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Ricky Skaggs Teams Up With Barry Gibb For New Album Track

27th September 2012

Bluegrass star Ricky Skaggs and BEE GEES star Barry Gibb have teamed up for an unlikely new collaboration.The odd couple came together in the studio to record the track Soldier's Son, which will feature on...

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Kitty Wells Laid To Rest

23rd July 2012

Singer Ricky Skaggs honoured the late Kitty Wells during a private funeral service in her native Tennessee on Friday (20Jul12).The 92 year old passed away last week (16Jul12) following complications from a stroke, and she...

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Ricky Skaggs In Awe Of Blind Doc Watson's Electric Work

31st May 2012

Country singer Ricky Skaggs was always amazed by blind folk icon Doc Watson after he managed to wire his entire house without the help of an electrician.The seven-time Grammy winner died on Tuesday (29May12), aged...

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Aretha Franklin Enters The Gospel Hall Of Fame

9th May 2012

Aretha Franklin will be inducted to the gospel Hall of Fame this year.The singing icon is one of six stars who will be introduced to the Hall on August 14, joining musical legends like Elvis...

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Ricky Skaggs To Celebrate 30th Grand Ole Opry Anniversary

2nd May 2012

Country singers Alison Krauss and Josh Turner are among the stars lining up to salute Ricky Skaggs at a concert marking his 30th year as a Grand Ole Opry member.The Whites and Dailey & Vincent...

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Lonestar Reunite With Lead Singer

28th October 2011

Country group Lonestar have reunited with original lead singer Richie McDonald to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The singer has rejoined the group, replacing Cody Collins, who had taken his place in 2007 when he left...

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Country Stars Pay Tribute To Linda Mccartney On New Album

28th October 2011

Steel Magnolia, Ricky Skaggs and Phil Vassar are among the country acts paying tribute to Sir Paul Mccartney's late wife Linda on a new album.The stars have all covered MCCartney songs for Let Us In...

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Reba Mcentire Headlining International Festival Of Country Music

7th October 2011

Reba McEntire, Ricky Skaggs and Little Big Town will headline the London leg of the International Festival of Country Music. The festival will see the county stars transplanted from their spiritual home of Nashville, Tennessee...

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Fascinating Fact 9224

3rd May 2010

BRAD PAISLEY, VINCE GILL and RICKY SKAGGS have formed a new one-off country music supergroup to celebrate the 85th birthday of Nashville, Tennessee's Grand Ole Opry. The trio will join bluegrass star Steve Wariner when...

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Skaggs Wins Big At Inspirational Country Music Awards

20th October 2008

Bluegrass superstar RICKY SKAGGS was the big winner at the Inspirational Country Music Awards on Thursday night (16Oct08) when he picked up three prizes. Skaggs was named Musician of The Year, and his most recent...

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Skaggs Receives Music Honour

15th March 2008

American country star RICKY SKAGGS is "elated" after hearing he will receive an honorary doctorate from a top Boston, Massachusetts music college. The Country Boy singer will be honoured by Berklee College of Music on...

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Country Stars Jump Aboard Stagecoach

10th January 2007

KENNY CHESNEY, BROOKS + DUNN, GEORGE STRAIT and WILLIE NELSON will headline California's new country music festival Stagecoach this May (07). The two-day weekend event, which will take place on the site of the world-famous...

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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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Grascals Claim Top Bluegrass Honour

30th September 2006

Bluegrass stars THE GRASCALS claimed the night's big award at the 17th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday (28SEP06), when they picked up the Entertainer Of The Year prize. The group was also one...

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Tim O'brien Wins Top Bluegrass Prize

29th September 2006

TIM O BRIEN won Song Of The Year and RICKY SKAGGS + KENTUCKY THUNDER earned Instrumental Group Of The Year for the eighth straight time at the International Bluegrass Music Awards last night (28SEP06). O'Brien...

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Bluegrass Awards Nominations Announced

16th August 2006

ALLISON KRAUSS + UNION STATION lead the nominations for this year's (06) International Bluegrass Music Association awards, with a staggering eleven nods. The group are included in the Instrumental Group and Vocal Group Of The...

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Another Death For Bonnaroo

20th June 2006

LATEST: The fifth Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee was marred by two deaths over the weekend (15-18JUN06). One festival-goer, JOSHUA OVERALL, 21, was killed when he fell from a chain-link fence onto a freeway and...

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Tragedy At Bonnaroo Festival

18th June 2006

The world's most successful music festival, Bonnaroo, was hit by tragedy on Saturday night (17JUN06) when a tour bus escorting bluegrass star RICKY SKAGGS from the event hit and killed a man on a Tennessee...

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Fascinating Fact 643

9th December 2005

Country star RICKY SKAGGS has recorded a new single with his wife SHARON WHITE for the couple's upcoming TV special CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE, which will air on US cable channel CMT on Saturday (10DEC05)....

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Union Station Bag 14 Nominations For Bluegrass Awards

31st August 2005

Country group ALISON KRAUSS + UNION STATION have topped the list of nominations for the 16th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards - with a staggering 14 nods. The group will fight for Entertainer Of...

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Skaggs Champions 12-Year-old Mandolin Player

28th March 2005

Bluegrass superstar RICKY SKAGGS is championing a new 12-year-old mandolin player on his SKAGGS FAMILY RECORDS label because he thinks the kid has "a gift from God". The COUNTRY BOY hitmaker discovered RYAN HOLLADAY...

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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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Country Stars Sign Up For New Tsunami Relief Benefit

26th January 2005

CRYSTAL GAYLE, KATHY MATTEA, RICKY SKAGGS and LEE GREENWOOD are teaming up for the latest star-studded tsunami benefit concert. The country acts will perform at Nashville, Tennessee's Belmont University tonight (26JAN05). All proceeds...

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Skaggs To Receive Kentucky Doctorate

18th November 2004

Country star RICKY SKAGGS is to be honoured by his hometown university in Kentucky with a doctorate. The COUNTRY BOY singer will be presented with an honorary doctor of humanities degree from Eastern Kentucky...

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Country Stars Urge Fans To Vote

18th August 2004

America's leading country music stars have launched a campaign to urge fellow natives to vote in the upcoming Presidential elections. RICKY SKAGGS, RANDY TRAVIS and BILLY DEAN are encouraging fans to vote at the...

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