Knowledge Identifier: +Earl_Scruggs
Born in 1924.
Countries: United States (69%), Georgia (13%), Kansas (6%)
Linked to: Atlanta Braves, The Byrds, Vega Company, Berklee College of Music
In January 1973, a tribute concert was held for Scruggs in Manhattan, Kansas
Steve Martin - In 2001, he played banjo on Earl Scruggs's remake of "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"
At an 80th birthday party for Scruggs in 2004, country singer Porter Wagoner said, Earl was to the five-string banjo what Babe Ruth was to baseball
Scruggs' wife and manager, Louise, died on February 2, 2006, aged 78, at Nashville, Tennessee 's Baptist Hospital following a lengthy illness
Scruggs was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2009
The "'Earl Scruggs Center--"Music & Stories from the American South"' opened January 11, 2014, in the historic court square of Cleveland County, in uptown Shelby, North Carolina