Ricky Skaggs

Country Boy

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Without a doubt, the highlight of Ricky Skaggs' 1984 Country Boy disc has to be the title track. It shows off Skaggs' bluegrass pickin', at warp speed. Bill Monroe's tune "Wheel Hoss" features Monroe keeping up with the virile Skaggs, while Skaggs shows what he learned at the feet of the master of bluegrass mandolin. Other highlights among the ten cuts include "Brand New Me," "Baby I'm in Love With You," and a version of George Jones' honky tonk classic "Window Up Above."

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