Ricky Skaggs Graces Cover of ‘Bluegrass Unlimited’ Magazine
'Bluegrass Unlimited' magazine is one of the premier publications for bluegrass aficionados, and now the magazine is featuring one of the genre's most well-known musicians on their cover. Ricky Skaggs appears on the the front of the June 2013 edition of the national publication.
The Kentucky native, who has amassed more than a dozen Grammys, as well as numerous IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Awards) trophies, admits his road to success has been a bit bumpy at times, but says he has finally found peace making the music he loves.
"I just feel like I'm in a place now where I'm a lot more creative, because I don't have the pressures of having to come up with songs that radio would play, like I used to back in the country days when I was trying to walk that line of trying to keep the country music and bluegrass people happy which is never, ever going to happen," he tells the magazine. "So I realized I just needed to get over that and quit worrying about it and quit worrying about what I read in the blogs and that kind of stuff and just make music for myself and for people I know that like what I do. I think that's the joy of where I am right now."
In addition to making new music, the iconic entertainer will release his first-ever autobiography later this year. 'Kentucky Traveler' gives readers an intimate look at how he has carried on the tradition of bluegrass and the music he loves throughout his illustrious career.
In addition to promoting the new book, Skaggs will also team up again wtih Bruce Hornsby for a live concert album, 'Cluck Ol' Hen.' The album will be released later this year.
The June 2013 edition of 'Bluegrass Unlimited' is available now. Read the entire article here.