Ricky Skaggs @ The Walhalla Performing Arts Center

Skaggs is a 15 time GRAMMY® Award-winner whose career is easily among the most significant in recent country music history. If Skaggs’ burgeoning trophy case full of awards wasn’t already enough evidence of that fact, consider that legendary guitarist Chet Atkins once credited him with “single-handedly saving country music.” His life’s path has taken him to various musical genres & artistic journeys, while still leaving his bluegrass roots intact. Skaggs struck his first chords on a mandolin more than 50 years ago & he continues to do his part to lead the roots revival in music. His passion puts him in the position to bring the lively, distinctively American form of music into the ears & hearts of audiences across the country & around the world. Born in 1954 in Cordell, Kentucky, Ricky Skaggs is always forging ahead with cross-cultural, genre-bending musical ideas & inspirations.