Bluegrass veteran Ricky Skaggs and pianist Bruce Hornsby have joined forces for an eponymous collaborative album due March 20 via Sony BMG/Legacy.

Bluegrass veteran Ricky Skaggs and pianist Bruce Hornsby have joined forces for an eponymous collaborative album due March 20 via Sony BMG/Legacy. The set includes covers of Hornsby's prior hit "Mandolin Rain" and Rick James' "Super Freak." Backing was provided by Skaggs' band, Kentucky Thunder.

"Ricky Skaggs is a deep musical soul, one of the great keepers of the traditional and mountain music flame," Hornsby says. "It was so inspiring -- and educational -- to make this record with these virtuoso musicians."

Other tracks earmarked for the album include the traditional songs "Hills of Mexico" and "Across the Rocky Mountain," the Skaggs instrumental "Stubb" and Hornsby's "A Night on the Town."

Skaggs and Hornsby will tour this spring and will preview their new material during a Jan. 21 show at New York's B.B. King's Blues Club. They have also taped an episode of the CMT show "Crossroads," which premieres Feb. 24.