Live Interview and Acoustic Performance to be Held in the Museum’s Ford Theater on Saturday, May 13
Nashville, Tenn. (May 4, 2017) — The legendary Ricky Skaggs will be spotlighted at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum this month. On Saturday, May 13 at 2:00 PM / CT, Skaggs will be the subject of a special museum program that will highlight his 50+ years as an entertainer.
The 75-minute event will be hosted by the Museum’s Peter Cooper. Skaggs will talk with Cooper about his remarkable life in music and perform briefly. It will be illustrated with vintage photos, film footage, and recordings.
The program takes place in the Museum’s Ford Theater and will also be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming. The live stream is powered by NewTek TriCaster. Program admission is free for museum members and for the general public, included with the purchase of a museum ticket. Visit countrymusichalloffame.org for more information.
Following the event, Skaggs will sign copies of his autobiography “Kentucky Traveler: My Life in Music” and the album Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass – Tribute to 1946 and 1947 available for purchase in the Museum Store.
About Ricky Skaggs
Earning 12 #1 hit singles, 15 GRAMMY® Awards, 11 IBMA Awards, nine ACM Awards, eight CMA Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), two Dove Awards, the ASCAP Founders Award, three honorary Doctorate degrees, inductions into the Musicians Hall of fame and GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the 2013 Artist-In-Residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, an Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award in the Instrumentalist category along with countless other awards, Ricky Skaggs is truly a pioneer of Bluegrass and Country music. Since he began playing music more than 50 years ago, Skaggs has released more than 30 albums and has performed thousands of live shows. He started his own record label, Skaggs Family Records, in 1997 and has since released 12 consecutive GRAMMY®-nominated albums. His latest release, Hearts Like Ours, with his wife, celebrated artist Sharon White of The Whites features the couple dueting on handpicked country love songs. And the Grand Ole Opry member has released his first-ever autobiography, “Kentucky Traveler.” The book details the life and times of Skaggs and provides a descriptive history of Country and Bluegrass music, as told by the master himself. In addition to his regular touring schedule with his band, Kentucky Thunder, he recently performed a string of dates with his better half Sharon White along with guitar legend Ry Cooder on the critically-acclaimed “Cooder-White-Skaggs” tour and from time to time hits the road with versatile singer/songwriter and pianist Bruce Hornsby on another critically-acclaimed tour, “Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder.”