Album Info

Country, Traditional Bluegrass, Traditional Country, Bluegrass, Contemporary Bluegrass, Progressive Bluegrass

Album Review

Not only does Award Winning Country Gentlemen culminate a major shift in direction for the Country Gentlemen, it is also quite possibly their finest album. Charlie Waller had to reassemble the group in the early '70s, bringing in a new lineup -- including mandolinist Doyle Lawson, bassist Bill Yates and banjoist Bill Emerson -- that helped move the Country Gentlemen even further into contemporary music. On Award Winning, the band covers songs by rock and folk songwriters like Bob Dylan and Gordon Lightfoot, bringing a bluegrass attitude and instrumentation to the contemporary numbers. The result is a stunning record, with a great selection of songs and simply stunning musicianship.
Thom Owens, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Walkin' Down the Line
  2. The Legend of the Rebel Soldier
  3. Redwood Hill
  4. The Fields Have Turned Brown [*]
  5. C.G. Express
  6. Little Bessie
  7. Old Pine Tree
  8. Hickory Hollow's Tramp
  9. Take Me Home, Country Roads
  10. Secret of the Waterfall
  11. Breakin' It Down
  12. The Girl Behind the Bar [*]
  13. Get in Line Buddy
  14. New Freedom Bell
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