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Ricky Skaggs gives bluegrass treatment to songs

Thursday, June 19, 2008 – Ricky Skaggs will give a different treatment to some of his songs when "The High " is out July 1. The newly recorded disc features 12 of Skaggs' hits, done bluegrass style. Songs include "Heartbroke," "Highway 40 Blues" and "Country Boy." Nine of the songs hit number one on the Billboard charts.

Skaggs, of course, started his career in bluegrass, switched to country and later reverted back to bluegrass, the style he is doing today.

The disc will only be available at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations nationwide. Cracker Barrel previously has released albums by Alison Krauss, Josh Turner and Alabama.

Songs on the Skaggs disc will be:
1. Crying My Heart Out Over You
2. Heartbroke
3. Highway 40 Blues
4. I Wouldn't Change You If I Could
5. You've Got A Lover
6. Cajun Moon
7. Honey (Open That Door)
8. Cat's In The Cradle
9. Uncle Pen
10. Country Boy
11. Lovin' Only Me
12. Somebody's Prayin

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