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Ricky Skaggs Quotes

Country and western is ignored by the intellectuals. They don't look at it as an art form. They think it's just somebody sitting on his couch singing about his life.

Country's hip; it's cool music.

I hate negative songs; I won't sing them. It doesn't matter if it's sold 2 million more albums.

I look back to when I got divorced in the late 1970s. When that happened, I was so broken up. After that, I decided to seek God for my life and my next marriage.

I'm not a goody-two-shoes. I'm just a father with four children.

It's part of the calling to at least do a few songs in the show that give people some hope. There's so much hurt in this world and... music is such a great healing balm and a great way to forget your troubles.

Maybe you're going to a concert thinking you're not going to hear anything but music. But you may walk away from there with an answer to a problem that you're carrying around with you that you didn't think you were going to hear about.

That's kind of the mission statement for the label: to try to do great music that touches people's hearts.

The difference between me and the newer artists is that I have the history with the architects, the masters that started the music. I know where the music came from.