Ricky Skaggs Receives Nomination for 42nd Annual Dove Awards

Ricky Skaggs with guitar

Nashville, TN (February 17, 2011) – It was recently announced that the legendary Ricky Skaggs has been nominated for the 42nd Annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Skaggs will be competing in the Country Album of the Year category for Mosaic. Gordon Kennedy and Skaggs Family.

Records also received a nomination for their work on the album as producer and record label, respectively.

“I’m very excited about the Dove nomination,” says Skaggs, “Mosaic is a project that is near and dear to my heart. It seems to have a life all its own. I believe it will continue touching lives for years to come.”

Mosaic was released in August of 2010 and is Skaggs’ return to a full band sound, a style that made him one of the best-selling artists in country music history. He worked closely with fellow GRAMMY winner Gordon Kennedy to create an album with music and lyrics that speak to Skaggs’ faith, making “music that is in my head and in my heart,” says Skaggs.

If Mosaic wins, this will be Skaggs’ third Dove Award; having won Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year in 2001 for “Are You Afraid To Die”and Bluegrass Album of the Year in 2008 for Salt Of The Earth.

The 2011 Dove Awards will take place on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia at 8:00 p.m. EST. The awards will be broadcast on gmc, Gospel Music Channel, on Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. EST.

For more information on Ricky Skaggs, please visit www.rickyskaggs.com

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