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,” 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.
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.