Ricky Skaggs Honored By Gospel Music Hall Of Fame Induction
Ricky Skaggs says being inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame means a great deal to him. The country star explains that he truly feels honored to receive such recognition, because throughout his entire career he's worked "in the marketplace, not in the church." He adds that he's never really considered himself to be a "Christian artist," but "an artist who is a Christian." But Ricky admits he's "always loved the Gospel" and he's sung about it "in many different ways." Skaggs is part of the Gospel Music Hall's Class of 2012 along with Aretha Franklin, Dallas Holm, The Hoppers, Love Song, and Rex Humbard. The induction ceremony will take place at the Trinity Music City Auditorium in Hendersonville, Tennessee Tuesday night. Dailey & Vincent, Michael W. Smith, and The Isaacs are among the scheduled performers for the event.
Skaggs isn't a stranger to recognition from the gospel music community. Over the course of his career he's earned two Dove Awards and nine Inspirational Country Music Awards. He's also a four-time nominee for this year's ICM Awards, which will be presented in Nashville on October 18th.