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Earl Scruggs

Earl ScruggsAKA Earl Eugene Scruggs

Born: 6-Jan-1924
Birthplace: Flint Hill, NC
Died: 28-Mar-2012
Location of death: Nashville, TN
Cause of death: Natural Causes

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Bluegrass banjo pioneer

Wife: Louise Certain (m. 1948, d. 2-Feb-2006, two sons)
Son: Gary Scruggs
Son: Randy Scruggs

    Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys Banjo (1945-48)
    Flatt and Scruggs Banjo (1948-68)
    The Earl Scruggs Revue (1968-)
    Earl Scruggs
    Grammy 1968 for Foggy Mountain Breakdown (country performance, with Flatt and Scruggs)
    Grammy 1998 for Same Old Train (vocal collaboration, with Alison Krauss, Patty Loveless, et. al.)
    Grammy 2001 for Foggy Mountain Breakdown (country instrumental, with Leon Russell, et. al.)
    Grammy 2004 for Earl's Breakdown (country instrumental, with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
    National Medal of Arts 1992
    Hip Replacement Surgery 1950s
    Heart Attack 1996
    Heart Bypass Operation

    Changing Hearts (15-Apr-2002) · Wedding Musician
    High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music (29-Apr-1994) · Himself
    The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies (6-Oct-1981) · Himself

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