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Ricky Skaggs: Music to My Ears

Ricky Skaggs: Music to My Ears

Long awaited by country and bluegrass music fans alike, Music to my Ears is an exciting new offering from Ricky Skaggs.  Fresh, new bluegrass tunes co-written by Skaggs along with a brand new instrumental mark this CD in distinction among all the rest, while new takes on older bluegrass standards add to its charm.  This 14-time GRAMMY winning artist knows how to please all audiences with his seasoned and smooth delivery of stand-out material, as the “genius of the genre” brings his one-of-a-kind gifts to each note.

The amazing musical pairing of Ricky Skaggs and Barry Gibb (of Bee Gee’s fame & 6th best selling artists of all time) on deeply moving “Soldier’s Son” (also written by Gibb) sets this music head and shoulders apart from any others on the market today.  A stand out hit, “What You Are Waiting For” co-written by GRAMMY winning songwriter/producer Gordon Kennedy (of “Change the World” by Eric Clapton songwriting fame), has modern country appeal.  A new Christian bluegrass tune, “Music To My Ears,” showcases joyful praise with bright mandolin and fiddle.  Sure to become a bluegrass treasure “You Can’t Hurt Ham” was inspired by the infamous saying of Mr. Bill Monroe and the last track on the album, “Nothing Beats A Family” is full of heartwarming lyrics and rich harmonies, melded with superior musicianship.

Ricky says, “This album is ‘Music to my Ears’ and I hope to yours, as well!  We’ve flavored it with all of my favorite sounds and I’m excited to team up with some of the best musicians in the business to create this new record.”

$12.98

Ricky Skaggs: Country Hits Bluegrass Style

Ricky Skaggs: Country Hits Bluegrass Style

1. Heartbroke
2. Honey (Open That Door)
3. You've Got A Lover
4. Cajun Moon
5. Crying My Heart Out Over You
6. He Was On To Something (So He Made You)
7. Highway 40 Blues
8. Uncle Pen
9. Lovin' Only Me
10. I Don't Care
11. Country Boy
12. I Wouldn't Change You If I Could
13. Don't Get Above Your Raising
14. Somebody's Prayin'

All songs on Country Hits Bluegrass Style are standout hits. His first two #1 singles, “Crying My Heart Out Over You” and “I Don’t Care” are included, along with eight more #1 country hits, such as fan favorites “Cajun Moon” and “Highway 40 Blues,” accented with mandolin, banjo, fiddle and guitar. The one and only harmonious “Country Boy” sizzles at an electrifying pace, showcasing Ricky’s superior guitar skills. “Uncle Pen” - the first bluegrass tune ever to hit #1 on Billboard’s country chart, cut by Ricky - brims with classic country charm. “Don’t Get Above Your Raising,” a Flatt and Scruggs song, includes mighty guitar, dobro and piano solos along with Ricky’s clear, strong voice. Mid-tempo love song “He Was On To Something (So He Made You)” charms with steel guitar, bright vocals and accordion. Highly requested and a favorite in churches from coast to coast, the beloved “Somebody’s Prayin’” completes this ensemble of 14 great hits. With new instrumentation from a great hit-maker, Country Hits Bluegrass Style is a must-have for any country boy or girl’s music collection.
 

$12.98

Ricky Skaggs: Waiting for the Sun to Shine (Reissue Series Vol. 2)

Ricky Skaggs: Waiting for the Sun to Shine (Reissue Series Vol. 2)

1.If That's The Way You Feel
2.Don't Get Above Your Raising
3.Your Old Love Letters
4.Low & Lonely
5.Waitin' For the Sun to Shine
6.You May See Me Walkin'
7.Crying My Heart Out Over You
8.Lost To A Stranger
9.I Don't Care
10.So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed

Waitin’ for the Sun to Shine, Ricky Skaggs’ 1981 Epic Records debut, brought renewed vitality and prominence to a sound that had been somewhat subdued by the commercialization of the Urban Cowboy fad.  Released to radio in March of 1981, “Don’t Get Above Your Raising” – ironically, a tune written by bluegrass music founding fathers, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs – became the first single to introduce a young Ricky Skaggs to a mainstream country music audience, setting a neo-traditionalist movement into motion.  In fact, renowned guitarist and producer Chet Atkins once credited Ricky with “single-handedly” saving country music.

The album not only produced chart-topping #1 singles “Crying My Heart Out Over You” and “I Don’t Care,” but resulted in Skaggs’ induction as the Grand Ole Opry’s 61st member, the youngest ever to be inducted at the time, as well as an award for New Male Vocalist of the Year from the Academy of Country Music (ACM) in 1982, respectively.  Now, more than 25 years later, Skaggs is proud to offer Waitin’ for the Sun to Shine on his own Skaggs Family Records label as the second installment in a ReIssue Series, including a bonus retrospective DVD which features Ricky Skaggs, in his own words, reminiscing about the making of this timeless masterpiece.  Skaggs’ influential country recordings paired with in-depth retrospectives are sure to become fast collector’s items!

$13.98

Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby

Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby

1 The Dreaded Spoon
2 Gulf Of Mexico Fishing Boat Blues
3 Across The Rocky Mountain
4 Mandolin Rain
5 Stubb
6 Come On Out
7 A Night On The Town
8 Sheep Shell Corn
9 Hills Of Mexico
10 Crown Of Jewels
11 Super Freak

Friends and fellow GRAMMY winners, Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby together with Skaggs' award winning band, Kentucky Thunder, unite on brand new tunes and traditional bluegrass classics, as seen on CMT Crossroads. USA Today calls it 'A seriously impressive album!'

$13.98

Hold On Tight CD Sampler

Ricky Skaggs & Sharon White

Hold On Tight Tracks:

1.  Love Can't Ever Get Better Than This

2.  It Takes Three

3.  Home Is Wherever You Are

4.  If I Needed You

5.  Hold On Tight (Let It Go)
 

$5.00

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder: Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass-Tribute to 1946 and 1947

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder: Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass-Tribute to 1946 and 1947

1.Going Back to Old Kentucky(With Earl Scruggs)
2.When You're Lonely
3.Toy Heart
4.It's Mighty Dark to Travel
5.Mother's Only Sleeping
6.Bluegrass Breakdown
7.Little Cabin Home On the Hill
8.Mansions for Me
9.Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong
10.Why Did You Wander
11.Remember the Cross
12.The Old Crossroads(With Del McCoury)
                                                                                                                 
‘Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass: Tribute to 1946 and 1947,’ from 14-time Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs and the ace pickers of Kentucky Thunder, is a mix of bluegrass classics and diamonds in the rough.  This album shines a light on the songs that would eventually become the building blocks of bluegrass.  Initially recorded by Bill Monroe and the “Original Bluegrass Band” (Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Chubby Wise, and Howard Watts) in ’46 and ’47, songs like “Toy Heart” and “Little Cabin Home On The Hill” provide a window into the bluegrass canon at the eve of its creation.  This album won a GRAMMY for Best Bluegrass Album and is one you definitely have to have in your collection! 

$12.98

Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby: Cluck Ol' Hen

Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby

Album Description:

Bluegrass treasures and lively expanded hits wait to be discovered on this fresh collection of songs from the masterful duo of Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby.  Both GRAMMY winners, they share stories and muse about the recordings revealed on this new album.  These exciting live recordings from their highly successful tour also include interaction with their fans.  Hornsby’s spirited piano brings a new dimension to these songs, with electrifying solos and improvisation thrown in the mix of Skaggs, Hornsby and Skaggs’ band, Kentucky Thunder.

Without any restrictions, their music is as fascinating and masterful as the two stars that create it.  The pair blends songs drawn from deep roots in mountain music, adding piano and Hornsby's inimitable songwriting to Skaggs’ instrumental core of mandolin, guitar, bass, fiddle and banjo into a musical feast.  Of course, classic bluegrass is fully represented with three Bill Monroe tunes, including the fast and furious “Bluegrass Breakdown.”  The Washington Post declares “Hornsby's cascading solos and Skaggs's darting runs and chopped rhythms create lots of colorful contrasts.”  Punctuating this release is a vibrantly expansive version of Hornsby's early hit “The Way It Is” and a performance of “White Wheeled Limousine,” and to sum up the free-spirited nature of their collaborations, Skaggs and Hornsby joyfully present the vintage fiddle tune “Cluck Ol’ Hen.”  Skaggs and Hornsby kick up a storm with their mix of high-lonesome harmonies, full throttle bluegrass picking, and improvisational piano.

Skaggs says, “We recorded quite a few of the live performances from our tour and came up with a really great CD. It’s a great merging of two different styles.”  “To me,” Hornsby says, “it’s always been about staying inspired, broadening my reach and moving into new areas.”  Skaggs continues, “Listening to this live CD just reminded me of how much fun we had touring together, as I played music with one of the most talented people on the planet, Bruce Hornsby!  Every show was a gift.”

