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Music To My Ears
The 14-time Grammy award winning Ricky Skaggs has once again proven that he is the reigning king of bluegrass. Music To My Ears is already receiving rave reviews and has something that will appeal to everyone.
This album has an eclectic mix of country, bluegrass and gospel sounds. Barry Gibb (of the Bee Gee’s) teams up with Ricky on the deeply moving “Soldier’s Son.” This is not the first time this duo has collaborated. Barry joined Ricky on the Opry stage on July 27 of this year during his Opry debut. (Click here to see videos from that night.) “What You Are Waiting For” was co-written by GRAMMY winning songwriter/producer Gordon Kennedy and has modern country appeal. A new Christian bluegrass tune, “Music To My Ears,” showcases joyful praise. “You Can’t Hurt Ham” was inspired by the infamous saying of Mr. Bill Monroe and features a traditional bluegrass sound.
Ricky says, “This album is ‘Music to my Ears’ and I hope to yours, as well! We’ve flavored it with all of my favorite sounds and I’m excited to team up with some of the best musicians in the business to create this new record.”
Track List (click here to purchase)1. “Blue Night” 2. “Things In Life” 3. “You Can’t Hurt Ham” 4. “Music To My Ears” 5. “What You Are Waiting For” 6. “New Jerusalem” (Instrumental) 7. “Soldier’s Son” 8. “Tennessee Stud” (Tribute to Doc Watson) 9. “Loving You Too Well” 10. “You Are Something Else” 11. “Nothing Beats A Family”
Watch as Ricky teams up with Barry Gibb on the Opry Stage!
A Man Of Good Fortune
Billy Dean is adding to his long list of brilliant music with the release of his new album, A Man Of Good Fortune. Over the course of Dean’s twenty year career, he has had thirteen top ten Billboard country singles, including five #1 hits: “I Miss Billy The Kid,” “Somewhere In My Broken Heart,” “If There Hadn’t Been You,” “You Don’t Count The Cost” and “It’s What I Do.”
After the 2009 release of The One Behind The Wheel, Dean took time off from the recording studio to tour more and develop his own publishing and production company. This studio break also gave Dean time to co-write seven of the ten songs for his new album.
“Music has deeply enriched my life,” says Dean. “My fans have waited patiently for this new release because they know this one is for them. It’s because of my fans and their support that I’ve spent most of my life on a musical journey and that’s why I truly feel like ‘A Man Of Good Fortune.’”
Track List (click here to purchase)1. “I Can’t Leave” 2. “A Seed” 3. “Middle Of Nowhere” 4. “Dear John” 5. “All The Difference In The World” 6. “I Don’t Need As Much Hell To Raise” 7. “Crazy Beautiful” 8. “Imagine What I’d Do” 9. “Made For You And I” 10. “Laura Nadine”
Here is a special sneak-peak video from his newest album.
Endless Summer EP
For those of you who are sad that summer has come to a close, don’t worry because Jake Owen’s new four-song EP Endless Summer will keep you feeling warm all winter long.
This EP release will help fans gear up for the October 10 launch of Jake’s first-ever headlining tour, CMT ON TOUR JAKE OWEN: THE SUMMER NEVER ENDS 2012, with special guests Love and Theft and Florida Georgia Line.
Coinciding with the EP release, fans can enter to win one of 10 limited edition guitars by creating their own summer-themed video, set to Jake’s EP track, “Summer Jam.” Click here for how to enter.
Track List (click here to purchase)1. “Summer Jam” 2. “Pass a Beer” 3. “Steal My Kisses” 4. “Surefire Feeling”
Check out this clip of Jake discussing his Endless Summer EP.