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Ricky Skaggs Receives Music Honor

March 16th, 2008 2:00pm EDT favorite Add to My News
Ricky SkaggsAmerican 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, Sting, 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."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)


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