By J Poet
Ricky Skaggs helped kick start the roots music revival that led to the creation of the category called Americana. His success as a country and bluegrass artist – he’s taken home 12 Grammys in the country and bluegrass genres - has won him respect from Nashville and roots music fans alike, and his Skaggs Family label is a powerhouse of traditional music.
Skaggs was born in 1954 in Cordell, Kentucky. His dad gave him a mandolin for his fifth birthday and by age six he was invited on stage to play mandolin with Bill Monroe. When he was... Read More