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Ricky Skaggs Talks About Neumann KH 120 Monitors at his Skaggs Place Studios

Ricky Skaggs at Skaggs Place StudiosRicky Skaggs Appreciates Smooth Crossover Of The Neumann KH 120s, And Says That His Instruments Sound 'Just As They Should' Once again, multiple Grammy® winner and Christian artist Ricky Skaggs has been hard at work with "the boys" — his longtime band Kentucky Thunder, which have been playing bluegrass music alongside him for over 15 years. Each time Skaggs and his band enter the studio — usually at his own "Skaggs Place Studio" — the resulting music pays homage to the early trailblazers of bluegrass music, while forging entirely new paths within the seemingly timeless genre. As an artist, Skaggs is wholly committed to authenticity and detail in his recordings.

Bluegrass Generations Come Together In Nashville

Pictured ( L-R)  Shane Collins( WPAP/Panama City), Jimmy Fortune,  Teddy Gentry (Alabama), Sharla McCoy, Rhonda Vincent, Jamie Dailey, Darrin Vincent, Elaine and Lee Roy.  (Credit: Martha E. Moore)Bluegrass is all about passing the torch. During last week’s CMA Music Festival there was a special gathering filled with songs and inspiration during “Bluegrass Generations,” hosted by Sharla McCoy of McCoy and Associates.

Ricky Skaggs Celebrated 30 Years on the Grand Ole Opry

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- Bluegrass music artist Ricky Skaggs celebrated three decades as a member of the Grand Ole Opry last night in Nashville, Tennessee. The 14-time Grammy® winner was inducted into the Opry on May 15, 1982. His milestone anniversary will be celebrated with performances by the honoree, fellow Opry members Alison Krauss, Josh Turner, and The Whites, plus special guests two-time IBMA Entertainers of the Year Dailey & Vincent.

Ricky Skaggs Celebrates 30 Years As a Member of the Grand Ole Opry

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® will honor one of the most awarded artists in country and bluegrass music, Ricky Skaggs, on his 30th anniversary as an Opry member during the Tuesday Night Opry May 15, 2012. The 14-time Grammy® winner was inducted into the Opry on May 15, 1982. His milestone anniversary will be celebrated with performances by the honoree, fellow Opry members Alison Krauss, Josh Turner, and The Whites, plus special guests two-time IBMA Entertainers of the Year Dailey & Vincent.

HoustonFest Signs Ricky Skaggs as Festival Headliner

Ricky SkaggsHoustonFest has signed 14 time GRAMMY® Award-winner Ricky Skaggs. Over the course of his 40 year career, Ricky Skaggs has won 14 Grammy Awards, 8 CMA Awards, 8 ACM Awards, 11 IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Awards, 2 Dove Awards and countless others. HoustonFest 2012 will be held at Felts Park in Galax, Va. on May 4 & 5.

Ricky Skaggs and Sawyer Brown Take Center Stage at Shipshewana's Blue Gate Theater

Ricky SkaggsShipshewana, IN -- Two legendary music headliners with a combined 80 years on the stage bring their acts to The Blue Gate Theater in Shipshewana May 4 and 5. Fourteen-time Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs opens this blockbuster weekend lineup with a 6 p.m. show on Friday, May 4. On Saturday, the high-energy band Sawyer Brown will light up the Shipshewana theater with its crowd-pleasing show, also beginning at 6 p.m.

47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards Off-Camera Winners Announced

Ricky SkaggsEncino, CA-- Today the Academy of Country Music announced the winners of awards that will not be televised during the live telecast of the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, telecast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network, due to time constraints. Special Awards, Industry Awards, MBI (Musician, Bandleader, Instrumentalist) and Songwriter of the Year honorees will be feted at the 6th Annual ACM Honors event on September 24, 2012 in Nashville. Bobby Braddock, Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Gayle Holcomb, Alan Jackson, Roger Miller, Billy Sherrill, Ricky Skaggs and Dwight Yoakam were announced as Off-Camera Winners for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Sugar Hill to Reissue Epic Skaggs and Rice, Townes Van Zandt, Black Prairie on Vinyl

