Bluegrass music has come a long way. Many bluegrass musicians and artists have emerged, giving birth to various forms of bluegrass music. Now, let us take a look at the 10 best bluegrass albums of all time.
Southern Flavor is the 18th studio album of Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass Music. This was released in 1988 under MCA records. In 1989, Southern Flavor won the Best Bluegrass Album. It includes hits like Stone Coal, Texas Lone Star, and Days Gone By.
I’ve Got That Old Feeling
This album was released in 1991 by American bluegrass artist Alison Krauss. It ranked number 61 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. Its single I’ve Got That Old Feeling won during the 1991 Grammy Awards as the Best Bluegrass Recording.
The Grass is Blue
The Grass is Blue is Dolly Parton’s 35th studio album released on 1999. This was considered one of Parton’s critically acclaimed and best-selling albums, reaching number 24 on US country album charts. It won a 2001 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album.
The Great Dobro Sessions
This album produced by Dobro players Jerry Douglas and Tut Taylor featured 10 American Dobro players, including Mike Auldridge, Curtis Burch, Jerry Douglas, Josh Graves and Stacy Philips, among others. It won the Best Bluegrass Album during the 1994 Grammy Awards.
True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe
This compilation album produced by Todd Philips was dedicated as an all-star tribute to the Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe. It was released in 1996 under Sugar Hill Records and has won Best Bluegrass Album during the 1997 Grammy Awards.
When I Stop Dreaming: The Best of the Louvin Brothers
This album features the best and most memorable works of the American musical duo The Louvin Brothers. Ira and Charlie Louvin wrote songs about heartbreaks, trials of sins, and redemption. The compilation album was composed of 24 hit tracks that were beautifully remastered.
Waitin’ for the Hard Times to Go
This album by the Nashville Bluegrass Band was released in 1993 under Sugar Hills Records. It won the 1994 Best Bluegrass Album during the Grammy Awards. It includes hits like the album title track Waitin’ for the Hard Times to Go, Train of Yesterday, Backtrackin’ and On Again Off Again.
Bluegrass Rules! is an album by Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. After its release in 1997, it peaked the US Billboard Top Country Albums at number 45. It also won the Best Bluegrass Album during the 1999 Grammy Awards.
Every Time You Say Goodbye
Another album by Alison Krauss was Every Time You Say Goodbye. It was released in 1992 and has reached number 75 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. During the 1993 Grammy Awards, Every Time You Say Goodbye won the Best Bluegrass Album.
Unleashed was an album by the Nashville Bluegrass Band. It was released in October 1995 under Sugar Hill Records and won the Best Bluegrass album during the 1996 Grammy Awards.