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Carson-Newman Men on Missions presents - An evening with Ricky Skaggs

When: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM on Apr 25, 2012

Where: First Baptist Church


On April 25th, C-N will host a special performance with Ricky Skaggs. The solo concert will be held at 7 pm in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church. Please reserve this time to attend to take advantage of the opportunity to hear from an award winning country/gospel music recording artist. For questions or to reserve your seat, please contact the Advancement Office at 865-471-3459.

Country Music Hall of fame and 14 time Grammy award winning recording artist will be performing a solo concert at 7:00 p.m. at First Baptist Jefferson City on Wednesday April 25th.

The concert is free but donations for Carson-Newman Student Scholarships will be taken at the door


Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate Christian Higher Education with one of the best Country Music Artist ever.

Ricky Skaggs will present an evening of music and testimony about the importance of living out one's faith. If you need more information on this special evening - call Karina in the Advancement office at 471-3459.

Ricky Skaggs thoughts on Living by Faith:


A few years ago I was a country music artist on a secular record label. I had been sensing that the Lord was saying to me, "I want you to be where hurting people are, to be where people need to hear of My love." And I wanted to conduct business from a Christian perspective.

It was at this point we decided to start our own family record company. We dedicated everything we did to the Lord—we wanted to give Him all the honor and glory.

I cut my band from 15 musicians to 8. I got rid of a tractor-trailer and a bus. We didn't need a huge stage full of amps and drums and pianos and electric equipment to put on a show.

In our family-run business we can go off the beaten path. We can go to the high schools. We can go to hospitals or to churches. We go anywhere that God wants to send us. Sometimes He uses us to sow seeds at a country fair or even at a casino. Some Christians may be embarrassed to be seen in a casino, but many people there need to hear the Word of God.

Our bluegrass sound draws unbelievers, but when they get to our show, they hear the Gospel—whether it's the words in the song of the words I say between songs, somehow they will be confronted with the Gospel.

In the beginning, the enemy was in my ear: "What kind of Christian are you to let people go? What happens if this doesn't work out? You won't be able to make a real living doing this."

But God kept saying, "Trust Me."

I found that feelings don't have anything to do with faith. Jesus probably didn't feel like going to the cross, but He knew that it was the right thing to do. For Him, obedience outweighed sacrifice. His obedience is an example for me to live by.

Ricky Skaggs



Best Country Instrumental Performance - 1983, 1984, 1986

Best Country Vocal Collaboration (with Vince Gill & Steve Wariner) - 1991

Best Country Vocal Collaboration for "Same Old Train" - 1998

Best Bluegrass Album (for Bluegrass Rules!) - 1998

Best Bluegrass Album (for Ancient Tones) - 1999

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