Highways & Heartaches

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All Music Guide - Campbell
On 1982's Highways & Heartaches, Ricky Skaggs had developed his bluegrass roots with new traditionalist sensibilities and catchy pop tunes that fuel this album, which is one of his best. Four of these tunes -- "Heartbroke," "You've Got a Lover," "I Wouldn't Change You if I Could," and "Highway 40 Blues" -- were chart-toppers. The remainder of the decade found Skaggs often at the top of both the country single and album charts.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
On 1982's Highways & Heartaches, Ricky Skaggs had developed his bluegrass roots with new traditionalist sensibilities and catchy pop tunes that fuel this album, which is one of his best. Four of these tunes -- "Heartbroke," "You've Got a Lover," "I Wouldn't Change You if I Could," and "Highway 40 Blues" -- were chart-toppers. The remainder of the decade found Skaggs often at the top of both the country single and album charts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/24/2009
  • Label: Skaggs Family
  • UPC: 886973971024
  • Catalog Number: 739710
  • Sales rank: 73,848

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ricky Skaggs Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Violin, Vocals, Background Vocals, Mandocaster
Jerry Douglas Dobro
Ray Flacke Guitar, Electric Guitar
Lloyd Green Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar, Steel String
Buck White Piano
Ernie Ball Bass
Eddie Bayers Percussion
Bruce Bouton Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar, Steel String
Dennis Burnside Piano
Jesse Chambers Bass
Béla Fleck Banjo
George Grantham Vocals, Background Vocals
Bob "Barbecue Bob" Hicks Violin
Bobby Hicks Fiddle
Jerry Kroon Drums
Lea Jane Singers Vocals
Mickey Merritt Piano
Weldon Myrick Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar, Steel String
Rod Price Drums
Sharon White-Skaggs Vocals, Background Vocals
Rodney Price Drums
Joe Osborn Bass
Technical Credits
Ricky Skaggs Producer, Contributor
Jim Eanes Composer
Glenn Meadows Mastering
Arthur Q. Smith Composer
Virginia Team Art Direction
Steve Hoffman Remastering
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