A little bit of history. I’m thankful for Skaggs, Reba, George and Randy. — jtl, 419
In Brook’s induction remarks, he credited Skaggs, Reba McEntire and George Strait — now all in the Hall — for singlehandedly saving the sanctity of country music in the early 1980s… “Reba and George were holding it down, but the winds of change were blowing so hard,” Brooks recalled. “Skaggs came at the right time, and … those three held it down long enough until Randy Travis showed up and nailed it to the floor.”
Clearly country-and-bluegrass great Ricky Skaggs didn’t think it could get any better than having Garth Brooks, whom he called “the biggest name in country music anywhere in the world,” induct him into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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