Skaggs, Gill, Chicks Part of Upcoming Bluegrass Extravaganza

Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill, the Dixie Chicks, Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, the Del McCoury Band, Alison Krauss & Union Sation, Patty Loveless, Travis Tritt, Nickel Creek and Bruce Hornsby will be part of an All-Star Bluegrass Celebration set for Jan. 16 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The event will be taped for broadcast in March on public television stations. Terry Lickona, producer of Austin City Limits, and Stan Strickland, manager for Skaggs and co-founder of Skaggs Family Records, will co-produce. A limited number of tickets will go on sale Saturday (Jan. 5) at Ticketsmaster outlets, the Ryman box office or by phone, 615-255-9600. Proceeds will benefit an Appalachian children’s charity. 12/18/01