"It was an editor's nightmare," he said, but added that Harper Collins seemed happy with the results.
Despite his professional successes, Skaggs said he had to revisit painful memories: the collapse of his first marriage and the subsequent divorce, and when his 7-year-old son, Andrew, was shot in a drive-by shooting.
"How he came through that taught me a lesson in forgiveness," Skaggs said.
The Kentuckian is fitting in the book signing during his usual busy schedule. Skaggs is scheduled to play several dates with his band Kentucky Thunder during the next few weeks, including a show Sept. 20 at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg.
He's also embarking on a short tour later in the fall with Bruce Hornsby. This week, the pair released "Cluck Ol' Hen," a live album from their 2007 tour.
"We just have too much fun together," Skaggs said.
The singer said he hoped people would check out the book and added that he wanted to send a copy to his old friend and mentor Ralph Stanley but wasn't sure if Stanley would find the time to sit down and read it.
"I might do it as an audio book," he said.
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