Pickin' On

Pickin' On is a series of rock and country tribute albums performed in a bluegrass style. The records are released by CMH Records.[1][2]

Pickin' On
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Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
Years active1993 (1993)–present
Associated actsIron Horse, Cornbread Red, Honeywagon, Old School Freight Train, Dust Bowl Cavaliers

The albums are recorded by bluegrass studio musicians[3] for example Dennis Capinger playing all instruments on ten tracks on the Pickin' On Lee Ann Rimes album.[4]


Original Artist Album Title Year
3 Doors Down Pickin' On 3 Doors Down 2007
AC/DC Back in Bluegrass: The Bluegrass Tribute to AC/DC 2005
Aerosmith Pickin' On Aerosmith 2000
Pick Your Wings: The Bluegrass Tribute to Aerosmith (Ft. Cornbread Red) 2008
Air Blue Safari: Pickin' On Air (Ft. Old School Freight Train) 2005
Alabama Pickin' On Alabama 2004
Alan Jackson Pickin' On Alan Jackson 2002
All-American Rejects Bluegrass Tribute to All-American Rejects 2006
Allman Brothers Pickin' On the Allman Brothers 2000
Avett Brothers The Bluegrass Tribute to the Avett Brothers 2011
Barenaked Ladies Pinch My Bluegrass: The Bluegrass Tribute to Barenaked Ladies 2006
Beach Boys Pickin' On The Beach Boys 2004
The Beatles Pickin' On The Beatles 1994
Pickin' On The Beatles Vol. 2 1999
Beck Pickin' On Beck 2005
The Black Crowes Pickin' On The Black Crowes 2002
The Black Keys The Bluegrass Tribute to The Black Keys 2011
Black Label Society Life, Birth, Blue, Grass: The Bluegrass Tribute to Black Label Society (Ft. Iron Horse) 2006
Blake Shelton Pickin' On Blake Shelton: A Bluegrass Tribute - Bar Light 2005
Blink-182 Grass Stains: A Bluegrass Tribute to blink-182 2003
Blues Traveler Pickin' On Blues Traveler 2002
Bob Dylan Pickin' On Dylan 1999
Bob Marley Jamming: Bluegrass Celebrates Bob Marley 2001
Bon Jovi Nice Life: Bluegrass Tribute to Bon Jovi 2006
Boston Smokin': The Bluegrass Tribute to Boston 2000
Brad Paisley Pickin' On Brad Paisley 2003
Brooks & Dunn Pickin' On Brooks & Dunn 2002
Bruce Springsteen Pickin' on Springsteen 1999
Pickin' on Bruce Springsteen Vol. 2 2003
The Byrds Eight Miles High: A Bluegrass Tribute to The Byrds 2001
Clint Black Pickin' On Clint Black 2004
Coldplay Pickin' on Coldplay: A Bluegrass Tribute 2005
Counting Crows Pickin' On Counting Crows 2007
Creed Pickin' on Creed 2001
Creedence Clearwater Revival Pickin' on Creedence Clearwater Revival 1999
Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young Pickin' on Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 2000
Pickin' on Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Vol. 2 2002
Darius Rucker and Hootie & The Blowfish The Bluegrass Tribute to Darius Rucker & Hootie & The Blowfish 2011
Dave Matthews Band Breathe: The Bluegrass Tribute to Dave Matthews Band 2001
Breathe, Vol. 2: The Bluegrass Tribute to Dave Matthews Band 2003
Def Leppard Pickin' On Def Leppard 2005
Dolly Parton Pickin' On Dolly Parton 2003
The Doobie Brothers Pickin' on the Doobie Brothers 2001
Dwight Yoakam Pickin' On Dwight Yoakam 2004
The Eagles Pickin' On The Eagles 1994
