Marshall Tucker Band performs with Ricky Skaggs at CMA Music Fest

Posted Jun 11, 2014 by Markos Papadatos
This past week, the iconic southern rock group, The Marshall Tucker Band, played the CMA Music Festival kick-off concert at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage in Nashville.
Southern rock group Marshall Tucker Band
Southern rock group Marshall Tucker Band
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As they played many of their hit song, they introduced their surprise guest, former CMA "Entertainer of the Year" and 14-time Grammy winner and multi-instrumentalist Ricky Skaggs.
Accompanying himself on mandolin, Skags joined the Marshall Tucker Band on two of their greatest classics, which included "Fire On The Mountain" and "Can't You See." Although Skaggs' intentions were to only play the instrument, front-man Doug Gray could not resist handing over the microphone to him.
"Hearing Ricky's trademark tenor voice pierce through the air on 'Can't You See' gave me goosebumps," Gray shared in a press statement. "Even though our styles are a little different, Ricky fit right in with us. There was a natural chemistry up there on-stage and the whole thing seems almost surreal. Big thanks to the CMA for allowing us to be part of this magic movement. It was a great day and the highlight of our year."
The feeling of respect and admiration was mutual for Skaggs. "It was a great honor to play with The Marshall Tucker Band. I remember many years ago while listening to their first LP, I looked at the cover and asked someone, 'Which one is Marshall Tucker?' It was great to get to play some of those same songs with the band," he stated in a press release.
For more information on The Marshall Tucker Band and their upcoming gigs, visit their website.