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Ricky Skaggs Remembers Former Kentucky Thunder Band Member, Jim Mills

Ricky Skaggs Remembers Former Kentucky Thunder Band Member, Jim Mills

"On May 3, my friend and former Kentucky Thunder band member, Jim Mills, passed away. He was 57 years old. Our hearts are broken for Jimmy’s wife, Kim. Please keep her in your prayers. Of course we’re all brokenhearted, because we loved him and will certainly miss his big smile!” --Ricky Skaggs

J. D. Crowe & the New South (ROU 0044) selected by the Library of Congress

J. D. Crowe & the New South (ROU 0044) selected by the Library of Congress

“ROU 0044 was first released in 1975, and served as the bluegrass public’s first experience of Crowe’s new band, and for many, their first introduction to the musical genius of Tony Rice, Ricky Skaggs, and Jerry Douglas, all very young men at that time. The album also introduced – or reintroduced – bluegrass lovers to a series of songs that are now considered standards…” Read the whole story at:...

Ricky Skaggs Congratulates the 2024 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees

Ricky Skaggs Congratulates the 2024 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees

“I was so happy to hear that my friends John Anderson, James Burton and our dear Toby Keith are being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. All three of these mighty men have made an enormous impact on country music. The Hall of Fame couldn’t have made a better choice.” --Ricky Skaggs

RICKY SKAGGS HELPS TO UNVEIL Bluegrass Music POSTAL STAMP

RICKY SKAGGS HELPS TO UNVEIL Bluegrass Music POSTAL STAMP

OWENSBORO, Ky., March 15, 2024 -- That high lonesome sound was celebrated here today with the dedication of the Bluegrass Forever stamp at the Bluegrass Hall of Fame and Museum. Bluegrass is a singularly American music style, born in the mid-20th century. It defies time, drawing inspiration from the past while also openly embracing innovation. "Like Bluegrass, the Postal Service finds inspiration in our nation's history — which is why we are so proud of the role we play in portraying the...

Ricky Skaggs Remembers  Country Music’s Toby Keith

Ricky Skaggs Remembers Country Music’s Toby Keith

“I was saddened to hear of Toby Keith’s passing. He really was one of the good guys. He helped a lot of people get started in the business. He loved God, he loved his family, and he was a true Patriot--he loved America. A friend to so many, including myself! Rest dear brother, you’re home at last!” --Ricky Skaggs

New Interview with Ricky Skaggs – Listening Link Here

New Interview with Ricky Skaggs – Listening Link Here

He has won 15 GRAMMY Awards, been named to more Halls of Fame that you can imagine, including the Country Music Hall of Fame, and he is still at it, singing and pickin' and sharing the love of Jesus. Ricky Skaggs is without a doubt one of the best instrumentalists in the world, on several instruments, and his voice is heard on some of the most memorable recordings. He talks about his upcoming visit to the Orange Blossom Opry in Weirsdale, Florida. Listening Link:...

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder bring bluegrass hits, history to Birchmere – Show Review

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder bring bluegrass hits, history to Birchmere – Show Review

Bluegrass and country music legend Ricky Skaggs brought his band Kentucky Thunder with him for the first of two intimate shows at Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia on Friday night (Jan 5th). Go here for the article from The Music Universe - https://themusicuniverse.com/ricky-skaggs-kentucky-thunder-bring-bluegrass-hits-history-birchmere/ Photo Credit: James Todd Miller

Happy Birthday Sharon White of The Whites!

Happy Birthday Sharon White of The Whites!

Happy Birthday today to Sharon White, Ricky Skaggs' wife and member of acclaimed music group, The Whites! She brings a ray of Texas sunshine wherever she goes! Happy Birthday Miss Sharon! Photo credit: Russ Carson/Carson Photoworks

Happy Birthday to Mr. Buck White of the Whites!

Happy Birthday to Mr. Buck White of the Whites!

Happy Birthday to Buck White today, December 13th! Loved by all who know him, he is the founding musical force behind the acclaimed music group, The Whites. Photo credit: Fan submitted

Ricky Skaggs Remembers His Old Friend and BandMate, Terry BAucom, upon his passing

Ricky Skaggs Remembers His Old Friend and BandMate, Terry BAucom, upon his passing

"I was saddened to hear of my old friend and fellow Boone Creek bandmate Terry Baucom’s passing. Boone Creek blazed a trail and a new sound in Bluegrass back in the mid 1970’s. The band consisted of Terry, Wes Golding, Jerry Douglas, myself and many bass players, one of which was our friend Vince Gill. We were trying to be somewhat progressive but we all loved tradition so much that we couldn’t stray too far from the fold—but just enough to make the purists mad at us. Terry was originally...

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Christmas with Special Guests 2023 Tour Dates!

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Christmas with Special Guests 2023 Tour Dates!

You know “Christmas Time’s A Coming” when 15-time GRAMMY winner and Country Music Hall of Fame member Ricky Skaggs and his ace backing band Kentucky Thunder play in their refreshing acoustic style all your favorite Christmas songs in this delightful tour along with a few of their special friends. This heartwarming show features a reason to listen to the season of songs both old and new as Skaggs and his band perform their own perfect blend of tight harmony. Celebrate the beauty and majesty of...

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