Eric Clapton Pickin' On Clapton 1999
Elton John Captain Fantastic: A Tribute to Elton John 1998
Faith Hill Pickin' On Faith Hill 2001
Foo Fighters Bleed It Out: The Bluegrass Tribute to Foo Fighters 2007
Franz Ferdinand Pickin' On Franz Ferdinand (Ft. Cornbread Red) 2005
Garth Brooks Pickin' On Garth Brooks 2000
Pickin' & Singin': The Bluegrass Tribute to Garth Brooks 2008
George Strait Pickin' On George Strait 2000
Gov't Mule Pickin' On Gov't Mule 2004
Grateful Dead Pickin' on the Grateful Dead: A Tribute 1997
Pickin' on the Grateful Dead, Vol. 2 2000
Green Day Green Day Bluegrass: Pickin' on Green Day (Ft. Honeywagon and Cornbread Red) 2005
Green Day Bluegrass Vol. 2 2010
Guns N' Roses Take Me Home: The Bluegrass Tribute to Guns N' Roses (Ft. Iron Horse) 2007
Hank Williams, Jr. Pickin' On Hank Williams, Jr. 2004
Jack Johnson Pickin' On Jack Johnson 2003
Jack White The Bluegrass Tribute to Jack White 2012
Jerry Garcia Pickin' On Jerry Garcia 2001
Johnny Cash Pickin' On Johnny Cash 2006
Jimi Hendrix Pickin' On Hendrix 1999
Jimmy Buffett Pickin' On Jimmy Buffett 2000
John Cougar Mellencamp Ain't That America: The Bluegrass Tribute to John Cougar Mellencamp 2000
John Denver Rocky Mountain High: A Tribute to John Denver 1997
John Mayer Pickin' On John Mayer 2003
Journey Bluegrass Tribute to Journey 2008
Kanye West The Bluegrass Tribute to Kanye West's Heartless (Ft. Iron Horse) 2010
Keith Urban Pickin' On Keith Urban 2003
Kenny Chesney Pickin' On Kenny Chesney: The Fantastic Bluegrass Tribute 2002
Pickin' On Kenny Chesney Vol. 2 2004
The Killers The Bluegrass Tribute to The Killers 2006
Kings of Leon The Bluegrass Tribute to Kings of Leon (Ft. Iron Horse) 2010
Led Zeppelin Pickin' On Zeppelin 2000
Pickin' On Led Zeppelin Vol. 2 2003
Lee Ann Womack Pickin' On Lee Ann Womack 2002
Linkin Park The Bluegrass Tribute to Linkin Park (Ft Cornbread Red) 2005
Lonestar Pickin' On Lonestar 2002
Lynyrd Skynyrd Pickin' on Lynyrd Skynyrd: A Tribute 1997
Maroon 5 Tangled In Maroon: The Bluegrass Tribute to Maroon 5 2007
Merle Haggard Pickin' On Merle Haggard 2002
Metallica Fade to Bluegrass: The Bluegrass Tribute to Metallica (Ft. Iron Horse) 2003
Fade to Bluegrass Vol. 2: The Bluegrass Tribute to Metallica (Ft. Iron Horse) 2006
Modest Mouse Pickin' on Modest Mouse (Ft. Iron Horse) 2004
Mötley Crüe Bluegrass Tribute to Mötley Crüe 2007
Mumford and Sons The Bluegrass Tribute to Mumford and Sons 2011
Pickin' on Mumford and Sons' Babel 2012
Neil Young Pickin' On Neil Young 1998
New Found Glory Pickin' on New Found Glory 2006
Nirvana Pickin' On Nirvana 2017
The Offspring Americano: The Bluegrass Tribute to The Offspring 2007
Peter Frampton Pickin' On Peter Frampton 2001
Phish Gone Phishin': The Bluegrass Tribute to Phish 2000
Still Phishin': The Bluegrass Tribute to Phish, Vol. 2 2002
Pink Floyd Pickin' on Pink Floyd 2001
Poison Pick Your Poison: The Bluegrass Tribute to Poison 2007
Quentin Tarantino Blood-Splattered Bluegrass: A Tribute to the Films of Quentin Tarantino 2011
Radiohead Corporate Love Breakdown: The Bluegrass Tribute to Radiohead 2005
Randy Travis Pickin' On Randy Travis 2003
