Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs has been hospitalized in North Carolina with an undisclosed illness. The banjo master was in Chapel Hill on Wednesday (9/15) for a sold-out show at the University of North Carolina. He was taken to the hospital shortly after arriving to the venue.
Family members say the 86-year-old banjo great is feeling better today and that his condition is not cause for serious concern. Scruggs is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner. His rapid-fire, three-finger banjo picking has been adopted by countless bluegrass and country artists.