On The String: The Career Symmetry of Dual Hall of Famer Ricky Skaggs By CRAIG HAVIGHURST • MAY 22, 2019
It’s been one of the most unusual yet entirely rational career trajectories in the history of popular music. Most artists do one thing, get hot for a while, crest and then resign themselves to nostalgia tours of their heyday. Ricky Skaggs rode bluegrass to one tier of fame, country to another and then returned to the music that launched him – music that allows him to stay fully alive and relevant. For this crafty undermining of the formula and for his evangelism on behalf of a bluegrass resurgence in the 2000s, Skagss was last year inducted into both the Country Music and Bluegrass Music halls of fame. He’s only the fifth act to achieve that dual honor.
In the interview, they talk extensively about the 1970s, when Skaggs joined three bands in succession that each contributed to his growth and to the evolution of roots music.
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