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Earl Scruggs Facts

American musician, popular for Scruggs style of music

  • Earl Eugene Scruggs was born in January 6, 1924.
  • He popularizing a three-finger banjo-picking style that is a defining characteristic of bluegrass music.
  • His music style is called "Scruggs style".
  • He joined Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in late 1945.
  • He won a Grammy Award in 1969 for Scruggs' instrumental "Foggy Mountain Breakdown".
  • In 2002 Scruggs won a second Grammy award for a 2001 recording.
  • On February 13, 2003, Scruggs received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • On February 10, 2008, Scruggs was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards.
  • He from natural causes on March 28, 2012, in a Nashville hospital.
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