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Grammy Nominated Blue Highway Brings Concert Booking In House

Blue Highway BandBristol, TN -- 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.

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

Wayne Taylor, by Tom NetherlandChesterfield, 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.

Wayne Taylor to be Inducted into Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame

Wayne TaylorBristol, VA/TN – 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's “Original Traditional” is Blue Hot!

Original TraditionalOriginal Traditional is the highly anticipated new studio album from the GRAMMY-nominated and multi-IBMA award-winning progressive bluegrass ensemble Blue Highway. If any Blue Highway album perfectly exemplifies "the essence of bluegrass music," this is it, combining the spirit, themes, and topics of traditional bluegrass, but through a set of 12 all-new originals from the band and co-writers. Original Traditional may well be the record that everyone has been waiting for from Blue Highway. From callous killings to struggling with sobriety, to the majesty and magic of the mountains, the songs evoke the timeless quality of bluegrass past, but showcase the voices and instrumental prowess of Blue Highway present, capturing a contemporary group at its creative peak.

Original Traditional Blue Highway Album Due September

Original TraditionalNashville, TN - Beloved bluegrass veterans Blue Highway will release their 11th studio album, Original Traditional, September 9, 2016 on Rounder Records. The band, which is celebrating their 23rd year together, was recently voted "Favorite Bluegrass Band Of All Time"' by the readers of Bluegrass Today.

He's Back! Wayne Taylor Returns to Blue Highway

Wayne TaylorBristol, VA/TN -- 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.

Bluegrass Stars Support Musicians Against Childhood Cancer July 20

Blue Highway at Musicians Against Childhood CancerBlue Highway at 32nd Musicians Against Childhood Cancer Festival which will take place July 20 through July 23 outside Columbus, Ohio.! Marty Raybon, Daryle Singletary, and more appearing! Proceeds from this festival will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Since the year 2000, MACC and you have donated over $875,847.00 to St. Jude and the Y.M.C.A., helping children around the world. This year will be the 16th Year for Musicians Against Childhood Cancer.

Blue Highway's Wayne Taylor Hospitalized - Updated

Wayne TaylorBlue Highway's highly respected and much loved bass player, songwriter, and vocalist Wayne Taylor has been hospitalized on Friday, May 13, with heart surgery impending on Monday.

Shawn Lane's Father Hospitalized ~ Fan Appreciation Concert Postponed

ShawnLaneBySherriGeorge5417.jpg"It is with great sadness that we relay that Shawn Lane's dad has suffered a massive stroke. Shawn's dad was airlifted via Life Flight helicopter last Wednesday, April 20, and is still in ICU on a ventilator / life support. Shawn has been by his dad's side for the past six days, and we praise and support Shawn in his unwavering loyalty to his father and his family.

Blue Highway to Host First Fan Appreciation Concert

Blue Highway BandEmory, VA -- Premier award-winning bluegrass band Blue Highway will host a first of its kind All Request Fan Appreciation Concert on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia. The concert will be the first outside event to be held at Emory & Henry's new $20 million McGlothlin Center for the Arts, with two show times available of 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. The facility has six luxury boxes, a four-row balcony and four-row mezzanine, with a total capacity of 461 luxurious seats in the stunning new benchmark facility on Emory & Henry College's pristine campus set amist the rolling hills of Virginia just east of Bristol.

Blue Highway Announces Gaven Largent as Newest Member

Gaven LargentKingsport, TN -- Blue Highway has influenced two decades of musicians since the band premiered in December 1994 -- from “The Voice” contestant and Knoxville teen Emily Ann Roberts who recently cited Blue Highway as one of her first musical influences, to the 19-year old phenom the respected powerhouse band has just announced as its new member.

Blue Highway Announces Departure of Rob Ickes

Rob IckesBristol, TN/VA -- Twenty-one years ago on December 31, 1994, five young men came together in Kingsport for a performance which launched one of the most respected and influential bands in modern Bluegrass. As Blue Highway gears up for a new album and an exciting new touring season, the powerhouse band will go forward without one founding member, Rob Ickes.

Jason Burleson to Unveil Signature Banjo at IBMA WOB

Jason Burleson and Pruscha BanjoNewland, NC -- Jason Burleson, heralded banjo player of award-winning band Blue Highway, is honored to announce the introduction of the Jason Burleson Signature Banjo by Prucha Bluegrass Instruments. The Jason Burleson Signature Banjo is part of the Spirit Line of the Czech Republic-based Pruscha Bluegrass Instruments, joining Alison Brown and Brandon Green as bluegrass artists with banjos in the exquisitely crafted signature Spirit Line.

Inaugural Bluegrass at the Beach Festival

Blue HighwayDestin, FL -- From seasoned Bluegrass veteran bands to contemporary twists on Bluegrass sound to sensational rising stars, the inaugural Bluegrass at the Beach produced by Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) will be an art-filled family-friendly musical showcase that appeals to all ages. Presented with support from ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals and Real Estate as part of MKAF’s 20th anniversary celebration, the daylong Bluegrass at the Beach music festival will be presented at the Cultural Arts Village — located in the scenic coastal town of Destin on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast — on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Cindy Baucom to MC Randy’s Pickin’ Parlor LIVE Bluegrass Event

Cindy BaucomClermont, FL -- Cindy Baucom, award-winning broadcast personality, producer, musician, singer, writer and lifelong promoter of Bluegrass Music will serve as Master of Ceremonies for Randy’s Pickin’ Parlor LIVE! Scheduled for October 24, 2015, the bluegrass festival is part of the inaugural season of Clermont Performing Arts Center, located 22 miles from Disney World.

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