Here are the top 30 bluegrass songs for January 2021, as compiled for the Bluegrass Unlimited National Bluegrass Survey by Lee Michael Demsey.  For more details, including songwriter and album information, and a list of the top 15 bluegrass albums of the month, subscribe to Bluegrass Unlimited magazine.

Hear the top 30 songs on the Lee Michael Demsey Show on the last Saturday of every month.

  1. Chicago Barn Dance – Special Consensus (#2 last month, 8 months on the chart)
  2. Bill Monroe’s Ol’ Mandolin – Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road (1, 9)
  3. Richest Man – Balsam Range (4, 6)
  4. The Barber’s Fiddle – Becky Buller (5, 7)
  5. Grown Cold – Carolina Blue (6, 8)
  6. Hello Sunshine – Merle Monroe (10, 4)
  7. Hooked on Bluegrass – Junior Sisk (3, 10)
  8. Let Me Be the Bridge – Jerry Salley (9, 5)
  9. The Southbound Train – High Fidelity (8, 7)
  10. Hitchhiking to California – Alan Bibey and Grasstowne (21, 3)
  11. A Few Years Ago – Daryl Moseley (7, 7)
  12. From a Distance – Valerie Smith (13, 7)
  13. Just Load the Wagon – Junior Sisk (18, 4)
  14. Finger Pickin’ Good – Kristy Cox (15, 5)
  15. Too Wet To Plow – Carolina Blue (27, 2)
  16. Creeping Round My Cabin Door – Missy Armstrong (20, 3)
  17. When I Go All Bluegrass on You – Donna Ulisse (11, 10)
  18. They Don’t Make ‘Em like my Daddy Anymore – Alicia Nugent (24, 3)
  19. Emmylou – Darin & Brooke Aldridge (14, 9)
  20. I Ain’t Been Nowhere – Rhonda Vincent (22, 4)
  21. Goin’ To Bring Her Back – Appalachian Road Show (12, 9)
  22. Grit and Grace – Balsam Range (29, 2)
  23. I Gotta Go – Lindley Creek (26, 3)
  24. Sleepy Little Town – Grascals (-, 1)
  25. Love Bug – The Kody Norris Show (T30, 2)
  26. Falling Down – Dale Anne Bradley (-, 1)
  27. Banjo Player’s Blues – High Fidelity (T30, 2)
  28. Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses – Tina Adair (-, 1)
  29. Leave It at the Gate – Chris Jones and the Night Drivers (-, 1)
  30. Last Train – Bronwyn Keith-Hynes with Sara Jaroz (-, 1)