The Roots Music Report's
Top Contemporary Bluegrass Song Chart
for the Year of 2018

Rank Song Title Band/Artist Name
1Who You Want Me to BeChris Jones & the Night Drivers
2Let Me KnowThe Infamous Stringdusters
3Here She Comes AgainChris Hillman
4Way Down the River RoadSpecial Consensus
5Losing You BluesSister Sadie
6Calamity JaneBecky Buller
7Friend and a FriendMolly Tuttle
8My Blue Hula GirlPeter Rowan
9Dark Side of the MountainUnspoken Tradition
10Back Home Feelin' AgainDonna Ulisse
11DeliaThe Grascals
12She Took the Tennessee River (feat. Bobby Osborne)Special Consensus
13Queen of CarolinaClaybank
14Sleepin' with the ReaperThe Grascals
15WildflowersChris Hillman
16SteamDeeper Shade Of Blue
17KingpinWood & Wire
18AnnieBreaking Grass
19RicochetKristy Cox
20To Whom It May ConcernBilly Droze
21Life to My DaysDoyle Lawson & Quicksilver
22Mayhayley's HouseThe Lonesome River Band
23Speakin' to That MountainBecky Buller
24Bend in the RoadChris Jones & the Night Drivers
25Wreck of My HeartThe Lonesome River Band
26Fly AwayNewTown
27South to North CarolinaKristy Cox
28Lawrence County SeatLarry Cordle
30The Night Flatt & Scruggs Played Carnegie HallJerry Salley
31YardbirdLarry Cordle
32Something to LoseSister Sadie
33Such is the World That We Live inChris Hillman
34Lightning RodNightflyer
35Where's a Train when You Need OneClaybank
36Midnight 402Amanda Cook
37Something About a Train SoundIrene Kelley
38Papa Wants to Go BackNothin' Fancy
39Speak LoveThe Family Sowell
40Hurting Sure (feat. Molly Tuttle)Special Consensus
41Stoney Mae (feat. Ronnie Bowman)Deanie Richardson
42Hilbilly HeroesHammertowne
43We've Got the Love Thing Figured outDonna Ulisse
44She Don’t Care About TimeChris Hillman
45Umbrella (Acoustic Version)Summer Brooke & Mountain Faith
46Southern MemoriesDale Ann Bradley
47Calling ElvisThe Lonesome River Band
48Whole Lotta Laying AroundChris Roberts
49Happy TogetherThe Grascals
50Swept Away (feat. Alison Brown, Becky Buller, Molly Tuttle & Sierra Hull)Missy Raines
51Can't Get HomeSteep Canyon Rangers
52Another Love Gone WrongBecky Buller
53Going Back to KentuckyDale Ann Bradley
54Feelin' Bad BluesRy Cooder
55Looks Like Losing YouVolume Five
56I Can Almost Smell the SmokeKristy Cox
57Good EnoughMolly Tuttle
58That Feel Good MusicDailey & Vincent
59CarolineSteve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers
60Where I StandOld Salt Union
61Bluegrass JunctionLarry Cordle
62Coal Fed TrainBilly Droze
63I Ain't Gonna Work TomorrowHigh Fidelity
64I See a Heartbreak Comin'Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
65We Might Get a Little LoudFlashback
66BabyThe Cleverlys
67Two of UsJohn Reischman & The Jaybirds
68Just Me LeavingKristy Cox
69Coon Dog CemeteryMilan Miller
70Naomi WiseNewTown
71Walk Right BackChris Hillman
72It's a Good FeelingNothin' Fancy
73Kids These DaysDoyle Lawson & Quicksilver
74Laura LeeNewTown
75New Cut RoadMcKay & Leigh
76That Old County RoadShannon Slaughter
77Written in the Back of the BookBecky Buller
78Heartbreak Hall of FameThe Grascals
79Come See About MeThe Mountain Home Family
80No Smoky MountainsSister Sadie
81She Loved SunflowersBecky Buller
82Boeing Boeing 707Chris Roberts
84Front Porch PhilosophyJerry Salley
85Lessons I've LearnedThe Railsplitters
86Bitter Springs to Big TreesBecky Buller
87All Grassed UpEddy Raven
88Life of a Hard Workin' ManDoyle Lawson & Quicksilver
89Raining in BaltimoreKim Robins
90I'll Just Go Away (feat. Vince Gill)Dale Ann Bradley
91Love's Raining DownDeer Creek Boys
92Raven TressesKristi Stanley
93Fall at Your FeetTrout Steak Revival
94The Hills and HomeHigh Fidelity
95FreeWilliamson Branch
96KidsThe Hillbenders
97Over & overNothin' Fancy
98TimepieceMilan Miller
99Cumberland PlateauDarin & Brooke Aldridge
100DerailedDoyle Lawson & Quicksilver
101Without Trouble PleaseDonna Ulisse
102I Can't Breathe Deep YetThe Gibson Brothers
103Country Boy (feat. Alison Brown, Sierra Hull & Stuart Duncan)Bobby Osborne
104You Can't Outrun the RiverShannon Slaughter
105A New Spin on an Old HeartacheJerry Salley
