Ricky Skaggs To Receive Doctorate
March 17, 2008 at 1:29 PM (PT)
Country and Bluegrass virtuoso RICKY SKAGGS will be awarded an honorary DOCTORATE OF MUSIC tomorrow (3/18) by the BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC. The presentation will take place in NASHVILLE by BERKLEE VP/Academic Affairs LARRY SIMPSON on stage at the GRAND OLE OPRY as part of SKAGGS' performance. After the show, 120 BERKLEE students who have traveled to MUSIC CITY will have the opportunity to talk with SKAGGS during a Q&A session.
BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC Pres. ROGER BROWN said, "At BERKLEE, we admire musicians of extraordinary talent who follow their artistic inclinations fearlessly. RICKY SKAGGS is a master musician with sky-high standards who achieved mainstream success his own way, on his own terms. By honoring RICKY SKAGGS, we shine a light on the present and future of bluegrass; its heritage and its infinite potential. And besides all that, the man can pick."