Blue Highway has earned 25 collective IBMA Awards, 6 SPBGMA Awards, one Dove Award, and two Grammy nominations as a band, plus two Grammy Awards among its current members.

Blue Highway was voted the Favorite Bluegrass Artist of All Time by the readers of Bluegrass Today in April 2016.

Tim Stafford received honors as 2014 IBMA Songwriter of the Year and 2015 SPBGMA Guitar Player of the Year.  Shawn Lane was nominated as 2015 IBMA Songwriter of the Year, while Gaven Largent was recently nominated as 2016 SPBGMA Dobro Player of the Year.

Blue Highway charted the Most Radio Airplay of any Bluegrass Artist in 2014, per the  2014 Bluegrass Radio Airplay Chart, storming national airplay charts with their heralded album The Game.

The Game  topped multiple charts at #1 including reigning at #1 for 7 consecutive months on the Bluegrass Unlimited Album Chart, and was named the #1 Bluegrass Album of the Year by critic Daniel Mullins in his end of the year Top 20 Albums of 2014 list in Bluegrass Today.

As momentum continues to build for the 22 year strong powerhouse band, Blue Highway just released their 11th studio album, and is rolling on with a rich legacy carried on by three powerhouse songwriters and vocalists in Tim Stafford, Wayne Taylor, and Shawn Lane, whose harmonies soar over the dynamic banjo of Jason Burleson and the explosive dobro of Gaven Largent





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Blue Highway have #1 Song and #1 Album in Bluegrass

November 5, 2016
Blue Highway have the current #1 Song and #1 Album in Bluegrass! 

"Don't Weep for Me" soared to #1 on the Bluegrass Today Chart (Week of Nov 4), while "Original Traditional" is #1 atop the Roots Music Report Chart (Week of Nov 5). 

"Don't Weep for Me" is written by Shawn Lane, Buddy Brock, and Gerald Ellenburg, and marks the second #1 song to date from Blue Highway's "Original Traditional." 

The album's first #1 song was "Wilkes County Clay," charting on the Bluegrass Today Chart on Sept 24, just three weeks from the album's release on Sept 9.

Thanks to our awesome fans, all the great Radio DJ's, and our label Rounder Records!

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Blue Highway on First Round Grammy Award Ballot in Four Categories

October 20, 2016
Blue Highway is honored to be included on the First Round Ballot of the 59th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS in four categories:  

(1) Best Bluegrass Album - 'Original Traditional' (2) Best American Roots Performance - "Top of the Ridge" (3) Best American Roots Song - "Top of the Ridge" (4) Best Gospel Song - "Hallelujah."

"Top of the Ridge" is written by Shawn Lane and Gerald Ellenburg.  "Hallelujah" is arranged by Blue Highway.

After voting is cast on the First Round Ballot, the nominations come in the second round of voting, with the winners chosen in the third round.

 The 2017 Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2017. CBS television network will broadcast The Grammys Live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.  



Shawn Lane Introduces Space Age I-Tone Picks

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October 4, 2016

Shawn Lane introduces the I-Tone Pick! Made from the same material as the Space Shuttle, its material is almost ivory-like with one of the highest wear and temperature ratings known to man! It delivers crystal clear tone and clarity when it strikes the strings, and dramatically increases the volume, tone, and clarity you'll get from your instrument!    www.ITonePicks.com



Blue Highway Soars to #1 with First Song from New Album

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September 30, 2016
Blue Highway currently has the #1 song in Bluegrass!  They charted their first # 1 song from their newly released album Original Traditional today, just 3 weeks after the album's release on September 9.  Blue Highway's newest #1 song is "Wilkes County Clay" written by Tim Stafford and Bobby Starnes.




Blue Highway's Wayne Taylor to be Inducted into Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame

September 19, 2016
Blue Highway’s highly respected bass player, songwriter, and vocalist Wayne Taylor will be honored as the 2016 Inductee into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame in a ceremony to be held at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds at 10300 Courthouse Road in Chesterfield, VA, on Saturday, October 8, at 7:00 pm.


Blue Highway Releases "Original Traditional"

September 9, 2016 

Beloved bluegrass supergroup Blue Highway released its 11th studio album, Original Traditional, on September 9, on Rounder Records.

Original Traditional is a record that Blue Highway has been intending to make for years, and it’s well worth the wait: a combination of unique concept album and a continuation of the band’s songwriting legacy ....



Blue Highway Announces Return of Wayne Taylor to Full-Time Touring

August 6, 2016
"Wayne Taylor is primed to return to full-time touring with Blue Highway on Saturday, August 13, 2016 ..."


Blue Highway Voted Favorite Bluegrass Artist of All Time

Blue Highway voted the Favorite Bluegrass Artist of All Time by the readers of Bluegrass Today!   


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Blue Highway Fan Appreciation Concert

Due to the hospitalization of Shawn Lane's father, the Fan Appreciation Concert is being postponed. A NEW DATE will be announced!  Please stay tuned for more details!



Gaven Largent Honored with Dobro Player of the Year Nomination

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Blue Highway Welcomes Gaven Largent as Newest Member

December 9, 2015 - 9:00 am ET



Blue Highway to Perform National Anthem

Blue Highway will perform our National Anthem for the NBA's Charlotte Hornets vs Miami Heat game on Wednesday, December 9, at Time-Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte at 7:00 pm ET. 

The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Southeast and WFNZ 610 AM.



Blue Highway Announces Departure of Rob Ickes

November 18, 2015 - 3:45 pm ET




Blue Highway Honored with Award Nominations

Blue Highway was honored to be nominated for a cumulative eight awards at the 26th Annual IBMA Awards held on Thursday, October 1, 2015, at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, NC.

Our sincere thanks to all the members of the International Bluegrass Music Association for the privilege of being nominated along side our good friends and peers among the finest musicians in Bluegrass!

Our best wishes and congratulations to all the IBMA Awards Nominees and Winners!  Special congrats to our own ROB ICKES, who won 2015 IBMA Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year for his collaborative album "Three Bells" with Jerry Douglas and the late great Mike Auldridge.
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Blue Highway in Abingdon @ VHCC Arts Array Spencer-Miller Concert Series

Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church, 136 E Main Street, Abingdon, VA

Tickets sold only at the door on day of event! No Advance ticket sales,

Tickets on sale starting @ 1:30 pm on Sun Dec 11. Doors open 2:30 pm. Show Time 3:00 pm.

@ 250 seats available.

VHCC Students, Staff, and Faculty admitted Free.