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RICKY SKAGGS Gets High School Diploma

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Country music artist Ricky Skaggs just hit a major life milestone. He received his high school diploma. Skaggs should have graduated from high school in 1971, but he left in order to tour with the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley instead. That decision worked out well for him, but he has always wished he held that coveted diploma as it was one of his mother’s greatest dreams. Wishes do come true to those who work hard and believe.

On June 1, 2020, his alma mater, Lawrence County High School in Louisa, Kentucky bestowed upon him an honorary high school diploma for all the great work he has done in music. He was presented with the honor during a virtual graduation ceremony for the 2020 Lawrence County High School class. Fellow alumni singer/songwriters Larry Cordle, Tyler Childers and others also participated in the ceremony.

Skaggs was presented with the honor by Dr. Robbie Fletcher, Superintendent of the Lawrence County Schools in Kentucky.

“It was an amazing surprise and answered prayer of my mom. She wanted me to graduate before I went full-time with Ralph Stanley on the road. I was about as proud of that as anything I’ve been given.” ~ Ricky Skaggs

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Patti McClintic
I'm Patti. Rock music is my first love. Country came later, but once I was in, I was all in. I'm a history geek, so I love learning about classic country and anything attached to it. You might find me strolling the cemeteries of Nashville, having silent conversations with the songwriters and artists that shaped this amazing genre. I'm an amateur genealogist with over 20,000 people on my family tree. I'm a Buffalo, New York girl living in a Nashville, Tennessee world with my husband and my furry kids. My real kid is an adult and lives in New York with her own three daughters. I'm addicted to SongPop and I don't care to enter rehab to fix that. If you ask me about myself, I'll tell you I have an eight-year old mind, a 77-year old soul and a middle-aged body. I'm a mess. :)
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