Ricky Skaggs

About Ricky Skaggs

In the early '80s, Ricky Skaggs was largely responsible for a back-to-basics movement in country music. He showed many that a bluegrass tenor with impeccable taste and enormous talent could sell traditional country at a time when pop music had invaded the land of rural rhythm. In 1982 and 1983, he had five straight number one singles, earned numerous awards, and was made the youngest member of the Grand Ole Opry. His success helped spark the entire new traditionalist movement. Toward the end of the decade, he wasn't charting as frequently, but he had established himself as an icon. ~ David Vinopal

    Cordell, KY
  • BORN
    July 18, 1954

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