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    3CMM Editor's Picks - Best of 2005  
ALBUMS OF THE YEAR
  1. Martí Brom: Sings Heartache Numbers (Goofin')
  2. The Detroit Cobras: Baby (Bloodshot)
  3. Michael Weston King: Absent Friends (Murdered With Kindness)
  4. Rick Broussard's Two Hoots & A Holler (Stag)
  5. Miss Leslie & Her Juke Jointers: Honky Tonk Revival (Zero Label)
  6. Bobby Earl Smith: Turn Row Blues (Muleshoe)

DEBUT ALBUM

  1. Amber Digby: Music From The Honky Tonks (Yellow Rose)
  2. Sarah Borges: Silver City (Blue Corn)
  3. Miss Leslie & Her Juke Jointers: Honky Tonk Revival (Zero Label)

TRIBUTE ALBUM

  1. Elizabeth McQueen & The Firebrands: Happy Doing What We're Doing (Freedom)

REISSUE/HISTORIC ALBUM

  1. Blaze Foley: Wanted More Dead Than Alive (Waddell Hollow)
  2. The Very Best of Wynn Stewart & Jan Howard (Varese Saraband)
  3. Clifton Chenier: Louisiana Blues & Zydeco (Arhoolie)

FEMALE ARTIST

  1. Mary Ramirez (Detroit Cobras)
  2. Martí Brom
  3. Amber Digby

MALE ARTIST

  1. Michael Weston King
  2. Chris Gaffney
  3. Bobby Flores

SONGWRITER

  1. Blaze Foley
  2. Michael Weston King
  3. Sara Borges

BEST IN THE INDUSTRY

  1. Bob Brom (Squarebird)
  2. David & Leland Wadell (Waddell Hollow)
  3. Darrell Anderson (Hightone)

FAR is compiled by John Conquest for 3rd Coast Music Magazine.   2005 John Conquest


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