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Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder to Play Concert at the Samaritan’s Purse Training and Conference Center

by Madison V. Fisler

Sept 17, 2013. Fourteen-time Grammy Award winner and Gospel Hall-of-Famer Ricky Skaggs will play a live gospel concert on Sept. 22 at the Samaritan’s Purse Training and Conference Center in Blowing Rock.

Skaggs, who is known for his faith being a vital part of his art, will go on stage at 7 p.m., said Karina Peterson of Samaritan’s Purse. 

ricky-skaggs-blk-bgSkaggs has been playing professionally since 1971, when he joined the band of bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley.

He has gone on to become a legend in his own right, with 14 Grammy Awards for Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album, a Gospel Music Association Dove Award for Bluegrass Recorded Album of the Year, and Inspirational Country Music Awards for Musician of the Year as well as Mainstream Country Artist of the Year and Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year (with The Whites). In 2012, he was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

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