$12.98

Ricky Skaggs: Don't Cheat In Our Hometown (ReIssue Series Vol. 3)

Ricky Skaggs: Don't Cheat In Our Hometown (ReIssue Series Vol. 3)

1.Don’t Cheat in Our Hometown
2.Honey (Open That Door)
3.A Wound Time Can’t Erase
4.A Vision of Mother
5.Uncle Pen
6.I’m Head Over Heels in Love
7.Don’t Step Over an Old Love
8.She’s More to be Pitied
9.Keep a Memory
10.Children Go Where I Send Thee

Had it not been for 1983’s Don’t Cheat in Our Hometown, country music might never have known Ricky Skaggs as they’ve come to know and love him today. It’s a little known fact that a tape of ‘roughs’ that would become Ricky’s third venture into the country music mainstream is the music that secured his record deal in the first place. He’d been working on his second release for a smaller label when divine intervention put him on an airplane with a country music record executive. Conversation ensued, which then lead to a meeting between Skaggs and Epic Records. The rest, as they say, is history. A must-have for collectors, "Don’t Cheat in Our Hometown" is the third installment in a ReIssue Series of Ricky Skaggs’ country music treasures and includes a bonus retrospective DVD – "A Retrospective: In My Own Words After More Than 25 Years" – which features Ricky, in his own words, reminiscing about the making of what is truly one of country music’s monumental recordings.

$13.98

BOOK - Kentucky Traveler: My Life In Music

Ricky Skaggs

An honest, deeply American story of the power of faith, family, and music from one of America's most beloved bluegrass and country artists.

Unlike other farm boys growing up in the small town of Cordell, Kentucky, Ricky Skaggs learned to play the mandolin at five years old. Sure, plenty of other mountain boys plucked guitars or fiddles, or learned the old songs their grandparents taught them. But few tried and fewer still mastered the mandolin. By the time he was six years old, Ricky Skaggs's talent was clear enough that his daddy knew he had to get that boy onstage. When bluegrass master and mandolin virtuoso Bill Monroe rolled into a nearby small town, Ricky was there. As the crowd cheered, "Let little Ricky sing one!" so began a storied life in music.

With Bill Monroe as a mentor and with a family who supported him at every turn, Ricky joined the Clinch Mountain Boys band and became a professional musician at age fifteen. By twenty-one he was already considered a star in the bluegrass world. Yet, following the advice of music industry executives, Skaggs moved away from his roots into the world of mainstream country music - and in doing so, became a country legend and a household name.

Despite the hit singles, gold records, and successful tours, Ricky knew there was more to his mission. With a failed marriage and a sometimes strained relationship with his children, Ricky had to make a choice. He would follow God's plan, and rededicate his life to Christ, to his family, and to the music that made him. He would carry the torch lit by his musical heroes Ralph Stanley, Earl Scruggs, and Bill Monroe and, most important, live the life and play the music that would make his mom and dad proud. Telling the intimate stories of a successful career built on passion, drive, and faith, sharing tales of his influences, and fondly recalling the instruments that have shaped his sound over the years and the friendships that have shaped his life, Skaggs paints a unique insider look at the evolution of bluegrass.

To view the prologue and first chapter, click HERE.

 

$24.98

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder: Instrumentals

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder: Instrumentals

1 Goin' To Richmond
2 Missing Vassar
3 Wayward To Hayward
4 Montana Slim
5 Crossing The Briney
6 Crossville
7 Gallatin Rag
8 Dawgs' Breath
9 Spam Jelly
10 Goin' To The Ceili
11 Polk City

2007 GRAMMY - Best Bluegrass Album! A collection of material all written by Ricky Skaggs, himself, once again showcases the power of Skaggs and his award winning bluegrass band. It's no wonder why Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder are 7-time International Bluegrass Music Association award winners. Fans and critics alike have often requested a collection of instrumentals for this group of players who are known world-wide for their master musicianship. This is the first time they have released a full CD focusing on that musicianship.

$11.98

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK - Kentucky Traveler: My Life In Music

Ricky Skaggs

**THIS BOOK WILL BE AUTOGRAPHED BY RICKY SKAGGS**

An honest, deeply American story of the power of faith, family, and music from one of America's most beloved bluegrass and country artists.

Unlike other farm boys growing up in the small town of Cordell, Kentucky, Ricky Skaggs learned to play the mandolin at five years old. Sure, plenty of other mountain boys plucked guitars or fiddles, or learned the old songs their grandparents taught them. But few tried and fewer still mastered the mandolin. By the time he was six years old, Ricky Skaggs's talent was clear enough that his daddy knew he had to get that boy onstage. When bluegrass master and mandolin virtuoso Bill Monroe rolled into a nearby small town, Ricky was there. As the crowd cheered, "Let little Ricky sing one!" so began a storied life in music.

With Bill Monroe as a mentor and with a family who supported him at every turn, Ricky joined the Clinch Mountain Boys band and became a professional musician at age fifteen. By twenty-one he was already considered a star in the bluegrass world. Yet, following the advice of music industry executives, Skaggs moved away from his roots into the world of mainstream country music - and in doing so, became a country legend and a household name.

Despite the hit singles, gold records, and successful tours, Ricky knew there was more to his mission. With a failed marriage and a sometimes strained relationship with his children, Ricky had to make a choice. He would follow God's plan, and rededicate his life to Christ, to his family, and to the music that made him. He would carry the torch lit by his musical heroes Ralph Stanley, Earl Scruggs, and Bill Monroe and, most important, live the life and play the music that would make his mom and dad proud. Telling the intimate stories of a successful career built on passion, drive, and faith, sharing tales of his influences, and fondly recalling the instruments that have shaped his sound over the years and the friendships that have shaped his life, Skaggs paints a unique insider look at the evolution of bluegrass.

To view the prologue and first chapter, click HERE.

**THIS BOOK WILL BE AUTOGRAPHED BY RICKY SKAGGS**

$39.98

Ricky Skaggs & The Whites: Salt Of The Earth

Ricky Skaggs & The Whites: Salt Of The Earth

1 Love Will Be Enough
2 Homesick for Heaven
3 Big Wheel
4 Salt of the Earth
5 Wreck on the Highway
6 Farther Along
7 Let It Shine
8 Near the Cross
9 One Seed of Love
10 This Old House
11 Wings of a Dove
12 Blessed Assurance                                                         
13 The Solid Rock  

Finally, after years of blending their voices from the living room to the stage, Ricky Skaggs and The Whites have teamed up for their first collaborative album, Salt of the Earth - an inspirational masterpiece that promises to be worth the wait!  This album won both a GRAMMY and a Dove Award - truly a winning combination!

Ricky, his wife Sharon, sister-in-law Cheryl, and father-in-law Buck each share lead vocals on the album with Skaggs' award winning band Kentucky Thunder laying the foundation for their tight family harmony.  Traditional hymns such as "Father Along", "Blessed Assurance", "Near the Cross", and "The Solid Rock" are given new life, proving that their messaes are as true toda as they were when they were written.  Familiar tunes such as "Big Wheel" and "Wreck on the Highway" (made popular by Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper), "Wings of a Dove" (made popular by Ferlin Husky), and "This Old House" (written by Stuart Hamblen) pay tribute to some of gospel music's best.  The album's five new tunes (sure to become classics) - "Love Will Be Enough", "Homesick for Heaven", "Let it Shine", "One Seed of Love" and the title track "Salt of the Earth" - are an intimate look into the heart of one of music's most beloved families.

Collectively, their musical repertoire is deeply rooted in faith, family and values.  This collection of music is no exception.  In the case of Ricky Skaggs and The Whites, the album title says it all - they are what they sing.

$11.98

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder: Brand New Strings

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder: Brand New Strings

1 Sally Jo
2 Sis Draper
3 1 Corinthians 1:18
4 Enjoy The Ride
5 Lonesome And Dry As A Bone
6 Brand New Strings
7 Spread A Little Love Around
8 Appalachian Joy
9 If I Had It All Again To Do
10 Love Does It Everytime
11 Why Did I Wait So Long
12 My Father's Son
13 Monroe Dancin

Grammy winning album Brand New Strings features some of the best songs and musical performances of Ricky Skaggs' illustrious career. Songs like "Enjoy The Ride", "Spread A Little Love Around", and "Love Does It Every Time" are radio-friendly hits waiting to happen. And, songs like "Sally Jo", "Sis Draper", and "Brand New Strings" showcase the musical power of Skaggs' bluegrass band, Kentucky Thunder. "My Father's Son" and "If I Had It All Again To Do" are poignant musical memories from Skaggs' Kentucky upbringing. Add in a handful of instrumentals and a gospel song for good measure and Brand New Strings is full of great music from a master of one of America's indigenous artforms.

