Here are the top 30 bluegrass songs for May 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. Hitchhiking to California – Alan Bibey and Grasstowne (#2 last month, 7 months on the chart)
  2. Hello Sunshine – Merle Monroe (3, 8)
  3. Falling Down – Dale Anne Bradley (8, 5)
  4. The Barber’s Fiddle – Becky Buller (1, 11)
  5. Just Load the Wagon – Junior Sisk (6, 8)
  6. Too Wet To Plow – Carolina Blue (7, 6)
  7. Sleepy Little Town – Grascals (11, 5)
  8. Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses – Tina Adair (13, 5)
  9. Banjo Player’s Blues – High Fidelity (15, 6)
  10. Last Train – Bronwyn Keith-Hynes with Sara Jaroz (17, 5)
  11. Grown Cold – Carolina Blue (4, 12)
  12. Creeping Round My Cabin Door – Missy Armstrong (9, 7)
  13. My Baby’s Gone – Justin Moses (19, 3)
  14. Richest Man – Balsam Range (5, 10)
  15. They Don’t Make ‘Em like my Daddy Anymore – Alicia Nugent (10, 7)
  16. I Gotta Go – Lindley Creek (16, 7)
  17. Love Bug – The Kody Norris Show (18, 6)
  18. Birmingham Jail – Barry Abernathy feat, Vince Gill (28, 2)
  19. Fast as I Can Crawl – Sideline (20, 4)
  20. Grit and Grace – Balsam Range (12, 6)
  21. That’s Life – Lonesome River Band (22, 3)
  22. What Ain’t To Be Just Might Happen – Rhonda Vincent (24, 3)
  23. They Call It Bluegrass – Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road (25, 4)
  24. Blink of an Eye – Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass (27, 2)
  25. Rivers, Rains and Runaway Trains – Balsam Range (-, 1)
  26. People, Places and Songs – Greg Blake (30, 2)
  27. Cherokee Fiddle – Larry Cordle (29, 2)
  28. I’m Leaving Town Tonight – Merle Monroe (-, 1)
  29. Hang Me High at Midnight – Terry Baucom & the Dukes of Drive (-, 1)
  30. Just a Guy in a Bar – Sideline (-, 1)