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, set for a September 25 release, 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 for pre-order now at www.rickyskaggs.com.
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