Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder: Soldier of the Cross

Singer, songwriter and mandolin player Ricky Skaggs is one of contemporary bluegrass’s leading proponents. Steeped in the traditions of pioneers Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, and Flatt and Scruggs, Skaggs brings a contemporary energy to this truly American art form. In this gospel album Skaggs combines his mastery and feeling for this vibrant and enduring music with his deep Christian faith.
Soldier of the Cross
Released: 9/9/2000
Genre: Country
The CD
Mandolinist Ricky Skaggs’ "Soldier of the Cross" is bona-fide Bluegrass gospel, with no apologies to those who might be uncomfortable with his open expression of faith.
Soldier of the Cross
A sword and shield from Scotland, and a beautiful old song of Bill Monroe.
Lead me to the Rock
A song Skaggs learned as a child at "footwashing Baptist" services.
Influences
Ricky Skaggs’ musical father may be Bluegrass great Bill Monroe, but his siblings are children of the 50s and 60s.
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