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.
The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inducts Bobby Braddock and Ray Whitley. Braddock is noted for George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and Tammy Wynette's "D-I-V-O-R-C-E." Whitley wrote Gene Autry's theme song, "Back In The Saddle Again...
Ricky Skaggs and his wife, Sharon White, are only weeks away from the release of their highly anticipated first studio album. 'Hearts Like Ours' will hit shelves on Sept. 30, on their own Skaggs Family Records.