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Here are some great bluegrass songs for Father’s Day. Don’t forget to play something by the “Father of Bluegrass” Bill Monroe. Or, play something from the Ricky Skaggs’ album “Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass.”

  • A Father’s Arms
    • Yonder Mountain String Band “Town by Town” (Frog Pad Records)
  • A Father’s Prayer
    • Front Range “One Beautiful Day” (Sugar Hill)
  • A Man Must Carry On
    • Aubrey Haynie “A Man Must Carry On” (Sugar Hill)
  • A Parent’s Prayer
    • Charlie Waller and the Country Gentlemen “New Horizon” (Rebel)
  • Are You Sleeping Daddy Darling
    • Arthur Hancock “Sunday Silence” (Stone Productions)
  • Black Lung Blues
    • Grasstowne “The Road Headin’ Home” (Pinecastle)
  • Cats in the Cradle
    • Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder “Live at the Charleston Music Hall” (Skaggs Family)
  • Coal Miner’s Son/Goodbye to the Sun
    • Darrell Webb “Breaking Down the Barriers” (Rural Rhythm)
  • Come Back to Me
    • Dailey and Vincent “The Gospel Side of Dailey and Vincent” (Rounder). This is a song about the loving Father in the story of the Prodigal Son.
  • Dad
    • Merle Monroe “Back to the Country” (Pinecastle)
  • Daddies Don’t Cry
    • Josh Slone and Coaltown (Rural Rhythm)
  • Daddies Need to Grow Up Too
    • Randy Waller “Randy Waller” (Lendel)
  • Daddies Sing Goodnight (an album for/about children by bluegrass dads)
    • Various Artists (Sugar Hill)
  • Daddy
    • Jeannette Williams “Dreams Come True” (Flying Cloud)
  • Daddy and Home
    • Robin and Linda Williams “Radio Songs” (Red House)
  • Daddy Did His Best
    • Dale Ann Bradley “Send the Angels” (Mountain Home)
  • Daddy, I Miss You at Home
    • The Forbes Family “Best of…” (Rebel)
  • Daddy Loved Trains
    • Wildfire “Crash Course in the Blues” (Lonesome Day)
  • Daddy On His Knees
    • The New Tradition “Seed of Love” (Brentwood)
    • The New Tradition “Daddy On His Knees” (Pinecastle)
  • Daddy to Me
    • The Roys “New Day Dawning” (Rural Rhythm)
  • Daddy’s Chair
    • Darrin Beachley “Sad Songs and Sunday Mornings” (MasterShield) Also on Prime Cuts #100
  • Daddy’s Don’t Cry
    • Josh Slone and Coal Town (Rural Rhythm)
  • Daddy’s Old Guitar
    • Randy Waller “Randy Waller” (Lendel)
  • Daddy’s Shoes
    • The Farm Hands “Good Things” (Pinecastle)
  • Daddy Sang Bass
    • Lester Flatt “The One and Only…” (Nugget)
    • Dailey & Vincent “The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent” (Cracker Barrel)
  • Daddy Tried
    • Lou Reid and Carolina “Sounds Like Heaven to Me” (Rural Rhythm)
  • Daddy’s Hands
    • The Whites “Whole New World” (MCA)
  • Daddy Talks to Jesus
    • Marty Raybon and Full Circle “The Gospel in Black and White” (Synchoro)
  • Daddy Was a Hard Working Honest Man
    • Ricky Skaggs “Love’s Gonna Get Ya” (Epic)
  • Daddy Was a Moonshine Man
    • Don Rigsby “Hillbilly Heartache” (Rebel)
  • Daddy Was a Preacher
    • Brush Arbor (single/Capitol)
    • Bluegrass Etc “Bluegrass Etc” (Sierra)
  • Daddy Was a Railroad Man
    • The Seldom Scene “Act Four” (Sugar Hill)
  • Daddy Was a Hard Working Man
    • Don Reno “30th Anniversary” (CMH)
  • Devil on a Plow
    • Charlie Sizemore “Good News” (Rounder)
  • Dimes
    • Tim Stafford “Just to Hear the Whistle Blow” (Hedge Drive)
  • Don’t Sell Daddy Any More Whiskey
    • Joe Val “Diamond Joe” (Rounder)
  • Don’t Worry About Daddy
    • Lonesome River Band “Finding the Way” (Sugar Hill)
  • Fathers and Sons
    • Del McCoury Band “The Company We Keep” (McCoury Music)
  • Father’s Table Grace
    • Lester Flatt “Flatt on Victor” (RCA); Also “Essential Bluegrass Gospel” (CMH)
    • Flatt and Scruggs “The Fabulous Sound …” (Columbia/Bear Family 1964-1969, Vol. 1)
  • Father of a Honky Tonk Girl
    • Middle Spunk Creek Boys “The Zimmerman Tapes” (Minnesota Bluegrass)
  • Five O’Clock Shadow
    • Jerry Salley “Showing My Age” (Very Jerry Records)
  • Friday Once Again
    • Ernie Thacker “The Hangman” (Pinecastle)
  • Go Home
    • Ronnie Bowman “Starting Over” (Sugar Hill)
  • Grandpa
    • Highstrung “Now or Never” (Pinecastle
  • Halfway Home Café
    • Ricky Skaggs “History of the Future” (Skaggs Family)
  • Hands in Wood
    • The New Tradition “Seed of Love” (Brentwood)
    • The New Tradition “Stand and Be Counted” (Mountain Home)
  • Happy Father’s Day, Mama
    • Smokey River Boys “Sing O Brother” (Platinum Plus/Universal) Also on Prime Cuts, #63.