Rascal Flatts Pickin' On Rascal Flatts 2003
Reba McEntire Pickin' On Reba McEntire 2002
Red Hot Chili Peppers Pick My Kiss: The Bluegrass Tribute to Red Hot Chili Peppers 2006
R.E.M. Pickin' on R.E.M. 2001
Relient K Pickin' On Relient K 2007
The Rolling Stones Pickin' On The Rolling Stones 2000
Pickin' On The Rolling Stones Vol. 2 2003
Paint It Blue: The Bluegrass Tribute to the Rolling Stones (Ft. Honeywagon) 2005
Santana Pickin' On Santana 2000
Shania Twain Pickin' on Shania Twain 2000
Sheryl Crow Pickin' On Sheryl Crow 2001
The Shins Pickin' on The Shins: A Tribute 2007
Simon & Garfunkel Soundtrack to a Generation: Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel 1999
Stevie Ray Vaughan Pickin' on Stevie Ray Vaughan: A Bluegrass Tribute 2001
String Cheese Incident Pickin' On The String Cheese Incident 2002
The Strokes Bluegrass Tribute to The Strokes 2006
Sugarland We Drove All Night: Bluegrass Tribute to Sugarland 2006
Taking Back Sunday Pickin' on Taking Back Sunday 2010
Taylor Swift Pickin' & Singin': The Bluegrass Tribute to Taylor Swift 2008
Pickin' On Taylor Swift Vol. 2 2015
Tenacious D This Is Just a Tribute: Bluegrass Wrecks the Music of Tenacious D (Ft. Dust Bowl Cavaliers) 2006
Tim McGraw I Like It, I Love It: The Bluegrass Tribute to Tim McGraw 2001
Where The Bluegrass Grows: The Tribute to Tim McGraw (Ft. Billy Bob Thornton) 2006
Toby Keith Pickin' On Toby Keith 2003
Tom Petty Pickin' on Petty: A Bluegrass Tribute to Tom Petty 2000
Travis Tritt Pickin' On Travis Tritt 2002
U2 Pickin' On U2 2001
Pickin' On U2 Vol. 2 2003
Vince Gill Pickin' On Vince Gill 2004
The White Stripes Pickin' On The White Stripes 2005
The Who Pickin' On The Who 2002
Widespread Panic Pickin' on Widespread Panic: A Bluegrass Tribute 2001
Wilco Pickin' on Wilco: Casino Side 2004
Willie Nelson Pickin' On Willie Nelson 2003
ZZ Top Pickin' on ZZ Top 2000
Various Pickin' On The Movies 1993
Various Four Finger Music: The Bluegrass Tribute to the Music Made Famous by The Simpsons 2007
Various Heigh Ho Banjo: Bluegrass Salutes Favorite Disney Songs 1998
Various The Fantastic Pickin' On Series Bluegrass Sampler 2002
Various The Eclectic Bluegrass Collection 2006
Various The Bluegrass Tribute to Classic Rock Hits (Ft Iron Horse & Conrbread Red) 2007
Various The Bluegrass Tribute to The Hunger Games 2012
Various Pickin' On The 90s 2016


  1. ^ Gerome, John (July 11, 2006). "Cross-over success: Bluegrass artists pick on classic rock with tribute albums". Toledo Blade. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  2. ^ Lawrence, Keith (January 7, 2003). "Middle Spunk Creek Boys Offer Old, New". Lakeland Ledger. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  3. ^ Billboard - 15 Sep 2001 - Page 50 Vol. 113, No. 37 "She notes that most of these albums feature new recordings by "a corral" of top studio musicians and bluegrass pickers, including banjoist Scott Vestal, dobro player Rob Ickes, and fiddlers Byron Berline, Aubrey Haynie, and Gabe Witcher."
  4. ^ Bluegrass Unlimited, Volume 39, Issues 1-6

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