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Johnny Chester—

Johnny Chester
Artist: Johnny Chester
Track: Highway 31
Single: Highway 31

Fifty years ago, this year, Johnny Chester wrote and recorded what was considered by many at the time as a revolutionary song. Not only did Highway 31 mention many of the major towns along what is now known as the Hume Freeway but it did so in a contemporary setting with a huge orchestra backing and a lone dobro, gaining major airplay from commercial radio and charting along the way.

Now a new version of Highway 31 has been released. Recorded in Nashville, it was produced by Grammy award winning producer Brien Fisher and contained in Johnny’s Songmaker album.

Website: Johnny Chester

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