Don Murry Grubbs of Absolute Publicity who is the publicist for Ricky Skaggs has confirmed that Skaggs will be on NBC’s hit TV show. Country and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs will be featured on NBC‘s The Voice vocal competition, singing with one of the show’s finalists, Emily Ann Roberts. Skaggs’ duet with Roberts will air on Tuesday night, December 15, 2015 at 8 pm ET / 7 pm CT.
Roberts, hailing from Knoxville, Tenn., is one of Blake Shelton‘s two remaining team members and will be breaking out some country hits. She will be joined by Skaggs to sing his #1 country song, “Country Boy.”
The Voice features the strongest vocalists from across the country who is invited to compete in this blockbuster vocal competition show’s ninth season. Internationally acclaimed artist Gwen Stefani returns to join megastars Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as celebrity musician coaches, while Carson Daly continues to serve as host. After many rounds of singing and voting, in the end, one contestant is named The Voice and receives the grand prize of a recording contract.
About Ricky Skaggs
Over the course of his 40 plus year career, Ricky Skaggs has won 14 GRAMMY Awards, 8 CMA Awards, 9 ACM Awards, 11 IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Awards, 9 ICM Awards, 2 Dove Awards, 3 honorary Doctorate degrees and countless other awards. Ricky has had 12 #1 singles on the Billboard Country charts and 12 Top 20 Country albums, along with twelve consecutive GRAMMY-nominated albums, all from his own Skaggs Family Records label. In 2012, Ricky Skaggs was inducted into the GMA’s Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Past recipients of this prestigious award include Elvis Presley and Dolly Parton. That same year, Ricky received the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award from the Academy of Country Music (ACM). In 2013, Grand Ole Opry member Ricky Skaggs released his first-ever autobiography, “Kentucky Traveler: My Life In Music.” The book details the life and times of Skaggs and provides a descriptive history of Country and Bluegrass music, as told by the master himself. This past September, Ricky received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association in the Instrumentalist category. In addition to his regular touring schedule with his band, Kentucky Thunder, he is also currently on the road with his better half Sharon White as well as guitar legend Ry Cooder on the critically-acclaimed “Cooder-White-Skaggs” tour.
For more about Ricky Skaggs and his diverse career, visit his website.
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