We would like to congratulate Blue Highway for their nomination in Best Bluegrass Album for Original Traditional on Rounder Records. Best of luck to you, Blue Highway!
As momentum continues to build for the 22-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.
Released on September 9, Original Traditional has already charted two #1 songs on the Bluegrass Today Chart to date (Wilkes County Clay and Don't Weep for Me), and has twice gone to #1 on the RMR Chart to date. Original Traditional currently reigns at #1 atop the RMR Top 50 Bluegrass Album Chart for the second consecutive week, as of December 17, 2016.
Blue Highway has been praised by peers, fans, and media alike, with one of the most powerful descriptions of the band being shared by Country Standard Time:
“Wayne Taylor sings with the emotion of a man who escaped the coal mines and ain't planning on going back. Tim Stafford continues to craft songs with depth .. The instrumentation is perfect. From the get go, Jason Burleson opens with the unique style that defines Blue Highway banjo.. Shawn Lane exemplifies modern mandolin, yet nods to the Monroe legacy. Three lead singers.. rich harmony .. songs of forgotten homeless veterans, fallen heroes, and heartbroken families. Blue Highway personifies modern acoustic music with respect for tradition. Highly recommended, highly respected."