FREE Outdoor Festival sponsored by the Town of Nickelsville.
Blue Highway headlines at 7:00 pm, with Scott County Jams opening at 6:00 pm.
Blue Highway has earned 27 collective IBMA Awards, 6 SPBGMA Awards, one Dove Award, and three Grammy nominations as a band, plus two Grammy Awards among its current members.
Blue Highway's #1 album "Original Traditional" was nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY Award for Best Bluegrass Album.
Wayne Taylor was inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame in October 2016. Tim Stafford received honors as 2014 and 2017 IBMA Songwriter of the Year, and 2015 SPBGMA Guitar Player of the Year. Shawn Lane was nominated as 2015 IBMA Songwriter of the Year.
Blue Highway was voted the Favorite Bluegrass Artist of All Time by the readers of Bluegrass Today in April 2016.
The newest album "Original Traditional" released Sept 2016 and to date has topped multiple National Charts at # 1 THREE TIMES.
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.
As momentum continues to build for the 24 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 explosive Dobro of Justin Moses.
July 25, 2018
CONGRATULATIONS to Justin Moses for his 2018 IBMA Awards Nomination as Dobro Performer of the Year! Congrats also to Tim Stafford whose song "Calamity Jane" ~ co-written with Becky Buller and recorded by Becky with Rhonda Vincent ~ is nominated for both Song of the Year AND Recorded Event of the Year!
CONGRATS TO ALL the worthy 2018 IBMA Awards Nominees .. and to IBMA Hall of Fame Inductees Ricky Skaggs, Paul Williams, and Tom T. and Dixie Hall!
Shawn Lane's dad nearly died in April 2016 ... he was in a coma ... on life support for 17 days. But Butch Lane came back with a story to tell. Shawn tells the story beautifully and powerfully in a new single released on May 15, 2018 ...
* Shawn's single # 1 for SEVEN WEEKS on the Bluegrass Today Gospel Chart ! * Weeks of June 15 -July 6, 20, 27, and August 3, 2018 ! *
Available via www.ShawnLaneMusic.com
JASON BURLESON has a NEW Banjo in his Jason Burleson Spirit Signature Series! Jason has three signature models by Prucha Bluegrass Instruments! Links are below to the New Light Weight Model, and Signature Models 1 and 2 !
* Entertainer of the Year
* Vocal Group of the Year
* Instrumental Group of the Year
* Male Vocalist of the Year ~ Shawn Lane
* Banjo Performer of the Year ~ Jason Burleson
* Dobro Performer of the Year ~ Justin Moses
* Bass Performer of the Year ~ Wayne Taylor
* Guitar Performer of the Year ~ Tim Stafford
* Mandolin Performer of the Year ~ Shawn Lane
* Song of the Year ~ Songs co-written by Tim Stafford or Shawn Lane ~ Calamity Jane, Now That's a Song, All My Life, and Drowned in Sorrow.
May 14, 2018
Blue Highway announces the addition of heralded multi-instrumentalist JUSTIN MOSES to the 24-year strong supergroup.
"When Tim Stafford puts out a new guitar album, people in the bluegrass and flatpicking worlds pay attention." - John Lawless, Bluegrass Today, 9-14-2017
"Blessed with an exquisite ear, superlative-creating touch and technique, and a nuanced sense of taste, no one in bluegrass has ever made the guitar sound better than Tim Stafford..." - David J. McCarty, Bluegrass Unlimited. Feb 2018
Tim Stafford released his third solo album to high acclaim in September 2017. Acoustic Guitar reigned at #1 on the APD Global Radio Indicator Top 50 Album Chart multiple times in 2017 and 2018. Stafford's Acoustic Guitar boasts an impressive 18 cuts, 13 original instrumentals, 10 solo guitar, 5 duets, 2 trios, and 1 vocal (featuring Tim Shelton). The album features Tim Stafford, along with Stuart Duncan, Dave Eggar, Adam Steffey, Tim Shelton, John Gardner, Gaven Largent, and Daniel Salyer. (Sept 2017)
Available via www.TimStaffordGuitar.com
December 20, 2017
Blue Highway members Wayne Taylor, Gaven Largent, and Tim Stafford are honored to have received nominations in the upcoming 2018 SPBGMA Awards. Wayne is nominated as Songwriter of the Year, while Gaven is nominated as Dobro Performer of the Year. A song Tim Stafford co-wrote with Paul Harrigill, "All My Life," is nominated as Song of the Year, as recorded by Flatt Lonesome. The 44th Annual SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards will be held on Sunday, February 4, 2018, at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville.
