“I was saddened to hear of Aretha Franklin’s passing. I listened to her music, watched her life, and saw her struggles. She was one of the many whose first audience was the Church. She loved the spirit of gospel music and brought it into mainstream popular R&B. Others tried to duplicate her style, but she was an original, not a copy! I’m thankful she’s finally at rest in the place she sang about where there is total peace, love and joy unspeakable.” – Ricky Skaggs