$11.98

The Three Pickers: Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson & Ricky Skaggs

The Three Pickers: Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson & Ricky Skaggs

1.Feast Here Tonight
2.What Would You Give In Exchange for Your Soul?
3.Spoken Introduction
4.Who Will Sing For Me?
5.Spoken Introduction
6.Soldier's Joy
7.Walk On Boy
8.Daybreak Blues
9.Don't Let Your Deal Go Down
10.Pick Along
11.Spoken Introduction
12.What Is A Home Without Love?
13.Doin' My Time
14.Earl's Breakdown
15.The Storms Are On The Ocean
16.Down In The Valley to Pray
17.The Banks of the Ohio
18.Ridin' that Midnight Train
19.Spoken Introduction
20.Road to Spencer
21.Katy Hill
22.Foggy Mountain Top
23.Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms

It took a North Carolina concert for PBS's Great Performances series to get bluegrass legends Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, and Ricky Skaggs together for the first time. It was a celebratory occasion, and this live session, supersaturated with hot licks and down-home warmth, successfully captures the excitement of the unprecedented event. For all the assembled instrumental expertise, it is the traditional vocals--with Skaggs leading the way--that makes the music work. The trio opens with the lively "Feast Here Tonight," featuring scintillating sounds from Skaggs's mandolin, Scruggs's banjo, and Watson's guitar, before taking on the high, lonesome gospel of "What Would You Give in Exchange for Your Soul." Each member of the trio gets feature spots for his individual band, in addition to the dozen or so songs where the three combine forces. Watson is joined by grandson Richard for a couple of country blues tunes before Scruggs, reinforced by his Family and Friends, takes over for two songs, showcasing his seminal banjo technique on "Earl's Breakdown." Skaggs and his Kentucky Thunder also take center stage for two songs, and, as if the litany of legends wasn't enough, fiddler Alison Krauss even joins the trio of principals for three songs.

$12.98

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder: Live at the Charleston Music Hall

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder: Live at the Charleston Music Hall

1 Intro
2 Black Eyed Suzie
3 How Mountain Girls Can Love
4 On A Lonesome Night
5 Amanda Jewell
6 Why Did You Wander
7 A Simple Life
8 Goin' To The Ceili
9 The Old Home Place
10 I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer
11 Crossville
12 Somewhere Nice Forever
13 Uncle Pen
14 Pig In A Pen
15 Cat's In the Cradle
16 Get Up John

Get a front-row seat for some of the most brilliant bluegrass music performances ever! Recorded live at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston, South Carolina, Ricky Skaggs and his powerhouse band, Kentucky Thunder, took the stage for an exhilarating hour-long performance that proves exactly why they are the 8 time IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year! This album is filled with old and new favorites, including the 2003 Grammy Award winning song, “Simple Life”. Live at the Charleston Music Hall is guaranteed to keep your toes tappin’ with every listen!

$11.98

Mark Twain: Words & Music- featuring Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou Harris & other artists, narrated by Clint Eastwood

Various

DISC ONE:
1. “Hello yourself, and see how you like it…”
2. When Halley Came to Jackson ~ Emmylou Harris
3.“Hannibal, Missouri, where my boyhood was spent…”
4. Better Times a’ Comin’ ~ Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
5. “He agreed to teach me the Mississippi River…”
6. Run Mississippi ~ Rhonda Vincent
7.“Several years of variegated vagabondizing…”
8.A Cowboy in His Soul ~ Bradley Walker
9. “It liberates the vandal to travel…”
10.Safe Water ~ Carl Jackson
11. “You ain’t ever to love anybody but me…”
12. I Wandered by a Brookside ~ The Church Sisters
13. “It was a mighty nice family…”
14.Beautiful Dreamer ~ Sheryl Crow 

DISC TWO:
15. “Don’t scrunch up like that, Huckleberry…”
16.Huck Finn Blues ~ Brad Paisley
17. “The crows would gather on the railing and talk about me…”
18. Indian Crow ~ Marty Raybon
19. “So wounded, so broken-hearted…”
20. Love is On Our Side ~ Val Storey
21. “Wheresoever she was, there was Eden…”
22. I Know You By Heart ~ Vince Gill
23. “My conscience got to stirring me up hotter than ever…”
24. Ink ~ Joe Diffie
25. “The report of my death was an exaggeration…”
26. Comet Ride ~ Ricky Skaggs
27. "The truth, mainly..."

The Mark Twain legacy CD, titled Mark Twain: Words & Music, combines spoken word and Americana music to tell the life story of Samuel Langhorne Clemens.  It was created to commemorate 2010 – The Year of Mark Twain– and was produced by Grammy award-winning producer/musician/singer/songwriter Carl Jackson who also wrote some original music for the project and recorded one of his compositions (Safe Water).

$18.00

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder: History of the Future

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder: History of the Future

1 Shady Grove
2 Your Selfish Heart
3 Dim Lights, Thick Smoke
4 The Old Home
5 Road To Spencer
6 Sawin' On The Strings
7 Mother's Only Sleeping
8 Too Far Down To Fall
9 Halfway Home Café
10 One Way Track
11 Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms

This Grammy winning release features a well-chosen mix of classic bluegrass tunes and contemporary new songs. Fresh arrangements of classics such as "Shady Grove", "Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms", "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke" and "The Old Home" fit together nicely with new songs such as the touching story of "Halfway Home Café", the driving groove of "Too Far Down To Fall" and the Celtic influence of "Road To Spencer", a Skaggs instrumental. From start to finish, this album is a must-have, modern bluegrass collection for music lovers.

$11.98

Ricky Skaggs, The Whites & Family: A Skaggs Family Christmas Volume One

Ricky Skaggs, The Whites & Family: A Skaggs Family Christmas Volume One

1.Let It Snow, Let It Snow
2.Little Drummer Boy
3.What Child Is This?
4.Love Come Gently
5.Mary, Did You Know?
6.Hangin' Round the Mistletoe
7.Christmas Time is Here
8.Deck the Halls
9.The Christmas Guest
10.Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
11.White Christmas
12.Go Thee Down
13.Do You Hear What I Hear?

Ricky Skaggs, a 14-time Grammy winner and master of acoustic music,has created a delightful album of Christmas favorites entitled A Skaggs Family Christmas. The spirit and sound of a true family Christmas is captured as Skaggs is joined by his daughter, Molly son, Luke, and niece, Rachel Leftwich along with acclaimed family group, The Whites in creating heart-warming renditions of holiday music. A Skaggs Family Christmas includes well-known seasonal classics such as “White Christmas,” ”Little Drummer Boy”, “Let It Snow”, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, “Deck The Halls” and “What Child Is This”. The album also includes contemporary Christmas standards, such as “Mary, Did You Know” and “Christmas Time Is Here,” the theme music from Charles Schulz’s beloved television special “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The Whites throw a little Texas swing into the mix with “Hangin’ Round the Mistletoe,” and family patriarch, Buck White, lends his gentle wisdom to a touching narrative entitled “The Christmas Guest.” Two brand-new songs, “Go Thee Down” and “Love Came Gently,” were recorded for the first time and cap off this exquisite collection. Lovingly produced by Ricky Skaggs, A Skaggs Family Christmas features the rich textures of close-knit family harmonies woven together with a 16-piece orchestra and acoustic performances by some of Nashville’s top session musicians. This year, enjoy the best of the holiday season with A Skaggs Family Christmas Volume One.

$12.98

Ricky Skaggs, The Whites & Family: A Skaggs Family Christmas Vol. Two CD + Bonus DVD

Ricky Skaggs, The Whites & Family: A Skaggs Family Christmas Volume Two
CD Track Listing:
1. CHRISTMAS TIME’S A COMING
2. LIGHT OF THE STABLE
3. THE FIRST NOEL
4. WHAT SONGS WERE SUNG
5. SILENT NIGHT
6. FLIGHT TO EGYPT
7. REUNION SONG
8. CHILDREN GO
9. OH COME, OH COME, EMMANUEL
10. JOY TO THE WORLD
 
BONUS DVD Track Listing:
1. CHRISTMAS TIME’S A COMING
2. LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW
3. NEW STAR SHINING
4. AWAY IN A MANGER
5. THE FIRST NOEL
6. CHILDREN GO
7. HANGIN’ AROUND THE MISTLETOE
8. WINTER WONDERLAND
9. SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
10. LIGHT OF THE STABLE
         • INTERMISSION
11. LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
12. WHAT CHILD IS THIS
13. MARY DID YOU KNOW
14. GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN
15. THE CHRISTMAS GUEST
16. WHITE CHRISTMAS
17. DECK THE HALLS
18. GO THEE DOWN
19. LOVE CAME GENTLY
20. WHAT SONGS WERE SUNG
21. FLIGHT TO EGYPT
22. HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
23. DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR
        • ENCORE
24. OH COME OH COME EMMANUEL
25. JOY TO THE WORLD
26. JOY TO THE WORLD (Instrumental)
 
Celebrate the beauty and majesty of this time of year with a three generation family of first class vocalists and musicians, singing and playing their finest for Christmastime. Ricky Skaggs along with his wife and their children are joined by their relatives in another celebrated musical clan, The Whites, with their own perfect blend of tight family harmony that has been lovingly crafted into A Skaggs Family Christmas, Volume Two. This delightful release gives us a reason to listen to the season of songs both old and new, played in a refreshing acoustic style. As a bonus, the A Skaggs Family Christmas Live DVD is included (that fans have been anxiously awaiting) and features the family’s heartwarming show they have been touring across the country. Singing together and separately in turn, each family member plays a part, marking this album and DVD as one you will long remember and continue to play over and over in your home at Christmas.

