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Win Passes to See Blue Highway at Sirius XM "On Stage!"

Blue Highway is giving away four (4) passes to two (2) winners to attend the band's private performance at Sirius XM Theater inside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville next Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

Blue Highway will take the stage at the Sirius XM Theater on Wednesday, October 18, at 4:00 pm CT to record a live show taping for "On Stage" which will air on Sirius XM's Bluegrass Junction at a later date.  

The performance will be a mix of interviews and songs, with a focus on the band's newest…

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Tim Stafford Honored as 2017 IBMA Songwriter of the Year

RALEIGH, NC  (September 29, 2017) --  Tim Stafford, co-founder of the award-winning band Blue Highway, was honored as 2017 IBMA Songwriter of the Year as part of the 28th Annual International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards yesterday in Raleigh. 

This is the second IBMA Songwriter of the Year Award for Stafford, the first being awarded in 2014. 

Blue Highway was also nominated for two additional awards:   Vocal Group of the Year and Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year for the song…

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Blue Highway Members Contribute One-of-a-Kind Items to Charity Auction

MOCKSVILLE, NC -- Blue Highway band members Tim Stafford and Wayne Taylor have contributed one-of-a-kind items to the Carolina Bible Camp Festival auction, which is on-going now and benefits the 501(c)3 non-profit camp for children ages 9-19 in Mocksville, NC. 

The CBC Bluegrass Festival is the camp's primary annual fundraiser, in its sixth year, with Blue Highway headlining the upcoming event in Mocksville this Saturday, September 9, 2017. 

A Silent Auction will occur at the festival site on September…

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Blue Highway Honored with Three 2017 IBMA Awards Nominations

BRISTOL, TN  (August 11, 2017) –  Respected supergroup Blue Highway is honored to be nominated for three IBMA Awards in the upcoming 28th Annual International Bluegrass Music Association Awards. 

The 2017 IBMA Awards will be held at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, September 28, at 7:30 p.m., in Raleigh, NC. 

Blue Highway received nominations as a band for Vocal Group of the Year and Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year for the song “Hallelujah” from their Grammy-nominated…

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Blue Highway Adds Andrea Roberts Agency to Booking Team

BRISTOL, VA  (July 20, 2017)  -- Blue Highway is happy to announce the addition of the Andrea Roberts Agency of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to its booking team. 

Andrea Roberts will handle all Bluegrass bookings; while Sherri George will handle all Fair and Corporate/Specialty bookings, as well as Tour Management and Publicity from in house. 

Promoters can reach Andrea Roberts at 615-867-4468 , andrea@andrearobertsagency.com , and www.AndreaRobertsAgency.com ; and Sherri George at …

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Blue Highway's Wayne Taylor to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

TAZEWELL, VA (June 29, 2017) -- On the heels of being inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame last Fall, the gifted vocalist, songwriter, and bass player Wayne Taylor of the multi-award winning, highly respected band Blue Highway is being 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.

Museum Executive Director Charlotte Whitted announced on Thursday the two…

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Shawn & Gracie Lane to Co-Headline Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival

TYNER, KY  --  Shawn Lane of award-winning super group Blue Highway and his wife Gracie will co-headline the 21st Annual Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival on Friday, June 16, at Stringbean Memorial Park at 1410 Oak Grove Church Road in Tyner, KY. 

Shawn & Gracie Lane will co-headline the festival with Hall of Fame legend Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers for their first official performance on Friday, June 16. 

The duo's sons Grayson and Garrett will join Shawn and Gracie, along with 2016 SPBGMA

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Tim Stafford to Teach Songwriting and Flat Picking Workshop on Safari in South Africa

Blue Highway's Tim Stafford will teach an elaborate Songwriting and Flatpicking Workshop in January 2018 in South Africa as part of  MSWIA - Music Safari Workshops in Africa

Madikwe Flatpick & Songwriting Workshop with Tim Stafford is a 10-day dream vacation, running from January 5-14, 2018.  Shopping and cultural activities kick off the event, while daily schedules will combine Game Drives, Master Classes, and a Positive Critique Session, coupled with meals and accommodations at luxurious lodges.  All…

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Grammy Nominated Blue Highway Brings Concert Booking In House

BRISTOL, TN  (February 14, 2017)  --  Sizzling hot off a Grammy Nomination on Sunday in Los Angeles, respected 23-year strong bluegrass powerhouse Blue Highway announced today it is bringing the band’s concert booking in house. 

The five-member, award-winning Blue Highway writes their own songs, produces their own albums, and effective February 10, will book their own shows from within the Blue Highway family. 

