1995 Ricky Skaggs – Solid Ground

Rickie Lee Skaggs (born July 18, 1954), is an American country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and composer. He primarily plays mandolin; however, he also plays fiddle, guitar, mandocaster and banjo.

Ricky Skaggs was born in Cordell, Kentucky. He started playing music at age 5 after he was given a mandolin by his father, Hobert. At age 6, he played mandolin and sang on stage with Bill Monroe. At age 7, he appeared on television’s Martha White country music variety show, playing with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. He also wanted to audition for the Grand Ole Opry at that time, but was told he was too young.

In his mid-teens, Skaggs met a fellow teen guitarist, Keith Whitley, and the two started playing together with Whitley’s banjoist brother Dwight on radio shows. By 1970, they had earned a spot opening for Ralph Stanley and Skaggs and Keith Whitley were thereafter invited to join Stanley’s band, the Clinch Mountain Boys.

Skaggs later joined The Country Gentlemen in Washington, DC, J. D. Crowe’s New South. In 1976, Skaggs formed progressive bluegrass band Boone Creek, including members Vince Gill and Jerry Douglas. For a few years, Skaggs was a member of Emmylou Harris’s Hot Band. He wrote the arrangements for Harris’s 1980 bluegrass-roots album, Roses in the Snow. In addition to arranging for Harris, Skaggs sang harmony and played mandolin and fiddle in the Hot Band.

 

Tracks

1Solid Ground2:29
2Just The Two Of Us3:09
3Back Where We Belong3:27
4Cry Cry Darlin’2:59
5I Ain’t Never1:59
6Every Drop Of Water3:17
7Callin’ Your Name2:29
8When3:19
9Can’t Control The Wind3:47
10Cat’s In The Cradle3:59

1 Solid Ground

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsEddie Bayers
GuitarBrent Mason
Steel GuitarPaul Franklin
Acoustic GuitarMac McAnally
MandolinRicky Skaggs
PianoGary Smith
FiddleRicky Skaggs
Background VocalsJohn Wesley Ryles
VocalsRicky Skaggs

2 Just The Two Of Us

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsEddie Bayers
GuitarBrent Mason
Acoustic GuitarMac McAnally
MandolinRicky Skaggs
SitarRicky Skaggs
KeyboardsSteve Nathan
PianoGlen Hardin
VocalsRicky Skaggs
VocalsSharon White

3 Back Where We Belong

BassDavid Hungate
Slap BassRoy Huskey Jr
DrumsEddie Bayers
GuitarKeith Sewell
GuitarBrent Mason
DobroJerry Douglas
Acoustic GuitarMac McAnally
OrganSteve Nathan
PianoGary Smith
FiddleStuart Duncan
Background VocalsVince Gill
Background VocalsDawn Sears
VocalsRicky Skaggs

4 Cry Cry Darlin’

BassBilly Linneman
DrumsKenny Malone
Steel GuitarKayton Roberts
Acoustic GuitarMac McAnally
Acoustic GuitarRicky Skaggs
MandolinRicky Skaggs
WurlitzerMac McAnally
AccordionJoey Miskulin
FiddleBobby Hicks
FiddleGlen Duncan
FiddleJim Buchanan
Background VocalsVince Gill
Background VocalsAlison Krauss
VocalsRicky Skaggs

5 I Ain’t Never

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsEddie Bayers
GuitarBrent Mason
GuitarRicky Skaggs
Acoustic GuitarMac McAnally
Acoustic GuitarRicky Skaggs
PianoGary Smith
PercussionRicky Skaggs
Background VocalsEd Hill
Background VocalsEd Enoch
Background VocalsRick Strickland
VocalsRicky Skaggs

6 Every Drop Of Water

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsEddie Bayers
GuitarBrent Mason
Steel GuitarPaul Franklin
Acoustic GuitarMac McAnally
Acoustic GuitarRicky Skaggs
MandolinRicky Skaggs
KeyboardsSteve Nathan
PianoGary Smith
Background VocalsJohn Wesley
VocalsRicky Skaggs

7 Callin’ Your Name

BassDavid Hungate
Slap BassRoy Huskey Jr
DrumsEddie Bayers
GuitarBrent Mason
GuitarRicky Skaggs
DobroJerry Douglas
Acoustic GuitarMac McAnally
Acoustic GuitarRicky Skaggs
MandolinRicky Skaggs
PianoGary Smith
FiddleStuart Duncan
Background VocalsAlison Krauss
VocalsRicky Skaggs

8 When

BassMichael Rhodes
DrumsKeith Knudsen
GuitarTommy Spurlock
GuitarJohn McFee
Slide GuitarTommy Spurlock
Acoustic GuitarTommy Spurlock
Acoustic GuitarBrian Ahern
MandolinRicky Skaggs
OrganBarbara Sanora
WurlitzerBill Payne
Background VocalsCarol Chase
Background VocalsBrian Ahern
VocalsRicky Skaggs

9 Can’t Control The Wind

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsEddie Bayers
PianoSteve Nathan
GuitarBrent Mason
Steel GuitarPaul Franklin
Acoustic GuitarMac McAnally
Acoustic GuitarRicky Skaggs
MandolinRicky Skaggs
FiddleStuart Duncan
VocalsRicky Skaggs

10 Cat’s In The Cradle

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsEddie Bayers
GuitarBrent Mason
Steel GuitarPaul Franklin
Acoustic GuitarMac McAnally
MandolinRicky Skaggs
SitarRicky Skaggs
KeyboardsSteve Nathan
PianoGlen Hardin
Background VocalsKelly Willard
Background VocalsCindy Richardson
VocalsRicky Skaggs

 

Producer – Brian Ahern (Tracks 2, 8, 10), Ricky Skaggs (Tracks 1 to 7, 9, 10)

Record Company – Time Warner
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
Copyright (c) – WEA International Inc.
Made By – WEA Manufacturing Inc.
Pressed By – Allied Record Company
Glass Mastered At – Specialty Records Corporation