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Ricky Skaggs who was born on the 18th of July in 1954 is an acclaimed bluegrass and country musician, producer, singer and composer. Skaggs basically plays the mandolin, but he also frequently plays the banjo, the fiddle, the mandocaster and the guitar. He comes from Cordell in Kentucky. Apart from country and bluegrass, he also creates gospel oriented music. He has actively been a part of the music industry since 1960 till the present day. The music recording label companies that he has been affiliated with are the Skaggs Family Records, Sugar Hill Records, Rebel Records, Atlantic Records, Camden Records, Epic Records, Legacy Records, DCC Records, Hollywood Records and Rounder Records. He has also given some fantastic associate acts with J.D. Crowe and New South, Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, Bruce Hornsby, Emmylou Harris and the Hot Band, Kentucky Thunder and The Whites.

About Ricky Skaggs

When he was just five years old, Skaggs began playing the mandolin along with his father. By the time he was just six years old, he not only played the mandolin but also sang live on stage in the company of Bill Monroe. When he was seen years old he came on television’s country music variety program with Martha White. He played Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt on his first television appearance. At that time, Skaggs eagerly wanted to give an audition for the famous Grand Ole Opry, however since he was too young at that time, he could not do it.
By the time Ricky Skaggs was in his mid-teens, he came across a fellow teen icon, the guitarist Keith Whitley. Both of them began playing and making music together along with Keith Whitley’s brother Dwight who was a banjoist and appeared on some radio shows. When the decade of the 1970s came, both Skaggs and Whitley had successfully earned an opening act for Ralph Stanley. After their performance onstage, both of them were invited to become a part of Stanley’s band known as the Clinch Mountain Boys.
After having played as a member of the Clinch Mountain Boys, Skaggs decided to join The Country Gentlemen music band that hailed from Washington, D.C., and was also in J.D. Crowe’s band called New South. For some years, he was also a part of Emmylou Harris’s band known as Hot Band. In 1980, Skaggs wrote the music arrangements for Emmylou Harris’s bluegrass roots album titled as Roses in the Snow. Furthermore, he played the fiddle and the mandolin and also sang harmony in Harris’ band.
From the 1990s and well into the 2000s, Ricky Skaggs has successfully infused bluegrass roots into his music and has experimented with a lot of new types of sounds while he was with his band known as Kentucky Thunder. Skaggs is a recurrent Grammy Award winner and also a winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association in the category of The Best Bluegrass Album. Skaggs believes in promoting old music but at the same time trying to grow it and become successful in it. He is known for giving some of the greatest live music concert performances. He has shared the stage in the company of Phish the jam band that comes from Vermont. On the 20th of March in 2007 he released a critically acclaimed music album with the famous rock musician Bruce Hornsby. He also released an album that he recorded with The Whites music group in 2008 under his own music recording Label Company known as Skaggs Family Records label. You can now catch him in an exciting live music concert by booking your Ricky Skaggs tickets and enjoy a fantastic evening with your friends and loved ones at this memorable live performance.
With the cheap Ricky Skaggs tickets in your hands, your can be sure of experiencing a live music show that you will cherish for a long time. His live shows are always totally sold out which speaks volumes of the performer he is onstage. He makes your experience at his shows truly worth every penny of yours.