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Billboard‘s Top 50 Bluegrass Albums of 2011

Posted By Sarah Wyland On December 21, 2011 @ 10:29 AM In Country Music News | Comments Disabled

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Alison Krauss & Union Station's 2011 CD, Paper Airplane. Photo courtesy of Rounder Records.

Billboard.com [2]has released their list of the Top 50 Bluegrass Albums of 2011. Albums were ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. Congratulations to Alison Krauss & Union Station [3] for having the Top Bluegrass Album of the year with Paper Airplane! What do you think of this ranking? Who’d top YOUR Top 50 list? Leave us a comment below!

  1. Paper Airplane Alison Krauss & Union Station [3]
  2. Rare Bird Alert – Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers
  3. Up On The Ridge Dierks Bentley [4]
  4. The Goat Rodeo Sessions – Yo-Yo Ma/Stuart Duncan/Edgar Meyer/Chris Thile
  5. Follow Me Down Sarah Jarosz [5]
  6. The Grascals and Friends: Country Classics With A Bluegrass SpinThe Grascals [6]
  7. Palomino – Trampled By Turtles
  8. Bright Morning Stars – The Wailin’ Jennys
  9. Genuine Negro Jigs – Carolina Chocolate Drops
  10. Best of Bluegrass – Steve Ivey
  11. Antifogmatic – Punch Brothers
  12. City of Refuge – Abigail Washburn
  13. Christmas – The Isaacs
  14. Sleep With One Eye Open – Chris Thile & Michael Daves
  15. Reckless – The SteelDrivers
  16. Daybreak Sierra Hull [7]
  17. Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers – Dailey & Vincent
  18. The Isaacs Naturally: An Almost A Cappella Collection – The Isaacs
  19. Taken Rhonda Vincent [8]
  20. Country Hits Bluegrass Style Ricky Skaggs [9]
  21. Carolina Chocolate Drops/ Luminescent Orchestrii – Carolina Chocolate Drops/Luminescent Orchestrii
  22. American Legacies – Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Del McCoury Band
  23. Legacy – Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
  24. Bluegrass Gospel – Steve Ivey
  25. O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack – Various Artists
  26. Best of Bluegrass – Steve Ivey
  27. The Great Divide – Tommy Shaw
  28. Bluegrass Christmas – Dr. Elmo
  29. Mother’s Prayer Ralph Stanley [10]
  30. Song Up In Her Head Sarah Jarosz [5]
  31. Why Can’t We – The Isaacs
  32. Stomp And Smash – The Devil Makes Three
  33. Handguns – Greensky Bluegrass
  34. Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail – Noam Pikelny
  35. Sounds of Home – Blue Highway
  36. Chicken & Egg – Tim O’Brien
  37. Dance Til Your Stockings Are Hot and Ravelin’ The Grascals [6]
  38. Live At The Mauch Chunk Opera House – The Wailin’ Jennys
  39. Echo Boom – The Farewell Drifters
  40. Guts N’ Teeth – Old Man Markley
  41. Lonesome Whistle The Roys [11]
  42. Reason and Rhyme: Bluegrass Songs By Robert Hunter & Jim LauderdaleJim Lauderdale [12]
  43. Tall Grass & Cool Water: Cowboy Songs – Michael Martin Murphy
  44. The Heart of a Song – Junior Sisk & The Ramblers Choice
  45. The Brick Album – The Greencards
  46. An Appalachian Christmas – Mark O’Connor
  47. Songs of the Grateful Dead – Jesse McReynolds & Friends with David Nelson & Stu Allen
  48. Live At The Down Home – NewFound Road
  49. A Skaggs Family ChristmasRicky Skaggs [9]
  50. The All-Star Jam – Various Artists

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[1] Image: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_alison_krauss/article/0,,GAC_27560_4720866,00.html

[2] Billboard.com : http://www.billboard.com/features/top-25-tours-of-2011-1005641362.story#/charts-year-end/top-bluegrass-albums?year=2011&begin=1&order=position

[3] Alison Krauss & Union Station: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_alison_krauss

[4] Dierks Bentley: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_dierks_bentley

[5] Sarah Jarosz: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_artists_a-z/article/0,,GAC_26071_6040067,00.html

[6] The Grascals: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_the_grascals

[7] Sierra Hull: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_artists_a-z/article/0,,GAC_26071_6037971,00.html

[8] Rhonda Vincent: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_rhonda_vincent

[9] Ricky Skaggs: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_ricky_skaggs

[10] Ralph Stanley: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_ralph_stanley

[11] The Roys: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_artists_a-z/article/0,,GAC_26071_6038309,00.html

[12] Jim Lauderdale: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_artists_a-z/article/0,,GAC_26071_5903514,00.html

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