Two Bluegrass Today charts this weekend

8_14chartLast Friday saw two new Bluegrass Today radio airplay charts, with both our weekly and monthly charts hitting on the same day.

By examining them both, you can get a snapshot view of what was played on bluegrass radio the previous week on dozens of stations, and a more tempered look at what has stayed hot over the past month.

The weekly chart shows Darrell Webb retaking the #1 spot for Flying South To Dixie from his 20th Anniversary album, Dream Big, and Flatt Lonesome debuting at #2 with So Far from their sophomore project, Too. Some of us recall when Webb was a young upstart himself.

Further down the list we see chart debuts from Michael Cleveland with That Ol’ Train at #14, and Tim Stafford at #16 with Worries Like A Rockin’ Chair. Detour, Terry Baucom, Balsam Range, Feller & Hill, and James King all continue to hang around the Top Ten.

Over at the monthly chart, we see these same artists occupying the top spots, along with Rhonda Vincent and Blue Highway. Flatt Lonesome’s debut was sufficiently strong last week to allow them to grab the #17 spot in a single week!

Also, take a look at the top spots and you’ll see the strength that these artists have had on radio over the past two months.

Congratulations to all the artists who have made the charts, and a hearty thanks to all the DJs who fill out the surveys week after week.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.