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Critical Acclaim for Skaggs’ “Music To My Ears”

Image634909019689011970Critics coast-to-coast are raving about RICKY SKAGGS'  latest musical creation, MUSIC TO MY EARS. The album, according to reviewers, mixes traditional and progressive influences while staying true to its bluegrass roots. Skaggs’ Music To My Ears was released from Skaggs Family Records on September 25, 2012.

"I'm always humbled when I read reviews of a new project I've just done," says Skaggs.  "The kind words from seasoned writers and young writers alike really encourage me to keep making music."


Here's what a few critics are saying about Skaggs' Music To My Ears:

Image634909012423416402It makes for an album of surprises, with the variety of styles connected by Skaggs’ expressive tenor and forceful mandolin playing.

Michael McCall, The Associated Press

Image634909012619537619It's another bluegrass gem — with some fine pure-country moments — from the traditional style torchbearer and his ace band, Kentucky Thunder.”

-Christine Dickinson, The Chicago Tribune

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Skaggs manages to intertwine many sounds he grew up hearing and playing, including country, bluegrass and gospel. He also pays homage to a few musical icons and also sprinkles in a dash of harmonious humor along the way.” -Craig Shelburne, CMT

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Crisp acoustic notes leap from the speakers as fiddle, banjo and Ricky’s lyrical mandolin power the tracks.” -Daryl Addison, GAC

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There’s plenty here, including a lively instrumental, to satisfy all musical tastes.”

-Bob Paxman, Country Weekly

Image634909014236170086"'You Can't Hurt Ham'... is a delightful musical recollection of the old wisdom of the road about the indestructibility of country ham."- Scott Peavler, Elmore Magazine

Image634909015287740232“'Music To My Ears' only serves to underscore his musical genius... Once again, Skaggs’ music is unparalleled."

- Nancy Dunham, Relix Magazine

Image634909015632539953There is a richness, a fullness, a texture and quality to this recording that is like none I have ever heard from Ricky before… This one MUST be in your collection!

-W.J. Hallock, No Depression/Prescription Bluegrass

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