Shawn Lane & Family
Shawn Lane tours with his family for a limited number of dates each year, as time allows from his primary band, the award-winning Blue Highway. Shawn Lane & Family features his talented sons Grayson and Garrett, in addition to bass player Marcus Smith for select shows.
The family's first official appearance was co-headlining with Hall of Famer Larry Sparks in June 2017 at the 21st Annual Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival, which honors Grand Ole Opry Star Stringbean Akemon.
Shawn Lane & Family then headlined the prestigious 44th Annual Southwest Pickers Festival on Sept 14-16, 2018, in beautiful Red River, NM. Blue Highway headlined the event in 2017, with Shawn powering back to headline in 2018.
The band plays hit songs Shawn has written for Blue Highway, and songs like his first single release ~ I MET THE MAN ~ a powerful song about his dad coming back after 17 days in a coma with a miraculous story to tell. The song topped the Bluegrass Today Gospel Chart at #1 for 7 weeks, and held strong for 28 weeks in the Top 10. The single released ahead of Shawn's third solo album, Shawn Lane: Family & Friends. The much anticipated album will feature Shawn's family, as well as friends like GRAMMY winner Barry Bales and talented pickers Clay Hess and Patton Wages.
Like most artists, Shawn did not tour for most of 2020 due to the pandemic, but is beginning to make appearances again.
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Shawn Lane & Family
~ 2021 Touring Band ~
Marcus Smith, and Grayson, Garrett, and Shawn Lane
" Audience demand has always been an unstoppable force in the music business ...
Such is the story of [the Lane family] who developed a following without ever intending to on Facebook. Shawn is well familiar to bluegrass fans for his 23 years with Blue Highway ... He is widely understood to be one of our most gifted songwriters as well as a powerful tenor vocalist, on top of his mandolin, fiddle, and guitar playing..."
~ John Lawless, Bluegrass Today
Shawn Lane is a three-time GRAMMY Nominee and 28-time IBMA Award winner with Blue Highway. His first solo single "I Met the Man" was # 1 for 7 weeks, and held strong for 26 Weeks in the Top 5 of the Bluegrass Today Gospel Chart in 2018. He was nominated as 2015 IBMA Songwriter of the Year, and his first solo album was named in the Top 10 Bluegrass Albums of the Year by CMT. Shawn appeared with Dan Tyminski on CBS-TV on The Late Show in support of Tyminski's new album "Southern Gothic." As explosive on fiddle as on mandolin and guitar, the heralded vocalist has also appeared frequently with the GRAMMY winning Jerry Douglas and the Earls of Leicester, as well as in All Star performances with Barry Bales of Alison Krauss & Union Station. Shawn started in the bands of 15-time GRAMMY winner Ricky Skaggs, and Hall of Fame legend Doyle Lawson, prior to co-founding supergroup Blue Highway in 1994.