Ricky Skaggs

rickyskaggsIndustry Honors:

Grammy Awards

  • Best Country Instrumental Performance: “Fireball (The New South),” 1984
  • Best Country Instrumental Performance: “Wheel Hoss,” 1985
  • Best Country Instrumental Performance: “Raisin’ the Dickins,” 1987
  • Best Country Vocal Collaboration: “Restless (with Vince Gill and Steve Wariner),” 1992
  • Best Bluegrass Album: Bluegrass Rules!, 1999
  • Best Country Collaboration with Vocals: “Same Old Train,” 1999
  • Best Bluegrass Album: Ancient Tones, 2000
  • Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album: Soldier of the Cross, 2001
  • Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: “A Simple Life,” 2004
  • Best Bluegrass Album: Brand New Strings, 2005
  • Best Bluegrass Album: Instrumentals, 2007
  • Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album: Salt of the Earth (with the Whites), 2008

Country Music Association Awards

  • Horizon Award, 1982
  • Male Vocalist, 1982
  • Entertainer, 1985
  • Vocal Duo (Ricky Skaggs & Sharon White), 1987
  • Vocal Event: “Restless (with Mark O’Connor, Vince Gill and Steve Wariner),” 1991

Academy of Country Music Awards

  • Top New Male Vocalist, 1982
  • Specialty Instrument: Mandolin,  1984 & 1987

RIAA Certifications:

Platinum

  • Highways & Heartaches, 1982

Gold

  • Waitin’ For the Sun to Shine, 1981
  • Don’t Cheat in Our Hometown, 1983
  • Country Boy, 1984
  • Live in London, 1985
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