Chosen Road’s “Appalachian Christmas” Achieves #14 on Billboard’s Year-End Bluegrass Chart

Chosen Road
Chosen Road

Chosen Road, the acclaimed Thoroughbred Records artist, is celebrating the success of their holiday album “Appalachian Christmas,” which has secured the #14 position on Billboard’s 2023 Year-End Bluegrass Albums chart. This achievement represents the year-to-date sales of all bluegrass albums in 2023. The album, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums chart last year, stands alongside releases by renowned artists such as Dolly Parton, Marty Stuart, Nickel Creek, and Robert Plant/Alison Krauss in the Top 15.

“Appalachian Christmas” holds a special place for Chosen Road, as it marks a milestone for the band. After performing their annual Appalachian Christmas Tour for eight years, they decided to capture the magic of their live performances in the studio. The album takes listeners on a musical journey to their Appalachian home during the holiday season, showcasing the band’s heartfelt performances and their dedication to spreading joy through their music.

Jonathan Buckner, a founding member of Chosen Road, expressed his excitement about the album’s recognition, stating, “We poured our hearts and souls into every note of ‘Appalachian Christmas.’ It’s an honor to see the album listed among the top bluegrass albums of 2023, alongside some of our musical heroes. This achievement is something we will never forget.”

Jerry Salley, A&R/Creative Director of Thoroughbred/Billy Blue Records, the label representing Chosen Road, also shared his appreciation for the band’s talent and the success of “Appalachian Christmas.” He said, “We are blessed to count Chosen Road as members of our label family and congratulate them on this wonderful accomplishment.”

Chosen Road recently performed selections from “Appalachian Christmas” on RFD-TV’s “Market Day Report” and WSM Radio/Circle Network’s “Coffee, Country & Cody.” The award-winning ensemble is currently bringing their Appalachian Christmas Tour to audiences across the country, spreading holiday cheer through their captivating performances.