 

$14.98

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder: Soldier of the Cross

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder: Soldier of the Cross

1 Battle Cry
2 Soldier Of The Cross
3 A Voice From On High
4 The Darkest Hour
5 Gone Home
6 The Joshua Generation
7 Waiting At The Gate
8 Seven Hillsides
9 Are You Afraid To Die
10 Remember The Cross
11 Were You There
12 Jacob's Vision
13 I'm Ready To Go
14 Lead Me To The Rock

This special album won both a Dove Award and a Grammy Award - but more importantly, is a heartfelt expression of Ricky Skaggs' faith and commitment. From the opening call to worship to the reverent acapella closing hymn, this album reverberates with the gospel message. "The Darkest Hour" is a special treat, along with the classic "Gone Home," the old Bill Carlisle tune made famous by Flatt & Scruggs in the 1950's. The poignant "Seven Hillsides" speaks to the humanity and spirituality in us all as does the challenging "Are You Afraid to Die", a piece which includes an actual portion from one of Billy Graham's crusades. This album will encourage you, challenge you, and move you - it's the "good news" you've been wanting to hear.

$9.98

Ricky Skaggs: Ancient Tones

Ricky Skaggs: Ancient Tones

1 Walls Of Time
2 Lonesome Night
3 How Mountain Girls Can Love
4 Mighty Dark To Travel
5 Carolina Mountain Home
6 Connemara
7 Coal Minin' Man
8 I Believed In You Darlin
9 Pig In A Pen
10 Give Us Rain
11 Boston Boy
12 Little Bessie

There's a story of how Bill Monroe once spoke of the "ancient tones" that were the foundation of his bluegrass sound. That story served as the artistic inspiration for this classic bluegrass album, which won the "Best Bluegrass Album" Grammy in 1999. Along with the stellar backing of his band, Kentucky Thunder, Ricky Skaggs delivers impeccable performances of Monroe's "Walls of Time", "Mighty Dark To Travel", "Boston Boy", and "I Believed In You, Darlin". There's also a soulful rendition of Carter Stanley's "Lonesome Night" and a full-speed-ahead bluegrass romp through "How Mountain Girls Can Love" and "Pig in a Pen". All in all, this album is one of the finest collections of bluegrass tracks ever compiled on a single disc.
$9.98

Various: Mr. Rogers CD & DVD

Various: Mr. Rogers CD & DVD

OK, this is not a bluegrass album – but if you’ve ever watched “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood” on TV with your kids, then you already know (and probably love) all of the songs on this album.  A diverse group of artists, from Amy Grant to BJ Thomas to CeCe Winans to Ricky Skaggs (who contributes a killer bluegrass track) all perform their own versions of well-known songs written by the loveable Mr. Rogers.  If you have kids (or grandkids), this is a CD that you’ll actually enjoy listening to with them as you ride together in the car or hang around the house!  It also includes a DVD in the set.

$9.98

Ricky Skaggs: Mosaic

Ricky Skaggs: Mosaic

1. Mosaic
2. Can't Shake Jesus
3. Make God First
4. Someday Soon
5. Instead
6. Shepherd's Voice
7. Picture
8. Fire From the Sky
9. I'm Awake Now
10. My Cup Runneth Over
11. You'll Find God
12. A Work of Love
13. Return to Sender
14. Spontaneous Worship (Bonus Track)

14-time GRAMMY winner Ricky Skaggs is back with a full band sound, a style that made him one of the best-selling artists in Country history, on the inspired and inspirational album ‘Mosaic’ on Skaggs Family Records.  Skaggs worked closely with fellow GRAMMY winner Gordon Kennedy, known for his work with Eric Clapton, Garth Brooks and Bonnie Raitt, to create an album that mixes elements of Country music with Beatles-esque melody and lyrics that speak to Skaggs’ faith, making “music that is in my head and in my heart,” says Skaggs.

The title track, “Mosaic,” signals all to realize that no matter how small we feel sometimes, we all have a unique place in life.   “Someday Soon” opens with banjo and piano over a sturdy drum beat before kicking into a catchy chorus.  Ethereal keys, hand drums, a 12-member choir and electric guitar played by Peter Frampton kick off album standout “My Cup Runneth Over,” while “Picture” has a lush sound accented by strings and hammered dulcimer. And with a clever twist on the title, “Return to Sender” includes an orchestra and background vocals by Tommy Sims.  With ‘Mosaic,’ Skaggs and Kennedy take mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and violin and mix them with percussion, a hammered dulcimer, a string section, bagpipes, a bouzouki, electric guitar, keyboards, slide guitar and more.  This album, nominated for two GRAMMY awards and one Dove award, will resonate with songs that will speak to your soul and uplift your heart.

$12.98

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder: Bluegrass Rules!

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder: Bluegrass Rules!

1 J.D.'S Words Of Wisdom
2 Get Up John
3 I Hope You've Learned
4 Think Of What You've Done
5 Another Night
6 Drunken Driver
7 Little Maggie
8 Amanda Jewell
9 If I Lose
10 Ridin' That Midnight Train
11 Rank Stranger
12 Somehow Tonight
13 Rawhide
14 Well Glory!

This Grammy award-winning album marks Ricky Skaggs' triumphant return to bluegrass and still remains one of his best recordings ever. Starting with a blazing performance of Bill Monroe's "Get Up John", this album is filled with spirited playing by Skaggs and company. You can hear their unbridled excitement and in-your-face picking from start to finish - just check out the smoking instrumental work on "Rawhide", and a Skaggs' original, "Amanda Jewell". There are driving vocals too, like "Little Maggie" and "Ridin' That Midnight Train". After experiencing the combination of Skaggs' aggressive mandolin playing, the blazing guitar work of Bryan Sutton, Bobby Hicks' awesome fiddling, and the soaring harmonies of Paul Brewster, you'll have no doubt that "country rocks...but bluegrass rules!"

$9.98

Ricky Skaggs: Highways & Heartaches (Reissue Series Vol. 1)

Ricky Skaggs: Highways & Heartaches (Reissue Series Vol. 1)

1.Heartbroke
2.You've Got A Lover
3.Don't Think I'll Cry
4.Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die
5.Nothing Can Hurt You
6.I Wouldn't Change You If I Could
7.Can't You Hear Me Callin'
8.Highway 40 Blues
9.Let's Love The Bad Times Away
10.One Way Rider

14-time Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs comes full circle with the addition of his Reissue Series of ground breaking country masterworks to the Skaggs Family Records repertoire, beginning with 1982's "Highways & Heartaches".  Included with "Highways & Heartaches" is a FREE BONUS CD titled 'A Retrospective: In My Own Words More Than 25 Years Later', an audio disc featuring Ricky Skaggs, in his own words, reminiscing about one of the timeless projects that solidified his place as one of music's influential singers, instrumentalists and producers. 

$9.98

Ricky Skaggs: Ricky Skaggs and Friends Sing the Songs of Bill Monroe

Ricky Skaggs: Ricky Skaggs and Friends Sing the Songs of Bill Monroe

1 Darlin' Corey - Bruce Hornsby
2 Cry, Cry Darlin - Dolly Parton
3 Heavy Traffic Ahead - Steve Wariner
4 Close By - Patti Loveless
5 Blue Moon Of Kentucky - John Fogerty
6 Used To Be - The Whites
7 Walk Softly  - The Dixie Chicks & Ricky Skaggs
8 My Little Georgia Rose - Travis Tritt
9 I Am A Pilgrim - Charlie Daniels
10 On The Old Kentucky Shore - Joan Osborne & Ricky Skaggs
11 Blue Night - Mary Chapin Carpenter
12 Rocky Road Blues - Dwight Yoakam
13 Uncle Pen - Ricky Skaggs & Travis Tritt, Sharon & Cheryl White, Charlie Daniels & Mary Chapin Carpenter
14 Big Mon (Instrumental)

This Grammy award-winning collection was originally released under the title, Big Mon. With the addition of a new track ("Uncle Pen") and new artwork inspired by the classic Hatch show prints, this album is a re-issue that features an all-star lineup of recording artists who join in with Ricky Skaggs' heartfelt tribute to the father of bluegrass music - Bill Monroe. Artists like Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Dixie Chicks, Charlie Daniels, John Fogerty, Bruce Hornsby, Patty Loveless, Joan Osborne, Dolly Parton, Travis Tritt, Steve Wariner, The Whites, and Dwight Yoakam each deliver stunning performances that demonstrate the power of bluegrass music to influence music of every genre. Once you put this CD in your player, you won't want to take it out!

