Highly esteemed bluegrass band Blue Highway has earned a collective 28 IBMA Awards, 6 SPBGMA Awards, one Dove Award, plus three Grammy nominations as a band.
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 2015 SPBGMA Guitar Player of the Year and 2014 and 2017 IBMA Songwriter of the Year.
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 newest album "Somewhere Far Away: Silver Anniversary" released on August 2, 2019, and is available in our Music Store.
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.'
'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.
In 2019, Blue Highway celebrates 25 years of touring, with four of the original members still intact.
As momentum continues to build for the 25 year strong powerhouse band, Blue Highway 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 tasteful Dobro of Gary Hultman.
Somewhere Far Away: Silver Anniversary
Celebrating 25 years ... thousands of miles and cherished loyal fans ... an unparalleled catalog of original songs ... three GRAMMY nods ... 28 IBMA Awards, cherished as voted by peers ... and five band members with their eyes ever toward a touring road leading somewhere far away ... where familiar faces of friends wait to welcome the music Blue Highway loves to create. Milestone album from a band celebrating their biggest milestone yet ~ 25 years. Don't miss an historic album from a band who continues to etch their place in music history. "Somewhere Far Away" is available now from Blue Highway!
Album Released August 2 on Rounder Records.
Blue Highway single #1 on RMR Chart
November 19, 2019
Blue Highway has charted its second # 1 song from the band's Silver Anniversary album, Somewhere Far Away, released on August 2 on Rounder Records.
"Both Ends of the Train" penned by Tim Stafford and Steve Gulley topped the RMR Traditional Bluegrass Chart at #1 for the week of November 16.
Blue Highway also has three songs on the Bluegrass Today Charts for the week of November 19:
- "That Sounds More Like Heaven to Me" written by Wayne Taylor is at #10 on the Bluegrass Today Gospel Chart.
- "Both Ends of the Train" by Tim Stafford and Steve Gulley is at #14 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Chart, with "In Texas Tonight" by Tim Stafford and Bobby Starnes debuting at #20.
Somewhere Far Away is available for purchase here in the Music Store on Blue Highway's website.
Tim Stafford releases New Christmas EP
November 1, 2019
Tim Stafford released a four-song Christmas EP today with fellow ETSU alumnus Barry Ricks. The EP of all new original songs by the duo is titled "Who Needs Mistletoe?" and is available via Amazon and iTunes.
Songs included are the title track Who Needs Mistletoe, along with The Bellringer, Everyone's a Kid at Christmas, and The Christmas I Switched All the Tags.