Ricky Skaggs Will Be Honored At ASCAP Country Music Awards

Ricky Skaggs

ASCAP will present Ricky Skaggs with its Founders Awards at the 54th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards on Oct. 31 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

The exclusive, invitation-only gala celebrates the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP’s most performed country songs of 2015.

ASCAP President Paul Williams said: “For more than four decades Ricky Skaggs has been a musical force in bluegrass and country music. His incredible gifts as a musician combined with his boundless creativity and energy continue to fuel a passion for American roots music around the world. A national treasure, he has influenced generations of fellow music creators and we are honored to present him with the ASCAP Founders Award.”

The Founders Award is one of ASCAP’s highest honors and is presented to songwriters and composers who have made pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators. Each recipient is a musical innovator who possesses a unique style of creative genius, which will enrich generations to come.


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