December 6th, 1988
Recording begins for The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume 2" with Johnny Cash, John Denver, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Earl Scruggs, Steve Wariner, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, The Whites, Chris Hillman and others.
October 14, 1985
At the Country Music Association Awards, bluegrass legends Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs were elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House, while Ricky Skaggs was named Entertainer of the Year and The Ricky Skaggs Band was named Instrumental Group of the Year.
1954 A Slight Miscalculation On Management's Part
Elvis Presley makes his only appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, singing "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Opry manager Jim Denny allegedly tells him not to give up his day job.
Charlie Daniels may have summed up Earl Scruggs‘ contribution to country music the best. “No one will ever play the banjo like Earl,” the famous fiddle player said on Sunday, as over two thousand fans and contemporaries gathered around him at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.