton County Ramblers
by: Hamilton County Ramblers

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Coming Home
by: O'Connor Band

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Label: Rounder
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Long I Ride
by: Special Consensus

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Label: Compass
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Part of Me
by: Kristy Cox

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Label: Pisgah Ridge
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Family, Friends & Heroes
by: Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

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Label: Compass
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These Hills
by: Irene Kelley

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Label: Mountain Fever
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Blue Skies
by: Mountain Heart

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Label: Compass
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The More I Learn
by: Bryan Sutton

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Label: Sugar Hill
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Harlan Road
by: NewTown

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Label: Mountain Home
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20
Radio
by: Steep Canyon Rangers

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Label: Rounder
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21
Miles Between
by: Unspoken Tradition

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Label: Self-Release
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22
Here I Am
by: Rebekah Long

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Label: Luk
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23
Where Do I Go from Here
by: Diamond Creek

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Label: New Time
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24
The Country Blues
by: Rob Ickes

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Label: Compass
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25
That Which Matters
by: Mountain Faith

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Label: Mountain Fever
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26
Hogan's House of Music
by: Ron Block

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Label: Universal
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27
North by South
by: Claire Lynch

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Label: Compass
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28
Coffee Creek
by: The Slocan Ramblers

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Label: SloMusic
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29
Drifter
by: Volume Five

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Label: Mountain Fever
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30
Rollin' on
by: Lou Reid & Carolina

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Label: KMA
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Southern Crescent
by: Town Mountain

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Label: Self-Release
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So Familiar
by: Steve Martin & Edie Brickell

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Label: Rounder
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Della Mae
by: Della Mae

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Label: Rounder
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Matt Leadbetter
by: Matt Leadbetter

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Loaded
by: Shotgun Holler

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Label: Dry Lightning
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Curtis Wright
by: Curtis Wright

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Label: Voxhall
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Section House
by: Section House

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Label: Mountain Fever Records
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Playing Hard to Forget
by: Claybank

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Label: Rural Rhythm
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39
Mike Bentley & Cumberland Gap Connection
by: Mike Bentley & Cumberland Gap Connection

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Label: Union House
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40
Red Grass
by: Ilya Toshinskiy

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Label: Hadley Music Group
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41
Legacy
by: George Clark Shifflett III

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Label: Self-Release
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42
Dig in the Dirt
by: The Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet

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Label: Pinecastle
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43
Last Night, Tomorrow
by: Dappled Grays

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Label: Self-Release
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44
Fiddler's Dream
by: Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper

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Label: Compass
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The Price Sisters
by: The Price Sisters

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Label: Rebel
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46
Don't Forget Me Little Darling - Remembering the Carter Family
by: Antique Persuasion

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Label: Voxhall Records
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The Road That Winds
by: Audie Blaylock and Redline

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Label: Patuxent
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Big Virginia Sky
by: Big Virginia Sky

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Label: Self-Release
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49
Where I Came from
by: Nothin' Fancy

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Label: Mountain Fever
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Hard Row to Hoe
by: Ragged Union

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51
Old Pal
by: Jamie Harper

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Label: Mountain Fever
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52
The Last Dirt Road
by: Adam McPeak & Mountain Thunder

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Label: Kindred Records
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Rhyme & Season
by: James Reams & The Barnstormers

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Label: Mountain Redbird
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Georgia Maple
by: Edgar Loudermilk

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Label: Pinecastle
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Red Horizon
by: The Misty Mountain String Band

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Label: Self-Release
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56
Paper Bird
by: Paper Bird

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Label: Thirty Tigers
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'Tween Earth and Sky
by: Becky Buller

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Label: Dark Shadow
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Playing It Forward
by: The Savage Hearts

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59
Coming Back Home to You
by: The Lonesome River Band

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Label: Mountain Home Records
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The Feinberg Brothers
by: The Feinberg Brothers

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Label: Cabinwood
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Blue Wheel Drive
by: Blue Wheel Drive

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62
Eat the Moon
by: FY5

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63
When I'm Free
by: Hot Rize

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Label: Ten In Hand Records
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The Next Move
by: Phil Leadbetter and the All Stars of Bluegrass

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Label: Pinecastle
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Adkins & Loudermilk
by: Adkins & Loudermilk

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Label: Mountain Fever Records
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66
Voices
by: Volume Five

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Label: Mountain Fever Records
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Snapshots
by: Darin & Brooke Aldridge

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Label: Mountain Home
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Tried & True
by: The Spinney Brothers

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Label: Mountain Fever
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69
The Earls of Leicester
by: The Earls of Leicester

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Label: Rounder
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70
Doug Flowers and Friends
by: Doug Flowers

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Label: Melody Roundup Music
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Blue
by: Mountain Faith

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Label: Mountain Fever Records
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Tommy: a Bluegrass Opry
by: The Hillbenders

