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A Skaggs Family Christmas Live: December 8 - 9 on RFD-TV

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A Skaggs Family Christmas Volume TwoNashville, TN(December 6, 2011) -- A Skaggs Family Christmas Live comes to RFD-TV for airings December 8 and 9. The hour-long extravaganza features Ricky, his wife Sharon, and their children Luke and Molly, and includes Buck and Cheryl White and Cheryl's daughter Rachel Leftwich. Also performing is Ricky's band Kentucky Thunder along with Jim Gray and the Nashville Session Players. The troupe treats fans to traditional holiday favorites as well as new songs that are sure to become seasonal standards. The special is the perfect accompaniment to a warm fire, sweet eggnog and yuletide cheer.

A Skaggs Family Christmas is the result of a tour that emerged from a simple bus breakdown in 2003. The slight transportation mishap left only Ricky, his wife Sharon White, their daughter Molly and son Luke to entertain an audience in Atlanta without Skaggs' legendary band, Kentucky Thunder, to back them up. Such positive response from the spontaneous show led to five more holiday shows that winter with the inclusion of Sharon's sister Cheryl, father Buck, and niece Rachel into the performance making it a real family affair."

Broadcast Dates and Air Times (please check to view RFD-TV in your area):
December 8 @ 10 p.m. ET
December 9 @ 4 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET

"Singing carols and hymns 'our way' is a tradition that started in our living room years ago," explains Sharon White. "It's evolved into a show that, over the last nine years, the Lord has led us to share in churches and symphony halls and at the National Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington D.C.," adds Ricky.

The program was taped at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium during one of the entourage's live performances two years ago. This year, the cast's concert itinerary includes engagements at Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, The Paramount Theater, Music Center at Strathmore, Tennessee Theatre, Honeywell Center, Niswonger Performing Arts Center of NW Ohio, Smoky Mountain Performing Arts Center and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

The extended family has also released two holiday CDs: A Skaggs Family Christmas Volume OneA Skaggs Family Christmas Volume Two (2011). As a bonus to purchasers of A Skaggs Family Christmas Volume Two, a free copy of A Skaggs Family Christmas Live (DVD) is included.

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