Roots Music Report strives to help the artists, and has been doing so for over 15 years. Their goals are simple: provide honest radio airplay data for artists, labels, & music industry professionals. Giving them an additional tool to help make their promotion methods more effective while at the same time providing an online resource for broadcasters worldwide.
The RMR charts are compiled from radio airplay data only (# of spins), with no influence from employees of the Roots Music Report. They are not affiliated with any record label, promotion company, or artist management firm. In addition to bluegrass, RMR compiles lists for Roots Country, Jazz, Folk, Blues, Roots Rock, and True country albums.
The top 10 Bluegrass albums are:
|1||RUSSELL MOORE & IIIRD TYME OUT||PRIME TYME||RURAL RHYTHM|
|3||CLOSE KIN||CLOSE KIN||MOUNTAIN ROADS|
|4||LOU REID & CAROLINA||CALLIN ME BACK HOME||KMA|
|5||BILL EMERSON & SWEET DIXIE||THE TOUCH OF TIME||RURAL RHYTHM|
|6||ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION||PAPER AIRPLANE||ROUNDER|
|8||SPECIAL CONSENSUS||SCRATCH GRAVEL ROAD||COMPASS|
|9||SPRING CREEK||HOLD ON ME||SELF|
|10||THE GRASCALS||LIFE FINDS A WAY||MOUNTAIN HOME|
The full list of the top 100 bluegrass albums is on the Roots Music Report 2012 Bluegrass Chart.