Ricky Skaggs has accumulated plenty of awards and accolades in the past 35 years, including 14 Grammy awards and eight CMA trophies, but the Kentucky native says one of his biggest honors is yet to come. On Tuesday, August 14, the singer-songwriter will be inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, where he will join fellow inductees Aretha Franklin, Dallas Holm, The Hoppers, Love Song and televangelist Rex Humbard at the special ceremony in Nashville, Tenn.

"For someone who has spent my entire career playing music in the marketplace, not in the church, this is quite an honor," the iconic musician notes. "I've always loved the Gospel and I sing about it in many different ways. I've never seen myself as a Christian artist, just an artist who is a Christian. I'm very grateful for this award."

The singer-songwriter, who in addition to his solo career has also fronted the bluegrass band, Kentucky Thunder, for the past 15 years, has released more than 30 albums, with almost all of them featuring one or more gospel songs.

The 39th Annual Gospel Music Hall of Fame Induction will be held at the Trinity Music City Auditorium in Hendersonville, Tenn. For ticket information, click here.

Ricky is getting ready to release his latest CD, Music to My Ears, with songs that pay homage to three of his own musical heroes -- Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson and Bill Monroe. Pre-order the album here.