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Hit Songwriter Larry Cordle to Release All Star Duets Album

Larry CordleNashville, TN -- The long-awaited, highly-anticipated new album by iconic Nashville songwriter, Larry Cordle, is scheduled to be released on October 8th, 2013 on his own label, MightyCord Records. Already being touted as the pinnacle recording of his career, The Cord Files: All-Star Duets features 13 artists joining him on songs they put on their own previous albums (in all cases possible), but this time done with bluegrass or acoustic instrumentation. Duet partners include Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Alison Krauss, Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley, Terry Clark, Del McCoury, Diamond Rio, Ricky Skaggs, Travis Tritt, Kathy Mattea, Daryle Singletary, and Kevin Denney.

Ricky Skaggs "Kentucky Traveler: My Life in Music" Out August 13

Kentucky TravelerBluegrass and Country Music icon Ricky Skaggs will release his first-ever unprecedented piece of Bluegrass and Country Music literature, an autobiography, titled Kentucky Traveler on August 13, 2013. The book details the life of Skaggs and gives a priceless look at America’s most cherished and vibrant musical tradition through the eyes of someone who has lived it. The bluegrass music legend has just about done it all over the course of his 50+ years in music. With hundreds of career accolades and countless life experiences under his belt, Skaggs certainly has a story to tell. Now, for the first time, Skaggs is ready to tell the story of his life with the release of his personal autobiography, Kentucky Traveler (It Books).

Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby Reunite for New Album, Tour

Cluck Ol' HenNashville, TN -- Ricky Skaggs, one of Bluegrass and Country music’s most recognized ambassadors and Bruce Hornsby, one of Pop's most talented pianists and singer-songwriters are reuniting for the first time since originally collaborating six years ago. On August 20, 2013 the two music legends will again come together, this time for a live album, titled Cluck Ol’ Hen (Skaggs Family Records).

Ricky Skaggs Readies First-Ever Autobiography, “Kentucky Traveler”

Kentucky TravelerNashville, TN -- Bluegrass and Country Music icon Ricky Skaggs has just about done it all over the course of his 50+ years in music. With hundreds of career accolades and countless life experiences under his belt, Skaggs certainly has a story to tell. Now, for the first time, Skaggs is ready to tell the story of his life with the release of his personal autobiography, Kentucky Traveler (It Books). Skaggs will release this unprecedented piece of Bluegrass and Country Music literature on August 13, 2013.

Ricky Skaggs on Bluegrass Unlimited Cover and 2 New Projects

Bluegrass Unlimited with Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine (BU) readers will find the iconic Ricky Skaggs gracing the cover of the June 2013 edition of the national publication. Skaggs recently spent some time with BU's Bill Conger to chat all about his 50+ years of making music and his most recent release, Music To My Ears (Skaggs Family Records). The June 2013 edition of BU, featuring Skaggs, is available on newsstands now.

Country's Family Reunion "Salute to the Opry" to Debut this Month

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- Country’s Family Reunion, which celebrates the greatest performances, stories and songs of Country music, will debut its newest series this May on the RFD-TV network. Recognizing the long-standing cornerstone of Country music, "Salute to the Opry," will feature performances by Roy Clark, Ricky Skaggs, Bill Anderson, Jan Howard, Jim Ed Brown, John Conlee, Gene Watson, Jean Shepard, Riders in the Sky, George Hamilton IV, The Whites, T. Graham Brown, The Opry Square Dancers, Ray Pillow, Billy Dean, Jimmy C. Newman and Jeannie Seely. These artists will share their personal stories and reminisce about their moments on Country music’s famed stage.

Ricky Skaggs' “Music To My Ears” Receiving Critical Acclaim

Music To My EarsNashville, TN -- Critics coast-to-coast are raving about Ricky Skaggs' latest musical creation, Music To My Ears. The album, according to reviewers, mixes traditional and progressive influences while staying true to its bluegrass roots. Skaggs’ Music To My Ears was released from Skaggs Family Records on September 25, 2012.

