Jake Landers Annual Bluegrass Concert at the Ritz 2018
This year featuring: Blue HIghway, Iron Horse, Jake Landers and friends
A contemporary bluegrass band from Tennessee, they’ve been playing since 1994. They’re made up of Jason Burleson, Sawn Lane, Tim Stafford, Wayne Taylor and Gaven Largent. Blue Highway has earned 26 collective IBMA Awards, 6 SPBGMA Awards, one Dove Award, and three Grammy nominations as a band, plus two Grammy Awards among its current members.
Blue Highway's #1 album "Original Traditional" was nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY Award for Best Bluegrass Album.
Iron Horse is a Shoals-based bluegrass band featuring Tony Robertson, Vance Henry, Anthony Richardson and Ricky Rogers. While the band was formed in 2000, their roots go back to the 1970s when Robertson and Rogers played in the band The Next In Line.
Co-Founder of the “Dixie Gentlemen”, Landers has performed with Bill Monroe’s “Blue Grass Boys” and at the Grand Ole Opry. He is an award-winning songwriter. “Walk Softly On This Heart of Mine” sold 22 million copies for the Kentucky Headhunters and was nominated for a Grammy for Ricky Skaggs and the Dixie Chics. Landers has been inducted into the Alabama Bluegrass Hall of Fame and recognized as a Music Achiever in the Alabamba Music Hall of Fame.