Country and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs is elated following two GRAMMY® Award wins by Hillary Scott and The Scott Family. At Sunday night's GRAMMY® Awards Premiere Ceremony, preceding the televised awards show, the group's album, Love Remains, produced by Skaggs, scored the big win for Best Contemporary Christian Album. In addition, "Thy Will" (the album's first single) landed them the award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song.
"I'm so happy for Hillary Scott and The Scott Family," says Skaggs. "Everyone gave their whole heart to this project. As we were working on this record we started to realize that this record was working on us. The songs were so powerful. Lots of tears, lots of prayers, and lots of joy. What a great family, what a great record, and what an awesome God we serve!"
About Ricky Skaggs
Earning 12 #1 hit singles, 14 GRAMMY® Awards, 11 IBMA Awards, nine ACM Awards, eight CMA Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), two Dove Awards, the ASCAP Founders Award, three honorary Doctorate degrees, inductions into the Musicians Hall of Fame and GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the 2013 Artist-In-Residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, an Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award in the Instrumentalist category along with countless other awards, Ricky Skaggs is truly a pioneer of Bluegrass and Country music.
Since he began playing music more than 50 years ago, Skaggs has released more than 30 albums and has performed thousands of live shows. He started his own record label, Skaggs Family Records, in 1997 and has since released 12 consecutive GRAMMY®-nominated albums. His latest release, Hearts Like Ours, with his wife, celebrated artist Sharon White of The Whites features the couple dueting on handpicked country love songs.
And the Grand Ole Opry member has released his first-ever autobiography, "Kentucky Traveler." The book details the life and times of Skaggs and provides a descriptive history of Country and Bluegrass music, as told by the master himself. In addition to his regular touring schedule with his band, Kentucky Thunder, he recently performed a string of dates with his better half Sharon White along with guitar legend Ry Cooder on the critically-acclaimed "Cooder-White-Skaggs" tour and from time to time hits the road with versatile singer/songwriter and pianist Bruce Hornsby on another critically-acclaimed tour, "Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder."
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