Here are the top 30 bluegrass songs for December 2019, as compiled for the Bluegrass Unlimited National Bluegrass Survey by Lee Michael Demsey.  (Actually, this month it’s 31 songs, since two songs tied for 30th place.)  For more details, including songwriter and album information, subscribe to Bluegrass Unlimited magazine.

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

    1. Country Boy, Banjo & Flat Top Guitar – Big Country Bluegrass (2 last month, 9 months on the chart)
    2. Hard Way Every Time – Dale Ann Bradley (5, 7)
    3. Haggard – The Grascals (6, 6)
    4. The Guitar Song – Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers with Del McCoury (1, 8)
    5. Bluegrass Radio – Irene Kelley (3, 7)
    6. Diggin’ My Potatoes – Tim O’Brien Band (7, 7)
    7. Bourbon Hound – Della Mae (8, 7)
    8. Tall Fiddler – Michael Cleveland with Tommy Emmanuel (1, 4)
    9. Down in Union County – Larry Sparks (12, 4)
    10. That’s Why I’m Lonesome – Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass (4, 8)
    11. Louisville Rambler – Blue Moon Rising (10, 7)
    12. Little Magnolia – Lonesome River Band (13, 5)
    13. Living Like There’s No Tomorrow – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (20, 3)
    14. Feeling of Falling – Kenny & Amanda Smith (15, 5)
    15. Call Me Old Fashioned – Jerry Salley (16, 4)
    16. Breaking In Lonesome – Rick Faris (17, 6)
    17. Both Ends of the Train – Blue Highway (28, 2)
    18. Take Me Back to West Virginia – Larry Sparks (29, 2)
    19. Lonesome Riverboat Blues – Edgar Loudermilk feat. Jeff Autry (21, 5)
    20. No Candy in my Bluegrass – Mickey Galyean & Cullen’s Bridge (9, 10)
    21. Everybody’s Talkin’ – Seldom Scene (27, 3)
    22. 15th of October – Volume Five (26, 3)
    23. This Town – Merle Monroe (24, 4)
    24. Ain’t Going Down to the River – Missy Armstrong (14, 6)
    25. Two Old Country Boys Like Us – Larry Stephenson w/Ronny Bowman (18, 6)
    26. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry ­– Jason Barie (w/ Del McCoury) (-, 1)
    27. Barefoot Girl – Becky Buller & Russell Moore (30, 2)
    28. Hickory, Walnut & Pine – Po’ Ramblin’ Boys (-, 1)
    29. Over and Over – Gena Britt (-, 1)
    30. (tie).  Emma – Claybank (-, 1) and Yesterday’s Heartache –  Kristy Cox (-, 1)