Originally released in 1982, HIGHWAYS AND HEARTACHES was the fourth solo album by contemporary bluegrass superstar Ricky Skaggs. Released at the time when Skaggs' mainstream country profile was arguably at its highest, it was his first Number One album on the country charts, his highest-charting release ever on the pop charts, and his largest selling album overall. Fortunately, its artistic merits live up to its sales: HIGHWAYS AND HEARTACHES strikes a solid balance between Skaggs' bluegrass roots and the prevailing Nashville sound of the early 1980s, managing not to sound out of place at the time, nor dated in the decades since. Highlights include "One Way Rider" and "Can't You Hear Me Callin'."
Release Date: 06 April 2009
- 1. Heartbroke
- 2. You've Got A Lover
- 3. Don't Think I'll Cry
- 4. Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die
- 5. Nothing Can Hurt You
- 6. I Wouldn't Change You If I Could
- 7. Can't You Hear Me Callin'
- 8. Highway 40 Blues
- 9. Let's Love The Bad Times Away
- 10. One Way Rider