New XM charts

Sirius/XM Bluegrass JunctionThe recent merger between XM and Sirius satellite radio has meant a lot of retraining and extra duties for the staff and on-air hosts of Bluegrass Junction, the all-bluegrass channel which now airs on both services. Program Director Kyle Cantrell reports that things are running smoothly, but that the monthly Bluegrass Junction play charts fell victim to the transition this past few months.

He did get a chart compiled for December; two, in fact. Since the merger, which also combined the music libraries of both XM and Sirius, they have decided to offer chart info based on the number of “spins” a song or CD received on Bluegrass Junction the previous month.

The new charts are posted on the XM web site, and we have them here on Bluegrass Today.

Most Played Songs, Bluegrass Junction Sirius XM Radio
January, 2009 (for the month ending December 31)

Song Title
37 Lonesome Weary Heart Audie Blaylock & Redline
37 From Now On Sierra Hull
35 Them Blues Lonesome River Band
34 Just Another Gravel in the Road Blue Highway
34 Don’t Throw Mama’s Flowers Away Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass
34 The Night Life Dappled Grays
34 Randall Collins Kenny & Amanda Smith Band
34 Red Dirt On My Shoes Palmer Divide
33 Cryin’ All the Way to the Bank Alecia Nugent
32 The Hanging Tree Blue Moon Rising
32 Cindy Mae Crowe Brothers
32 Cumberland River Dailey & Vincent
32 Leavin’ Town Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
31 It Won’t Be Over You Cadillac Sky
31 Billy G Salvation Rickey Wasson
31 I’m Going Back to Old Kentucky Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
30 Don’t Believe Cherryholmes
30 Eating Out Of Your Hand Longview
29 You Can’t Handle the Truth Infamous Stringdusters
29 Little Bit of This, Little Bit of That Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice
29 I Call It Gone Melonie Cannon
28 Take This Hammer Mashville Brigade
26 Birmingham Farewell Drifters
25 Who Showed Who Dan Tyminski
24 I Can Go Back Anytime Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain
24 Another By My Side Darrell Webb
23 High Alleghenies Big Country Bluegrass
23 Picker’s Blues Gibson Brothers
22 Road That Never Ends Mountain Heart
21 The Ballad of Charlie Dill Ernie Thacker

Album chart after the jump…

Most Played Albums, Bluegrass Junction Sirius XM Radio
January, 2009 (for the month ending December 31)


Album Title

168 Live and Learn Kenny & Amanda Smith
153 Dailey & Vincent Dailey & Vincent
142 A Pinecastle Christmas Gathering Various
140 The Infamous Stringdusters Infamous Stringdusters
140 Leavin’ Town Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
125 The Room Over Mine Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass
123 One Lonely Shadow Blue Moon Rising
119 Cherryholmes III Cherryholmes
119 No Turning Back Lonesome River Band
116 From the Heart and Soul Rickey Wasson
113 Wheels Dan Tyminski Band
111 Through the Window of a Train Blue Highway
110 Deep in the Mountains Longview
110 O Christmas Tree Various
105 Keep on Walkin’ Grascals
99 Blue Side of the Blue Ridge Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice
99 Second Season Kristin Scott Benson
99 The Steeldrivers Steeldrivers
95 Sweet Summer Breeze Farewell Drifters
94 Iron & Diamonds Gibson Brothers
93 Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
90 Bluegrass Smash Hits, Vol. 1 Mashville Brigade
89 And The Wheels Turn Melonie Cannon
88 Good News Charlie Sizemore
87 Brothers ‘n Harmony Crowe Brothers
84 Secrets Sierra Hull
82 Merry Christmas From Our House to Your House Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
81 Gravity’s Our Enemy Cadillac Sky
78 Doin’ My Job Dappled Grays
78 Steppin’ Out Jason Davis
77 Lovin’ Pretty Women Steep Canyon Rangers
75 Marching Home Balsam Range
74 Took Down and Put Up Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time
72 The Road Headin’ Home Grasstowne
69 The Last Suit You Wear Larry Sparks
68 CHHR2 Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain
68 3 Silver Dollars David Parmley & Continental Divide
68 Bluegrass, White Snow Patty Loveless
67 Strong Enough Beth Stevens & The Edge
67 Blind Man Walking Cadillac Sky

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