Music isn't a sport though the idea of a top 10 list can make it seem competitive. It isn't like that, of course, but there are some recordings that are, well, better than others.
Trampled by Turtles is a young string band with a surreal name and an unreal approach to bluegrass, folk and rock 'n' roll.
Known for their unpredictable, high-energy, country-fueled live performances, Kansas City band the Wilders more than lives up to its name.
Well, the numbers are in, and this year 88.1 KDHX has broadcasted music from well over 4,000 different albums released in 2011. Who knew that many albums were even released this year?
Cedar Hill presents themselves as a traditional bluegrass band, and they are, but perhaps not in the way that you might think.
For the veteran pickers of the SteelDrivers, patience has paid off. Individually, they've spent decades on the Nashville country and roots scene; together, bluegrass has become their truest calling.