106Midnight & DawnDeer Creek Boys
107Raging Rivers (feat. Marija Droze)Billy Droze
108Rain Won't Quit (feat. Ronnie Bowman)Billy Droze
109Hillbilly GrahamThe Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet
110NightbirdThe Bankesters
111The Girl I LoveShannon Slaughter
112Thin Blue LineJerry Salley
113Glory BoundThe Wooks
114The Lonesome Cry of the WhipporwillVolume Five
115Bluegrass BluesDoyle Lawson & Quicksilver
116Milwaukee BluesDavid Davis & The Warrior River Boys
117A Little Past LonelyDonna Ulisse
118She's Not the OneNothin' Fancy
119DemonsThe Grascals
120ParalyzedDeer Creek Boys
121Gotta Get You Near Me BluesHigh Fidelity
122Bluegrass State of MindBackline
123Drive This Cold out of MeDonna Ulisse
124Every Time You LeaveDarin & Brooke Aldridge
125This is My Year for MexicoDale Ann Bradley
126Don't Leave Him Hangin'Crowe Brothers
127Crossing over Black MountainThomm Jutz
128Baton RougeDailey & Vincent
129Santa FeSteve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers
130Nobody KnowsBreaking Grass
131Little GirlDoyle Lawson & Quicksilver
132Driving NailsWildfire
133Fiddler's DreamMichael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
134Blackberry SummerDale Ann Bradley
135My Quiet MindThe Gibson Brothers
136If That's the Way You FeelSmithsonian Folkways
137Tell Me You're Not LeavingVolume Five
138You Didn't Call My NameMolly Tuttle
139Love is a Cross and Three NailsShannon Slaughter
140He RambledDavid Davis & The Warrior River Boys
141Til I'm Too OldAmanda Cook
142Free WorldMissy Raines
143Clear Corn LiquorThe Grascals
144No RegretsBluegrass Outlaws
145Making Good TimeThe Gibson Brothers
146Dusty Gravel RoadThe Family Sowell
147Lynchburg Chicken RunThe Grascals
148John D. ChampionBecky Buller
149Haunted by the WindBilly Droze
150I'm in a Hurry to Go NowhereDonna Ulisse
151The Lamb, Lion, and KingVolume Five
152Straight from the HeartBackline
153My Honey LouKathy Kallick Band
154Fly Around My Pretty Little MissThe Lonesome River Band
155Put Some Bluegrass in My EarDeeper Shade Of Blue
156He Moved a MountainShannon Slaughter
157The Bad GroundsMountain Heart
158Queen Anne's Revenge (Acoustic Version)Summer Brooke & Mountain Faith
159Big RiverSpecial Consensus
160Now and then (Dreams Do Come True)Dale Ann Bradley
161Lost & LonesomeThe Grascals
162Hammer DownFeller & Hill
163Girl from River RunSteve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers
164Kentucky BorderlineRhonda Vincent
165Muleskinner BluesRhonda Vincent
166What Am I Gonna Do with This Broken HeartLawson & Williams
167Our Last GoodbyeDale Ann Bradley
168Cry Cry Darlin'Amanda Cook
169Every Time I Fall AsleepRebekah Long
170Little BessieBorrowed Tyme Band
171Waking Up with YouBreaking Grass
172Allegheny TownMissy Raines
173The Love That We'd Once KnownKim Robins
174On This Winding RoadBéla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
175The Bridges That You've BurnedNu-Blu
176We Are StrongDonna Ulisse
177I'll Be Loving YouKim Robins
178You Can Call Me AlOld Salt Union
179Never Say NeverKristi Stanley
180Catfish JohnWilson Banjo Co.
181Banks of Big BendAmanda Cook
182Caleb MeyerAmanda Cook
183My Saviour's TrainHigh Fidelity
184I'll Turn My BackVolume Five
185Boston TownDella Mae
186LandUnspoken Tradition
187Mom's Old Picture BookLou Reid & Carolina
188Lonesome BoneThe Lonesome River Band
189Deep WatersThe Lonely Heartstring Band
190By His HandsBrandon Rickman
191Carolina WindIrene Kelley
192Young Love Never Grows OldKristy Cox
193The Heart You've Been TendingNewTown
194All About the BanjoRhonda Vincent
195You Don't Love God (If You Don't Love Your Neighbor)Rhonda Vincent
196Fool's HillThe Gibson Brothers
197I'm Sorry I Caused You to CryLawson & Williams
198Rural RouteThe Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet
199I've Gotta Get a Message to You (feat. Alison Brown, Claire Lynch, Rob Ickes, Sierra Hull, Stuart Duncan & Trey Hensley)Bobby Osborne
200Stone Cold BlueKim Robins

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