Ricky Skaggs Releases New Album

Filed under: Dennis Harold |

Bluegrass and Country music icon Ricky Skaggs released his latest album, “Music To My Ears,” yesterday. The album is co-produced by Skaggs and songwriter Gordon Kennedy, who wrote the Eric Clapton classic, “Change The World.”

Music to My Ears

“Music To My Ears,” includes new tracks as well as fresh takes on older Bluegrass standards. “Soldier’s Son,” brings together the musical talents of Ricky Skaggs and Barry Gibb, known for his longtime fame with the Bee Gees. Gibb, who made his Grand Ole Opry debut alongside Skaggs earlier this year, co-wrote “Soldier’s Son” to be sung by the pair for the new album.

Grand Old Opry appearance

The album also includes a new Christian Bluegrass song, “Music To My Ears,” “Tennessee Stud,” a special tribute to the late Doc Watson, “New Jerusalem,” a new instrumental written by Skaggs and “You Can’t Hurt Ham,” inspired by the late Bill Monroe, co-written by Kennedy and Skaggs.

I had the privilege of meeting Ricky Skaggs at a music conference in South Carolina in 2008. Wonderful man, very instrumental in helping the younger generation learn how to be successful in the music business.

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2 Responses to Ricky Skaggs Releases New Album

  1. Nice post. Informative. Thanks

    todd
    September 27, 2012 at 5:29 pm
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  2. Thanks for the comment. Ricky is a very giving individual that is very involved in helping the younger generation of musicians develop their talents and understand the music industry.

    Dennis
    October 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm
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