Thursday, March 29, 2012

Earl Scruggs, Bluegrass Legend, Dead at 88

"Scruggs reached his highest level of fame in the 1960s when he and partner Lester Flatt recording the theme song for The Beverly Hillbillies, which became a beloved weekly staple in living rooms that wouldn't think of ever putting on a bluegrass record, as well as a No. 1 smash on the not usually so rootsy Billboard country chart.

...Flatt & Scruggs were named to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1985, and, on his own, Scruggs received the National Medal of the Arts in 1992. In 2003, he got his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. That same year, CMT named Flatt & Scruggs as among the "40 Greatest Men of Country Music."
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