Ricky Skaggs to perform at festival in KY hometown

LOUISA, Ky. (AP) - Bluegrass star Ricky Skaggs has signed to perform at a festival in his eastern Kentucky hometown.

Skaggs Family Records spokeswoman Michelle Brimm told The Independent of Ashland that the 13-time Grammy winner would perform at the Lawrence County Septemberfest celebration in Louisa on Sept. 11.

Skaggs was born in 1954 in the rural community of Blaine in Lawrence County and was recognized early on as a child prodigy.

Skaggs began performing with his family and by 17 was playing with Ralph Stanley's Clinch Mountain Boys. Since then, he has gone on to record bluegrass, country and gospel music.

Information from: The Independent, http://www.dailyindependent.com

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