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Roots Music Report Announces Top 100 Bluegrass Albums

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Roots Music Report Bluegrass 100Roots Music Report (RMR) collects data from radio stations and syndicated radio programs around the globe that play all forms of roots music. RMR then tabulates airplay spin totals which then are used to generate the charts. The charts are posted each week so that music makers, radio professionals and the general public can see which artists are being played the most by reporting stations around the planet. At the end of the year, RMR posts their compilation of the top 100 albums in each of several categories on their web site at http://rootsmusicreport.com/

Roots Music Report strives to help the artists, and has been doing so for over 15 years. Their goals are simple: provide honest radio airplay data for artists, labels, & music industry professionals. Giving them an additional tool to help make their promotion methods more effective while at the same time providing an online resource for broadcasters worldwide.

The RMR charts are compiled from radio airplay data only (# of spins), with no influence from employees of the Roots Music Report. They are not affiliated with any record label, promotion company, or artist management firm. In addition to bluegrass, RMR compiles lists for Roots Country, Jazz, Folk, Blues, Roots Rock, and True country albums.

The top 10 Bluegrass albums are:

Ranking: Artist: CD Title: Label:
1 RUSSELL MOORE & IIIRD TYME OUT PRIME TYME RURAL RHYTHM
2 SIERRA HULL DAYBREAK ROUNDER
3 CLOSE KIN CLOSE KIN MOUNTAIN ROADS
4 LOU REID & CAROLINA CALLIN ME BACK HOME KMA
5 BILL EMERSON & SWEET DIXIE THE TOUCH OF TIME RURAL RHYTHM
6 ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION PAPER AIRPLANE ROUNDER
7 BEARFOOT AMERICAN STORY COMPASS
8 SPECIAL CONSENSUS SCRATCH GRAVEL ROAD COMPASS
9 SPRING CREEK HOLD ON ME SELF
10 THE GRASCALS LIFE FINDS A WAY MOUNTAIN HOME

The full list of the top 100 bluegrass albums is on the Roots Music Report 2012 Bluegrass Chart.

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