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 Soars to # 1 with first song from Silver Anniversary Album
September 13, 2019
Blue Highway charted its first # 1 song from its newly released Silver Anniversary Album, Somewhere Far Away, released August 2 on Rounder Records. The Wayne Taylor penned "That Sounds More Like Heaven to Me" tops the Bluegrass Today Gospel Chart at # 1 today, for the week of September 13. Also charting today at # 3 on the Bluegrass Today Bluegrass Chart was Blue Highway's "Both Ends of the Train," written by Tim Stafford and Steve Gulley. Blue Highway's last album, Original Traditional, topped several national charts at #1, and was nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY Award for Best Bluegrass Album.
Jason Burleson releases single with All Stars of Bluegrass
May 9, 2019
Watch for a new single releasing from Blue Highway's Jason Burleson with the All Stars of Bluegrass this week! "Ain't No End to this Road" will drop on Pinecastle and will feature Phil Leadbetter, Alan Bibey, Steve Gulley, Robert Hale, and Jason Burleson.
Shawn Lane releases new single, Down Beside the Water
May 3, 2019
"Fun, toe-tapping, and irresistible!"
Sweet harmony on one of the most contagiously happy songs of the year!
Shawn Lane is releasing his first single to feature his beautiful wife Gracie and talented son Grayson. The song penned by Shawn Lane and Gerald Ellenburg will set your toes to tapping .. and your stereo on repeat! Also featuring GRAMMY Award winning Barry Bales and gifted pickers Clay Hess and Patton Wages. You won't be able to get enough of all the fun "Down Beside the Water!"