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Ricky Skaggs Receives IBMA Nomination

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Ricky Skaggs has received another nomination from the International Bluegrass Music Association. The 59-year-old has been nominated for Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year for his song ‘New Jerusalem,’ from his 2012 album, ‘Music to My Ears.’

“I am very grateful for the nomination,” says Skaggs, who already has 11 IBMA trophies, as well as numerous Grammy and CMA Awards.

The singer, who released his autobiography, ‘Kentucky Traveler: My Life in Music’ last week, has also released his second collaboration with Bruce Hornsby. ‘Cluck ‘Ol Hen,’ a live CD, hit shelves on Tuesday (Aug. 20).

“We recorded quite a few of the live performances from our tour and came up with a really great CD,” Skaggs says. “It’s a great merging of two different styles. Listening to this live CD just reminded me of how much fun we had touring together. Every show was a gift.”

In addition to working on a duets album with his wife, Sharon White, Skaggs will also spend much of the next few months on the road, performing both solo shows and dates with Hornsby. See all of their upcoming shows here.

The IBMA Awards will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26, in Raleigh, N.C. Tickets are available here.

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