July 18: Ricky Skaggs was born in 1954
I can’t control the wind but I can adjust the sail.
I hate negative songs; I won’t sing them. It doesn’t matter if it’s sold 2 million more albums.
Ricky Skaggs has often said that he is “just trying to make a living” playing the music he loves. But it’s clear that his passion for it puts him in the position to bring his lively, distinctively American form of music out of isolation and into the ears and hearts of audiences across the country and around the world. Ricky Skaggs is always forging ahead with cross-cultural, genre-bending musical ideas and inspirations.
Get Up John:
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I wandered again
To my home in the mountains
Where in youth’s early dawn
I was happy and free.
I look for my friends,
But I never could find ’em.
I found they were all
Rank strangers to me.
Albert E. Brumley
“Rank Strangers To Me” is a song written/arranged by Albert E. Brumley.
||Albert Edward Brumley
||October 29, 1905
near Spiro, Oklahoma, United States
||November 15, 1977 (aged 72)
Powell, Missouri, United States
Albert Edward Brumley (1905–1977) was an American shape note gospel music composer and publisher.
“I’ll Fly Away,” “Turn Your Radio On,” “If We Never Meet Again (This Side of Heaven),” “I’ll Meet You In The Morning,”, “He Set Me Free” & “Rank Strangers To Me” are among a host of favorites written by Albert E. Brumley. He wrote over 800 songs. He established the Albert E. Brumley Sundown to Sunup Gospel Sing (now Albert E. Brumley Gospel Sing) in 1969 in Springdale, Arkansas. Brumley has been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
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