  • Hero Daddy
    • Bobby Mackey “Ten Shades of Green” (Sagegrass Music)
  • I Call Him Son
    • Shawn Lane “All for Today” (Rebel)
  • I Don’t Think I’m Going Back to Harlan
    • Dale Ann Bradley and the Daughters of Bluegrass “Daughters of Bluegrass” (Blue Circle)
  • I Picked the Wildwood Flower
    • Jim Hurst “Looking Glass” (Guido Music)
  • I Still Can’t Say Goodbye
    • Steve Kaufmann “Bullet Train” (Sleeping Bear)
  • If I Could Just Hear Daddy
    • The Wildwood Valley Boys “Songs From Wildwood Valley” (Rebel)
  • I’m My Own Grandpa
    • David Grisman “Home is Where the Heart Is” (Rounder)
    • Grandpa Jones “28 Greatest Hits” (King)
  • I’m Your Papa
    • The Fox Family “Follow My Lead” (MSA Records/Sierra Records)
  • In My Father’s Eyes
    • David Parmley, Scott Vestal and Continental Divide “On the Divide” (Pinecastle)
  • In My Father’s Field
    • John Cowan “Always Take Me Back” (Sugar Hill)
  • I’ll Owe It to My Mom and Dad
    • Paul Williams and the Victory Trio “Living on the Hallelujah Side” (Rebel)
  • It’ll Get You Where You’re Going
    • Rock County “Rock County” (Rebel)
    • Jerry Salley “Showing My Age” (Very Jerry Records)
  • I’ve Got a Lot to Thank My Daddy For
    • LeRoy Mack “LeRoy Mack and Friends” (Rebel)
  • Keep Your Feet on the Ground
    • Rhonda Vincent “Back Home Again” (Rounder)
  • Kentucky Towns
    • Tim Flannery “Kentucky Towns” (PSB) Song is written about his father.
  • Little John, I Am
    • Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out (Rural Rhythm)
  • Living Daddy’s Dream
    • Barry Scott and Second Wind “In God’s Time” (Rebel)
  • Lord, Help Me Find the Way (A son’s tribute to his father)
    • Ralph Stanley II “This One is II”
  • Making Hay
    • Dan Tyminski “Wheels” (Rounder)
  • Me and Dad
    • Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out (Rural Rhythm)
  • My Daddy’s Shoes
    • Rick Lang and Troy Engle (single/Rick Lang Music)
  • My Father’s Footsteps
    • Butch Robins “The Fifth Child” (Rounder) & “Grounded, Centered, Focused” (Hay Holler)
  • My Father’s Son
    • Ricky Skaggs “My Father’s Son” (Epic)
    • Ricky Skaggs “Brand New Strings” (Skaggs Family Records)
  • My Father’s Son
    • Billy Droze “To Whom It May Concern” (Rural Rhythm)
  • My Whole World (in His Hands)
    • Lou Reid and Carolina “Time” (Lonesome Day)
  • Not Now
    • Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle “Aim High” (Rural Rhythm)
  • Papa’s Knee
    • Jim Hurst “Intrepid” (NN Guido Music)
  • Papa Wants to Go Back
    • The Lost and Found “Lost and Found” (Rebel)
  • Papaw Taught Me
    • Blue Moon Rising “On the Rise” (Lonesome Day) Also on Prime Cuts, Volume 74
  • Proud to Be Your Dad
    • The Spinney Brothers “Tried and True” (Mountain Fever)
  • Reverend Mr. Black
    • LeRoy Mack “Stories” (no label)
  • Simple Man
    • Donna Hughes “Somewhere in Time” (Running Dog)
  • Smokey Mountain Memories
    • Dolly Parton “Live and Well” (Sugar Hill)
  • Stumbling in My Father’s Footsteps
    • James King “The Bluegrass Storyteller” (Rounder)
  • Thanks Again
    • Ricky Skaggs “Comin Home to Stay” (Epic)
  • Thank You Father For My Dad
    • Darrell Webb “Behind the Scenes” (Lonesome Day)
    • Jeff Barbra and Sara Pirkle “Barb Hollow Sessions” (Barb Hollow)
  • That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine
    • Lonzo and Oscar “Live at the Grand Ole Opry” (LOS)
    • Doc Watson “My Dear Old Southern Home” (Sugar Hill)
    • Traver Hollow “By Request” (THP)
    • The Hazel River Band “In the Main Stream” (Hay Holler Harvest)
  • The House that Daddy Built
    • Edgar Loudermilk Band featuring Jeff Autry “Lonesome Riverboat Blues” (Rural Rhythm)
  • The Nerve
    • Marty Raybon “The Grass I Grew Up On” (Synchoro Records)
  • The Night Daddy Passed Away
    • Lester Flatt “Heaven’s Bluegrass Band” (CMH); Also “Essential Bluegrass Gospel” (CMH)
  • The Old Road to Jerusalem
    • Eric Uglum, Christian and Austin Ward “The Old Road to Jerusalem” (BackCountry)
  • The Phone Call
    • Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver “More Behind the Picture than the Wall” (Rounder)
  • They Don’t Make ’em Like My Daddy Anymore
    • Wildfire “Rented Room on Broadway” (Pinecastle)
    • The Farm Hands “Colors” (Pinecastle)
  • Unwed Fathers
    • The Dry Branch Fire Squad “Just For the Record” (Rounder)
  • What I Am
    • Alan Bibey (with Ronnie Bowman) “In the Blue Room” (Sugar Hill)
  • When Papa Played the Dobro
    • Flatt and Scruggs “The Fabulous Sound …” (Columbia/Bear Family 1964-1969, Vol. 1)
  • Working End of a Hoe
    • Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time “Songs from the Workbench” (Ripchord)
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