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JOHNNY CHESTER

HIGHWAY 31

from the SONGMAKER album.

DD121 – JOHNNY CHESTER – 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.

This week HIGHWAY 31 has been released as a single again, a new version this time, recorded in Nashville and produced by Grammy award winning producer Brien Fisher and contained in Johnny’s SONGMAKER album.

As with all of Johnny Chester’s vast catalogue, it is available for download and streaming on all the major platforms and should you like a digital copy of the original, for comparison, please contact him at chess@johnnychester.com. and he’ll organize a copy for you.