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Ricky Skaggs Talks Hillary Scott, Chris Stapleton, Tommy Emmanuel & Mel Tillis

Ricky Skaggs Talks Hillary Scott, Chris Stapleton, Tommy Emmanuel & Mel Tillis

15 time GRAMMY winner, Ricky Skaggs, has had a huge influence on so many types of music including country, bluegrass, gospel and even Contemporary Christian, with his 15th GRAMMY win in this category, just since my last interview with him just over a year ago. As a singer, musician and producer [just to name a few of his many talents], Ricky Skaggs is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. In this interview, Ricky Skaggs talks to us about working with Hillary Scott, his thoughts on artists like Chris Stapleton and Tommy Emmanuel and the upcoming Mel Tillis Memorial where he will be performing a tribute.
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Ricky Skaggs To Serve As Special Guest On 75th Santa Train #santatrainis75

Ricky Skaggs To Serve As Special Guest On 75th Santa Train #santatrainis75

Last year about this time exactly, we interviewed Ricky Skaggs here on Eat Play Rock. What a nice guy! Speaking of nice guy, this year Ricky Skaggs will serve as a special guest on the 75th Santa Train. This is the 75th Year of CSX’s Holiday Event and will take place on November 18th. Get all of the details below.
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Ricky Skaggs To Be Honored At Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum

Ricky Skaggs To Be Honored At Country Music Hall Of Fame & Museum

For as long as I can remember, Ricky Skaggs has been a staple in a great music collection. He really helped pioneer the country and bluegrass music that we listen to today. So, it’s no surprise that all of his influence and creativity will be acknowledged in a special program at the Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum on May 13th.
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Ricky Skaggs On Bill Monroe, His Musical Roots & New Country

Ricky Skaggs on Bill Monroe and his Musical Influences

With 12 #1 hit country singles, 14 GRAMMY Awards and tons of other accolades, Ricky Skaggs is a country and bluegrass legend. He will be receiving some other well deserved honors this month as well. On October 26th, he will be inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame {along with Garth Brooks and the late Jerry Reed} and then on October 31st, Skaggs will be honored with the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award {previous recipients include George Strait, Alan Jackson, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and more}. Locally, you can also catch him in concert at the Carolina Theatre, in Greensboro, NC on October 14th. We got the chance to talk with Skaggs about these honors, his upcoming events and what he has in store for the near future.
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Hillbilly Fun At Hatfield And McCoy Dinner Feud

Hillbilly Fun At Hatfield And McCoy Dinner Feud

Saturday night, Wes and I went to the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud in Pigeon Forge, TN. It’s an all you can eat dinner show where you are immersed in the legend of the Hatfields and McCoys in a family friendly atmosphere. I had visited once before, but Wes never had, so I felt that he would really enjoy it just as I had previously. [Read more…]

Daryle Singletary Dead At 46: Country Music Community Reacts

Daryle Singletary Dead At 46: Country Music Community Reacts

I was saddened to learn today of the passing of Daryle Singletary. I remember seeing him in concert several years ago in Christiansburg, Va. It was a fabulous show with him, Jeff Carson, Chad Brock and Jo Dee Messina. It was a fabulous show and, believe it or not, it was free! What?! A local car company was cool enough to put it together and I am so glad that I was able to go. Daryle Singletary was a fabulous artist and that song, “I Let Her Lie” is one of the most heartbreaking and beautiful songs that I have ever heard. I feel so sad for his family and friends right now. He will be greatly missed.

Daryle Singletary Dead At 46: Country Music Community Reacts

The country music community is reacting to the sudden passing of beloved singer Daryle Singletary:

“Daryle was one of the best country singers in Nashville. I was saddened when I heard the news. Just saw him at Mel Tillis’ memorial service. I hugged him and told him that I loved him. What a shock! It made me realize that life is a gift, and none of us are promised tomorrow. I’ll miss him.” -Ricky Skaggs

“Daryle was a fine singer who always knew exactly what to do with a song. His vocals conveyed authentic emotion right on par with the greats. It was my pleasure to share the stage and the studio a few times with him over the years. His greatest accomplishment and treasure was his family. He loved to talk about his four children, and my thoughts and prayers are with Holly and the kids.” -John Anderson

“So fortunate we got to hear Daryle Singletary one more time at dad’s memorial, and I’m so sad we lost another classic country singer and a good man. My heart is hurting for the family. He was one of my favorite singers and everyone that knew him said he was a great man. I wish I could have known him better. He was admired by all of us for representing traditional country music.” -Pam Tillis

“I am simply silenced by the news of Daryle’s passing. He was my friend and brother in Christ. I loved him for exactly who he was. He was undoubtedly the best friend a real country song could ever have, and honestly, I don’t know if our industry can stand to lose him at this time. He was the ‘Keeper’ of the lost tradition, and we all loved him for it.” -Darryl Worley

“Well, like a lot of you, I awoke to the heartbreaking news of the passing of my fellow Georgian, Daryle Singletary. I am truly shocked by the news. I didn’t know Daryle as a personal friend but I sure knew that voice. Man, could he sing a country song… as a matter of fact, any song Daryle sang became a country song.” -John Berry

“Prayers for Daryle Singletary’s family. We’ve lost a talented and great man.” -Aaron Tippin

