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Music City Pickers Live in Franklin Kicks Off Inaugural Night With Ricky Skaggs

 

Music City PickersFranklin, TN – Music City Pickers Live (www.musiccitypickerslive.com) is a new series that will be presenting concerts weekly at The Little Brick Theater at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee starting December 1st, 2016. Their inaugural concert starring Ricky Skaggs was held November 3rd, 2016.

Every Thursday night Music City Pickers will feature up-and-coming talent and hit-makers in two live shows, one running from 6:00pm-7:30pm, then another from 8:30pm-10:00pm. The recently renovated Little Brick Theater has fine acoustics. It is an intimate space ideal for listening to the songs and stories behind the music.

Ricky Skaggs was in story-teller mode in Franklin Tennessee.

Ricky Skaggs was in story-teller mode in Franklin Tennessee.

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Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum Has a High-Flying Night in Nashville

 

Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum Nashville, TN – The fifth incarnation of the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum (MHOF) Induction Ceremony took place on October 26th, 2016 at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium and a who’s who of Music City’s musical nobility were on hand to witness a high-flying night of music history.

The MHOF first opened on June 6th, 2006 to honor all musicians regardless of genre or instrument. While the Hall is populated by many well-known artists part of the mission statement of the organization is to showcase some of the lesser known talent and sideman who were responsible for creating the greatest songs in the library of recorded music.

Inductees Garth Brooks & The G-Men played to an enthusiastic reception. (Rich Lynch)

Inductees Garth Brooks & The G-Men played to an enthusiastic reception. (Rich Lynch)

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A Skaggs Family Christmas Live Comes To RFD-TV December 8th and 9th

 

Light The Fire, Pour Some Eggnog And Stoke Your Christmas Spirit

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN – A Skaggs Family Christmas Live comes to RFD-TV for airings December 8th and 9th.  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.

A Skaggs Family Christmas Live

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A Skaggs Family Christmas Brings Magic of the Season to Schermerhorn on Thursday, December 22nd

 

Ensemble Performance Features Extended Family Plus Members of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN – A Skaggs Family Christmas brings the magic of the holiday season to Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Thursday, December 22nd at 7:00pm. The ensemble performance features the combined members of the Skaggs and White families in a down-home, Bluegrass-inspired seasonal celebration that is a musical tour de force.

Whether a traditional holiday favorite or a new composition; performed a capella or backed by members of the symphony, Ricky and his extended family bring their remarkable prowess to all. Fleet-fingered pickin’, intricate harmony lines and true joy imbue every note with authenticity and power that is without par. Tickets can be purchased at www.nashvillesymphony.org.

(L-R) Sharon White Skaggs, Buck White, Rachel Leftwich, Ricky Skaggs, Cheryl White, Luke Skaggs and Molly Skaggs. (Photo Credit: Erick Anderson)

(L-R) Sharon White Skaggs, Buck White, Rachel Leftwich, Ricky Skaggs, Cheryl White, Luke Skaggs and Molly Skaggs. (Photo Credit: Erick Anderson)

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The Roys Named Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year At 17th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards

 

Dynamic Live Performance With Ricky Skaggs & The Whites An Event Highlight

ICM Faith Family & Country Awards Show

Nashville, TN – The Roys were named Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year during tonight’s 17th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards show.  Siblings Lee and Elaine performed “That’s What Makes It Love,” with special guests Ricky Skaggs and The Whites, before a sold-out crowd.

The song is from The Roys’ current CD, “Lonesome Whistle”, which was recorded at Skaggs Place Studio and released in March on Rural Rhythm Records. The Awards show was held at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and co-hosted by GAC-TV’s Storme Warren and Inside Edition’s Megan Alexander.

The Roys

The Roys

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Music Icon Ricky Skaggs Named Entertainer of the Year and Musician of the Year the 17th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards

 

ICM Faith Family & Country Awards ShowNashville, TN – Music icon Ricky Skaggs was named Entertainer of the Year and Musician of the Year at tonight’s 17th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards Show.

