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KENTUCKY THUNDER

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder performing on June 15, 2008.

Kentucky Thunder

Background information
Origin Kentucky, United States
Genres Bluegrass

Kentucky Thunder, or Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, is the band that plays with Ricky Skaggs. Many members of the band have won numerous awards. Bandleader Ricky Skaggs plays mandolin and is the lead vocalist. The group has won the Instrumental Group of the Year award from the International Bluegrass Music Association multiple times, as well as seven Grammy Awards.

Line-up

The current line-up is;

Mike Barnett – Fiddle[
Jake Workman – Lead Guitar
Paul Brewster – Rhythm Guitar and Harmony Vocals
Russell Carson – Banjo
Scott Mulvahill – Bass
Ed Farris – Rhythm Guitar, Baritone Vocals, Utility Musician

Discography

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Grass US Country US

Bluegrass Rules!
Release date: October 21, 1997
Label: Rounder Records
— 45 —
Ancient Tones
Release date: January 26, 1999
Label: Skaggs Family Records
— 46 —
Soldier of the Cross
Release date: September 14, 1999
Label: Skaggs Family Records
— 65 —
History of the Future
Release date: September 11, 2001
Label: Skaggs Family Records
10 35 —
Live at the Charleston Music Hall
Release date: March 25, 2003
Label: Skaggs Family Records
2 32 —
Brand New Strings
Release date: September 28, 2004
Label: Skaggs Family Records
1 60 —
Instrumentals
Release date: August 1, 2006
Label: Skaggs Family Records
1 73 —
Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass:
Tribute to 1946 and 1947
Release date: March 25, 2008
Label: Skaggs Family Records
1 29 191
Music to My Ears
Release date: September 25, 2012
Label: Skaggs Family Records
2 52 —
“—” denotes releases that did not chart

Awards

Grammy awards

1998 Best Bluegrass Album: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder for Bluegrass Rules!
1999 Best Bluegrass Album: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder for Ancient Tones
2000 Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder for Soldier Of The Cross
2003 Best Country Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocal: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder for A Simple Life
2004 Best Bluegrass Album: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder for Brand New Strings
2006 Best Bluegrass Album: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder for Instrumentals
2008 Best Bluegrass Album: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder for Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass: Tribute to 1946 & 1947.

Past members

Mark Fain
Bobby Hicks
Luke Bulla
Marc Pruett
Jim Mills
Justin Moses
Bryan Sutton
Clay Hess
Dennis Parker
Darrin Vincent
Ben Helson

Cody Kilby

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