RICKY SKAGGS TO HEADLINE 15TH ANNUAL CONCERT FOR CUMBERLAND HEIGHTS

RICKY SKAGGS TO HEADLINE 15TH ANNUAL CONCERT FOR CUMBERLAND HEIGHTS
 
Skaggs
and The Whites Sign on for Holiday-themed Show at Ryman Auditorium on
December 6 to Help Raise Funds for the John Hiatt Fund for Adolescent
Treatment
 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – October 18, 2012 –
Country and Bluegrass music legend Ricky Skaggs will headline the 15th
Annual Concert for Cumberland Heights on December 6 at 7:30 p.m. at
Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The show will feature Ricky
Skaggs along with acclaimed trio The Whites, which includes his wife
Sharon, sister-in-law Cheryl, and father-in-law Buck White. The evening
will be a holiday-themed, variety-style show titled “A Skaggs Family
Christmas,” featuring both holiday classics and new Christmas music from
the celebrated musical clan and bringing together the love of family
and the beauty of song for a great cause. This is the Ryman’s longest
running benefit concert series, and tickets are now on sale at ryman.com
(http://www.ryman.com/event/detail/skaggsxmas12.html), the Ryman box office and all Ticketmaster outlets.

Since 1996, the annual Concert for Cumberland Heights (www.cumberlandheights.org)
has raised more than $1.8 million for the John Hiatt Fund for
Adolescent Treatment. Singer/songwriter John Hiatt will host the event,
sharing his own recovery from alcohol and drug abuse to inspire others.

“We are honored that Ricky and his
family have signed on to celebrate this milestone fundraiser for such an
important program at Cumberland Heights,” said Cumberland Heights CEO
Jim Moore.  “This fund has helped us shape our adolescent program into
one of the best in the country.”

“It’s really great to be coming back
to my favorite venue, the Ryman, to do our Skaggs Family Christmas show
and especially getting to partner with Cumberland Heights,” said
Skaggs.  “This will be a very special event that you won’t want to
miss.”

A 14-time GRAMMY winner, Skaggs is
perhaps best known for his masterful mandolin playing and his timeless
Bluegrass albums, including Bluegrass Rules!, Big Mon: The Songs of Bill MonroeSalt of the Earth with The Whites, and Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass: Tribute to 1946 and 1947
Skaggs also enjoyed a thriving mainstream Country career, and in 1982,
he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry, the youngest to ever be
inducted at that time.  In 1985, he earned the Entertainer of the Year
Award from the Country Music Association (CMA).   

One of Country music’s finest and
most beloved family harmony groups, The Whites, have enjoyed a prolific
music career that has spanned the past four decades. Buck White (vocals,
piano, mandolin), Sharon (vocals, guitar) and Cheryl (vocals, bass)
officially comprise the group which originally started out as a
Bluegrass group, but the family trio became well known for its string of
Country hits in the 1980s culminating in their induction as Opry
members in 1984. They were involved in the 2001 hit movie and
soundtrack, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and have gone on to win multiple awards, including GRAMMY, CMA and Dove Awards, among others.

Cumberland Heights’ Youth Program is
designed to help adolescents ages 14 to 18 and their families find the
most effective way to deal with the challenges they face and commit to
recovery. One of its most highly praised programs, the Youth Program
includes a residential program with intensive outpatient treatment; an
extended care program for adolescents who have completed primary
treatment; and outpatient services for those in the early stages of
chemical dependency. The Youth Program is staffed with highly trained
and licensed educators who operate River Road Academy, a state-approved,
private high school that provides a drug-free environment for students
in recovery. 

Expected to be a sellout, the Concert
for Cumberland Heights is a festive family event in an intimate setting
that highlights the need for compassionate care for adolescents in
crisis.

About Cumberland Heights:
Cumberland Heights, a private,
nonprofit alcohol and drug addiction treatment center, has been
dedicated to providing patients the highest quality of care for more
than 40 years.  With the guidance of an award-winning staff, the
Cumberland Heights short-term and long-term treatment programs encompass
the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions of recovery
through professional excellence, the principles of the Twelve Steps, and
a safe and loving environment. Surrounded by rolling hills and open
spaces and away from the distractions of city life, the 170-acre campus
located along the Cumberland River just outside of Nashville, Tenn.,
provides the ideal setting for recovery. Cumberland Heights has touched
the lives of more than 200,000 individuals in recovery – and more than
10,000 in the last year alone. Four decades of experience has proven
that recovery is not only possible, it’s a path that no one has to walk
alone. For more information visit www.cumberlandheights.org.

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