Ricky Skaggs To Perform First Full Country Concert In 20 Years At Nashville Palace

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Ricky Skaggs is performing his first full-blown concert in two decades on Sept. 2 in Nashville at the Nashville Palace. Skaggs is plugging back in for the concert and cranking up his hits from the ’80s, including “Highway 40 Blues,” “Honey (Open That Door),” “Heartbroke,” “Country Boy,” and “Uncle Pen,” among others.

Skaggs has been honoring a promise he made to the late Bill Monroe to do his part to keep bluegrass alive, and since Monroe’s passing in 1996, Skaggs has kept that promise, playing thousands of live bluegrass shows and releasing several albums dedicated to the genre. But he’s decided it’s time to dust off the songs that made him famous.

“After playing bluegrass music for the last 20 years, I’m gonna have a blast plugging in my electric guitar and singing my country hits again,” says Skaggs. “Can’t wait! We did a test run of the show back in June and came away from it feeling great!”

Since he began playing more than 50 years ago, Skaggs has released over 30 albums. He started his own record label, Skaggs Family Records, in 1997, and has released 12 consecutive Grammy-nominated albums on the label.

Tickets to Skaggs’ country show, which range from $20-200, go on sale today and can be purchased HERE.

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