Last week, Skaggs learned he would receive this year's prestigious and today it was announced that the winner will be inducted into the .
"What an incredible honor it is for me to be inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame," says Skaggs. "Just to be named alongside so many of my musical heroes is really humbling. I'm grateful to all of the musicians who have gone before me and left a trail that I have followed and learned from. I'm so thankful for this honor."
An induction ceremony and concert will be held on September 12., at at the in downtown . The Municipal Auditorium is home to the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and GRAMMY Museum Gallery™ at Musicians Hall of Fame. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster on
From to , the Musicians Hall of Fame celebrates the achievements of musicians from virtually every decade since the golden era of studio recording, starting in the 1950s, and from every corner of the country. With education being paramount, each section of the museum focuses on an important city in the history of American music – including but not limited to Detroit, Los Angeles, Muscle Shoals, Atlanta, Memphis, and Nashville, and explores each area's contributions. The museum focuses on the session musicians who may not be well known to the public, but played on thousands of iconic recordings. The induction ceremony and concert honors new members, nominated by the American Federation of Musicians and other music industry professionals, and ensures the continued growth of the Musicians Hall of Fame.
The is an interactive music space, which permanently opened at the Musicians Hall of Fame in April 2016.
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In addition to Skaggs, this year's inductees into the Musician's Hall of Fame, include , the late , Brooks' studio backing band, the and the
Earning , , , (including ), , , a induction, the , an in the category along with countless other awards, Ricky Skaggs is truly a pioneer of Bluegrass and Country music. Since he began playing music more than 50 years ago, Skaggs has released more than 30 albums and has performed thousands of live shows.
He started his own record label, Skaggs Family Records, in 1997 and has since released 12 consecutive GRAMMY®-nominated albums. His newest release, , with his wife, celebrated artist of The Whites features the couple dueting on handpicked country love songs.
And the has released his first-ever autobiography, " ." The book details the life and times of Skaggs and provides a descriptive history of Country and Bluegrass music, as told by the master himself. In addition to his regular touring schedule with his band, , he has recently performed a string of dates with his better half Sharon White along with guitar legend on the critically-acclaimed " " tour and from time to time continues to hit the road with versatile singer/songwriter and pianist on another critically-acclaimed tour, " ."
For more information on Ricky Skaggs, visit www.rickyskaggs.com.