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ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  1. Sturgill Simpson: Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
  2. Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives: Saturday Night/Sunday Morning
  3. Arty Hill: Heart On My Dirty Sleeve
  4. Zoe Muth: World Of Strangers
  5. Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play And Sing the Songs Of Big Bill Broonzy
  6. Lucinda Williams: Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
  7. JP Harris & the Tough Choices: Home Is Where the Hurt Is
  8. Drive-by Truckers: English Oceans

DEBUT ALBUM

  1. Parker Milsap
  2. Doug Seegers: Going Down To the River
  3. The Delines: Colfax
  4. Caroline Rose: I Will Not Be Afraid
  5. The Hello Strangers
  6. Karen & the Sorrows: The Names Of Things
  7. Craig Moreau: The Daredevil Kid

LIVE ALBUM

  1. Whitey Morgan & the 78s: Born, Raised & Live From Flint
  2. Lucero: Live From Atlanta
  3. Laurie Lewis w/Tom Rozum & Nina Gerber: One Evening In May
  4. Eilen Jewell: Live At the Narrows

VARIOUS ARTISTS/TRIBUTE ALBUM

  1. Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne
  2. While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years Of Bloodshot Records
  3. Link of Chain: A Songwriters’ Tribute To Chris Smither
  4. The Rizdales: Blue Ain’t the Word: A Tribute To the Music Of Ray Price
  5. Look Again To the Wind: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited
  6. Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie
  7. The Best of Ripsaw Records Vol. 4

REISSUE/HISTORIC ALBUM

  1. Bob Dylan & The Band: The Basement Tapes Complete
  2. Johnny Cash: Out Among the Stars
  3. Lucinda Williams (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
  4. Hank Williams: The Garden Spot Programs

FEMALE ARTIST

  1. Yvette Landry
  2. Zoe Muth
  3. Lydia Loveless
  4. Rosanne Cash
  5. Lucinda Williams
  6. Nikki Lane

MALE ARTIST

  1. Sturgill Simpson
  2. Arty Hill
  3. JP Harris
  4. Marty Stuart
  5. Cory Branan

SONGWRITER

  1. Jesse Winchester
  2. Rosanne Cash
  3. Grant Peeples
  4. Sturgill Simpson

DUO/GROUP

  1. Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis
  2. Dave & Phil Alvin
  3. Old Crow Medicine Show
  4. JP Harris & The Tough Choices
  5. Truckstop Honeymoon
  6. The Mastersons

INSTRUMENTALIST

  1. NA *no nomination met cutoff point

BEST IN THE INDUSTRY

  1. Joe Swank (Bloodshot/Swank Promotions)
  2. Jenni Finlay (Jenni Finlay Promotions)
  3. John Conquest *
  4. Lindsay Reid (Thirty Tigers)
  5. Devon Leger (Hearth Music)
  6. Gurf Morlix (producer)

  7. * I forgot to exclude myself
    3CMM Editor's Picks - John Conquest's Best of 2014  

ALBUMS
RAY BONNEVILLE: EASY GONE
BettySoo: When We’re Gone
Grant Peeples & The Peeples Republic: Punishing The Myth
Mary Gauthier: Trouble & Love
Nathan Bell: Blood Like A River
Chip Taylor: The Little Prayers Trilogy
Yvette Landry: Me & T-Coe’s Country
Lynne Hanson: River Of Sand

DEBUT ALBUM
CRAIG MOREAU: THE DAREDEVIL KID
Sugar In The Gourd
Billy Strings & Don Julin: Fiddle Tune X

LIVE ALBUM
LAURIE LEWIS w/TOM ROZUM & NINA GERBER: ONE EVENING IN MAY
Susan Gibson: The Second Hand
The Sacred Shakers: Live

VARIOUS ARTISTS/TRIBUTE ALBUM
THE RIZDALES: BLUE AIN’T THE WORD: A Tribute To The Music Of Ray Price
The Best Of Ripsaw Records Vol 4

REISSUE/HISTORIC ALBUM
WES MCGHEE: BEAD MOUNTAIN, BAD ROADS & BORDERS: THE COLLECTION
Famous Motel Cowboys: Garden City Skyline
This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes

FEMALE ARTIST
YVETTE LANDRY
Mary Cutrufello
Dayna Kurtz

MALE ARTIST
RAY BONNEVILLE
Rod Picott
Chip Taylor

DUO/GROUP
BILLY STRINGS & DON JULIN
JP Harris & The Tough Choices
Girls Guns & Glory

INSTRUMENTALIST
BILLY STRINGS & DON JULIN
Richard Comeaux
Sergio Webb

SONGWRITER
RAY BONNEVILLE
BettySoo
John Fullbright

BEST IN THE INDUSTRY
CARY BAKER (Conqueroo)
Kyle Coroneos (savingcountrymusic.com)
Steve Satterwhite (NewTex Records)


FAR is compiled by John Conquest for 3rd Coast Music Magazine.   ©2009-2015 John Conquest

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