Skaggs, Vincent Pick Christmas Grass

Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent and Alison Krauss have each recorded new tracks for Christmas Grass, a mostly instrumental album available next month. The Audium Records compilation features Krauss performing “What Child Is This” and Vincent performing “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.” Skaggs pays tribute to Bill Monroe on the bluegrass holiday staple, “Christmas Time’s a Comin’.” Others involved in the project include Ronnie McCoury, Rob Ickes, Stuart Duncan and Scott Vestal. The Larkins, a family act that recently signed to Audium, provide the album’s only vocal, “O Holy Night.” Christmas Grass is set for Oct. 8 release. 09/13/02