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, June 24 (UPI) -- TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (June 25)
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Rock News: Music's high and low notes

DEFENDING COMMERCIALISM
By United Press International

Country Music News

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY
By United Press International

Country Music News

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (Tues., March 19) Elvis Presley purchased "Graceland," a stately colonial mansion on what was then the outskirts of Memphis, in 1957. Tootsie's Orchid Lounge opened in downtown Nashville in 1960.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

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TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (Fri., March 8) Johnny Dollar was born in 1933. Jimmy Stoneman of the bluegrass band the Stoneman Family was born in 1937.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 8) Today's birthdays include Johnny Dollar, who was born in 1933 (age 69); Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees in 1945 (age 57); Randy Meisner, bassist and vocalist with Poco and with the Eagles, in 1946 (age 56); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 2) Today's birthdays include country singer Doc Watson in 1923 (age 79); guitarist Willie Chambers of the Chambers Brothers in 1938 (age 64); Lou Reed in 1943 (age 59); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

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TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (Fri., March 1) Tommy Jarrell was born in 1901. Cliffie Stone was born in 1917. Arleen Harden was born in 1945.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Nominees for 44th Annual Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the nominees for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be presented tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, in ceremonies to be tele

Country Music News

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (Wed., Feb.27) Texas Jim Robertson was born in 1909. Hardrock Gunter was born in 1925.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Country Music News

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (Fri., Feb.22) Jesse Ashlock, an original member of the Texas Playboys, was born in 1915. Del Wood was born in 1920.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Heartland -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- "There was a magic of the music that night."
CRYSTAL CAVINESS, United Press International

Country Music News

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (Tues., Feb.12) Music industry executive and Country Music Hall of Famer Stephen H. Sholes was born in 1911. Red Allen was born in 1930.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

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TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (Tues., Feb. 5) Steel guitarist Bob Dunn was born in 1908. Tex Atchison was born in 1912.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

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TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (Wed., Jan.30) Harold Morrison was born in 1931.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Ricky Skaggs
Ricky Skaggs, joined by the Kentucky Thunder Band, plays traditional bluegrass music at Merlefest, a four-day Americana music festival, at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, N.C. on April 30, 2005. This is the 18th anniversary of the festival, which draws top bluegrass, country and American roots musicians. (UPI Photo/Nell Redmond)
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For the punk rock musician, see Ricky Scaggs.

Richard Lee "Ricky" Skaggs (born July 18, 1954) is a country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and composer. He primarily plays mandolin; however, he also plays fiddle, guitar, and banjo.

Ricky Skaggs was born in Cordell, Kentucky. He started playing music at age 5 after he was given a mandolin by his father, Hobert. At age 6, he played mandolin on stage with Bill Monroe. At age 7, he appeared on television's Martha White country music variety show, playing with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. He also wanted to audition for the Grand Ole Opry at that time, but was told he was too young.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ricky Skaggs."
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