Skaggs Place on Sirius all week

Ricky SkaggsSirius Satellite Radio has announced that 13-time Grammy award-winning bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs will take over its Sirius Bluegrass channel (65) for an entire week. Skaggs Place will premiere on March 23 at 3 pm ET. The launch of Skaggs Place coincides with the release of Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass – Tribute to 1946 and 1947. The album which will be in stores from March 25, honors Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys, specifically that aggregation that was together during those ground-breaking years.

The channel will feature Skaggs’ own music, both old and new, as well as some of Ricky’s favorite bluegrass artists, and will include personal introductions from the artist himself. Ricky will also share his feelings about his love for bluegrass and talk about his favorite bluegrass acts.

The bluegrass star and 13-time Grammy award winner Ricky Skaggs was recognized as a child prodigy for his remarkable musical talent. Skaggs began performing bluegrass with his family at the age of 17 and went on to release 10 mainstream country hits before returning to the bluegrass music fold. Skaggs recently received the 2008 Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album Grammy award for his record Salt of the Earth.

Skaggs Place continues Sirius’ tradition of creating exclusive artist branded channels dedicated to iconic figures at the top of their game. Recent exclusive channels launched on Sirius include Rolling Stones Radio, Grateful Dead Channel, E Street Radio, JAY-Z Nation, and Garth Brooks Radio, among many others.

To learn more about Skaggs Place please visit Sirius Bluegrass online.

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.