Grammy Award winner Ricky Skaggs has announced the first dates of his 2011 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 from Mosaic. 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, KY March 19 Shelby, NC May 15 Black Mountain, NC June 23 Boston, MA June 24 Boston, MA About Ricky SkaggsFourteen-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 dates. For more information on Ricky Skaggs, visit www.rickyskaggs.com.
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