Skaggs to Release Album by 12-Year-Old Musician

Skaggs Family Records will release an album by 12-year-old mandolin player Ryan Holladay on April 12. New Kid in Town also features Holladay on lead and harmony vocals, banjo and guitar. The album includes “Midnight Radio,” a song co-written by Dierks Bentley. “Every time I hear Ryan Holladay play and sing, I’m truly amazed,” said Ricky Skaggs, founder of Skaggs Family Records. “He just keeps getting better all the time. He truly has a special gift. The best part about Ryan is that he knows where his gift comes from.” Holladay first performed on the Grand Ole Opry at age 5 and is the youngest performer in the show’s history.