$9.98

Various: Songs Inspired by the Passion of the Christ CD

Various: Songs Inspired by the Passion of the Christ CD

This companion CD to Mel Gibson’s groundbreaking film, The Passion of the Christ, is an eclectic collection of songs culled from various eras and musical styles, featuring songs from a diverse group of artists including Leon Russell, Leonard Cohen, Elvis Presley and Ricky Skaggs, among others. The album compliments the film and is meant to encourage deep reflection and wide interpretation; it takes listeners on a profound musical journey through time and enhances the spiritual message of the film.

  1. How Can You Refuse Him Now - Holly Williams

  2. Stranger In A Strange Land - Leon Russell & The Shelter People

  3. Are You Afraid To Die - Ricky Skaggs, Intro by Dr. Billy Graham

  4. Please Carry Me Home - Jessi Colter & Shooter Jennings

  5. Ave Maria - Dolores O'Riordan

  6. Why Me - Lee Ryan

  7. Darker With The Day - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

  8. Where No One Stands Alone - Elvis Presley

  9. Harm's Way - The Ghost Who Walks

10. By The Rivers Dark - Leonard Cohen

11. Precious Lord - The Blind Boys Of Alabama

12. Not Dark Yet - Bob Dylan

 

 

$9.98

Ricky Skaggs: Solo Songs My Dad Loved

Ricky Skaggs: Solo Songs My Dad Loved
1. Foggy River                                      
2. What Is A Home Without Love                               
3. Colonel Printess                                                       
4. City That Lies Foursquare                                        
5. Little Maggie                                                           
6. Sinner You'd Better Get Ready                                
7. Pickin' In Caroline                  
8. I Had But 50 Cents                                                 
9. Green Pastures In The Sky                                      
10.Calloway                                                                
11.This World Is Not My Home                                  
12.Branded Wherever I Go                                          
13.God Holds The Future In His Hands
 
When Hobert Skaggs’ brother and musical partner died in World War II, he vowed that if one of his children ever showed interest in music, he would teach them to how to play the mandolin.  Now, fifty years after picking up that mandolin, Ricky Skaggs celebrates the man who caused him to fall in love with music.  Esteemed for his unmistakable vocals, Skaggs raises the bar even higher serving as his own duet partner on the Monroe Brothers’ “What Is A Home Without Love” and “Sinner, You Better Get Ready” as well as Albert Brumley’s “This World Is Not My Home,” Roy Acuff’s “Branded Wherever I Go” and the classic hymn, “God Holds The Future In His Hands.”  Couple that with his unmatched instrumental expertise – Skaggs plays every instrument on the album – and you might start to think your ears are playing tricks on you!  Fiddle and clawhammer banjo are prominent, featured on instrumentals “Colonel Prentiss,” “Calloway” and Skaggs’ own “Pickin’ in Caroline.” Stirring arrangements of gospel tunes “City That Lies Foursquare” and “Green Pastures in the Sky” are signatures of a seasoned producer while classics such as “Foggy River,” “Little Maggie” and “I Had But Fifty Cents” produce images of an old fashioned front porch jam.  From a child prodigy to one of today’s musical heroes, Ricky Skaggs continues to inspire his audiences with the heritage and the history of the old time songs embedded deep in his soul by his father.  This album was nominated for both a GRAMMY award and a Dove award in the Skaggs Family Records tradition.

 

$12.98

The Whites: Doing It By The Book

The Whites: Doing It By The Book

1.Doing It By The Book
2.Fall Down Children
3.He Took Your Place
4.Home Away From Home
5.Blood Bought Church
6.A Brand New Breed
7.It's Not What You Know(It's Who You Know)
8.Help Me
9.He Hasn't Lost His Touch
10.Another Soldier Down

Enjoy the first all-gospel project from The Whites, including fan favorites – “He Took Your Place,” “A Brand New Breed,” “It’s Not What You Know (It’s Who You Know),” and many others!

$9.98

Ricky Skaggs & The Whites: Salt Of The Earth

Ricky Skaggs & The Whites: Salt Of The Earth

1 Love Will Be Enough
2 Homesick for Heaven
3 Big Wheel
4 Salt of the Earth
5 Wreck on the Highway
6 Farther Along
7 Let It Shine
8 Near the Cross
9 One Seed of Love
10 This Old House
11 Wings of a Dove
12 Blessed Assurance                                                         
13 The Solid Rock  

Finally, after years of blending their voices from the living room to the stage, Ricky Skaggs and The Whites have teamed up for their first collaborative album, Salt of the Earth - an inspirational masterpiece that promises to be worth the wait!  This album won both a GRAMMY and a Dove Award - truly a winning combination!

Ricky, his wife Sharon, sister-in-law Cheryl, and father-in-law Buck each share lead vocals on the album with Skaggs' award winning band Kentucky Thunder laying the foundation for their tight family harmony.  Traditional hymns such as "Father Along", "Blessed Assurance", "Near the Cross", and "The Solid Rock" are given new life, proving that their messaes are as true toda as they were when they were written.  Familiar tunes such as "Big Wheel" and "Wreck on the Highway" (made popular by Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper), "Wings of a Dove" (made popular by Ferlin Husky), and "This Old House" (written by Stuart Hamblen) pay tribute to some of gospel music's best.  The album's five new tunes (sure to become classics) - "Love Will Be Enough", "Homesick for Heaven", "Let it Shine", "One Seed of Love" and the title track "Salt of the Earth" - are an intimate look into the heart of one of music's most beloved families.

Collectively, their musical repertoire is deeply rooted in faith, family and values.  This collection of music is no exception.  In the case of Ricky Skaggs and The Whites, the album title says it all - they are what they sing.

$11.98

The Whites: A Lifetime in the Making

The Whites: A Lifetime in the Making

1 Always Coming Home
2 How Many Moons
3 Before The Prairie Met The Plow
4 Texas To A T
5 Apron Strings
6 Old Man Baker
7 I Miss Who I Was (With You)
8 Key To The Kingdom
9 Fair And Tender Ladies
10 Jesus Is The Missing Peace
11 Old Hands
12 The Cowboy Lives Forever

The Whites are known around the world for their warm, tight-knit harmonies - that's one of the reasons they were featured in the incredibly successful O Brother, Where Art Thou? movie and soundtrack. On this album, The Whites' trademark vocal blend is showcased throughout a tasty, eclectic mix of bluegrass, gospel, honky-tonk and Texas swing music. Standout tracks include Emmylou Harris' guest appearance on "Fair and Tender Ladies", the memorable "Always Coming Home", Buck White's swing on "Texas To A T", and the soulful "Key To The Kingdom". From beginning to end, Jerry Douglas' production of this 12-song collection is as warm and reassuring as a favorite pair of slippers.

$9.98

Ricky Skaggs, The Whites & Family: A Skaggs Family Christmas Volume One

Ricky Skaggs, The Whites & Family: A Skaggs Family Christmas Volume One

1.Let It Snow, Let It Snow
2.Little Drummer Boy
3.What Child Is This?
4.Love Come Gently
5.Mary, Did You Know?
6.Hangin' Round the Mistletoe
7.Christmas Time is Here
8.Deck the Halls
9.The Christmas Guest
10.Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
11.White Christmas
12.Go Thee Down
13.Do You Hear What I Hear?

Ricky Skaggs, a 14-time Grammy winner and master of acoustic music,has created a delightful album of Christmas favorites entitled A Skaggs Family Christmas. The spirit and sound of a true family Christmas is captured as Skaggs is joined by his daughter, Molly son, Luke, and niece, Rachel Leftwich along with acclaimed family group, The Whites in creating heart-warming renditions of holiday music. A Skaggs Family Christmas includes well-known seasonal classics such as “White Christmas,” ”Little Drummer Boy”, “Let It Snow”, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, “Deck The Halls” and “What Child Is This”. The album also includes contemporary Christmas standards, such as “Mary, Did You Know” and “Christmas Time Is Here,” the theme music from Charles Schulz’s beloved television special “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The Whites throw a little Texas swing into the mix with “Hangin’ Round the Mistletoe,” and family patriarch, Buck White, lends his gentle wisdom to a touching narrative entitled “The Christmas Guest.” Two brand-new songs, “Go Thee Down” and “Love Came Gently,” were recorded for the first time and cap off this exquisite collection. Lovingly produced by Ricky Skaggs, A Skaggs Family Christmas features the rich textures of close-knit family harmonies woven together with a 16-piece orchestra and acoustic performances by some of Nashville’s top session musicians. This year, enjoy the best of the holiday season with A Skaggs Family Christmas Volume One.

