GRAMMY WINNING CD "SALT OF
Best Southern, Country or
Bluegrass Gospel Album!
Skaggs received his 13th Grammy award for "Salt of the
Earth", the collaboration with country gospel legends The
Whites. This is the 2nd award for The
Check out the cover of the CD and
see Ricky holding his Bourgeois which is featured on this great
recording. It's a great CD.
Here's what Skaggs Family Records
has to say about their nomination:
Skaggs caps a highly successful year today with yet another Grammy
nomination. The 12-time winner received a nomination for his
sparsely beautiful collaboration with country gospel legends The
Whites, 'Salt of the Earth,' out on his own Skaggs Family Records
label. The nomination comes in the Best Southern, Country, or
Bluegrass Gospel Album category.
February, Skaggs won his 12th Grammy for 'Instrumentals,' recorded
with his ace backing band Kentucky Thunder. That was followed
by an eponymous collaboration with Bruce Hornsby. The 12-song
set was both a critical success, with Entertainment Weekly raving
that "together, 'Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby' prove
bluegrass' strictures were ripe for loosening after all," and a
commercial success as the disc sat upon the top of Billboard's
bluegrass album charts for weeks.
appeared with Hornsby on the CBS Early Show and Late Night with
Conan O'Brien, and recently performed with The Whites on the
legendary public radio show A Prairie Home Companion.
of the Earth,' which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts
upon its release in September, is the first full length album
collaboration between Ricky and The Whites (Ricky's wife Sharon
White, sister-in-law Cheryl White and father-in-law Buck White).
The album displays Ricky and The Whites deep roots in the gospel
tradition, all the while adding new songs sure to become part of the
gospel canon. Billboard said "the combination of great
songs and heartfelt performances make this a project sure to be
embraced by fans of country and Christian music."
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Skaggs Family Records.
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updated: February 20, 2008