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The Stanley Brothers - 100% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music Christian & Gospel
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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

Ralph Stanley - 97% match to Ricky Skaggs

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

Dan Tyminski - 88% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
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20 June 1967, Rutland, Vermont, USA. The multi-talented Tyminski is a mandolin player, guitarist, singer-songwriter, and producer/engineer, and has played a leading role in the modernisation of bluegrass music. Born and raised in rural Vermont, Tyminski was exposed to bluegrass and old time country music as a youngster, and by his mid-teens was playing banjo in his older bro Read more

Ricky Van Shelton - 83% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
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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

Steve Wariner - 83% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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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

Sawyer Brown - 74% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
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The members of the country band Sawyer Brown come from different parts of the USA: Mark Miller (25 October 1958, Dayton, Ohio, USA; vocals) and Gregg Hubbard (b. 4 October 1960, Orlando, Florida, USA; keyboards) were school friends in Apopka, Florida; Bobby Randall (b. Midland, Michigan, USA; guitar), Jim Scholten (b. Michigan, USA; bass) and Joe Smyth (b. 6 September 1957, Read more

Patty Loveless - 73% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
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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

Rhonda Vincent - 72% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
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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

Mark Chesnutt - 69% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Comedy
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6 September 1963, Beaumont, Texas, USA. His father, Bob Chesnutt, was a singer who, although failing to find success in Nashville in the mid-60s, was popular in Texas; however, he quit music in favour of the used-car business, because he wanted to be with his family. It is, therefore, not surprising to find that, with strong parental encouragement, Mark followed in his fathe Read more

Clint Black - 67% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Kids & Family Television Westerns Comedy
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4 February 1962, Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. Black was born in New Jersey when his father was working there, but the family soon headed back to their home of Houston, Texas. Black was playing the harmonica at the age of 13 and the guitar at 15. He spent several years playing country music in Houston clubs, and his career took off when he met local musician Hayden Nicholas. Read more

Daryle Singletary - 67% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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10 March 1971, Cairo, Georgia, USA. With his roots in the farming communities of rural Georgia, Singletary’s first musical influence came from his parents and grandparents who all performed in a gospel quartet. However, he was converted to the cause of country music by the voice of George Jones on local radio and by the late 80s he elected to pursue a professional caree Read more

David Ball - 67% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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9 July May 1953, Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA. Country singer-songwriter David Ball was born into a musical family headed by his Baptist preacher father. Later he moved with his family to Spartanburg, South Carolina. There he was able to persuade his parents to buy him a guitar - a Stella. Having written his first song in seventh grade, he played it in a school talent show Read more

Tony Rice - 67% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
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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

Randy Travis - 65% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Action & Adventure Christian & Gospel Westerns Comedy Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Television Country & Bluegrass Drama
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Randy Bruce Traywick, 4 May 1959, Marshville, North Carolina, USA. The second of the six children of Harold and Bobbie Rose Traywick, this singer-songwriter shows in his style and delivery the heavy influence of Lefty Frizzell and Merle Haggard. His father, a builder, was a country music fanatic who even built a music room complete with stage onto the Travis’ house just Read more

Sammy Kershaw - 61% match to Ricky Skaggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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b 24 February 1958, Kaplan, Louisiana, USA. This singer-songwriter is related to Doug Kershaw, which goes some way to explaining the strong Cajun feel to his work. Kershaw started playing country clubs when he was 12 years old, working with local musician J.B. Perry. During his eight years with Perry, they opened for George Jones and Ray Charles (years later he would duet with Read more

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