Cracker Barrel Does It Again With Rick Skaggs

Monday, June 30, 2008

Cracker Barrel Ole Country Stores have another great album being released July 1st. They have already given us an excellent collection of albums such as Aaron Tippin, Alison Krauss, Alabama, and many more. Now, Ricky Skaggs gets his own exclusive release for the Cracker Barrel.

The new album is titled "Ricky Skaggs The High Notes: A Collection of his Greatest Hits from a Bluegrass Prospective." The title alone gave me a moment of excitement. Here we have 12 Skaggs classic songs reworked just a bit by Skaggs. Gave them a little uplift and a deep bluegrass tweak. The best way to explain is just one word: amazing.

his hits are great as they were, however, with Skaggs giving them just a little change here and there and using some great bluegrass instrumentation, these 12 songs sound even better than ever before.

Here is the track list:
1) Crying My Heart Out Over You
2) Heartbroke
3) Highway 40 Blues
4) I Wouldn't Change You If I Could
5) You Got a Lover
6) Cajun Moon
7) Honey (Open That Door)
8) Cat's In The Craddle
9) Uncle Pen
10) Country Boy
11) Lovin' Only Me
12) Somebody's Prayin'

If you are a fan of Skaggs or a few of his songs, this here is an absolute must own. It is absolutely great to hear some of his songs re-worked, by him, and honestly they really do sound even better than ever.

The album is in stores Tuesday July 1st. It is exclusive to Cracker Barrel, so it may be purchased in their restaurant country stores or online at