Bluegrass and country star Ricky Skaggs will re-issue his landmark 1980s country albums through his own Skaggs Family Records, Billboard.biz has learned.
Through a licensing arrangement with Sony Music, Skaggs will release "Highways & Heartaches," which originally bowed in 1982 on Epic Records, on Feb. 24. The platinum selling album spawned the hits "Heartbroke," "I Wouldn't Change You If I Could" and "Highway 40 Blues."
Culled from the original master tapes, Skaggs will eventually release all of his Epic albums, including "Waiting for the Sun to Shine," "Don't Cheat In Our Hometown" and "Country Boy."
Skaggs, who has tallied 11 No. 1 singles and 19 top 10s on Billboard's Hot Country Songs, has scored 13 Grammys and is nominated again this year for "Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass: Tribute To 1946 and 1947."