Ricky Skaggs Similar Artists

Blue Highway - 100% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1994, this contemporary bluegrass group comprises Tim Stafford (Kingsport, Tennessee, USA; guitar, vocals), Wayne Taylor (bass, vocals), Rob Ickes (b. 26 May 1967, San Mateo, California, USA; dobro), Shawn Lane (mandolin, fiddle, vocals), and Jason Burleson (b. 7 December 1967, USA; banjo, guitar, mandolin). Blue Highway proved to be very popular with audiences and Read more

Rhonda Vincent - 83% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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13 July 1962, Kirksville, Missouri, USA. As a tiny child Vincent sang in her family’s band, the Sally Mountain Show, appearing live and on radio. Later, she sang and played mandolin with the group on several albums, and made a handful of solo records, one, 1970’s ‘Muleskinner Blues’, winning the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music award as Sin Read more

Ralph Stanley - 64% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass World Music Music Videos & Concerts Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Ralph Edmond Stanley, 25 February 1927, Big Spraddle Creek, near Stratton, Dickenson County, Virginia, USA. Over the years, Stanley’s style of banjo playing has been copied by many young musicians and he has become respected (like Bill Monroe) as one of the most important artists in the popularization of bluegrass music. Read more

Sam Bush - 62% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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13 April 1952, Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA. As the founder of the New Grass Revival, this prodigiously talented fiddle and mandolin player helped modernise bluegrass music by incorporating disparate styles into a previously rigid musical structure. Read more

Tony Rice - 59% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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8 June 1951, Danville, Virginia, USA. Although he is primarily known for his bluegrass recordings, over the course of four decades Rice has established himself as one of the leading acoustic guitarists in any genre of music. Raised in California, Rice was introduced to bluegrass by his father and grew up playing alongside his brothers Larry, Ron and Wyatt. In 1970, Rice relo Read more

Flatt & Scruggs - 57% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lester Flatt (28 June 1914, Overton County, Tennessee, USA, d. 11 May 1979, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; guitar) and Earl Scruggs (b. 6 January 1924, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA; banjo). These influential musicians began working together in December 1945 as members of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys. In February 1948 they left to form the Foggy Mountain Boys with J Read more

Lester Flatt - 57% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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28 June 1914, Overton County, Tennessee, USA, d. 11 May 1979, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Versed in the old-time country music style prevalent in his rural environment, Flatt began playing guitar during the 30s. At the end of the decade he abandoned his job in a textile mill to pursue a career as a professional musician. Having made his debut on station WDBJ, Flatt became a p Read more

Billy Dean - 54% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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William Harold Dean Jnr., 2 April 1962, Quincy, Florida, USA. Dean was raised in a farming community and played in his father’s part-time country band. He accumulated many influences, including James Taylor and Dan Fogelberg, and he sang ‘My Way’ at his graduation ceremony. He won the Wrangler Star Search competition and settled in Nashville where he was given Read more

The Stanley Brothers - 50% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock World Music Christian & Gospel
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Carter Glen Stanley (27 August 1925, McClure, Dickenson County, Virginia, USA, d. 1 December 1966, Bristol, Virginia, USA) and his brother Ralph Stanley (b. Ralph Edmond Stanley, 25 February 1927, Big Spraddle Creek, near Stratton, Dickenson County, Virginia, USA). Their father Lee Stanley was a noted singer and their mother played banjo. They learned many old-time songs as Read more

Patty Loveless - 49% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Patricia Lee Ramey, 4 January 1957, Pikeville, Kentucky, USA. The youngest of eight children, she began to write songs and sing in local venues with her brother Roger, after the family relocated to Louisville. When she was 14 years old they visited Nashville, where her singing and songwriting so impressed the Wilburn Brothers (although they felt she was not mature enough to Read more

Steve Wariner - 48% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 December 1954, Noblesville, Indiana, USA. Wariner played in his father’s country group from the age of 10. One night he had a residency at a club near Indianapolis and the starring attraction, Dottie West, went on stage to harmonize with him. He then played bass for West and after that, for Bob Luman. Luman recorded several of Wariner’s songs, while Wariner revi Read more

Alison Krauss - 43% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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23 July 1971, Decatur, Illinois, USA. Krauss is unique among the new crop of female country singers that emerged in the 90s in that she leans strongly towards more traditional forms of country music, especially bluegrass. She began learning classical music on violin at the age of five and won her first fiddle contest at the age of eight when she took the honours in the Weste Read more

Ronnie Milsap - 42% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Christian & Gospel
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ronnie Lee Millsaps, 16 January 1943, Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA. Milsap’s mother had already experienced a stillbirth and the prospect of raising a blind child made her mentally unstable. Milsap’s father took him to live with his grandparents and divorced his mother. What little vision young Ronnie had was lost after receiving a vicious punch from a schoolm Read more

Earl Thomas Conley - 41% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 October 1941, Portsmouth, Ohio, USA. The son of a railway worker, Conley left home at 14 when his father lost his job. His influences were the Grand Ole Opry, followed by Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis, and then the Beatles. He originally planned to be a painter, but developed his love for country music while in the US Army. After his military service, Conley had a suc Read more

Bill Monroe - 40% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Smith Monroe, 13 September 1911, on a farm near Rosine, Ohio County, Kentucky, USA, d. 9 September 1996, Springfield, Tennessee, USA. The Monroes were a musical family; his father, known affectionately as Buck, was a noted step-dancer, his mother played fiddle, accordion and harmonica, and was respected locally as a singer of old-time songs. Among the siblings, elder Read more

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