Ricky Skaggs & Tony RiceNashville, TN -- Sugar Hill Records is excited to announce that as part of Record Store Day 2012 we will be releasing three special titles in extremely limited quantities. We have dipped into our catalog to re-introduce two of the most time honored records on the label to the vinyl medium - Ricky Skaggs' and Tony Rice's Skaggs and Rice (1980) and Townes Van Zandt's At My Window (1987). Also being released is a special 7" from Americana eclectics Black Prairie (featuring members of the Decemberists) and special guests James Mercer and Sallie Ford. Record Store Day will be celebrated on April 12th, 2012.Nashville, TN -- Sugar Hill Records is excited to announce that as part of Record Store Day 2012 we will be releasing three special titles in extremely limited quantities. We have dipped into our catalog to re-introduce two of the most time honored records on the label to the vinyl medium - Ricky Skaggs

43rd Annual Dove Awards Nominees Announced

43rd Annual Dove AwardsThe Gospel Music Association (GMA) has announced the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards nominees at a press conference held at The Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta, GA, which was streamed live at HearItFirst . Nominees were announced by Grammy® nominated R&B artist Montell Jordan , known for his iconic hit "This is How We Do It," BET "Lift Every Voice" host CoCo Brother, Daytime EMMY nominated comedian Chonda Pierce , and World Heavyweight Champion wrestler AJ Styles. Bluegrass interest nominations below.

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder to Perform at The International Festival Of Country Music

Ricky Skaggs2012 marks the 53rd year since bluegrass music artist Ricky Skaggs struck his first chords on a mandolin, and this fourteen-time Grammy Award winner continues to do his part to lead the recent roots revival in music. With 12 consecutive Grammy-nominated classics behind him, all from his own Skaggs Family Records label, the diverse and masterful tones made by the gifted Skaggs come from a life dedicated to playing music that is both fed by the soul and felt by the heart.

Kentucky Governor and Tom T. Hall Announce New Country Music Highway Programs

Country Music Highway ProgramsFrankfort, KY (January 31, 2012) – Today, Governor Steve Beshear, Country Music Highway committee members, TourSEKY members and Country Music Hall of Fame Member Tom T. Hall announced the launch of two new initiatives surrounding the legendary highway (U.S. Route 23), now referred to as the "Country Music Highway." This stretch of road, which winds along the Eastern corridor of Kentucky, has given rise to a remarkable number of country artists including Wynonna and Naomi Judd, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ricky Skaggs, Keith Whitley, Dwight Yoakam, Gary Stewart, Patty Loveless, Billy Ray Cyrus, Crystal Gayle, Loretta Lynn, Rebecca Lynn Howard and many more.

SeaGrass Music Festival - A Weekend of Bluegrass Music at Daupin Island

Ricky SkaggsDauphin Island, AL -- Spring officially kicks off on Dauphin Island when the inaugural SeaGrass Music Festival takes place Friday & Saturday, March 23rd and 24th, 2012 at Historic Fort Gaines, starring Ricky Skaggs, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Sara Watkins, Three on a String, David Davis & The Warrior River Boys, Delta Reign, Harold & Ovaline Andrews and The Gum Creek Killers.

Tune-In Alert: 17th Annual ICM Awards to Air this Saturday

Ricky Skaggs 2011 AwardNashville, Tenn. (December 14, 2011) – The 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music Association's Faith, Family & Country Awards will begin airing just in time to be "inspired" for the Christmas season. The award show will air this Saturday, December 17 at 4:30 P.M. (CST) on TCT Network and will re-air on Sunday, December 18 at 7:30 P.M. (CST)**. In case you miss it, you can catch it again on Saturday, January 14 at 7:00 P.M. (CST) on the NRB Network. Hosted by Inside Edition's national correspondent anchor Megan Alexander and GAC's popular entertainment news anchor, Storme Warren, the annual award show honors and showcases the biggest names and emerging talent among artists who perform Inspirational Country music. A few of this year's honorees include Ricky Skaggs, Lady Antebellum, Justin Moore, Jeff Bates, The Fox Brothers, Joey + Rory, The Roys and the movie "Soul Surfer."

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

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.

Ricky Skaggs Family Tours for Their 'A Skaggs Family Christmas'

A Skaggs Family Christmas Volume TwoFourteen-time Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs marshals the members of his gifted family as well as his in-laws, the bluegrass masters the White Family, to make this holiday season a family affair. Performing his favorite bluegrass, popular holiday carols will be rediscovered, with renditions of "Little Drummer Boy," "What Child is This?," "The Christmas Guest," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and more. The tour starts at the Brooks Theatre in Clemson, SC on November 28th and runs through December 22nd in Nashville, Tennessee at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Tickets are now available. Complete tour is listed below.

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