Brad Paisley Fulfills Dream by Performing With Ricky Skaggs
Ricky Skaggs completed his two-day run at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum this week, where he performed two star-studded shows on Nov. 18 and 19 as part of his role as Artist-in-Residence for 2013.
While Skaggs was joined with some of music's most legendary stars, including Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris and Peter Frampton, perhaps no one was more honored to be invited to share the stage with the bluegrass legend than Brad Paisley.
“I feel like I’m back in my bedroom at 12 years old listening to 'Live in London' and he’s playing the electric guitar again. It’s flipping me out," Paisley told the crowd (quote via Country Weekly). "I’m so excited. Really, it’s fantasy camp. This is wonderful.”
The two hitmakers performed Skaggs' hit, 'Highway 40 Blues,' from his 1982 'Highways & Heartaches' album. “I’ve been playing this song since I was two,” Paisley dead-panned.
Paisley was seven when Skaggs' first single, 'I'll Take the Blame,' was released.
Other artists who paid tribute to Skaggs' legendary career over the two nights include singer-songwriter Gordon Kennedy and his own wife, Sharon White, along with her group, the Whites.