” 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. “


” 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. “


” Country’s hip, it’s cool music. “


” I mean, I could tell that I really had… a precious gift. And I’m so glad that I have followed through with it and really used that gift and nurtured it, honed it, made it sharp and tried to use it as a tool now to make music and to make a living for my family. “


” Great music is great music, period. “


” It doesn’t matter if you stick the name ‘bluegrass’ on it. I think people call things bluegrass that I wouldn’t necessarily call bluegrass, but what they’re calling country music today I’m not sure that I would call country music. But I love music and I try to encourage people. “


” I had some good teachers. One of the greatest teachers I’ve had is bluegrass music: going back and listening to Bill Monroe’s music, the Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs. When I was with Ralph Stanley I learned a lot from him. “


” After ‘Mosaic,’ I think a lot of people didn’t know what my next record was going to be. And that’s what I love. I just love doing music because I’m not going to follow the patterns and formulas of Music Row. “


” When I came here it wasn’t that I was anti-Music Row, but it was like I was going against the grain of what everybody on Music Row was doing, and that’s what has made me successful. “


” When I hear bluegrass today, I hear so many new sounds in it. It’s almost like country music in a way. “



All 12 Ricky Skaggs Quotes about Music in picture


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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.
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I mean, I could tell that I really had... a precious gift. And I
Great music is great music, period.
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I had some good teachers. One of the greatest teachers I
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When I hear bluegrass today, I hear so many new sounds in it. It

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