Skaggs plays The Voice
Monday, December 14, 2015
– Ricky Skaggs will be featured on NBC's The Voice vocal competition, singing with finalist Emily Ann Roberts, on Tuesday at 8 p.m. eastern.
Roberts, hailing from Knoxville, Tenn., is one of Blake Shelton's two remaining team members and will be breaking out some country hits. She will be joined by Skaggs to sing his "Country Boy."
The Voice features vocalists from across the country who are invited to compete in this vocal competition show's ninth season. Gwen Stefani returns to join Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as musician coaches, while Carson Daly hosts.
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