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Country Music The Best Bluegrass Albums of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up all of your favorite bluegrass albums of all time.

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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18 5
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Ricky Skaggs, Kentucky Thunder
Grammy winning labum in 1999

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18 7
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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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14 5
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True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe
Grammy winning album in 1997

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10 2
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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9 3
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The Company We Keep Del McCoury Band
Grammy winning album in 2006

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7 2
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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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10 5
Ancient Tones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bluegrass Albums of All Time
Ricky Skaggs, Kentucky Thunder
Grammy winning labum in 2000

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7 2
New Favorite is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bluegrass Albums of All Time
Alison Krauss & Union Station
Grammy winning album in 2002

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7 2
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Waitin' for the Hard Times to Go The Nashville Bluegrass Band
Grammy winning album in 1994

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10 5
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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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9 4
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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
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Dolly Parton
Grammy winning album in 2001

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8 4
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Live
Grammy winning album in 2004

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7 3
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The Streets of Baltimore

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5 1
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Mountain Soul II Patty Loveless
Grammy winning album in 2011

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7 4
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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7 4
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Unleashed The Nashville Bluegrass Band
Grammy winning album in 1996

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6 3
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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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4 2
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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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4 2
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Alison Krauss & Union Station, Alison Krauss
grammy winning album in 2012

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4 2
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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.