Ricky Skaggs is an American country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and composter. He plays the mandolin primarily but he always plays the fiddle, guitar, banjo, and mandocaster.
He was born in Kentucky and started playing music at the age of 5. When he was a teenager, he met guitarist Keith Whitley and they started playing together.
In his entire career, he has produced 18 studio albums, multiple collaborative albums, 3 live albums, and 2 compilation albums.