September 29, 2017
Tim Stafford was honored as 2017 IBMA Songwriter of the Year as part of the 28th Annual International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards held on Thursday, September 28, in Raleigh, NC. This is the second IBMA Songwriter of the Year Award for Stafford, the first being awarded in 2014.
August 11, 2017
Blue Highway is honored to be nominated for three awards in the upcoming 28th Annual International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards to be held on Thursday, September 28, in Raleigh, NC. Blue Highway is nominated for Vocal Group of the Year and for Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year for the song "Hallelujah" from their Grammy Nominated album "Original Traditional." Tim Stafford is also nominated as 2017 IBMA Songwriter of the Year.
June 29, 2017
On the heels of being inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame, Wayne Taylor will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th Annual Tazewell County Fiddlers Convention on Saturday, July 15, at 6:30 pm, at the Historic Crab Orchard Museum & Pioneer Park.
GRAMMY Nominated 'Original Traditional' #1 for Three Weeks on Second Trip to #1 on RMR Top 50 Bluegrass Album Chart!
December 24, 2016
Blue Highway's Grammy nominated album Original Traditional soared to #1 on the Roots Music Report (RMR) Top 50 Bluegrass Album Chart on November 5 ... then jumped back to the #1 spot on December 10, holding strong for three consecutive weeks thru the charting weeks of December 17 and 24!
December 6, 2016
Blue Highway is honored to be nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY Award for Best Bluegrass Album for their newly released album "Original Traditional" on Rounder Records.
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 12, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and will be aired on CBS.
Released on September 9, "Original Traditional" has charted two #1 songs to date, with the album soaring to #1 on national charts in early November.
Sincere congrats to those nominated in our category -- Doyle Lawson, Laurie Lewis, Claire Lynch, and Mark O'Connor -- and to all the Grammy Nominees and the gifted musicians who were honored with inclusion on the First Round Ballot!
"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!
(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 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
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.
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 ....
FREE Outdoor Festival sponsored by the Town of Nickelsville.
Blue Highway headlines at 7:00 pm, with Scott County Jams opening at 6:00 pm.
Mr. B's Bluegrass Festival
Blue Highway plays one 90-min set at 8:00 pm.
For Ticket Info, please call: 804-449-6350
Lone Star Fest
Blue Highway performing one 90-min set, plus four Workshops with Tim, Shawn, Jason, and Gaven!
Other artists appearing include Breaking Grass, August Road, Purple Hulls, Coleman Bros, Lone Star Boys, and Bethlehem Bluegrass Band.
Tickets $24 - $34, with Reserved Seating including All Workshops!
Blue Highway at Royal Poinciana Chapel
Bluegrass in the Pavilion
The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum presents Bluegrass in the Pavilion ~ An Afternoon with Blue Highway and the Gibson Brothers.
James Wimmer Bristol Bluegrass Spring Fest
Fourth Annual James Wimmer Bristol Bluegrass Spring Fest.
Event runs March 23-24, featuring Blue Highway, Larry Sparks, Lonesome River Band, Dave Adkins, The Isaacs, Ralph Stanley II, and more!
Info and Tix at 276-566-7244 or www.MountainHeritageMusic.com.
Years of Farming Bluegrass Show
Blue Highway headlining with Laurel River Line opening.
Tickets $15 at the Door.
For more Info, please call: 606-748-0798
The Bluegrass Blowout ~ Benefiting Alternative Strings
Fundraiser benefiting the Alternative Strings Program.
Sets by Blue Highway and Alternative Strings, with a finale featuring both!
