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Format: CD
Sku: 222221459
UPC: 669890101121
UPC 14: 00669890101121
Release Date: 7/19/2011
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Song Listing

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

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Lee Groitzsch; Brent King.
Muze PNote Recording information: Skaggs Place Studios, Hendersonville, TN.
Muze PNote Photographer: Erick Anderson .
Muze PNote Ricky Skaggs has reached a point in his career where he can pretty much do anything he wants to do musically. That's the advantage of becoming an icon: what you do often isn't as important as the fact that you're still doing it. And Skaggs has already done plenty. A skilled instrumentalist on seemingly anything he touches (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo) and possessing a soulful, lonesome tenor, Skaggs was a member of Ralph Stanley's legendary traditional bluegrass band (with Keith Whitley), took a turn at more progressive bluegrass with the Country Gentlemen and J.D. Crowe & the New South, fused traditional and progressive bluegrass in his own group Boone Creek, played in Emmylou Harris' band, and helped make Roses in the Snow one of her best albums, and when he finally went solo, he set the template for the New Traditionalist movement in modern country with a string of pop-inflected country hits in the '80s. In recent years, he has returned to his bluegrass roots while touring, but he feels comfortable in almost any genre, and his last album, 2010's Mosaic, co-produced by Skaggs and Gordon Kennedy, found him singing gospel-inflected country songs with a pop and rock feel that had as much to do with the Beatles as it did Ralph Stanley. But at base, Skaggs is a traditional bluegrass musician, and it probably should come as no surprise that his newest release finds him returning to that first love. Mostly acoustic, pleasingly sparse, and with occasional steel guitar touches, Country Hits: Bluegrass Style does exactly what the title says. This is Skaggs revisiting some of his country hits from the '80s (along with side visits to bluegrass classics like Flatt & Scruggs' "Don't Get Above Your Raisin'") in a stripped-down, backporch bluegrass format. It works because Skaggs is Skaggs, and his signature country hits "I Don't Care," "Crying My Heart Out Over You," "Heartbroke," and "I Wouldn't Change You If I Could" have all been recut for this project. None of these new versions exactly replace the original ones, but they show that Skaggs is comfortable with his legacy, and it's telling that the new versions carry themselves well. Country Hits: Bluegrass Style doesn't signal any kind of new direction for him and that may well be the album's most comfortable strength. ~ Steve Leggett

Producer: Ricky Skaggs

Engineer: Lee Groitzsch; Brent King

Compilation Appearances

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Muze Music Compilations Appalachian Stomp-Bluegrass Cl
Muze Music Compilations Hills Of Home-25 Years Of Folk
Muze Music Compilations Twenty Five Years Of Rounder
Muze Music Compilations Bluegrass Spirit: 12 Songs Of Faith
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Bill Monroe-Millennium
Muze Music Compilations American Roots Music
Muze Music Compilations American Roots Music
Muze Music Compilations Cool Blue & Lonesome: bluegrass For Th
Muze Music Compilations Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Vol. 3
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Country Super Hits
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Bluegrass
Muze Music Compilations Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs Of
Muze Music Compilations Lifetime Of Favorites
Muze Music Compilations Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Vol. 2
Muze Music Compilations Essential Chieftains
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Bluegrass 2
Muze Music Compilations Bluegrass Top 20 Gospel Songs Of Ohe
Muze Music Compilations Country Super Hits
Muze Music Compilations Burn Your Playhouse Down
Muze Music Compilations Family and Friends: Rambling Boy
Muze Music Compilations Tribute To Keith Whitley
Muze Music Compilations Rounder Records Story
Muze Music Compilations Bluegrass Gospel Songbook
Muze Music Compilations Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration:cl
Muze Music Compilations Country's Got Heart
Muze Music Compilations Let Us In Nashville
Muze Music Compilations Country's Greatest Gospel:platinum Ed
Muze Music Compilations Hymns For The Christian Life
Muze Music Compilations Essential Tammy Wynette
Muze Music Compilations Divided & United:songs Of Civil War
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of George Jones Du
Muze Music Compilations Country Hits Since The 80s:box Set Se
Muze Music Compilations Not Too Far From The Tree
Muze Music Compilations Absolutely Bluegrass
Muze Music Compilations Lonesome Whistle
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of Ray Charles
Muze Music Compilations Song Album (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Sugar Hill Records:retrospective(w/ Bonus DVD)

Associated Artists and Works

Mosaic ~ Scaggs, Ricky
Mosaic ~ Scaggs, Ricky
Stanley, Ralph
Whitley, Keith

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/19/2011
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2011
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 6989010112
Music Label Name Label : Skaggs Family Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00669890101121

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly (p.73)
- "The gorgeous result is like roots music squared." -- Grade: B

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Skaggs,Ricky
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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