Cindy Watts, Nashville Tennessean
Published 7:44 p.m. CT Nov. 26, 2019
Ricky Skaggs will give thanks on Thursday during Thanksgiving – and give back on Saturday at a Night of Hope.
Skaggs, along with comedian Leanne Morgan, bluegrass band Ridgetop Ramblers and more will play 6 p.m. Saturday at Northfield Church in Gallatin to benefit Hope Springs International. Based near Nashville, Hope Springs International is dedicated to building – and teaching villages to maintain – wells in remote parts of Africa.
“This time of year is just a giving time,” said Skaggs, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. “It’s a time to be thankful for all that we have here, an abundance, and to be able to help someone who doesn’t have the resources. Water is the most essential thing in the world. I know people are budgeting for Christmas and everything, but I also know there’s still a lot of benevolent people who want to help those less fortunate than us. It’s a beautiful thing. I’m glad we’re getting to do it.”
Northfield Church is located at 2100 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. Tickets are $25-$150 and are available at hopespringsint.com and Eventbrite.com.
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