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Label: Compass
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73
Just As Strong
by: Breaking Grass

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Label: Mountain Fever
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74
Standing Tall and Tough
by: Crowe, Lawson & Williams

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Label: Mountain Home
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75
Another Day from Life
by: Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers

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Label: Rebel Records
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Once Upon a Time
by: Circa Blue

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Label: Orange Blossom
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Turn on a Dime
by: The Lonesome River Band

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Label: Mountain Home
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78
Bluegrass Outlaws
by: Bluegrass Outlaws

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Label: Self-Release
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79
Never Just a Song
by: Shannon & Heather Slaughter

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Label: Elite Circuit
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80
The 5 String Flamethrower
by: Rob McCoury

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Label: McCoury Music
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81
So Lucky
by: The Lucky Sisters

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Label: Patio Records
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82
Forty Years Old
by: Crowe Brothers

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Label: Mountain Fever Records
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83
Flatt Lonesome Too
by: Flatt Lonesome

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Label: Mountain Home Music
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84
I Firmly Promise You
by: Feller & Hill

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Label: Tommy Hillpicker Records
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85
Foxhounds & Fiddles
by: Flashback

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Label: Pinecastle
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86
Nothing but Sky
by: Delta Reign

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Label: Mountain Fever
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87
On Down the Line
by: Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper

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Label: Compass Records
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88
High Fidelity
by: High Fidelity

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89
Rented Room on Broadway
by: Wildfire

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Label: Pinecastle
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90
All-Star Duets
by: Larry Cordle

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Label: MightyCord
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91
Earth & Wood
by: Tyler Grant

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Label: Grant Central
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Better Than I Deserve
by: The Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet

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Label: Pinecastle Records
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Dancin' in the Dirt
by: Melvin Goins

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Label: Blue Circle
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94
Take Me Back
by: Kyle Perkins

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Label: Self-Release
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Charm City Junction
by: Charm City Junction

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Label: Patuxent Music
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A Distant Horizon
by: Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome

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Label: Union House
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97
From the Heart
by: Donna Hughes

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Label: Running Dog
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Heidi & Ryan
by: Heidi & Ryan

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Label: Mountain Fever
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99
Heartache Looking for a Home
by: Charlie Sizemore

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Label: Rebel
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Wonderful World Outside
by: The Piedmont Melody Makers

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Label: Vigortone
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101
Taken
by: Rhonda Vincent

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Label: Upper Managment
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102
Looking Glass
by: Jim Hurst

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103
Taking Care of Bluegrass (A Tribute to Elvis)
by: Holly Norman

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Label: Freedom
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104
Horse County
by: Jordan Tice

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Label: Patuxent Music
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105
Dale Ann Bradley
by: Dale Ann Bradley

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Label: Pinecastle
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106
All the Way
by: Nu-Blu

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Label: Rural Rhythm Records
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107
Nightbird
by: The Bankesters

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Label: Compass
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108
A Story About You and Me
by: Trisha Gagnon

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Label: Self-Release
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109
40 Years Late
by: Kim Robins

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110
Just Another Memory
by: Emily Kirsch

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Label: Rabbit's Foot
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111
The First Whipporwill
by: Peter Rowan

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Label: Sugar Hill
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112
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
by: Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

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Label: Rounder
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113
All the Rage, Vol. One
by: Rhonda Vincent

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Label: Upper Management
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114
Legacy
by: Peter Rowan

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Label: Compass
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115
That's Why I'm Lonesome
by: Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass

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Label: Patuxent
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116
Come See About Me (A Benefit for the Ibma Trust Fund)
by: The Mountain Home Family

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Label: Mountain Home Music
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117
Daybreak
by: Sierra Hull

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Label: Rounder Records
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118
NewTown
by: NewTown

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119
A Little Girl...A Big Four-Lane
by: Alecia Nugent

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Label: Rounder
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120
Bluegrass Singer
by: Jussi Syren & The Groundbreakers

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121
To Whom It May Concern
by: Billy Droze

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Label: Rural Rhythm
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Illusion & Doubt
by: The Dead South

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Label: Curve
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123
Bluegrass Fiddler
by: Corrina Rose Logston

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Label: Patuxent Music
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124
Take Five
by: Ned Luberecki

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125
Lovin' Pretty Women
by: Steep Canyon Rangers

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Label: Rebel Records
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126
Were You There
by: The Kevin Prater Band

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127
In the Ground
by: The Gibson Brothers

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Label: Rounder
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128
Dharma Blues
by: Peter Rowan

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Label: Omnivore Recordings
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129
Running with the Moon
by: Breaking Grass

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Label: Self Release
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130
Yonder
by: Jerry Douglas & Peter Rowan

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Label: Sugar Hill
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131
The Old School
by: Peter Rowan

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Label: Compass
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Beyond Measure
by: Justin Moses

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