Earl Scruggs laid a foundation for others to build on, Marty Stuart says

By Phil Gast, CNN Bluegrass banjo legend Earl Scruggs has touched the lives of millions of professional and aspiring banjo players worldwide. (CNN) — The banjo, for years in the background, stepped out of the shadows in the steady hands of Earl

By Phil Gast, CNN Bluegrass banjo legend Earl Scruggs has touched the lives of millions of professional and aspiring banjo players worldwide. (CNN) — The banjo, for years in the background, stepped out of the shadows in the steady hands of Earl

Bluegrass pioneer Earl Scruggs died yesterday at the age of 88 at a hospital in Nashville, the New York Times confirms. Scruggs' distinctive picking s.

Earl Scruggs performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI Scruggs' son Gary said his father passed away Wednesday morning at a Nashville, Tenn., hospital of natural causes. He was 88. AP Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn.

Bluegrass legend and banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs, who helped profoundly change country music with Bill Monroe in the 1940s and later with guitarist Lester Flatt, has died. He was 88. Scruggs' son Gary said his father died of natural causes the morning