Brooks Inducts Skaggs into Historic Institution at
Held at the Country
Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville
Ricky Skaggs exclaims over his
likeness depicted on his
newly unveiled Country Music Hall of Fame bronze plaque
Country Music Legend Ricky
Skaggs officially became one of the newest
members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. At the
official Medallion Ceremony held in the Country Music
Hall of Fame and Museum's CMA Theatre, Hall of Fame
member Garth Brooks, through tear-filled eyes, formally
inducted his musical mentor into the historic
"It's kinda hard to believe that this day has really
come," says Skaggs. "To hear someone say, 'The
newest member of the Country Music Hall of Fame' are some
of the greatest words you could ever hear this side of
Heaven! I'm so grateful to be inducted into this revered
Hall among these highly honored and most beloved people.
It's beyond humbling."
"Many of the fathers and mothers that are in this
Hall literally built country music from the ground
up," Skaggs adds. "They were 'Working on a
Building,' and they built well. Their incredible talent,
hard work, and love for this wonderful music has laid a
deep and solid foundation that generations will stand on.
I'm so thankful for their tre-mendous contributions.
People like me could have never become a member without
their sacrifice. They showed us the way, they made the
music, and we followed the sound!"
About Ricky Skaggs:
Earning 12 #1 hit singles, 15 GRAMMY Awards, 13
IBMA Awards, nine ACM Awards, eight CMA Awards (including
Entertainer of the Year), two Dove Awards, the ASCAP
Founders Award, three honorary Doctorate de-grees,
inductions into the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame,
Musicians Hall of Fame and GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame.