The top bluegrass albums for December 2022 are dominated by friendship. There is, for instance, Sam Bush paying tribute to his longtime friend and collaborator John Hartford. Of course, there’s the collaboration of Robert Plant and Alison Kraus, who became fast friends over their shared interest in classic bluegrass star Ralph Stanley.
There are also albums from ones that we are familiar with, such as Dolly Parton, whose bluegrass-tinged country album with the energy of rock was met with favorable reviews from music critics. It truly shows the country queen’s remarkable ability to write songs with themes anyone can relate to.
But what makes this list remarkable is the Country Faith Bluegrass album, which features brand-new tracks and classics performed by some of the biggest artists in bluegrass music. It’s actually led by none other than Parton for her unheard version of the classic hymn, “In the Sweet By and By.” Other artists who lent their voices to the album are bluegrass favorites Marty Raybon, Charlie Daniels, Ricky Skaggs, and Patty Loveless.
So, without further ado, here are the top bluegrass albums for December 2022.
- Me/And/Dad by Billy Strings
- Raise the Roof by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
- Renewal by Billy Strings
- Alpenglow by Trampled by Turtles
- The Ballad of Dood & Juanita by Sturgill Simpson
- Run, Rose, Run by Dolly Parton
- Appalachian Christmas by Chosen Road
- Radio John: Songs of John Hartford by Sam Bush
- Crooked Tree by Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway
- Country Faith Bluegrass by Various Artists
Alison Krauss, Billy Strings, Robert Plant, Sturgill Simpson, Trampled by Turtles