“My dad was a welder. He was out of town a lot. So, he came home and brought a little small mandolin and stuck it in my bed when I was five years old. That was the greatest gift of all time. I just took to it like a fish in water. I know what that instrument did for me personally because it gave me credence somehow to play with older people and be accepted. It helped to grow my heart.” – Ricky Skaggs

Ricky Skaggs / CMA Foundation / It Starts With M.E. (Music Education) from Skaggs Family Records on Vimeo.