This is not your father's bluegrass. Blue Highway leans heavily on contemporary and traditional country for its foundation, leaving most of the bluegrass influence to the song arrangement and instrumentation. It's hard not to get caught up in the lovely harmonies and high-powered pickin' instruments (banjo, dobro, mandolin, etc.) featured in these songs. In fact, the mournful "Tears Fell on Missouri," haunted "Nothing But a Whippoorwill" and rousing "I Used to Love Parades" would lend themselves quite well to country radio.