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Blue Highway Biography

The five experienced members of progressive bluegra** group Blue Highway have played in the bands of such notable artists as Alison Krauss & Union Station, Ricky Skaggs, Larry Sparks, and Doyle Lawson. Guitarist and vocalist Tim Stafford played on the Grammy-winning album Every Time You Say Goodbye by Alison Krauss & Union Station, while dobro player Rob Ickes earned one for his contribution to the various-artists project The Great Dobro Sessions and another for his playing on I Know Who Holds Tomorrow, the collaborative album project by Krauss and the Cox Family. br /br /Other Blue Highway members include Shawn Lane on tenor vocals, mandolin, and fiddle; ba**ist, vocalist, and songwriter Wayne Taylor; and Jason Burleson on banjo, mandolin, and vocals. The Tennessee-based group has been nominated for four International Bluegra** Music Association Awards, including 1996 Album of the Year for its debut release, It's a Long, Long Road, with both the title track single and album staying at number one on the national bluegra** chart for five months. After 1996's Wind to the West, in 1998 Blue Highway issued Midnight Storm; the following year, the band's self-titled fourth album appeared. The group's next three albums were all released on Rounder Records, Still Climbing Mountains in 2001, Wondrous Love in 2003 and Marbletown in 2005. ~ Jack Leaver, All Music Guide

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