Ricky Skaggs To Receive ASCAP Founders Award
September 1, 2016 at 1:41 PM (PT)
RICKY SKAGGS will be honored with the ASCAP FOUNDERS AWARD at the "54TH ANNUAL ASCAP COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS" on MONDAY, OCTOBER 31st at the RYMAN AUDITORIUM in NASHVILLE. One of ASCAP's highest honors, the FOUNDERS AWARD is presented to songwriters and composers who have made pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators. Previous recipients include GEORGE STRAIT, ALAN JACKSON, GARTH BROOKS, BOB DYLAN, and TOM PETTY, among others.
"For more than four decades, RICKY SKAGGS has been a musical force in Bluegrass and Country music," said ASCAP President PAUL WILLIAMS. "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."