Skaggs announces new disc
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Skaggs announces new disc

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 – Ricky Skaggs will try satisfying country and bluegrass fans alike with "Music To My Ears" (Skaggs Family Records, due Sept. 25.

Skaggs produced the disc with songwriter Gordon Kennedy, who wrote Eric Clapton's Change The World.

"This album is 'Music To My Ears' and I hope to yours, as well," said 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."

The disc includes all-new songs and fresh takes on older bluegrass standards. Soldier's Son brought Skaggs and Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees together to record the song. Gibb, who made his Grand Ole Opry debut alongside Skaggs earlier this year, co-wrote the song for the disc.

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 Bill Monroe, co-written by Kennedy and Skaggs.


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