$12.98

Ricky Skaggs, The Whites & Family: A Skaggs Family Christmas Vol. Two CD + Bonus DVD

Ricky Skaggs, The Whites & Family: A Skaggs Family Christmas Volume Two
CD Track Listing:
1. CHRISTMAS TIME’S A COMING
2. LIGHT OF THE STABLE
3. THE FIRST NOEL
4. WHAT SONGS WERE SUNG
5. SILENT NIGHT
6. FLIGHT TO EGYPT
7. REUNION SONG
8. CHILDREN GO
9. OH COME, OH COME, EMMANUEL
10. JOY TO THE WORLD
 
BONUS DVD Track Listing:
1. CHRISTMAS TIME’S A COMING
2. LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW
3. NEW STAR SHINING
4. AWAY IN A MANGER
5. THE FIRST NOEL
6. CHILDREN GO
7. HANGIN’ AROUND THE MISTLETOE
8. WINTER WONDERLAND
9. SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
10. LIGHT OF THE STABLE
         • INTERMISSION
11. LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
12. WHAT CHILD IS THIS
13. MARY DID YOU KNOW
14. GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN
15. THE CHRISTMAS GUEST
16. WHITE CHRISTMAS
17. DECK THE HALLS
18. GO THEE DOWN
19. LOVE CAME GENTLY
20. WHAT SONGS WERE SUNG
21. FLIGHT TO EGYPT
22. HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
23. DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR
        • ENCORE
24. OH COME OH COME EMMANUEL
25. JOY TO THE WORLD
26. JOY TO THE WORLD (Instrumental)
 
Celebrate the beauty and majesty of this time of year with a three generation family of first class vocalists and musicians, singing and playing their finest for Christmastime. Ricky Skaggs along with his wife and their children are joined by their relatives in another celebrated musical clan, The Whites, with their own perfect blend of tight family harmony that has been lovingly crafted into A Skaggs Family Christmas, Volume Two. This delightful release gives us a reason to listen to the season of songs both old and new, played in a refreshing acoustic style. As a bonus, the A Skaggs Family Christmas Live DVD is included (that fans have been anxiously awaiting) and features the family’s heartwarming show they have been touring across the country. Singing together and separately in turn, each family member plays a part, marking this album and DVD as one you will long remember and continue to play over and over in your home at Christmas.

 

$14.98

Three Ring Circle: Brothership

Three Ring Circle: Brothership

1. Brothership  
2. Just a Rumor  
3. Anthem  
4. Day In Bolinas  
5. Go Go  
6. Wildflowers  
7. Up And At It  
8. You Can't Know  
9. B Funky  
10. Night in Calgary  
11. Pause for Reflection

Three Ring Circle (Rob Ickes - dobro, Andy Leftwich mandolin/fiddle, and Dave Pomeroy - bass) are world renowned instrumentalists whose self titled debut cd was nominated for IBMA "Instrumental Album of the Year". They have worked with everyone from Chet Atkins to Earl Scruggs to Alsion Krauss, but as Three Ring Circle, they have created a unique style and sound all their own. Their second CD, "Brothership," features 6 originals co written by all three members, 2 compositions by Leftwich, and well chosen covers by John Scofield, Ralph Towner, and Tom Petty, whose song "Wildflowers" is sung with bittersweet perfection by special guest Jon Randall Stewart.

$12.98

Andy Leftwich: Ride

Andy Leftwich: Ride

1 (Prelude) Shining Waters
2 Shining Waters
3 Faultline
4 Leaving New Hampshire
5 Queen Anne's Lace
6 Breakpoint
7 A Greater Love
8 An Angel Forever
9 Slaterville
10 Minor Swing
11 Shark Tooth
12 Melee on the Backstretch
13 Jesus Loves Me

From his beginnings on the bluegrass contest circuit, to his stint with Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike, to playing fiddle at the right hand of Ricky Skaggs as a member of Kentucky Thunder, Andy Leftwich has already established himself as one of the most accomplished young musicians in the business. With his debut instrumental album, he rotates among fiddle, mandolin, and guitar, delivering passionate performances of captivating original tunes and endearing classics. Andy covers a wide range of musical influences on this album – from bluegrass and Celtic, to jazz and swing…we’re all just along for the Ride.

$9.98

Paul Brewster: Everybody's Talkin'

Paul Brewster: Everybody's Talkin'

1 Everybody's Talkin
2 Til The River Runs Dry
3 Darby's Castle
4 Kentucky Waltz
5 Savior, Lord, And Guide
6 Don't Go
7 Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good
8 Teresa's Song
9 I Just Couldn't Tell You Goodbye
10 Slowly I'm Falling To Pieces
11 It Is Finished
12 Roll Muddy River

Long known by bluegrass fans as the unmistakable high-tenor vocal and rhythm guitar player in Ricky Skaggs' band, Paul Brewster steps forward as a front man with this solo album. Leading an impressive cast of sidemen and guest vocalists - including CMA award-winner Lee Ann Womack on the tender "Don't Go" and the one-and-only Dolly Parton on "Slowly I'm Falling To Pieces" - this album includes exquisite vocal-work, hot picking, and solid song choices, including some originals from Brewster. Outstanding tracks include "Everybody's Talkin", a beautiful rendition of the classic "Kentucky Waltz", "Lord I Hope This Day Is Good", and the uptempo "Roll Muddy River". Get a copy for yourself and find out why "everybody's talking" about Paul Brewster!

$7.50

Mountain Heart: Force of Nature

Mountain Heart: Force of Nature

1 Heart Like A Road Sign, Head Like A Wheel
2 Another Day
3 Life She's Chosen
4 With A Memory Like Mine
5 Soldier's Prayer
6 Born On The Wind
7 #6 Barn Dance
8 The Old Hometown
9 Snapshots And Souvenirs
10 Twister (Devil's Dance)
11 Lonesome Fiddle
12 Man In The Mirror
13 I Want To Live Beyond The Grave

Force of Nature from Mountain Heart is their second release from Skaggs Family Records.  It is full of great new songs and outstanding musical performances by one of the hottest new groups in bluegrass today! These guys just keep getting better and better.

$10.98

Cherryholmes III Don't Believe

Cherryholmes: Cherryholmes III Don't Believe

1.I Can Only Love You (So Much)                                    
2.The King As A Babe Comes Down
3.Don't Believe
4.This Is My Son
5.Sumatra (Instrumental)
6.My Love For You Grows
7.Goodbye
8.Bleeding
9.The Sailing Man
10.Broken
11.Devil In Disguise
12.Mansker Spree/O'Caughlin's Reel (Instrumental)
13.Traveler

For those already familiar with this talented family, Cherryholmes III: Don’t Believe further displays their extraordinary charisma and unique sound that has set them apart.  For the new listener, this album is a thorough depiction of a band that has flourished with each new work of art.  For all, it is indicative of what we can expect in the future from a band that never ceases to amaze.

$11.98

Mountain Heart: No Other Way

Mountain Heart: No Other Way

1 Mountain Man
2 Ramblin' Heart
3 The Spirit Moved
4 Real Time
5 Go Away
6 Gambler's Blues
7 Faithless Heart
8 On My Way Back To You
9 Tedious And Tasteless
10 How Strong Do My Walls Have To Be
11 Big Sky
12 Lee Highway Blues

With the release of No Other Way, Mountain Heart has quickly established itself as one of the definitive new groups in contemporary bluegrass. This album showcases the band's first-rate, fiery pickin' on tracks such as "Go Away", "Gambler's Blues" and "On My Way Back to You" and shows off the band's trademark vocals on "Faithless Heart" and "How Strong Do My Walls Have to Be?" Bluegrass fans will love the driving instrumentals of "Real Time" and "Lee Highway Blues" as well as the engaging gospel of "The Spirit Moved" and "How Tedious and Tasteless." The incomparable Vince Gill makes a guest appearance on the album, as does Rob Ickes (from Blue Highway) who contributes his dazzling Dobro accents to several tracks. All in all, this is an exceptional album from an exceptional band - incomparable vocals, impeccable musicianship, and quality original songs -No Other Way is sure to become a bluegrass classic.

$9.98

Cherryholmes: Cherryholmes II Black and White

Cherryholmes: Cherryholmes II Black and White

1 You Don't Know What Love Is
2 Heat Of The Morning
3 I Don't Know
4 Black And White
5 The Nine Yards
6 Turned Me Down
7 Darkness On The Delta
8 Don't Give Your Heart To A Knoxville Girl
9 My True Love
10 Bootstrap Bill
11 Tell Me Why
12 Mansions Of Kings
13 I'll Never Shed Another Tear
14 Greedy Hands

The harmonizing, hard pickin', rhinestone outfitted family band known as Cherryholmes exploded on the scene in 2005 with their self-titled debut album for Skaggs Family Records, IBMA Award for Entertainer of the Year, and a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album. With an electrifying sophomore album, Cherryholmes II Black and White, Jere, Sandy, Cia, B.J., Skip, and Molly are ready to take the bluegrass world by storm all over again. The hard-driving crowd pleaser, "I Don't Know", the Celtic tones of "My True Love", and the wise warning of "Greedy Hands" demonstrate the talent the Cherryholmes family has as contemporary songwriters, while their interpretations of classics such as "I'll Never Shed Another Tear" and the instrumental "Darkness on the Delta" reflect their deep respect for the roots of bluegrass music. New tunes by contributing songwriters also flow throughout the album - the most stirring of these is title track, "Black and White" with Sonya Isaacs doing double-duty as songwriter and background vocalist along with bluegrass ambassador Ricky Skaggs. Affectionately known as one of the hardest working families in bluegrass, Cherryholmes continuously polishes their craft, shining brighter with each new release.

