Nashville, TN (June 13, 2011) – Grammy-award winner Ricky Skaggs will take the stage with the Boston Pops in Boston, Massachusetts on June 25th and 26th. The Pops, commonly referred to as “America’s Orchestra,” will join Skaggs and his band, Kentucky Thunder, performing many of Skaggs’ country and bluegrass hits as part of his 2011 Treasure Chest Tour.
Led by conductor Keith Lockhart, the orchestra has popularized light, classical music through their performances at the Symphony Hall and the PBS series, “Evening at Pops.” This is not the first time the classical orchestra music has paired up with #1 bluegrass hits; Skaggs and the Pops received rave reviews after they performed together back in 2005.
Skaggs will continue on his highly anticipated Treasure Chest Tour throughout the remainder of 2011. The tour brings together Ricky’s passion and talent in country, bluegrass and gospel music. Following the shows with the Boston Pops, Skaggs will perform at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee on June 30th.
For more information on Ricky Skaggs, including a list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.rickyskaggs.com.
About Ricky Skaggs
Fourteen-time Grammy Award winner Ricky Skaggs is well known for both his country music classics as well as his bluegrass hits. Skaggs started his own record label, Skaggs Family Records, in 1997 and has since released 12 consecutive Grammy nominated classics. He has won a total of 8 ACM Awards and 8 CMA Awards, including CMA Entertainer of the Year in 1985. Skaggs’ latest album, Mosaic, released in August 2010, marked his return to a full band sound with melody and lyrics that speak to his faith. Skaggs has combined both his country and bluegrass roots in his upcoming July 19th release, Country Hits Bluegrass Style, which will feature 14 classic country songs recorded in bluegrass style.