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Dolly Parton, Ricky Skaggs + More Join on ‘Country Faith Bluegrass’ Album [EXCLUSIVE]

Country Faith Bluegrass, the 14-track album of both original and classic songs, is out now. The record includes songs performed by an all-star list of artists, including Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Patty Loveless, the late Charlie Daniels, Marty Raybon, Ricky Skaggs and more. “This is the 10th project in the Country Faith series,” producer Jerry Salley tells…

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Ricky Skaggs: 11 Things to Know About the Bluegrass Star

Few people have had an impact on an entire genre of music like Ricky Skaggs has with bluegrass music. The singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and mentor turns 67 on July 18. We’re celebrating his big day with these 11 facts about the living legend. 1. He was a child prodigy. When Skaggs was just five years old, he was given…

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Ricky Skaggs Receives His High School Diploma

Ricky Skaggs has accomplished so much throughout his illustrious career, but one thing he never did was receive his high school diploma, until now. The Country Music Hall of Fame member just revealed that he received an honorary high school diploma from his alma mater, Lawrence County High School, during the school’s virtual graduation ceremony last year, 49 years…

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Ricky Skaggs Recalls His Heart Surgery: ‘I Prayed a Lot That Day’

Ricky Skaggs underwent quadruple bypass heart surgery last year, after doctors discovered severe blockage in his heart. The news came as a shock to the Country Music Hall of Fame member, who was forced to suddenly slow down after a life of moving full speed ahead. “Bluegrass music is pretty fast,” Skaggs reflected to WKRN. “I mean it starts…

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Ricky Skaggs Confirms Receiving National Medal of Arts by President Trump

Ricky Skaggs has confirmed receiving the National Medal of Arts by President Donald Trump. The bluegrass superstar shared the news on social media, along with a press release detailing those honored enough to receive the accolade. According to the release, Skaggs was honored by President Trump for his “contributions to the American music industry. A virtuoso of the mandolin…

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Ricky Skaggs, Toby Keith Awarded National Medal of Arts by President Trump

With only a few days left in his presidency, President Trump has reportedly awarded the National Medal of Arts to Ricky Skaggs and Toby Keith. The news was announced on Thursday, January 13, as the U.S House of Representatives was voting on Trump’s impeachment. As of now, neither reps for Skaggs mor Keith have confirmed the new accolade. But…

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Ricky Skaggs Had Quadruple Bypass Heart Surgery: ‘I Needed to Take Care of This Now’

Ricky Skaggs is grateful to see 2020 come to an end, in more ways than one. The 66-year-old is opening up about the challenges of this year, which included an unexpected quadruple bypass heart surgery, after an angiogram revealed he had severe blockage in his heart, which needed to be addressed immediately. “Scripture tells us God always knows the…

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