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[numbers in square brackets are the top vote winners in order]

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  1. Starline Rhythm Boys: Red’s Place
  2. Sam Baker: Pretty World
  3. Levon Helm: Dirt Farmer
  4. Steve Earle: Washington Square Serenade
  5. Eilen Jewell: Letters From Sinners And Strangers
  6. Cornell Hurd Band: Beyond The Purple Hills
  7. Teddy Thompson: Upfront And Down Low
  8. Gurf Morlix: Diamonds To Dust
  9. Dwight Yoakam: Dwight Sings Buck
  10. John Lilly: Haunted Honky Tonk
  11. Ry Cooder: My Name Is Buddy
  12. Elizabeth Cook: Balls
  13. Jimmy LaFave: Cimarron Manifesto
  14. David Serby: Another Sleepness Night
  15. The Rizdales: Radio Country
  16. Mavis Staples: We’ll Never Turn Back
  17. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss: Raising Sand
  18. Yarn
  19. Dennis Brennan: Engagement
  20. Bill Kirchen: Hammer Of The Honky-Tonk Gods

DEBUT ALBUM

  1. Kendall Carson: Rearview Mirror Tears [6]
  2. Rachel Harrington: The Bootlegger’s Daughter
  3. Ryan Bingham: Mescalito
  4. Martha Scanlan: The West Was Burning
  5. Laura Bell: Looking for A Place Already Gone

TRIBUTE ALBUM

  1. Goin’ Home; A Tribute To Fats Domino
  2. Wounded Heart Of America; Tom Russell Songs
  3. Song Of America
  4. Dwight Yoakam: Dwight Sings Buck
  5. Just One More; A Tribute To Larry Brown
    Old Town School of Folk Music Songbook Vols 2 & 3
  6. Always Lift Him Up; Tribute To Blind Alfred Reed

REISSUE/HISTORIC ALBUM

  1. Gram Parsons: Archives Volume 1 [1]
  2. Neil Young: Live At Massey Hall
  3. T Tex Edwards & Out On Parole: Pardon Me, I’ve Got Someone To Kill
  4. Emmylou Harris: Songbird

FEMALE ARTIST

  1. Eilen Jewell [2]
  2. Elizabeth Cook
  3. Sarah Borges
  4. Patty Booker
  5. Bettye LaVette
  6. Kelly Willis
  7. Terri Hendrix
  8. Mavis Staples

MALE ARTIST

  1. Sam Baker
  2. John Lilly
  3. Levon Helm
  4. Steve Earle
  5. Dennis Brennan
  6. Dale Watson
  7. Gurf Morlix
  8. Jimmy LaFave
  9. Tom Russell

SONGWRITER

  1. Sam Baker [5]
  2. Steve Earle
  3. Tom Russell
  4. John Lilly
  5. David Olney
  6. Eilen Jewell
  7. Chip Taylor
  8. Billy Bratcher

INSTRUMENTALIST

  1. Bill Kirchen [3]
  2. Gurf Morlix [9]
  3. Jon Rauhouse
  4. David Bromberg
  5. Duke Levine
  6. Lloyd Maines
  7. Paul Skelton

DUO/GROUP

  1. Hacienda Brothers [4]
  2. Starline Rhythm Boys [8]
  3. Cornell Hurd Band
  4. The Detroit Cobras
  5. Jesse Dayton & Brennen Leigh

BEST IN THE INDUSTRY

  1. Joe Swank (Yep Roc) [7]
  2. Darrell Anderson (Hightone) [10]
  3. Jenny 'JP' Pfafflin (Bloodshot)
  4. Fred Boenig (AmericanaMedia)
  5. Bill Hunt (Cow Island)
  6. Martha Moore (So Much Moore)
    3CMM Editor's Picks - John Conquest's Best of 2007  

ALBUM

  1. Dennis Brennan: Engagement
  2. Gurf Morlix: Diamonds To Dust
  3. Jimmy LaFave: Cimarron Manifesto
  4. Jeff Potter: Great Big Beat
  5. Starline Rhythm Boys: Red’s Place
  6. David Serby: Another Sleepless Night

DEBUT ALBUM

  1. Jenny Wolfe & The Pack
  2. Larry Lange & His Lonely Knights
  3. Kendel Carson: Rearview Mirror Tears

REISSUE/HISTORIC ALBUM

  1. T Tex Edwards & Out On Parole: Pardon Me, I’ve Got Someone To Kill
  2. Gram Parsons: Archive Vol 1

FEMALE ARTIST

  1. Sarah Borges
  2. Sally Spring
  3. Lisa O'Kane

MALE ARTIST

  1. Dennis Brennan
  2. Sam Baker
  3. Nathan Moore

INSTRUMENTALIST

  1. Jeff Potter
  2. Gurf Morlix
  3. Bill Kirchen
DUO/GROUP
  1. Hacienda Brothers
  2. Starline Rhythm Boys
  3. Ear Food Orchestra

SONGWRITER

  1. David Rodriguez
  2. Nathan Moore
  3. Mary Battiata

BEST IN THE INDUSTRY

  1. Darrell Anderson (Hightone)
  2. Bill Hunt (Cow Island)
  3. Fred Boenig (AmericanaMedia)

FAR is compiled by John Conquest for 3rd Coast Music Magazine.   ©2008 John Conquest


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