Interview: Ricky Skaggs

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May 13, 2017 - Ricky Skaggs has been a force in American roots music for decades, scoring hits such as “Highway 40 Blues,” “Crying My Heart Out Over You,” “Don’t Cheat in Our Hometown,” and “Country Boy.” Skaggs has collaborated with a genre-defying array of artists, including Ry Cooder, Elvis Costello, Bruce Hornsby, Tony Rice, Ralph Stanley, Jack White, Keith Whitley, and the Whites. Before the age of 10, he took the stage with Bill Monroe and appeared on television with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. After 1970s stints with the Country Gentleman and the New South, Skaggs formed Boone Creek before joining Emmylou Harris’s Hot Band and playing a key role on her 1980 bluegrass-rooted classic, Roses in the Snow. He is one of the most respected and awarded performers in modern country and bluegrass music, winning numerous Grammy, CMA, ACM, and IBMA trophies. Skaggs talks about his remarkable remarkable life in music and performs briefly. The program is illustrated with vintage photos, film footage, and recordings. ​


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