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ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  1. Miss Leslie: Between The Whiskey And The Wine (Zero Label)
  2. Starline Rhythm Boys: Live at Charlie Oís World Famous (Cow Island)
  3. Hayes Carll: Trouble in Mind (Lost Highway)
  4. James McMurtry: Just Us Kids (Lightning Rod)
  5. Arty Hill & The Long Gone Daddies: Bar Of Gold (Cow Island)
  6. Cornell Hurd Band: American Shadows; Songs Of Moon Mullican (Behemoth)
  7. Alejandro Escovedo: Real Animal (Back Porch)
  8. Jim Stringer & The AM Band: Triskaidekaphilia (Music Room)
  9. Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson: Rattliní Bones (Liberation/Sugar Hill)
  10. Drive-By Truckers: Brighter Than Creationís Dark (New West)

DEBUT ALBUM

  1. Justin Townes Earle: The Good Life (Bloodshot)
  2. The Dixons: Still Your Fool (Cow Island)
  3. The Belleville Outfit; Wanderiní (self)
  4. Rod Picott & Amanda Shires: Sew Your Heart With Wires (self)
  5. Grant Peeples: Itís Later Than You Think (self)
  6. Peter Cooper: Mission Door (Red Beet)

VARIOUS ARTISTS/TRIBUTE ALBUM

  1. Ribbon Of Highway Endless Skyway (Music Road)
  2. Our Side Of Town (Red House)
  3. Cornell Hurd Band: American Shadows; Songs of Moon Mullican (Behemoth)
  4. The Imus Ranch Record (New West)
  5. Moneyland (McCoury Music)
  6. Welcome To The Club; Early Female Rockabilly (El Toro)

REISSUE/HISTORIC ALBUM

  1. Hank Williams: Unreleased Recordings (Time Life)
  2. Border Blasters: Blast From The Past (Boquillas)
  3. Charlie Pickett & The... : Bar Band Americanus (Bloodshot)
  4. Bob Dylan: Tell Tale Signs (Columbia)
  5. Neil Young: Sugar Mountain (Reprise)
  6. Whiskeytown: Strangerís Almanac Reissue (Lost Highway)
  7. Best Of The Johnny Cash TV Show (Columbia Legacy)
  8. Walter Hyatt: Some Unfinished Business Vol 1 (King Tears)

FEMALE ARTIST

  1. Miss Leslie
  2. Eliza Gilkyson
  3. Carrie Rodriquez
  4. Eilen Jewell
  5. Caroline Herring
  6. Emmylou Harris
  7. Kathleen Edwards
  8. Amber Digby
  9. Lucinda Williams
  10. Abi Tapia

MALE ARTIST

  1. Alejandro Escovedo
  2. Hayes Carll
  3. James McMurtry
  4. Cornell Hurd
  5. Darrell Scott
  6. Rodney Crowell
  7. Arty Hill
  8. Ry Cooder
  9. Justin Townes Earle
  10. Eric Hisaw

SONGWRITER

  1. Leslie Sloan
  2. James McMurtry
  3. Hayes Carll
  4. Arty Hill
  5. Ronny Elliott
  6. Rodney Crowell
  7. Alejandro Escovedo
  8. Eliza Gilkyson
  9. Tim Grimm
  10. Chip Taylor
  11. Bobby Charles

INSTRUMENTALIST

  1. Gurf Morlix
  2. Jim Stringer
  3. Redd Volkaert
  4. Buddy Miller
  5. Deke Dickerson
  6. Bobby Flores
  7. Duke Levine
  8. Lloyd Maines

DUO/GROUP

  1. Starline Rhythm Boys
  2. Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson
  3. Joe Ely & Joel Guzman
  4. Drive-by Truckers
  5. Cornell Hurd Band
  6. Robin & Linda Williams
  7. Arty Hill & The Long Gone Daddys
  8. Jeni & Billy

BEST IN THE INDUSTRY

  1. Bill Hunt (Cow Island)
  2. Joe Swank (Bloodshot)
  3. Martha Moore (Somuchmoore)
  4. Ellen Stanley (Red House)
    Al Moss & Trish Wagner
  5. Fred Boenig
  6. Leslie Rouffe
  7. Jenni Finlay
    3CMM Editor's Picks - John Conquest's Best of 2008  

ALBUM

  1. Los Fabulocos Featuring Kid Ramos (Delta Groove)
  2. Miss Leslie: Between The Whiskey And The Wine (Zero Label)
  3. Arty Hill & The Long Gone Daddies: Bar Of Gold (Cow Island)
  4. Bobby Charles: Homemade Songs (Rice 'n' Gravy)
  5. Jim Stringer & The AM Band: Triskaidekaphilia (Music Room)
  6. Cornell Hurd Band: American Shadows; Songs Of Moon Mullican (Behemoth)

DEBUT ALBUM

  1. Rod Picott & Amanda Shires: Sew Your Heart With Wires (self)
  2. Rebekah Pulley & The Reluctant Prophets: Back to Boogaloo (Lucky Bird)
  3. Grant Peeples: Itís Later Than You Think (self)

VARIOUS ARTISTS/TRIBUTE ALBUM

  1. Welcome To The Club; Early Female Rockabilly (El Toro)
  2. Ribbon Of Highway Endless Skyway (Music Road)
  3. Our Side Of Town (Red House)

REISSUE/HISTORIC ALBUM

  1. Hank Williams: Unreleased Recordings (Time Life)
  2. The Best of Huelyn Duvall (Brazos Valley)
  3. The Border Blasters: Blast From The Past (Boquillas)

FEMALE ARTIST

  1. Miss Leslie (Sloan)
  2. Barbara Clark
  3. Miss Lana Rebel

MALE ARTIST

  1. Jesus 'Jesse' Cuevas
  2. Huelyn Duvall
  3. Roy Heinrich

INSTRUMENTALIST

  1. John Inmon
  2. Jesus 'Jesse' Cuevas
  3. Duke Levine
DUO/GROUP
  1. Los Fabulocos Featuring Kid Ramos
  2. Joe Ely & Joel Guzman
  3. The Nortons

SONGWRITER

  1. Jo Carol Pierce
  2. Leslie Sloan
  3. Arty Hill

BEST IN THE INDUSTRY

  1. Bill Hunt (Cow Island)
  2. Barbara Wolfe & Steve Silbas (Casbeers at the Church)
  3. William Michael Smith (Houston Press)

FAR is compiled by John Conquest for 3rd Coast Music Magazine.   ©2008-2009 John Conquest


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