Originally released in 1981 & 1982 on the Epic record label and now appearing for the first time as this 2-on-1 CD. Two number 1 hits came out of his 1981 album 'Waitin' for the Sun to Shine', and the awards started arriving. Ricky Skaggs is largely responsible for a back-to-basics movement in country music. Waitin' for the Sun to Shine was Ricky's first album to be released after signing to the Epic Record label and brought him into the mainstream. The album has a straightforward mountain approach with one of the best songs being the title track, recently covered by Lee Ann Womack on her There's More Where That Came from LP. On 1982's Highways & Heartaches, Skaggs developed his bluegrass roots with new traditionalist sensibilities and catchy pop tunes, making this album one of his best. Four of the tracks, 'Heartbroke', 'You've Got a Lover', 'I Wouldn't Change You If I Could' & 'Highway 40 Blues', were chart-toppers. The remainder of the decade found Skaggs often at the top of both the country single and album charts. Includes full sleeve notes by John Tobler. 19 total tracks. Gottdiscs. 2005.
1) If That's the Way You Feel
2) Don't Get Above Your Raising
3) Your Old Love Letters
4) Low and Lonely
5) Waitin' for the Sun to Shine
6) You May See Me Walkin'
7) Crying My Heart Out Over You
8) Lost to a Stranger
9) I Don't Care
10) So Round So Firm So Fully Packed Highways ; Heartaches
12) You've Got a Lover
13) Don't Think 111 Cry
14) Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die
15) Nothing Can Hurt You
16) I Wouldn't Change You If I Could
17) Can't You Hear Me Callin'
18) Highway 40 Blues
19) Let's Love the Bad Times Away
20) One Way Rider