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Ricky Skaggs Releases “Music To My Ears”

Music To My EarsNashville, TN -- Tuesday, music legend Ricky Skaggs released his first all-new Country and Bluegrass record in more than three years, Music To My Ears (Skaggs Family Records). In support of the album, Skaggs is set for several national television and radio appearances. TV appearances include GAC "On The Streets," CMT "Insider," Crook & Chase and the Fox News Channel's America's News HQ, with nationally syndicated radio appearances on CMT Radio, The Mike Huckabee Show, The Michael Berry Show, and American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks.

Fourteen-time GRAMMY® Award winner Ricky Skaggs will please Country and Bluegrass fans alike with the release of his all-new album, Music To My Ears (Skaggs Family Records). The new project is produced by Skaggs and co-produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning songwriter Gordon Kennedy, famed for penning multiple smash hit songs including Eric Clapton’s “Change The World.”

“This album is ‘Music To My Ears’ and I hope to yours, as well,” says Skaggs. “We’ve flavored it with all of my favorite sounds and I’m excited to have teamed up with some of the best musicians in the business to create this new record.”

Music To My Ears includes all-new songs as well as fresh takes on older Bluegrass standards. The track, “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,” a recording with lyrics inspired by the infamous saying of the Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe, co-written by Kennedy and Skaggs.

Music To My Ears is available now at www.rickyskaggs.com.

With 12 #1 hit singles, 14 GRAMMY® Awards, eight CMA Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), eight ACM Awards, eleven IBMA Awards, two Dove Awards and nine ICM (Inspirational Country Music) Awards, Ricky Skaggs remains a true pioneer to the Country Music, Bluegrass and Gospel / Christian music genres. Since he began playing music more than 50 years ago, Skaggs has released more than 30 albums and has performed thousands of live shows. Skaggs and his band, Kentucky Thunder, continue to keep the tour trail red hot, performing more than 80 live dates each year. Skaggs was inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame on August 14 and received the Pioneer Award from the Academy of Country Music on September 24.

Music To My Ears Track Listing:

  1. "Blue Night"
  2. "Things In Life"
  3. "You Can’t Hurt Ham"
  4. "Music To My Ears"
  5. "What You Are Waiting For"
  6. "New Jerusalem"
  7. "Soldier’s Son"
  8. "Tennessee Stud – Tribute to Doc Watson"
  9. "Loving You Too Well"
  10. "You Are Something Else"
  11. "Nothing Beats A Family"

Music To My Ears

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