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"I really have lost count," says Skaggs. "No clue, isn't that crazy?"
Skaggs has been making music for about 50 years, so you can see how it would be easy to forget just how many albums he's recorded. According to our count, his latest, "Music to My Ears", puts him at over 30!
"I am blessed to have my own label, studio, be able to sit down and record when I want to," says Skaggs.
Skaggs' last album "Mosaic" was totally gospel. Something not the norm, despite what many believe.
"Contrary to a lot of people's opinions, I am not a Christian artist," says Skaggs. "I am a Christian that is an artist, but not a Christian artist."
"Music to My Ears" is a bluegrass album, but like a lot of his music, it does have some gospel flare, most specifically the album's title track.
"There is a song or 2 with gospel influence and 'Music to My Ears' is definitely one of them," says Skaggs.
Another favorite on the album is the last song you'll hear: "Nothing Beats a Family".
The album also has some humor, a tribute to Doc Watson and features a few well known names like Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees. A star studded team that's resulted in some high praise!
"It's a great record, lot of fun, reviews are like we wrote them ourselves," says Skaggs.
Skaggs has had a big year. He was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and received the Pioneer Award from the Academy of Country Music. He will continue his yearly tradition of touring with his family for "A Skaggs Family Christmas". That show will come to the Ryman December 6.
Wednesday, November 28 2012, 08:33 PM CST
Audit finds $51K missing at Hamblen animal shelter
May 22, 2013 19:59 GMT
MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (AP) -- An audit by the state comptroller's office has found that more than $51,000 in animal adoption fees and donations for the Morristown-Hamblen Humane Society was not deposited into the facility's bank account.
According to the audit, an investigation was requested by the Hamblen County mayor after a humane society employee discovered altered receipts.
The audit says a former employee who was questioned by management admitted to backdating one receipt to "borrow" $120. The employee returned the $120 and was terminated. The employee refused to meet with auditors.
Morristown-Hamblen Humane Society Board Chair Gean Ann Sing said in a response to auditors that the humane society now utilizes more than one employee for handling deposits. The board also has agreed to obtain yearly audits.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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