Ricky Skaggs Named 2013 Artist-in-Residence at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Veteran picker plans star-studded performances at the Hall.

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The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has named Ricky Skaggs as artist-in-residence for 2013, and to celebrate, Ricky has a couple of star-studded nights of music planned for Nov. 18 and 19.

The first evening, Nov. 18, Ricky and friends Emmylou Harris, Brad Paisley, Peter Frampton, Gordon Kennedy and The Whites will pay tribute to his country music success, which produced a series of No. 1 singles including “Crying My Heart Out Over You” and “I Don’t Care.”

The following night, Nov. 19, he'll honor his bluegrass roots with special guests Alison Krauss, Bruce Hornsby, Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, Del McCoury and The Whites. Ricky's band, Kentucky Thunder, will be on hand for both shows, which start at 7 p.m.

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum annually chooses an artist-In-residence who has contributied a large and significant body of work to the canon of American popular music. Previous recipients include Cowboy Jack Clement, Earl Scruggs, Tom T. Hall, Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson, Jerry Douglas, Vince Gill, Buddy Miller, Connie Smith and Kenny Rogers.

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