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Country Music The Best Bluegrass Albums of All Time  

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Bluegrass is an American roots music that is a subset of country music. With roots primarily in Appalachia, this style dates back to the 1800s, with many of the songs being used for Minstrel shows and often referred to as a mix between blues and jazz music. It reflects the hardships of living in rural Appalachia and the everyday life people live there. 

Many of these albums have some of the greatest bluegrass songs of all time on them, too. 
 

What are the best bluegrass albums of all time? It's time to decide. This list is votable and rerankable. Vote up the greatest bluegrass albums, and feel free to add any that you don't already see on here.

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I've Got That Old Feeling is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bluegrass Albums of All Time
Alison Krauss - Grammy winning album in 1991

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Bill Monroe, Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys - Grammy winning album in 1989

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Ricky Skaggs, Kentucky Thunder - Grammy winning labum in 1999

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Alison Krauss & Union Station, Alison Krauss - Grammy winning album in 1993

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Alison Krauss & Union Station, Alison Krauss - Grammy winning album in 1998

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True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe Grammy winning album in 1997

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Aereo-plain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bluegrass Albums of All Time
Peter Ross added Aereo-plain John Hartford

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The Great Dobro Sessions Grammy winning album in 1995

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Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass: Tribute to 1946 and 1947 Ricky Skaggs, Kentucky Thunder - Grammy winning album in 2009

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The Company We Keep Del McCoury Band - Grammy winning album in 2006

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7 2
New Favorite is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bluegrass Albums of All Time
Alison Krauss & Union Station - Grammy winning album in 2002

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Waitin' for the Hard Times to Go The Nashville Bluegrass Band - Grammy winning album in 1994

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Now That I've Found You: A Collection The album that made Alison Krauss a star. A great retrospective album

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When I Stop Dreaming: The Best of the Louvin Brothers A comilation from Nashville's great duo of the 1950s.

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9 5
Ancient Tones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bluegrass Albums of All Time
Ricky Skaggs, Kentucky Thunder - Grammy winning labum in 2000

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Dolly Parton - Grammy winning album in 2001

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Live Grammy winning album in 2004

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The Streets of Baltimore

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Unleashed The Nashville Bluegrass Band - Grammy winning album in 1996

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6 3
The Crow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bluegrass Albums of All Time
Steve Martin - Grammy winning album in 2010

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Lost In The Lonesome Pines Jim Lauderdale, The Clinch Mountain Boys, Ralph Stanley - Grammy winning album in 2003

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Steve Earle, Del McCoury Band - An album whose mission it is to create timeless bluegrass classics. Accompanied by a fantastic bluegrass ensemble.

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American Roots: A History of American Folk Music An eclectic mix of public domain recordings that include bluegrass as well as its country cousins.

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Mountain Soul II Patty Loveless - Grammy winning album in 2011

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Appalachian Stomp: Bluegrass Classics A great compilation of all the classics including feudin abnjos