Ricky Skaggs Releases New Album

Posted by Amber Garner on 07/02/2008

Country legend Ricky Skaggs reinvents old classics by taking his own songs and merging them with a blue grass sound. This new album is being sold at Cracker Barrel Olde Country Stores. Skaggs’ new album The High Notes is another accomplishment that Skaggs has achieved. He has had 12 number one hits, has won an incredible 13 Grammy’s, and eight Country Music Association Awards including Entertainer of the Year. “I have wanted to record bluegrass versions of my Number One country hits for a long time. It’s so great to sing these hit songs again. Many of them I haven’t sung since the 1990s, and I think the bluegrass tracks came out better than the originals. This project was a lot of fun to do, and I’m so pleased Cracker Barrel asked me to work with them,” said Skaggs. With Skaggs’ last four albums debuting at Number One on the Billboard Bluegrass chart this one is expected to do nothing less. Not only that but Skaggs plays four instruments on the record including mandolin and fiddle. “Many of Ricky’s fans know his most popular songs as country music hits, but when they hear them done bluegrass style, they will be amazed,” said Peter Keiser, vice president of marketing at Cracker Barrel.