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 seven, he sat in with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs on their Martha White TV show. He played local TV and radio shows with his pal, guitarist Keith... Read More