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ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  1. Eilen Jewell: Queen Of The Minor Key
  2. John Lilly: Cold Comfort
  3. Dave Alvin: Eleven Eleven
  4. Lydia Loveless: Indestructible Machine
    Gurf Morlix: Blaze Foley's 113th Wet Dream
  5. Rod Picott: Welding Burns
  6. Hayes Carll: KMAG YOYO
  7. T Jarrod Bonta: White Lines
  8. Gillian Welch; The Harrow & The Harvest
  9. Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers: Starlight Hotel
  10. Grant Peeples: Okra and Ecclesiastes
    Amanda Shires: Carrying Lightning

DEBUT ALBUM

  1. Lydia Loveless: Indestructible Machine
  2. T Jarrod Bonta: White Lines
  3. HalleyAnna: The Country
  4. Kenny Vaughan: V

LIVE ALBUM

  1. Slaid Cleaves: Sorrow & Smoke
  2. Neil Young & The International Harvesters: A Treasure
  3. Guy Clark: Songs And Stories
  4. The Bottle Rockets: Not So Loud

VARIOUS ARTISTS/TRIBUTE ALBUM

  1. Gurf Morlix: Blaze Foley's 113th Wet Dream
  2. VA: This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark
  3. VA: The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams
  4. VA: I Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs Of Fox Hollow
  5. Laura Cantrell: Kitty Wells Dresses
  6. Steve Cropper: Dedicated; A Salute To The 5 Royales

REISSUE/HISTORIC ALBUM

  1. Johnny Cash: From Memphis To Hollywood
  2. Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah
  3. Neil Young & The International Harvesters: A Treasure
  4. John Prine: The Singing Mailman Delivers
  5. Johnny Cash: Live Around The World

FEMALE ARTIST

  1. Eilen Jewell
  2. Zoe Muth
  3. Gillian Welch
  4. Amanda Shires
  5. Lydia Loveless
  6. Connie Smith
  7. Imelda May
  8. Tara Nevins

MALE ARTIST

  1. Rod Picott
  2. Dave Alvin
  3. T Jarrod Bonta
  4. John Lilly
  5. Gurf Morlix/Hayes Carll
  6. Ray Bonneville
  7. Grant Peeples

SONGWRITER

  1. Rod Picott
  2. Eric Hisaw
  3. Eilen Jewell
  4. Tom Russell
  5. Lydia Loveless
  6. Grant Peeples/John Lilly
  7. Dave Alvin

DUO/GROUP

  1. BettySoo & Doug Cox
  2. Carrie Rodriguez & Ben Kyle
  3. Drive By Truckers/The Decemberists
  4. The Gourds
  5. The Sweetback Sisters

INSTRUMENTALIST

  1. Jerry Miller
  2. Gurf Morlix
  3. Buddy Miller
  4. Bobby Flores

BEST IN THE INDUSTRY

  1. Jenni Finlay
  2. Joe Swank/Bloodshot
  3. Ellen Stanley (Red House)
  4. Peter Holmstedt
  5. Bill Wence
    3CMM Editor's Picks - John Conquest's Best of 2011  

ALBUMS
Lydia Loveless: Indestructible Machine
Michael Fracasso: Saint Monday
T Jarrod Bonta: White Lines
Amanda Shires: Carrying Lightning
Eilen Jewell: Queen Of The Minor Key
Grant Peeples: Okra and Ecclesiastes

DEBUT ALBUM
The Far West
HalleyAnna: The Country
The Carper Family: Back When

LIVE ALBUM
Slaid Cleaves: Sorrow & Smoke: Live at the Horseshoe Lounge

VARIOUS ARTISTS/TRIBUTE ALBUM
Gurf Morlix: Blaze Foley's 113th Wet Dream
Laura Cantrell: Kitty Wells Dresses
VA: The Best of Ripsaw Records

REISSUE/HISTORIC ALBUM
Buck Owens: Bound for Bakersfield
Hal Harris: Gold Star Guitar

FEMALE ARTIST
Lydia Loveless
Amanda Shires
Connie Smith

MALE ARTIST
Rod Picott
John Lilly
Gurf Morlix

DUO/GROUP
Carrie Rodriguez & Ben Kyle
Eilen Jewell Band
Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers

INSTRUMENTALIST
T Jarrod Bonta
Gurf Morlix
Jerry Miller

SONGWRITER
Lydia Loveless
Michael Fracasso
Nathan Bell

BEST IN THE INDUSTRY
Jenni Finlay
Bloodshot (for signing Lydia Loveless)
Fred Remmert (Music Road/Cedar Creek Studio)


FAR is compiled by John Conquest for 3rd Coast Music Magazine.   ©2009-2012 John Conquest

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