The news was announced October 5 at the Ryman Autiorium. Skaggs will present two evening performances on November 18th and 19th. These concerts will be the museums first public programs in the new CMA theatre.

The museums residency program honors a musical master who can be credited with contributing a large body of work to the canon American popular music. Skaggs is set to perform two very unique shows. Each one has its own theme and guest artists to appear.  Previous Artist-in-Residence honorees include Cowboy Jack Clement, Earl Scruggs, Tom T. Hall, Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson, Jerry Douglas, Vince Gill, Buddy Miller, Connie Smith and Kenny Rogers.