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 - 89% 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

Sam Bush - 80% 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

Flatt & Scruggs - 76% 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 - 76% 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

Ralph Stanley - 61% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass World Music Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Country & Bluegrass Folk
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

Tony Rice - 61% 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

Earl Scruggs - 54% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Television Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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6 January 1924, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA. Scruggs was raised in the Appalachian Mountains, and learned to play banjo from the age of five. In 1944, he joined Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys, where he perfected his three-finger banjo technique. He later left with fellow member Lester Flatt, to form the Foggy Mountain Boys in 1948. They enjoyed a long career spa Read more

Steve Wariner - 52% 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

Tim O'Brien - 52% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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16 March 1954, Wheeling, West Virginia, USA. While he was growing up, the country singer Tim O’Brien became proficient on guitar, mandolin, fiddle and a guitar-shaped bouzouki and used to sing with his sister Mollie. In 1978 he and the banjo player Pete Wernick formed a bluegrass band, Hot Rize, with O’Brien on lead vocals, mandolin and fiddle. They also performed Read more

The Stanley Brothers - 48% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Soundtracks 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

Billy Dean - 46% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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

Alison Krauss - 45% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Soundtracks R&B / Soul 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 - 45% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass
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

Ricky Van Shelton - 44% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 January 1952, Danville, near Lynchburg, Virginia, USA. Shelton was raised in a church-going family and he learned to love gospel music. His brother worked as a musician and through travelling with him, he also acquired a taste for country music. He worked as a pipe fitter but his fiancée Bettye realized his singing potential, and in 1984, suggested that they went t Read more

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