Latest Earl Scruggs News



Earl Scruggs Remembered At Public Funeral Service

1st April 2012

Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs was remembered during a public funeral service in Tennessee on Sunday (01Apr12).The music pioneer died of natural causes on Wednesday (28Mar12), aged 88, and friends and family members arrived at the...

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Country Stars Pay Tribute To Scruggs

29th March 2012

Brad Paisley, Billy Ray Cyrus and Miranda Lambert are among the stars who have paid tribute to bluegrass icon Earl Scruggs following his death on Wednesday (28Mar12).The musician, who was credited with elevating the banjo...

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Bluegrass Legend Earl Scruggs Dies

29th March 2012

Iconic bluegrass star Earl Scruggs has died. He was 88.The banjo pioneer passed away at a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday (28Mar12) from natural causes, according to his son Gary. Scruggs was credited with...

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Bacharach + The Band Honoured For Life Achievements

19th December 2007

Songwriter BURT BACHARACH, THE BAND, DORIS DAY and bluegrass legend EARL SCRUGGS are among the stars who will be honoured with Lifetime Achievement awards at the 50th annual Grammy Awards next year (08). Reclusive singer/actress...

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Ryman Auditorium Honoured As Birthplace Of Bluegrass

4th October 2006

The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee has officially been named the Birthplace Of Bluegrass at a ceremony attended by banjo player EARL SCRUGGS and RICKY SKAGGS. A new historical marker was placed in front of...

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Nashville Plans Music City Walk Of Fame

11th August 2006

Country music capital Nashville, Tennessee is to get its very own Walk Of Fame. Similar to the tourist landmark in Hollywood, the new attraction will feature music legends like JOHNNY CASH, TAMMY WYNETTE and WILLIE...

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Country Manager Scruggs Dies

7th February 2006

Country music's first female manager LOUISE SCRUGGS died on Thursday (02FEB06) after suffering complications of a respiratory illness. She was 78. The wife of banjo star EARL SCRUGGS passed away at Nashville's Baptist Hospital,...

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Scruggs Injured At State Fair

28th November 2005

Country icon EARL SCRUGGS is recovering after falling onstage at the South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The banjo-playing veteran, 81, was leaving the stage at the event yesterday (27NOV05)...

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Fascinating Fact 248

23rd September 2005

Funnyman STEVE MARTIN has formed a new group with banjo king EARL SCRUGGS called MEN WITH BANJOS, WHO KNOW HOW TO USE THEM....

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Scruggs Honoured

3rd March 2005

Country and bluegrass legend EARL SCRUGGS is to be presented with an honorary doctorate from scholars at America's Berklee College of Music on 15 March (05). More than 150 Berklee students are expected to...

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Yoakam To Get Star In Hollywood

3rd June 2003

Country star DWIGHT YOAKAM will be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday (05JUN03). EARL SCRUGGS and DENNIS HOPPER are among the celebrities confirmed to attend the...

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