Blue Highway's album, The Game has now been sitting happily in the #1 spot on the charts for three months!! The album has also been nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) Album of the Year and Song of the Year inthe upcoming annual IBMA Awards program.
“The Game,” the title cut of Blue Highway’s new album, is the tale of a rollicking gambler, stylistically kin to songs like the venerable “Wild Bill Jones,” and other bad man ballads. It is rife with recklessness, immoral behavior, and gunplay. It is the kind of stuff that abounds in the earliest bluegrass, yet is a new original song. It was written by Blue Highway’s Shawn Lane and Alison Krauss’ bass player Barry Bales, and sung by Lane with all the fierceness in his wild tenor voice.
Thanks to our awesome fans, all the fantastic DJ's who continue to play The Game, Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine, and our amazing record label Rounder!!! We appreciate each of you .. THANK YOU for making The Game one of the Top Albums of the Year!!
- Blue Highway
During their twenty years together, Blue Highway has maintained an unusually high level of excellence in their music, consistently turning out bluegrass that’s characteristically true to the principles of the genre while remaining both memorable and original. Amazingly, the original personnel from the band (which formed in 1994) remains intact, a remarkable achievement in itself, given the frequent mixing and matching of personnel that is more the norm (banjo player Jason Burleson did leave for a short period early on, but soon returned to the band.)