American country star Ricky Skaggs
is "elated" after hearing he will receive an honorary doctorate from a top Boston, Massachusetts music college.
The "Country Boy" singer will be honored by Berklee College of Music on Tuesday during a performance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee - putting the 53-year-old in the company of luminaries such as Duke Ellington
, B.B. King
, Dizzy Gillespie
, Loretta Lynn
and Paul Simon
He says, "I was elated. It's a really, really amazing honor because many great musicians have come out of Berklee."
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