Ricky Skaggs on 'America's News HQ'
Country music star on his new album
- Duration 5:32
- Date Nov 24, 2012
Country music star on his new album
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Fourteen grammys he's not dead yet country and bluegrass musician Ricky Skaggs has a new album out and he's enlisted the help of beating great buried yet.
I sat down at McKee and asked him about his new project.
It's great to see you I know that -- so many people love your music and you're one of the legends and his business did you recently got the pioneer award and Academy of Country Music that must have been.
Quite an honor for yet.
It really was imminent it was a great honor and I guess -- we get a little older and get great hit -- certain people start giving you wore a but I was very thankful to get that get that award.
You know we had we had a great run in in the -- Eighties and early ninety's and I started my own record -- and 1997.
King kind of came back to blue grass which is really my roots and he loved loved it so much.
Well it's not over yet of course -- -- new album out with focusing on those blue grass roots and you've partnered up with someone that -- you might find unusual -- Barry Gibbs.
-- That's trash and BG.
Teasing cousins and telling -- -- for bluegrass.
-- he loves bluegrass music and you know of his Brothers now are our past -- gone and he just.
He really wants to do some just different things he's done in the past meanings you know so much more about.
Barry -- then Saturday night fever you know he's -- deep deep brighter.
You know -- second.
Songwriter in the whole world is Barry -- He certainly an animation to music he -- going to be an amazing talent.
About this album and wife -- special and why did you wanna go back to those through.
Well when Bill Monroe passed away in 1996 I just felt this really deep calling back to -- Back to my roots which really you know was blue grass and has been -- -- -- a group plan.
Blue -- in Kentucky's where I'm from and a dad bought me mandolin when I was five years old and so really that's the foundation stones of everything I've ever done musically is bluegrass.
And when he passed away I just felt like I I wanted to come back and be able to them.
Kind of be a leader.
Try to encourage young people in this music because there's so much great stuff about bluegrass music to me.
Is the purest form of country music it's it's very very pure and -- legends like doc Watson and asked a Stanley Brothers Flatt and Scruggs bill -- people like that.
I've always tried to to honor those men you know and honor their legacy carrying on the tradition.
Do you -- -- -- -- -- young people who are really becoming big fans of bluegrass.
We see -- little young girls and boys come you know.
Years old coming up -- shows bring in -- and banjo mandolin smallest sign Ayman.
There on the front row watching you know I've got a very young band that I travel wins that Kentucky founder.
And they've got to you know bunch of young followers so it's really great to.
To be the old man and the band and and try to keep up these young guys that you know.
Nickel creek in Kristy -- in Alison Krauss they've all played a great role.
In you know and encouraging young people -- to play this music.
That's when -- what you many older guy in the group but you're certainly young at heart and I want to thank you so much for joining I think.
If he would honor us with this one request that I have could you play us out to the break and when -- special songs.
Usher -- this is -- nothing beats a family's from not music to my ears Monday record wonderful.
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On the news.
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