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With the passing of Earl Scruggs on March 28, the world and that term is used with considered precision has lost one of its greatest musicians. It goes almost without saying that Scruggs' banjo played the critical role in bringing a new and highly
Bluegrass pioneer Earl Scruggs was remembered at the 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night in Las Vegas. The country music community paid a special tribute to the legendary banjo player who passed away on March 28 at the age of 88.
07 pm Hillbilly rock singer-songwriter Marty Stuart numbers himself among the countless musicians who have been influenced by the music Earl Scruggs made, first with Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys, then with guitarist Lester Flatt in Flatt & Scruggs
Tenn. Bluegrass legend and banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs, who helped profoundly change country music with Bill Monroe in the 1940s and later with guitarist Lester Flatt, has died...Scruggs' son Gary said his father died of natural causes Wednesday
He is credited, of course, with creating the genre of music known as bluegrass, and folks in Owensboro, Ky., and his native Rosine in Ohio County have been going all-out all year to mark the occasion. So, given all the hullabaloo, not to mention all