Shawn Lane up for a Dove Award

One of the most riveting gospel recordings in recent years is Ricky Skaggs’ cut of Why Did I Wait So Long on his current release, Brand New Strings. The song was written by Blue Highway’s Shawn Lane, and was inspired by a story that has been told of Lester Flatt’s reaction after being baptized later in life. Sound clips from the song can be found on both the Skaggs Family Records and sites.

Shawn’s song has been nominated for for a Dove Award from the Gospel Music Association in the Bluegrass Recorded Song Of The Year category. The awards will be handed out on April 5 at the GMA’s annual convention in Nashville, TN.

Blue Highway is no stranger to these awards, having won the Dove for Award for Bluegrass Gospel Album of the Year in 2004 for their Wondrous Love CD.

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