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 IBMA Songwriter of the Year and 2015 SPBGMA Guitar Player of the YearShawn Lane was nominated as 2015 IBMA Songwriter of the Year, while Gaven Largent was nominated as 2016 SPBGMA Dobro Player 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 23 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 Gaven Largent






Blue Highway Members Honored with 2018 SPBGMA Award Nominations

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.

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Tim Stafford Honored as 2017 IBMA Songwriter of the Year

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.




Blue Highway Nominated for Three International Bluegrass Music Association Awards

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.





Blue Highway rocks the cover of the 'Rolling Stone of Bluegrass'  ~ Bluegrass Unlimited ~ July Edition!!

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Wayne Taylor to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

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.


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Blue Highway is honored to be included on the 2017 IBMA Awards Second Ballot as candidates for 14 Awards

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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!
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Blue Highway Honored with 2017 Grammy Nomination

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!



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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 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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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




October 5, 2015
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.

Blue Highway Honored with Award Nominations

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Tim stafford ibma guitar player of the year nomination 2015

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Previous events

Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ Festival

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Silver Dollar City, 399 Silver Dollar City Parkway, Branson, MO

Blue Highway will perform TWO DAYS, with 3 big shows per day!

Blue Highway plays the Opera House: Sunday - 1:00, 2:30, 4:00 Monday - 11:30 am, 1:45 pm, 4:00 pm

Silver Dollar City's Bluegrass & BBQ Festival features the brightest stars like Blue Highway, Rhonda Vincent, Doyle Lawson, Special Consensus, and more!

Performer Line-up: www.silverdollarcity.com/theme-park/Attractions/Shows-Entertainment/BGBBQ-Scheduled-Performers

Season Pass Purchase Link: www.silverdollarcity.com/theme-park/tickets/season-passes

One-Day Ticket Link: http://www.silverdollarcity.com/theme-park/Tickets/Buy-Tickets


Walhalla Civic Auditorium

Walhalla Civic Auditorium, 101 E. N. Broad Street, Walhalla, SC

Blue Highway presented by the City of Walhalla.

Advance Purchase Tickets $24. Group Rate Tickets $20. Children's Tickets $12. (Tickets at the Door $28.)

Please Call for Group and Children's tickets: 864-638-5277

Tickets may also be purchased on-line at the link below.

Workshops with Blue Highway

Emory & Henry College, 30461 Garnard Dr, Meadowview, VA

Workshops will be offered with members of Blue Highway on Friday, April 14 -- the day before the Blue Highway Fan Appreciation Concert.

Workshops will be held at 6:00 and 7:30 pm in the Van Dyke Center at Emory & Henry College.

  • 6:00 pm

BANJO - Jason Burleson


GUITAR - Tim Stafford

  • 7:30 pm

DOBRO - Gaven Largent

SONGWRITING - Tim Stafford, Wayne Taylor, and Shawn Lane


Thomasville Municipal Auditorium

Thomasville Municipal Auditorium, 144 E Jackson St, Thomasville, GA

Tickets available at Thomasville Visitor's Center: open M-F, 8 am-5 pm. Sat, 10 am - 3 pm.

Or call Thomasville Visitor's Center at 1-866-577-3600. Credit card orders taken via phone, with tickets either mailed or placed at Will Call.

Tickets also available at the Door on the day of show. Doors open 6:30 pm.

Joe Val Bluegrass Festival

Sheraton Framingham, 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA

32nd Annual Joe Val Bluegrass Festival runs Feb 17-19, hosted by the Boston Bluegrass Union.

Awesome line-up with Blue Highway, the Earls of Leicester, Doyle Lawson, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, and more!

Blue Highway play one 60-min set on Sunday, Feb 19 @ 2:55 pm.

Blue Highway Band Members will host two workshops on Sunday: * 10:00 am - Songwriting with Tim Stafford * 1:00 pm - Dobro with Gaven Largent


Festival Schedule: www.bbu.org/events/joe-val-festival/schedule/

Shawn Lane with Barry Bales, Dan Tyminski, Ronnie Bowman, and Jim Mills for a Very Special Evening of Bluegrass

Capitol Theater, 104 South Main St, Greeneville, TN


A very special evening of Bluegrass with Barry Bales, Shawn Lane, Dan Tyminski, Ronnie Bowman and Jim Mills.


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.


Private Event - North Carolina

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