Ricky Skaggs entered the world of professional music when he was invited to join the band of bluegrass patriarch Ralph Stanley. He moved into country music in the 1970s, first as a member of Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band and later as an individual recording artist on his own. With the release of “Waitin’ for the Sun to Shine” in 1981, Skaggs reached the top of the country charts and remained there throughout most of the 1980s, resulting in a total of 12 no. 1 hits. In 1982, he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry, the youngest to ever be inducted at that time. He created his own label in 1997, Skaggs Family Records. He has won 14 Grammy Awards and has recently toured with Sharon White and Ry Cooder on the “Cooder-White-Skaggs” tour, and a separate tour with Bruce Hornsby. Skaggs is the dictionary definition of a musician – although he may be known for bluegrass and country, he is multi-talented and is a master musician in most any genre of music.


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October 12, 2016

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