Ricky Skaggs Sets First Family Christmas Tour

Ricky Skaggs will launch his first holiday tour this year. The Skaggs Family Christmas Show will kick off on Dec. 4 in Dallas, Texas, at the Morton Meyerson Symphony Center (presented by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra) — and wrap up on Dec. 19 in Cherokee, N. C., at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino. “I’ve dreamed of creating a Christmas show for years,” said Skaggs, “but the idea of making it a Skaggs Family Christmas show really just came to me this summer. … after a night in July, when our little Skaggs family summer vacation turned into a totally unplanned, unexpected Skaggs Family show.” His band Kentucky Thunder was stranded by a bus fire. That left only Ricky and his wife Sharon (a member of The Whites) and their children Molly and Luke to face a waiting audience. They went on stage, and it was a success. This touring show will also include Buck White and Rachel White and Skaggs Family Records group Mountain Heart, as well as Kentucky Thunder. 11/6/03