Here are the top 30 (31 this month – there’s a tie) bluegrass songs for October 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. Blink of an Eye – Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass (#1 last month, 7 months on the chart)
  2. Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses – Tina Adair (4, 10)
  3. Blue Baby Now – Darin & Brooke Aldridge (5, 5)
  4. Readin’, Rightin’, Route 23 – Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers (7, 4)
  5. I’m Leaving Town Tonight – Merle Monroe (6, 6)
  6. Birmingham Jail – Barry Abernathy feat. Vince Gill (2, 7)
  7. People, Places and Songs – Greg Blake (8, 7)
  8. Falling Down – Dale Anne Bradley (3, 10)
  9. What Ain’t To Be Just Might Happen – Rhonda Vincent (11, 8)
  10. Deep River – Rick Faris (15, 4)
  11. Hitchhiking to California – Alan Bibey and Grasstowne (9, 12)
  12. Too Wet To Plow – Carolina Blue (10, 11)
  13. House of Gold – Larry Sparks (21, 4)
  14. Santa Barbara – Balsam Range (20, 3)
  15. Rivers, Rains and Runaway Trains – Balsam Range (12, 6)
  16. White Line Fever – Bobby Osborne (18, 5)
  17. They Call It Bluegrass – Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road (13, 9)
  18. I’ll Take the Lonesome Every Time – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (29, 2)
  19. My Baby’s Gone – Justin Moses (14, 8)
  20. Could I Knock on your Door – Jeremy Stephens (28, 2)
  21. One More Night – Seth Mulder & Midnight Run (24, 4)
  22. Walking the Floor – Marty Raybon (25, 3)
  23. Banjo Player’s Blues – High Fidelity (16, 11)
  24. Once in a While – Darin & Brooke Aldridge (-, 1)
  25. Missing Her Has Never Slowed Me Down – Po’ Ramblin’ Boys (27, 3)
  26. California – Unspoken Tradition (30, 2)
  27. Goodbye Marie – Merle Monroe (-, 1)
  28. I’d Like To Be a Train – Rhonda Vincent (-, 1)
  29. L.A. International Airport – Dale Ann Bradley (-, 1)
  30. (tie) Wild Mountain Stream – Irene Kelley and  Transistor Radio – Daryl Moseley (-, 1)