Blue Highway - Lonesome State of Mind CD


In 2024, the highly esteemed bluegrass band Blue Highway celebrates 30 years of touring with their 15th studio album, Lonesome State of Mind. The title track "Lonesome State of Mind" was named the MOST-PLAYED SONG IN BLUEGRASS MUSIC of 2023 by Bluegrass Today.

The band has earned a collective 32 IBMA Awards, 6 SPBGMA Awards, one Dove Award, plus three GRAMMY(r) nominations. Most recently, the band was nominated for IBMA's 2023, 2022, 2021 and 2020 Vocal Group of the Year and Song of the Year Awards.

Guitarist and vocalist Tim Stafford received honors as 2001 and 2015 SPBGMA Guitar Player of the Year and 2014, 2017 and 2023 IBMA Songwriter of the Year. He co-wrote the 2008 IBMA song of the year-- recorded by the band--"Through the Window of a Train."

Bassist and vocalist Wayne Taylor was inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame in October 2016. Shawn Lane was nominated as 2016 IBMA Songwriter of the Year.

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, which topped multiple charts, 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 quarter-century strong powerhouse band, Blue Highway is rolling on with a rich legacy and three powerhouse songwriters, instrumentalists and vocalists in Tim Stafford, Wayne Taylor, and Shawn Lane, whose harmonies soar over the dynamic banjo of Jason Burleson and the tasteful Dobro of Gary Hultman.

Release date 06.07.2024