Ticket Info at:
937-619-8490 or https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lO-ADZy5Un3zgrv0baywI47SQl3Qh3vJ/view
Ernie Thacker Benefit
Benefit for musician Ernie Thacker, who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Artists appearing include Steve Gulley & Tim Stafford, Wildfire, Blue Highway, Wilson Banjo Company, Route 23 Alumni Band, and Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle.
Tickets and Info at:
8th Annual Jake Landers Bluegrass Concert at the Ritz
Blue Highway headlining the 8th Annual Jake Landers Bluegrass Concert at the Historic Ritz Theatre, with Iron Horse and Jake Landers and Friends opening!
Rhino River Flat Picking & Songwriting Safari in South Africa with Tim Stafford
A grand six-day adventure to the Rhino River Lodge in the heart of the Zululand kingdom of Kwa-Zulu Natal. This province boasts mountains, grasslands and some of South-Africa’s best beaches.
Luxury accommodations, meals, daily game drives, musical tuition, and Big 5 game viewing are all included.
Details are at the links below for this once in a lifetime adventure with Tim Stafford on Safari!
Music Safari Website / Details: http://www.mswiamusicsafari.co.za/music-safari/
SOLD OUT ~ The Down Home
Blue Highway at the Down Home for the first time in four years!
Two big nights, downtown Johnson City!
Advance Ticket Sales via the Down Home at 423-929-9822, or via Campbells Morrell Music at 423-929-1083.
At the Door sales also on the night of show. And, please remember, Down Home only accepts Cash or Check at the Door.
Goin' Across the Mountain LIVE ~ with Blue Highway and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Blue Highway and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver co-headline this beloved annual event ~ held this year on Fri Jan 12, 2018!
Gaven Largent with Commonwealth Bluegrass Band
Gaven Largent will appear with Commonwealth Bluegrass Band on Saturday, November 11, at 7:00 pm. Doors Open at 6:00 pm.
Admission is $15 cash at the Door.
Tim Stafford with the California Banjo Extravaganza
Northern California, Five Cities in Five Days
Tim Stafford will be part of an all star band touring in Northern California as part of the 6th Annual California Banjo Extravaganza!
Wed Nov 8 ~ The Great Room ~ Las Gatos
Thurs Nov 9 ~ Trinity United Methodist Church ~ Chico
Fri Nov 10 ~ The Palms Playhouse ~ Winters
Sat Nov 11 ~ Freight & Salvage Coffee House ~ Berkeley. Afternoon Workshops and Evening Concert.
Sun Nov 12 ~ Sebastopol Cultural Center ~ Sebastopol
Shawn Lane with Dan Tyminski on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS-TV
Shawn Lane will appear with Dan Tyminski on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at New York's famed Ed Sullivan Theater on CBS-TV on Monday, Oct 23, at 11:35 pm ET. Shawn will appear with Dan in support of Tyminski's new album, Southern Gothic!
Watch on your local CBS station at 11:35 pm ET / 10:35 pm CT!
Pickin' in the Pines ~ A Bluegrass & BBQ Benefit Concert
A concert event with buffet, beer and wine, and more ... a fundraising benefit event for Millstone 4-H Camp.
Event runs 6:00 - 11:00 pm.
Blue Highway headlining, with Lone Gone Bluegrass and Lauren & Lane also appearing.
Tribute to Dr. Ralph Stanley at the Grand Ole Opry
Blue Highway joins an All-Star line up in a tribute to the legendary, trailblazing Dr. Ralph Stanley.
Bluegrass by the Bay
Blue Highway plays at 3:00 and 7:45 pm on Saturday!
Flatt Lonesome, Junior Sisk, Seldom Scene, Joe Mullins, and Frank Solivan also appearing!
Blue Highway @ IBMA on the Virginia Tourism / Carter Fold Stage
Blue Highway is honored to perform at IBMA on the Virginia Tourism / Carter Fold Stage at 1:00 pm in the Convention Center / Expo Center / Exhibit Hall.
The Carter Fold Stage will be near VA Tourism's Booth 223.
The Exhibit Hall is open to the public on Friday and Saturday.
Blue Highway will perform one 30-minute set, which should also be Live Streamed on the VA Tourism Facebook Page, "Virginia is for Lovers," reaching over 875,000 fans.