Fifteen-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Ricky Skaggs’ career is among the most significant in recent country music history. His life’s path has taken him to various musical genres while still leaving his musical roots intact.
Skaggs emerged as a professional bluegrass musician in 1971, joining bands such as the Clinch Mountain Boys, Gentlemen, J.D. Crowe & the New South and Boone Creek.
His label debut Waitin’ for the Sun to Shine topped the country charts. Additionally, he garnered eight Country Music Association Awards- including Entertainer of the Year in 1985. Skaggs’ 1997 album Bluegrass Rules marked a triumphant return to bluegrass—solidified ever since with a series of GRAMMY® Award winning albums recorded with his band, Kentucky Thunder.