“Daryle was a very nice man and a GREAT country singer. My condolences to his family.” -Larry Gatlin

“I’m saddened to hear of Daryle’s passing. What a great guy and a fine country singer!” -Rudy Gatlin

“Daryle has definitely left his mark on country music, not only with his great songs and classic baritone voice, but his legacy will live on in the voices of the new generation of entertainers he has inspired.” -Craig Wayne Boyd

“So very sad to hear about the passing of Daryle Singletary. Country music has lost another great voice, but his music will live forever in the hearts and minds of anyone who ever heard him sing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.” -T.G. Sheppard

“Our hearts are so broken over the loss of Daryle. His voice was so pure and authentically country. Our prayers will be with his wife and children at this terrible time. Life is so uncertain. What a sad reminder for us to tell those we love how much they mean to us, while we still can.” -Kelly Lang

“Daryle Singletary- one of the single greatest singers who ever sang a song. I loved singing with him. We shared a kindred spirit on and off the stage. I will miss him dearly. Rest In Peace, my friend.” -Rhonda Vincent

“Daryle was one of the nicest people in the music business and what a great voice.” -Larry Stewart, Restless Heart

“The country music community suffered a terrible loss this morning. Daryle Singletary, one of the finest and purest country voices of all time, passed away at much too young an age. We were fortunate to be on several shows through the years with Daryle. I used to see him at The Station Inn when he would sit in with a band called 45 RPM. Please join us in offering prayers for his wife and family.” -Greg Jennings, Restless Heart

“So few voices heard these days evoke the real heart and soul of country music. We lost one of those rare voices this morning. May God bring peace and comfort to Daryle Singletary’s family and all those who loved him.” -Dave Innis, Restless Heart

“Truly saddened today for Holly and their four beautiful children, along with his mom and dad. Daryle Singletary, was a man’s man. He was in all respects, one of the greats. A country music singer’s singer. We will miss our friend and hold close his loving family in prayer. Until we meet on the shores of the everlasting Rest In Peace.” -Marty Raybon, Shenandoah

“Sorry to hear that a great country voice has passed away. God bless you, Daryle Singletary.” -Sammy Kershaw

“We have lost one of our great singers. Great guy. We are praying for his family.” -Moe Bandy

“I’m shocked and very saddened by the passing of my friend Daryle Singletary. We have known each other for close to 25 years. He is definitely one of the very best voices I ever had the opportunity to share a stage with, and his love of COUNTRY music will be greatly missed!” -Mark Wills

Singletary passed away this morning, February 12, at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee. The cause of death is not yet known. He was 46.

He is survived by his wife, Holly, two sons, Jonah and Mercer, two daughters, Nora and Charlotte, parents, Roger and Anita Singletary, brother, Kevin Singletary, sister-in-law, Melinda Singletary, mother and father-in-law, Terry and Sandy Mercer, and brother and sister-in-law, Tony and Kristy Rowland. The family asks for your thoughts and prayers during this time. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

About Daryle Singletary

Daryle Bruce Singletary was born on March 10, 1971, in Cairo, Georgia. He earned notoriety for his authentic country style with such hits as “I Let Her Lie,” “Too Much Fun,” “Amen Kind of Love” and “The Note.” On past albums, some of the greatest talents of country music lined up to sing with him including, the late George Jones and Johnny Paycheck, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs, John Anderson, and Rhonda Vincent. His musical integrity led him through years of celebrating the traditional country music style that he loved so much.

Family, Friends & Fans Gather At The Mel Tillis Memorial At The Ryman

Family, Friends & Fans Gather At Mel Tillis Memorial At The Ryman

Steve Gatlin, Pam Tillis, and Rudy Gatlin Perform “Come On and Sing”
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In 2017, many music greats were lost, including Mel Tillis. On January 31st of this year, friends, family, fans and music industry colleagues of the country legend gathered at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville to honor Mel Tillis. [Read more…]

TG Sheppard Signs With Absolute Publicity For PR Representation

TG Sheppard Signs With Absolute Publicity For PR Representation

TG Sheppard is one of my most favorite country artists. If you don’t love that song, “Slow Burn,” I think there might be something wrong with you. Just kidding. Sort of. Seriously though, I am excited to announce that TG Sheppard has signed with Absolute Publicity for exclusive PR representation. In my experience, the folks over at Absolute Publicity are fantastic to work with, so I am excited to see what this partnership brings.
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Ray Stevens Unveils CabaRay Amidst A Who’s Who Of Nashville’s Music Industry

Ray Stevens Unveils CabaRay Amidst A Who's Who Of Nashville's Music Industry

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Last week, Ray Stevens’ New West Nashville Music Venue, CabaRay, opened to a who’s who of Nashville’s music industry. CabaRay opens to the general public on Thursday, with live converts set for Thursday through Saturday nights. Check out who all was at the VIP preview below.
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Rodney Crowell, Andrew Marlin & Johnny Williams To Judge Chris Austin Songwriting Contest #Merlefest

Rodney Crowell To Judge Chris Austin Songwriting Contest

I am pleased to share more news about this year’s Merlefest with you today. Rodney Crowell, Andrew Marlin, and Johnny Williams have been announced as final judges for the 2018 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest to be held on location at this year’s Merlefest in Wilkesboro NC. Read on to get more details about the contest and how you can enter.
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