TN (March 1, 2011) –Grammy Award winnerRicky
announced the first dates of his2011 Treasure Chest
Tour. This tour will feature all things old and new,
including a mix of Skaggs’ classic country hits as well as a
collection of his famous bluegrass tunes. The tour kicks off
in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, on March 18, with additional dates to be
announced in the upcoming weeks.
"I think fans will really love the fact that I'm taking a full
country band out on the road to do '(Honey) Open That Door,'
'You've Got a Lover' ... 'Uncle Pen,' 'Highway 40 Blues,' and
things like that” explains Skaggs. “We’ll be able to do those
with the country sound and then do the 'blazing bluegrass' that
we've been known for since '97, and then do those new songs
fromMosaic. I think it's
going to be a great show, a great tour, and people are getting
really excited about it, so we're excited about it."
2011 Treasure Chest Tour dates:
March 18 Prestonsburg,
Black Mountain, NC
June 23 Boston,
June 24 Boston,
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, marks his return to a full band sound with melody and
lyrics that speak to his faith. Skaggs and his band, Kentucky
Thunder, will soon be hitting the road for the highly anticipated
2011 Treasure Chest Tour in addition to a host of bluegrass