Before promoters start looking for a call from Blue Highway’s force on the five Jason Burleson…

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Blue Highway Announces Fan Appreciation Concert

BRISTOL, VA (December 8, 2016) -- Premier award-winning bluegrass band Blue Highway will host a first of its kind All Request Fan Appreciation Concert on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia. 

One the heels of a GRAMMY Award Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album earlier this week, Blue Highway announced a new date today for the much anticipated event, postponed earlier this year due to illness.

The concert will be held at Emory & Henry's new McGlothlin Center for the Arts…

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Blue Highway Nominated for 2017 Grammy Award

LOS ANGELES, CA (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. 

Nominees were announced today, with other nominees in the Best Bluegrass Album category including Doyle Lawson, Laurie Lewis, Claire Lynch, and Mark O'Connor. 

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 12, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and will be aired nationally on CBS.

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Blue Highway on Track By Track with Kyle Cantrell

NASHVILLE, TN (December 1, 2016)  -- Blue Highway is honored to be on Track By Track with Kyle Cantrell on Sirius XM's Bluegrass Junction the following times:

* Thursday Dec 1 @ 9 pm
* Saturday Dec 3 @ 8 am
* Sunday Dec 4 @ 12 Noon

All Times are Eastern.

Also available On Demand!

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Blue Highway's 'Original Traditional' on First Round Ballot of 59th Annual Grammy Awards

BRISTOL, VA (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…

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Blue Highway's Wayne Taylor Newest Member of Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame

CHESTERFIELD, VA -- Blue Highway’s beloved bass player, songwriter, and vocalist Wayne Taylor was inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame in a ceremony held on Saturday, October 8, in Chesterfield, VA. 

One artist or band who has significantly contributed to country or bluegrass music is chosen annually by a board sanctioned by the Governor of Virginia, with past inductees including legends like Patsy Cline, the Statler Brothers, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Jimmy Dean, Mother Maybelle Carter, and Roy…

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Blue Highway's Shawn Lane Introduces Space Age I-Tone Pick

WALHALLA, SC (October 5, 2016)  -- Blue Highway’s heralded vocalist, instrumentalist, and songwriter Shawn Lane and Clemson University engineer associate Brad Poore have unveiled a game-changing new flat pick called the I-Tone Pick

The I-Tone Pick is made from the same material used by NASA in construction of the Space Shuttle.  The almost indestructible material has one of the highest wear and temperature ratings known to man, and delivers crystal clear tone and clarity when it strikes the strings. 

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Blue Highway Soars to #1 with First Song from New Album

BRISTOL, VA (September 30, 2016)  -- Multi-award winning bluegrass band Blue Highway soared to # 1 today with the first song from their newly released album, Original Traditional

"Wilkes County Clay" written by Tim Stafford and Bobby Starnes went to #1 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart released today, September 30, 2016.   Stafford is a Grammy Award winner who co-founded Blue Highway, while Bobby Starnes owns Hat Creek Recording Company in Johnson City. 

Blue Highway's new album Original

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Blue Highway Releases "Original Traditional"

NASHVILLE, TN (September 9, 2016) -- 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. According to Tim Stafford, speaking on behalf of the band, they had more than enough material for their next record, and tried to figure out a way of choosing and organizing what tunes they wanted to record. Then the light bulb went on, bringing to mind the…

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Blue Highway's Wayne Taylor to be Inducted into Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame

BRISTOL, VA (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. 

One artist or band who has significantly contributed to country or bluegrass music is chosen annually by a board sanctioned by the Governor of Virginia, with past…

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Blue Highway to Release New Album on September 9, 2016

Blue Highway to Release Original Traditional on September 9, 2016

Bluegrass Superstars Announce Fall Tour

NASHVILLE, TN  (August 10, 2016) – Beloved bluegrass supergroup Blue Highway will release its 11th studio album, Original Traditional, September 9, 2016, on Rounder Records. The 22-year strong powerhouse band was recently voted “Favorite Bluegrass Band Of All Time”’ by the readers of Bluegrass Today

If any Blue Highway album perfectly exemplifies “the essence of bluegrass music,” this is it, combining…

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Blue Highway Announces Return of Wayne Taylor to Full-Time Touring

BRISTOL, VA (August 6, 2016) – Wayne Taylor is primed to return to full-time touring with Blue Highway on Saturday, August 13, 2016, for the prestigious Mountain Stage concert and Live Performance Radio Program at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV. 
Wayne is proverbially chomping at the bit to perform with the powerhouse band he co-founded for his first show after an almost three-month hiatus following successful quadruple bypass heart surgery.  The beloved vocalist and bass player for multi-award…

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