$10.98

Various: Celebration of Life

Various: Celebration of Life

1 The Star Spangled Banner
2 Some Old Side Road
3 Raleigh And Spencer
4 Wait A Minute
5 Jolene
6 Tillery Cove
7 He Goes To Church
8 The Leaves That Are Green
9 Side By Side
10 Milk Cow Blues
11 Bed By The Window
12 You Don't Know My Mind
13 A Brand New Heartache
14 Summertime
15 Church On Cumberland Road
16 Your Love Is Like A Flower
17 Bf05
18 Healing Kind
19 I'm In Love All Over
20 I Hung My Head
21 Just When I Needed You
22 Prisoner's Tears
23 Louisville Breakdown
24 There Will Always Be A Rocking Chair
25 Streets Of Chicago
26 I Know Where Love Lives
27 Victim Of Life's Circumstance
28 John The Revelator
29 Country Boy
30 White Lightning
31 Ready For The Times To Get Better
32 Mama Don't Forget To Pray For Me
33 Blue Ridge Cabin Home
34 Empty Old Mail Box
35 Sugar Coated Love
36 Freeborn Man
37 Shenandoah

Skaggs Family Records is proud to announce the release of Celebration of Life, a 2-CD album that features 37 songs recorded live at the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer benefit concert by some of the top artists in bluegrass, including: Rhonda Vincent, The Grascals, Cherryholmes, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Tony Rice, J.D. Crowe and the New South, 3 Fox Drive, Lonesome River Band, Marty Raybon, Blue Highway, Alecia Nugent, and many others.

$15.00

Blue Highway: Blue Highway

Blue Highway: Blue Highway

1 Born With A Hammer In My Hand
2 Troubles Up And Down The Road
3 Lonesome Hearted Blues
4 Clay And Ottie
5 Man Of Constant Sorrow
6 I Am Near The Gate
7 I Hung My Head
8 Don't Come Out Of The Hole
9 That Could Be You
10 Lonely Old Town
11 It Wasn't You
12 Father I Know Why

Extraordinary musicianship and electrifying vocal performances are the trademarks of Blue Highway, so if you like great bluegrass music, you gotta get a copy of this. Produced by Ricky Skaggs, this album features high-energy, adventurous tracks - standouts include the mournful "Clay and Ottie," the hard-driving "Born with a Hammer in My Hand," a jaunty "Don't Come Out of the Hole", the soulful "Troubles Up and Down the Road" and the eerie "I Hung My Head". Crank it up, put the top down, and enjoy - Blue Highway is a musical road trip you won't want to end.

$7.50

Cherryholmes: Cherryholmes

Cherryholmes: Cherryholmes

1 How Long?
2 Workin' Man (Nowhere To Go)
3 Will I Be The Winner?
4 Tallahassee (Instrumental)
5 Heart As Cold As Stone
6 Red Satin Dress
7 Makin' Time
8 Brand New Heartache
9 Shelly In The Heather/Linda's Reel (Instrumental)
10 He Goes To Church
11 Workin' Girl Blues
12 Don't Fall In Love
13 Coastline (Instrumental)
14 No One To Sing For Me

The word is out about the Cherryholmes! In 2005 they won the coveted IBMA "Entertainer of the Year" award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) & have since been nominated for 5 Grammy awards! None of this came easy -- the Cherryholmes are one of the hardest working groups in bluegrass today -- they sing, play, dance, and entertain with everything they've got.

$9.98

Cherryholmes: "This Is My Son" (CD Single)

Cherryholmes: "This Is My Son" (CD Single)

1.This Is My Son (Country Version)

Written and sung by Cia Cherryholmes, the poignant tune “This Is My Son” (from Cherryholmes’ release, Cherryholmes III: Don’t Believe) is inspired by the true story of parental sacrifice in a time of war. Piano and percussion add a country flair to the delicate acoustic album version exhibiting the band’s musical progression and fearless approach to composition without losing the instrumental style and family harmonic blend for which they are known.

$1.00

Mountain Heart: Wide Open

Mountain Heart: Wide Open

1 God and Everybody
2 I Remember You
3 Down In The Valley
4 We Are
5 Wide Open
6 Here I Am
7 Deadwood
8 Miracle
9 A Town That Isn't There
10 I'm Just Here To Ride The Train
11 Everybody But Me

Mountain Heart takes a giant creative leap forward with Wide Open -- the band stretches out and, at the same time, zeroes in more than ever on the essence of their musical vision. Wide Open is the album Mountain Heart always dreamed of making.

$10.98

Keith Sewell: Love Is A Journey

Keith Sewell: Love Is A Journey

1 Love Is A Journey
2 Shambles
3 Sawdust Hill
4 Ripples On The Water
5 We Go Around
6 A Man Out Of Me
7 Duncan Station (Instrumental)
8 Tell Me Again
9 Love Is
10 Back Where We Belong
11 Misery And Happiness
12 When Love Came Down

Keith Sewell has written songs recorded by artists such as Montgomery Gentry, BR-549, Steve Wariner, John Cowan, and Ricky Skaggs and has played as a sideman for the Dixie Chicks, James Taylor, VinceGill, Marty Stuart, Earl Scruggs, Sam Bush, and Ricky Skaggs. His experiences along the way laid the foundation for his debut album, Love Is a Journey. Keith wrote or co-wrote all 12 songs, composed the arrangements, as well as the production, coming full circle as an artist to create the type of album he's always wanted to release - organic songs with heart and soul.

$7.50

Various: TransAtlantic Sessions

Various: TransAtlantic Sessions

1 Waiting For The Federals
2 Simple Life
3 Sanseptique
4 Bachelor's Walk
5 Always Will
6 La Danse De La Vie
7 Nobody Wins
8 Magic Foot
9 Storms Are On The Ocean
10 Trouble In The Fields
11 Hummingbird
12 Tribute To Peadar O'donnell
13 September When It Comes
14 Marriage Made In Hollywood
15 Puirt A Beul

This critically-acclaimed album brings together some of the finest American, Scottish, and Irish roots artists from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Artists such as Rosanne Cash, Radney Foster, Maura O'Connell, Paul Brady, Ricky Skaggs, Aly Bain, Nanci Griffith, Jerry Douglas, and others collaborate to weave together a rich musical tapestry of bluegrass and Celtic music styles that's a pure delight to the ear. Standout performances include "Simple Life" (Ricky Skaggs), "Nobody Wins" (Radney Foster), "Trouble In The Fields" (Maura O'Connell), "September When It Comes" (Roseanne Cash), and "Marriage Made In Hollywood" (Paul Brady).

$9.50

Jerry & Tammy Sullivan: Tomorrow

Jerry & Tammy Sullivan: Tomorrow

1 Walking Through The Fire
2 You Never Mentioned Him To Me
3 When I Tell This World Good-Bye
4 Praise The Lord For This Life I'm Living
5 Tomorrow
6 Don't Let Me Fall
7 Oh Captain
8 He Lives
9 Jesus Cares For Me
10 It'll Be Worth It All
11 Hear Jerusalem Calling
12 Show Me The Way Home

 
For over forty years, Jerry Sullivan and his daughter, Tammy, have been a treasured secret in the Deep South, writing and performing uplifting songs of redemption and praise. Produced by Marty Stuart, this album is musically rooted in the old-time brush arbor gospel singing style, but the Sullivans have their own unique sound that's a joy to hear. Standout tracks include "Walking Through the Fire", When I Tell This World Good-bye", Praise The Lord For This Life I'm Living", and "You Never Mentioned Him To Me". The secret's out -- so, stand up and testify with your own copy of Tomorrow.

$7.50

Ryan Holladay: New Kid in Town

Ryan Holladay: New Kid in Town

1 Boston Boy
2 When It Rains
3 My Caroline In Carolina
4 Shadow Ridge
5 Kaymoor Mine
6 There Is A God
7 The Road To Donnelaith
8 Midnight Radio
9 Blackjack
10 Hurry Sundown
11 99 Years (And One Dark Day)
12 New Kid In Town

How many bluegrass artists do you know that: (a) have made multiple appearances on the Grand Ole Opry stage; (b) performed before a national television audience on the Oprah Winfrey Show; (c) performed at Carnegie Hall, and; (d) have their own bluegrass festival? Ryan Holladay has done all that (and more) before the age of 12 !!! There's a good reason, why, too -- this kid can pick with the best of 'em!