Skaggs Family Christmas Concert for Cumberland Heights Dec 6

Skaggs Family Christmas 2012Country and Bluegrass music legend Ricky Skaggs will headline the 15th Annual Concert for Cumberland Heights with acclaimed trio The Whites, which includes his wife Sharon, sister-in-law Cheryl, and father-in-law Buck White. The evening will be a holiday-themed, variety-style show titled “A Skaggs Family Christmas,” featuring both holiday classics and new Christmas music from the celebrated musical clan and bringing together the love of family and the beauty of song for a great cause. The evening's special guests include Steven Curtis Chapman and Emmylou Harris.

Ricky Skaggs Set for Fox News Channel’s America's News HQ

Music To My EarsNashville, TN -- This Thanksgiving weekend, country and bluegrass music icon Ricky Skaggs will appear on the Fox News Channel’s America’s News HQ for a special visit with host Uma Pemmaraju. In support of his latest CD, Music To My Ears, and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, Skaggs will perform “Nothing Beats A Family,” a tune included on the album. The segment will air this Saturday, November 24 at 12:55 PM EST.

Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner, and More Celebrate Opry's 87th Birthday

Ricky SkaggsThe Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® celebrated its 87th birthday last weekend with star-packed shows, backstage tours, and more. Jason Aldean, Rodney Atkins, Jimmy Dickens, Casey James, Ray Stevens, Steve Wariner, and others performed and shared the stage with a larger-than-life Opry 87th birthday cake. James also performed a special Opry Plaza Birthday Party show.

Ricky Skaggs Releases “Music To My Ears”

Music To My EarsNashville, TN -- Tuesday, music legend Ricky Skaggs released his first all-new Country and Bluegrass record in more than three years, Music To My Ears (Skaggs Family Records). In support of the album, Skaggs is set for several national television and radio appearances. TV appearances include GAC "On The Streets," CMT "Insider," Crook & Chase and the Fox News Channel's America's News HQ, with nationally syndicated radio appearances on CMT Radio, The Mike Huckabee Show, The Michael Berry Show, and American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks.

Ricky Skaggs to Receive Academy of Country Music Pioneer Award

Ricky Skaggs Nashville, TN -- Next week, Country and bluegrass music legend Ricky Skaggs will be honored in Nashville by the Academy of Country Music (ACM). On Monday, September 24, at the 6th Annual ACM Honors ceremony held at the historic Ryman Auditorium, Skaggs will be presented with the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award. Each year, this prestigious award is presented to several true pioneers of the Country music genre. In addition to Skaggs, Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakam and producer Billy Sherrill are set to receive their Pioneer Awards at this year's ceremony.http://www.cybergrass.com/Images/Ricky_Skaggs_sm.jpg

Ricky Skaggs to Help Grand Ole Opry Celebrate its 87th Birthday

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® is set to celebrate its 87th Birthday on Oct., 5 & 6 with star-packed shows. Ricky Skaggs, one of the most awarded artists in country and bluegrass music, will perform during a special Opry Birthday Concert at 1:00 p.m. Oct. 6. Following his performance, Skaggs will visit The Opry Shop from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., signing his new CD Music To My Ears. The Plaza in front of the Opry House will be abuzz with games, food, free live performances on the Opry Plaza stage including Casey James and more.http://www.cybergrass.com/node/1623

Ricky Skaggs is Music To My Ears

Music To My EarsNashville, TN -- Fourteen-time GRAMMY® Award winner Ricky Skaggs will please Country and Bluegrass fans alike with the release of his all-new album, Music To My Ears (Skaggs Family Records). The new project, set for a September 25 release, is produced by Skaggs and co-produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning songwriter Gordon Kennedy, famed for penning multiple smash hit songs including Eric Clapton’s “Change The World.”

Ricky Skaggs to be Inducted into GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- Though Ricky Skaggs may be more widely known for his Country and Bluegrass music, there is another format that remains very near and dear to his heart -- Gospel. In fact, it was Gospel hymns that ignited Skaggs’ love affair with music. To date, almost every album Skaggs has released has included at least one Gospel, Christian, or inspirational Country song. On August 14, Skaggs’ adoration for the genre comes full circle when he is inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

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