Many of our tour dates are being rescheduled. We look forward to seeing each of you on the road! Our warmest thanks and best wishes to all of you and your families ~ from all of us in the Blue Highway family!
In 2021, the highly-esteemed bluegrass band Blue Highway celebrates 27 years of touring, with four of the original members still intact.
The band has earned a collective 28 IBMA Awards, 6 SPBGMA Awards, one Dove Award, plus three Grammy nominations. The band was nominated for IBMA's 2020 Vocal Group of the Year and Song of the Year Awards.
Blue Highway's #1 album Original Traditional was nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY Award for Best Bluegrass Album.
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 2001 and 2015 SPBGMA Guitar Player of the Year and 2014 and 2017 IBMA Songwriter of the Year. He co-wrote the 2008 IBMA song of the year--performed by the band--"Through the Window of a Train."
Wayne Taylor was inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame in October 2016. Shawn Lane was nominated as 2015 IBMA Songwriter of the Year.
The band's latest album "Somewhere Far Away: Silver Anniversary" has charted two # 1 songs to date, and is available in our Music Store. "Both Ends of the Train" was nominated for IBMA's 2020 Song of the Year.
Blue Highway charted the Most Radio Airplay of any Bluegrass Artist in 2014, per the 2014 Bluegrass Today Radio Airplay Chart, storming national airplay charts with their heralded album The Game, which topped multiple charts, 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 quarter-century strong powerhouse band, Blue Highway is rolling on with a rich legacy and three powerhouse songwriters, instrumentalists and vocalists in Tim Stafford, Wayne Taylor, and Shawn Lane, whose harmonies soar over the dynamic banjo of Jason Burleson and the tasteful Dobro of Gary Hultman.
We are honored to be playing in the hometown of Bluegrass legend and band GOAT Tony Rice on September 25 with an opportunity to help Tony's wife Pam. It's also a great chance to see live music and donate to a great cause: Project lifesaver, which is a non-profit organization that provides wristbands to quickly locate individuals with cognitive disorders who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering. A portion of proceeds will also be donated to Pam Rice, widow of Tony Rice. Please make plans to come to Danville in September for Bluegrass by the River--you can buy tickets--which are only sold in advance--now at https://www.bluegrassbytheriver.com/buy-tickets
REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THESE SHOWS AT THE BRASHLER BARN I. LOCKPORT, IL ON JUNE 26TH!!
Mountain Stage show from 2012 rebroadcast this weekend (4/9-11/21)!
Blue Highway is very well-represented on the Bluegrass Today weekly chart posted January 8, 2021. The band's version of Shawn Lane and Gerald Ellenburg's "Dear Kentucky" from our latest album Somewhere Far Away: Silver Anniversary returns to the chart at #4, while Shawn Lane's "One More" (written by Shawn and Ronnie Bowman) is at #7 while Tim Stafford and Steve Gulley's "Long Way Around the Mountain" checks in at #8!
Whole lot of Blue Highway on the Bluegrass Today top 20 singles chart!!
Whole lot of Blue Highway on the Bluegrass Today top 20 singles chart--Tim Stafford and Steve Gulley at #1 with "Still Here," Shawn Lane at #4 with his new single, "One More," co-written with Ronnie Bowman, and the band's "I Can't Think of One" at #16, co-written by Wayne Taylor and Bowman!
Somewhere Far Away, 25th Anniversary Record available again!! Somewhere Far Away was out of stock for a while but is now available again in our store. This critically-acclaimed record, which contains "Both Ends of the Train," nominated for IBMA's 2020 Song of the Year has been a big hit with fans and radio alike! 20% OFF!!!!
BLUE HIGHWAY NOMINATED FOR 2020 IBMA VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR!! The 26-year strong Bluegrass powerhouse band was nominated yet again for IBMA "Vocal Group of the Year" today (6/26/2020), an award the band won in 2012 and has been nominated for many times over the years. The IBMA Awards will be held virtually this year on Oct. 1, 2020.
"BOTH ENDS OF THE TRAIN" NOMINATED FOR IBMA SONG OF THE YEAR!! The first song on Somewhere Far Away was written by Tim Stafford and Steve Gulley and went to the top of both Bluegrass Unlimited's and Roots Radio Report's singles charts. The IBMA Awards will be held virtually on Oct. 1!
Be sure to tune in Wednesday 6/24/2020--Sunday 6/28/2020 for a replay of Sirius XM's "Track by Track"
with Kyle Cantrell!! Available after the show airs on Sirius on-demand.
We'll be revisiting our episode of Track-By-Track with Blue Highway this Wednesday! Listen in at 11amET and hear all of the songs and stories that make up their most recent album, "Somewhere Far Away."
Here's the full schedule:
Wednesday 6/24 @ 11amET
Thursday 6/25 @ 9pmET
Saturday 6/27 @ 8amET
Sunday 6/28 @ 12pmET
BLUE HIGHWAY STORE UP AND RUNNING AGAIN!! Get 20% off CDs and 10% off caps and tees, including our new and vintage designs! We have limited inventory at the moment, so order soon.