$7.50

Cadillac Sky: Gravity's Our Enemy

Cadillac Sky: Gravity's Our Enemy

1.U Stay Gone                                                            
2.Goodbye Story
3.Bible By The Bed
4.My Precious Waltz/I Hate How Happy She Is
5.Baby Don't Cry
6.Thank You Esteban (Instrumental)
7.Wouldn't Put It Past Love
8.Inside Joke
9.Everybody's Favorite
10.The Wreck
11.The Majestic Swan (Instrumental)
12.Carousel
13.It Won't Be Over You
14.2 Good 2 Last

Bluegrass iconoclasts Cadillac Sky return with a stellar sophomore release! Self-produced along with Mike Marshall, “Gravity’s Our Enemy” proves that Cadillac Sky is not only an impressive bluegrass band, but true innovators of the genre.

$11.98

Mark Twain: Words & Music- featuring Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou Harris & other artists, narrated by Clint Eastwood

Various

DISC ONE:
1. “Hello yourself, and see how you like it…”
2. When Halley Came to Jackson ~ Emmylou Harris
3.“Hannibal, Missouri, where my boyhood was spent…”
4. Better Times a’ Comin’ ~ Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
5. “He agreed to teach me the Mississippi River…”
6. Run Mississippi ~ Rhonda Vincent
7.“Several years of variegated vagabondizing…”
8.A Cowboy in His Soul ~ Bradley Walker
9. “It liberates the vandal to travel…”
10.Safe Water ~ Carl Jackson
11. “You ain’t ever to love anybody but me…”
12. I Wandered by a Brookside ~ The Church Sisters
13. “It was a mighty nice family…”
14.Beautiful Dreamer ~ Sheryl Crow 

DISC TWO:
15. “Don’t scrunch up like that, Huckleberry…”
16.Huck Finn Blues ~ Brad Paisley
17. “The crows would gather on the railing and talk about me…”
18. Indian Crow ~ Marty Raybon
19. “So wounded, so broken-hearted…”
20. Love is On Our Side ~ Val Storey
21. “Wheresoever she was, there was Eden…”
22. I Know You By Heart ~ Vince Gill
23. “My conscience got to stirring me up hotter than ever…”
24. Ink ~ Joe Diffie
25. “The report of my death was an exaggeration…”
26. Comet Ride ~ Ricky Skaggs
27. "The truth, mainly..."

The Mark Twain legacy CD, titled Mark Twain: Words & Music, combines spoken word and Americana music to tell the life story of Samuel Langhorne Clemens.  It was created to commemorate 2010 – The Year of Mark Twain– and was produced by Grammy award-winning producer/musician/singer/songwriter Carl Jackson who also wrote some original music for the project and recorded one of his compositions (Safe Water).

$18.00

Melonie Cannon: Melonie Cannon

Melonie Cannon : Melonie Cannon

1 Nothing To Lose
2 Tennessee Roads
3 I Feel You Everywhere
4 What Took You So Long
5 Westbound Trains
6 Sweeter Than Sugar Cane
7 Whiskey Lullabye
8 Separate Ways
9 I'll Be Back
10 Nobody Hops A Train Anymore

The debut album from Melonie Cannon speaks for itself -- it needs no hype, no sales pitch, no gimmicks.

$7.50

Various: Mr. Rogers CD & DVD

Various: Mr. Rogers CD & DVD

OK, this is not a bluegrass album – but if you’ve ever watched “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood” on TV with your kids, then you already know (and probably love) all of the songs on this album.  A diverse group of artists, from Amy Grant to BJ Thomas to CeCe Winans to Ricky Skaggs (who contributes a killer bluegrass track) all perform their own versions of well-known songs written by the loveable Mr. Rogers.  If you have kids (or grandkids), this is a CD that you’ll actually enjoy listening to with them as you ride together in the car or hang around the house!  It also includes a DVD in the set.

$9.98

Cadillac Sky: Blind Man Walking

Cadillac Sky: Blind Man Walking

1 Born Lonesome
2 Insomniac Blues for Matthew
3 You Again
4 Homesick Angel
5 Blind Man Walking
6 Neighborhood Bully's Long Look in the Mirror
7 Sinners Welcome
8 Redbird
9 Motel Morning
10 Can't Trust The Weatherman
11 Never Been So Blue
12 Mountain Man
13 Wish I Could Say I Was Drinkin'

Cadillac Sky is a Fort Worth-based band that truly is a "triple threat" with powerhouse vocals, incredible instrumental chops, and refreshingly original songwriting skills. The band transcends tradition by infusing their progressive brand of bluegrass with groundbreaking originality and an insatiable musical curiosity.  Blind Man Walking is an amazing debut, heralding the arrival of a brand new star in the bluegrass sky.

$10.98

Cherryholmes IV Common Threads

Cherryholmes: Cherryholmes IV Common Threads

1. When It's Not With Me Everyday
2. Live It
3. Idle Minds
4. Changed In A Moment
5. The Harder I Fall
6. It's Your Love
7. Standing
8. How Far Will You Go
9. Making Pretend
10. Weaver of Lies
11. I Am Your Conscience
12. Just You
13. Tattoo of a Smudge (Instrumental)

With five GRAMMY nominations to date, the fourth album, Cherryholmes IV Common Threads, brings this talented family further to the fore.  The band is in their element with powerful new compositions, setting a new course in their musical repertoire.  While keeping the family’s harmonic blend intact, new influential styles and flavors are discovered throughout this work in their aggressive instrumental style that is incomparably Cherryholmes’ own.  With a youthful spirit, masterful arrangements are melded into a rich tapestry of work that has taken Cherryholmes from humble beginnings to a full-fledged sound to be reckoned with.  The last track on the album, "Tattoo of a Smudge", was nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Country Instrumental Performance.

$12.98

Ricky Skaggs: Ricky Skaggs and Friends Sing the Songs of Bill Monroe

Ricky Skaggs: Ricky Skaggs and Friends Sing the Songs of Bill Monroe

1 Darlin' Corey - Bruce Hornsby
2 Cry, Cry Darlin - Dolly Parton
3 Heavy Traffic Ahead - Steve Wariner
4 Close By - Patti Loveless
5 Blue Moon Of Kentucky - John Fogerty
6 Used To Be - The Whites
7 Walk Softly  - The Dixie Chicks & Ricky Skaggs
8 My Little Georgia Rose - Travis Tritt
9 I Am A Pilgrim - Charlie Daniels
10 On The Old Kentucky Shore - Joan Osborne & Ricky Skaggs
11 Blue Night - Mary Chapin Carpenter
12 Rocky Road Blues - Dwight Yoakam
13 Uncle Pen - Ricky Skaggs & Travis Tritt, Sharon & Cheryl White, Charlie Daniels & Mary Chapin Carpenter
14 Big Mon (Instrumental)

This Grammy award-winning collection was originally released under the title, Big Mon. With the addition of a new track ("Uncle Pen") and new artwork inspired by the classic Hatch show prints, this album is a re-issue that features an all-star lineup of recording artists who join in with Ricky Skaggs' heartfelt tribute to the father of bluegrass music - Bill Monroe. Artists like Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Dixie Chicks, Charlie Daniels, John Fogerty, Bruce Hornsby, Patty Loveless, Joan Osborne, Dolly Parton, Travis Tritt, Steve Wariner, The Whites, and Dwight Yoakam each deliver stunning performances that demonstrate the power of bluegrass music to influence music of every genre. Once you put this CD in your player, you won't want to take it out!

$9.98

Various: Songs Inspired by the Passion of the Christ CD

Various: Songs Inspired by the Passion of the Christ CD

This companion CD to Mel Gibson’s groundbreaking film, The Passion of the Christ, is an eclectic collection of songs culled from various eras and musical styles, featuring songs from a diverse group of artists including Leon Russell, Leonard Cohen, Elvis Presley and Ricky Skaggs, among others. The album compliments the film and is meant to encourage deep reflection and wide interpretation; it takes listeners on a profound musical journey through time and enhances the spiritual message of the film.

  1. How Can You Refuse Him Now - Holly Williams

  2. Stranger In A Strange Land - Leon Russell & The Shelter People

  3. Are You Afraid To Die - Ricky Skaggs, Intro by Dr. Billy Graham

  4. Please Carry Me Home - Jessi Colter & Shooter Jennings

  5. Ave Maria - Dolores O'Riordan

  6. Why Me - Lee Ryan

  7. Darker With The Day - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

  8. Where No One Stands Alone - Elvis Presley

  9. Harm's Way - The Ghost Who Walks

10. By The Rivers Dark - Leonard Cohen

11. Precious Lord - The Blind Boys Of Alabama

12. Not Dark Yet - Bob Dylan

 

 

$9.98