A well-known and influential bluegrass guitarist originally from Kingsport, TN, Tim Stafford is a founding member of multiple Grammy-nominated and Dove and IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Award-wining group Blue Highway, which has been together 22 years and recorded ten albums. Tim won a Grammy during his time with Alison Krauss and Union Station (1993).
Tim was named IBMA’s “Songwriter of the Year” in 2014. He has had over 175 songs recorded, mostly in the bluegrass field. His song (co-written with Steve Gulley) “Through the Window of a Train” was named IBMA’s Song of the Year in 2008.
Tim has recorded with over 75 artists, including Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Alison Krauss, Michelle Shocked, Jorma Kaukonen, Jesse McReynolds, Marty Raybon, Ronnie Bowman, Larry Sparks and many more. He has released two critically-acclaimed solo albums and an all-original duet record with Steve Gulley. He appeared on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine March/April.
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