NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Legendary country and bluegrass singer Ricky Skaggs was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Instrumentalist at the American Music Awards in Nashville last week.
Skaggs was presented with the award by guitar legend Ry Cooder during the awards ceremony at the he historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
During the ceremony, Skaggs, Cooder and Sharon White performed "Just Over In The Glory Land" live on-stage. The trio is currently traveling the nation on the critically-acclaimed "Cooder-White-Skaggs" tour.
"What a thrill to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from one of my musical heroes, Ry Cooder. I've listened to and loved his music for so many years," Skaggs said. "There are so many musicians who are very deserving of this great award. I'm very thankful to the Americana Music Association for this great honor. I'm glad to be part of the Americana music community. They still care about music. So do I." – Staff Writers