Taylor, Wayne (Blue Highway)


  • From Richmond, Virginia. Grew up in Ohio.
  • Late 80’s, early 90’s, worked with several East Tennessee bands: The Richlands Bluegrass Boys, The Bluegrass Kinsmen, The Tim Laughlin Band.
  • 1994, formed Blue Highway with Tim Stafford. He plays bass and sings lead. Has written many of the band’s signature songs.
  • Has had a history of health problems: spent several years on crutches as a teenager. Heart attack in 2000. Colon cancer in 2002.
  • 2012, released solo project It’s About Time (no label).
  • 2016, was inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 2017, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Crab Orchard Museum at the Tazewell County Fiddlers Convention in SW Virginia.