Tag: Tim Stafford

Congratulations Tim and Janet

| January 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Over his holiday break from touring with Blue Highway, Tim Stafford took the occasion to get married. He wed Janet Sluss Ratliff on December 20 in a small ceremony with family and friends. Many congratulations to them both! No more sad songs from Tim for 2015?  


Music That Makes Me Happy for 2014

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a Bluegrass Today reviewer – not to mention as a bluegrass fan in general – I listen to a lot of music throughout the year. Most of it’s good, some of it’s not so good, but a few albums have been great. There’s twelve […]


The Story behind the Song – Just to Hear the Whistle Blow

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just to Hear the Whistle Blow was written by Tim Stafford and Steve Gulley in late 2012 or early 2013. They wrote their first tune together in 2003 and have written around 75 songs, not all of which have seen the light of day. Train […]


Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart – 8/8/14

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our August 8 Weekly Airplay chart is out, and Larry Sparks has returned to the #1 position with Bitterweeds from his 50th Anniversray album, Lonesome and Then Some. The Bluegrass Brothers also return to the Top 5 with Memories Of My Childhood, tied with Rhonda Vincent’s Only Me at #3. […]


Tim Stafford Steps Out

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

So much of Tim Stafford’s identity is wrapped up in Blue Highway, his musical home for the last two decades. He’s one terrific songwriter, singer and picker, but in that setting he’s surrounded by a bandful of them who share the spotlight. On Just to […]


Sneak peek from Steve Gulley

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Steve Gulley has shared samples of a few tracks from his upcoming Rural Rhythm album, Family, Friends & Fellowship, due for wide release on July 22. While not an explicitly Gospel project, Gulley sees this one as an attempt to share his own faith journey, and […]


Debut single from Megan McKamey

| June 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

Megan McKamey, a young vocalist, songwriter, and banjo player from East Tennessee, is set to release her first album, Here’s Your Goodbye, on July 15. Ahead of the full project, she has dropped the title track to radio as a single through Airplay Direct. All twelve tracks […]


Just To Hear The Whistle Blow from Tim Stafford

| June 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Blue Highway’s Tim Stafford has released a debut single from his upcoming album, Just To Hear The Whistle Blow. It’s the title track, which tells of the sort of regrets that may occur in middle age. Joining Tim on guitar and lead vocal on this […]


Cardboard In Her Shoes – Dave Yates

| May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dave Yates’ 4-song EP, Cardboard In Her Shoes, has got East Tennessee written all over it. Of course Yates himself is on the faculty in the East Tennessee State University’s bluegrass music program, and has plied his trade as a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist in the […]


Tony Rice benefits in CT and TN

| March 7, 2014 | 2 Comments

Over this next few weeks, two benefit concerts will be held to raise funds for The Tony Rice Foundation, which is collecting donations to assist Tony while he seeks to recover from both his arm and voice problems. Over $60,000 has been raised since December, […]