Earl Scruggs facts for kids
Scruggs in 2005
|Birth name||Earl Eugene Scruggs|
January 6, 1924|
Flint Hill, North Carolina, U.S.
|Origin||Shelby, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Died||March 28, 2012
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Genres||Bluegrass, country, gospel|
|Instruments||5-string banjo, guitar|
|Labels||MCA Nashville Records|
|Associated acts||Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys, Flatt and Scruggs, Earl Scruggs Revue|
|A 1934 Gibson Granada previously owned by Don Reno and Snuffy Jenkins, and "Nellie", a 1935 Gibson RB-3 flathead|
Earl Eugene Scruggs (January 6, 1924 – March 28, 2012) was an American musician. He was known for playing a banjo in bluegrass. Playing the banjo in bluegrass is now known as "Scruggs Style". He is known for his songs such as Dueling Banjos, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Earl's Breakdown, The Swimming Song, and in Fireball Mail. He won four Grammy Awards.
Scruggs was born on January 6, 1924 in Flint Hill, North Carolina. He was raised in Shelby, North Carolina. Scruggs was married to Louise Certain from 1948 until her death in 2006. They had two sons. Scruggs died on March 28, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee from natural causes, aged 88.
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