Held at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the star-studded evening included a memorable performance of “Somebody’s Prayin'” that featured Skaggs, John Elliot and six members of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.  The track is from Ricky’s July-issue CD, “Country Hits Bluegrass Style”.  The show was co-hosted by GAC-TV’s Storme Warren and Inside Edition’s Megan Alexander. «Read the rest of this article»

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Ricky Skaggs’ “Country Hits Bluegrass Style” Track-By-Track Debuts On SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction Tomorrow

 

“His acoustic-based versions of old favorites offer peerless musicianship and comprise an often-grin-inducing listen.”-Country Weekly

Ricky Skaggs' newest CD Country Hits Bluegrass StyleNashville, TN – Ricky Skaggs’ critically acclaimed Country Hits Bluegrass Style’s Track-By-Track interview debuts on SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction tomorrow at 11:00am ET. Artist insights and influences abound in the intimate interview with show host, Kyle Cantrell.

Released this summer, the CD is exactly what its title suggests:  Skaggs’ classic Country hits offered up in fresh, new Bluegrass form.  The disc includes Ricky’s first two Country #1 singles, “Crying My Heart Out Over You” and “I Don’t Care,” plus eight additional #1 Country hits, such as “Cajun Moon” and “Highway 40 Blues,” along with four more fan favorites. «Read the rest of this article»

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Ricky Skaggs Combines his Love Of Country And Bluegrass Music for his Latest Album

 

“Country Hits Bluegrass Style” In Stores Next Tuesday

Ricky Skaggs' newest CD Country Hits Bluegrass StyleNashville, TN – Musical legend Ricky Skaggs’ newest CD, “Country Hits Bluegrass Style” (Skaggs Family Records), will be in stores Tuesday, July 19th. The 14-song release is a mix between Skaggs’ country and bluegrass roots, something he has been sharing with fans around the country during his current Treasure Chest Tour.

Both bluegrass and country lovers alike will enjoy the bluegrass instrumentation along with the impeccable tenor voice of Ricky Skaggs, the man who “single-handedly” saved country music in the early 80’s, according to renowned guitarist and producer, Chet Atkins.  Ricky’s eight-time IBMA Instrumental Band of the Year, Kentucky Thunder, along with some of Ricky’s original award-winning country band alumni, and special friends add to the magic of this album. «Read the rest of this article»

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“Teddy Gentry’s Best New Nashville” to take the Stage at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Wednesday

 

Garrett Steele, one of the artists on Teddy Gentry’s Best New Nashville cd will be performing at a FREE Concert Wednesday, June 1st at the Clarksville Cracker Barrel from 12:00pm-12:30pm

Cracker Barrel Old Country StoreLebanon, TN – Teddy Gentry has long been celebrated as a member of the country supergroup Alabama, and he is also the force and inspiration behind multiple other music successes in Nashville. Now, Gentry, and Porter-Gentry Productions, are lending a guiding hand to a very special CD that provides country music fans with an inspired assortment of new music, among which many a new favorite might be found. The CD, Teddy Gentry’s Best New Nashville, produced by Gentry, includes 12 new songs performed by 12 new artists and will be available exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®, starting May 16th.

Garrett Steele

Garrett Steele

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Cracker Barrel and The Grascals Celebrate #1 Debut on Billboard Bluegrass Chart

 

Exclusive CD “The Grascals & Friends – Country Classics with a Bluegrass Spin” also lands on five other charts including Country, Heatseekers, and Billboard Top 200

Cracker Barrel Old Country StoreLebanon, TN – Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and The Grascals are pleased to celebrate the #1 debut of The Grascals & Friends – Country Classics with a Bluegrass Spin on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums chart (issue date January 29th, 2011). The album also entered the Billboard Top Country Albums chart at #26, the Heatseekers chart at #2, the Independent chart at #15, the Billboard 200 at #113, and the Top Current Billboard 200 at #108.

The album has 13 country music songs. The Grascals bring their own bluegrass style to the tunes and bring the different tracks to life with eight of their friends, including Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels and Dolly Parton. The track, “I Am Strong,” was written by Grascals band member Jamie Johnson and his wife Susanne Mumpower-Johnson along with Jenee Fleenor after The Grascals visited the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and were inspired by the stories and power of the children being treated there. “I Am Strong” is powerful in its message and in its artistic vision and brings together vocals from all of the artists who also appear separately with The Grascals on other tracks on this CD. In honor of the children and this song, Cracker Barrel is donating a percentage of the proceeds. The CD is now available exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and online at www.crackerbarrel.com. «Read the rest of this article»

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