Ricky Skaggs is set to perform on the Opry stage with his band, Kentucky Thunder, on Tuesday, May 16 to celebrate his 35th Opry member anniversary. He was inducted on May 15, 1982 by the great Ernest Tubb. Ricky was quoted as saying on the day of his induction, 35 years ago, ““That was a childhood dream of mine. I used to go to sleep on my grandfather’s lap, listening to the Grand Ole Opry in his Ford pickup truck out by the barn. The sound would come and go up in those Kentucky mountains, but when it would come back in, it was the greatest sound in the world.”
Congratulations Ricky! We are so proud of you and all of your accomplishments!
Watch a few Opry performances from Ricky, below!