Ricky Skaggs Net Worth

Ricky Skaggs Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Ricky Skaggs net worth is
$20 Million

Ricky Skaggs Wiki Biography

Born Rickie Lee Skaggs on the 18th July 1954 in Cordell, Kentucky USA, he is a famed bluegrass musician, best known to the world for his solo career which spans over five decades, in which he has released more than 30 studio albums, some of which achieved gold and platinum status, including “Waitin` For The Sun To Shine” (1981), “Highways & Heartaches” (1982), and “Country Boy” (1984), among others. His career has been active since the early 1960s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Ricky Skaggs is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Skaggs` net worth is as high as $20 million, earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry as a musician. Apart from his solo career, Ricky was also been a part of several bands, including Country Gentleman band and Emmylou Harris‘ Hot Band, which also improved his net worth.

Ricky Skaggs Net Worth $20 Million

Ricky received his first mandolin when he was five years old; a year later he was already performing on stage, with none other than Bill Monroe. When he was seven, he participated in Martha White`s variety show, with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, and also wanted to audition for Grand Ole Opry, but was declined, the reason being that he was too young at the time.

As he grew older, his ambitions also increased, and with Keith Whitley started playing on radio shows, with the addition of Keith`s brother who played banjo. Little by little, they became more and more known, and started opening regularly for Ralph Stanley, and eventually became part of the Stanley`s Clinch Mountain Boys Band, but that didn`t last long, as Ricky joined The Country Gentleman, and in 1976 he started his own bluegrass band – Bone Creek, which featured Vince Gill and Jerry Douglas. He was also part of the Emmlylou Harris`s Hot Band, but apart from playing, he also did arrangements for the album “Roses In The Snow”. All these ventures, increased Rickie`s net worth, however, until the 1980s and his own career, Ricky`s net worth didn`t change that much.

Later, when he earned a name for himself, Ricky started the band Kentucky Thunder, with which he released nine studio albums, including “Brand New Strings” (2004), “Instrumentals” (2006), and “Honoring The Fathers Of Bluegrass: Tribute to 1946 and 1947), which topped the US Blue Grass chart.

His first solo album came out in 1975, entitled “That`s It”, but failed to chart with low sales, however, it all changed with Ricky`s third album “Waitin` For The Sun To Shine” (1981), which reached No. 2 on the US Country chart, and achieved Gold status in USA and platinum in Canada, which only increased his net worth by a large margin. Ricky continued successfully through the 1980s with albums “Highways & Heartaches” (1982), “Don`t Cheat In Our Hometown” (1983), and “Country Boy” (1984), which all topped the US Country chart, and achieved platinum and gold status in the USA and Canada, increasing further his net worth. Before the 1980s ended, Ricky released albums “Love`s Gonna Get Ya!” (1986), which reached No. 3 on US Country, and “Comin` Home To Stay” (1988), and “Kentucky Thunder” (1989), which entered top 20.

After the 1980s, Ricky`s popularity began to decline, and his albums couldn`t even reach the top 50 on the charts, with the exception of the album “Solo (Songs My Dad Loved), released in 2009, which topped the Bluegrass charts. His last studio album came out in 2011, entitled “Country Hits Bluegrass Style”, which reached No. 3 on Bluegrass chart.

Ricky has 12 No.1 hits on the US Country and Bluegrass charts, including songs such as “Crying My Heart Out Over You” (1981), “Heartbroke” (1982), “Honey (Open That Door” (1984), “Country Boy” (1985), among many others, all of which helped increase the album sales and his net worth.

During his career, Ricky has received numerous prestigious awards, including the 14 Grammy Awards, 8 CMA Awards, and 8 ACM Awards. As the hallmark of his career, Ricky was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1982, and became the youngest person in history to be inducted.

Regarding his personal life, Ricky has been married to Sharon White, who is a part of the family vocal group The Whites, since 1981; the couple has two children. Previously, he was married to Brenda Stanley, with whom he also had two children.

Full NameRicky Skaggs
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 18, 1954
Place Of BirthCordell, Kentucky, United States
ProfessionSinger, Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Bandleader, Session musician, Musician, Composer, Guitarist, Multi-instrumentalist, Mandolinist
SpouseSharon White (m. 1981)
ChildrenMolly Skaggs, Lucas Skaggs
ParentsHobert Skaggs, Dorothy May Skaggs
SiblingsGary Skaggs, Linda Skaggs, Garold Skaggs
NicknamesRicky Scaggs , Richard Lee Skaggs , Skaggs, Ricky
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album, Country Music Association Award for Entertainer of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Country Music Association Award for New Artist of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance, Grammy Award for Best...
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Musical Event of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Video of the Year, Country Mus...
TV ShowsThat Gold Old Nashville Music
1Has a band called The Kentucky Thunder.
2Brother-in-law of Cheryl White.
3Son-in-law of Buck White.


The Heart of Country: How Nashville Became Music City USA2014TV Movie documentary performer: "Country Boy"
The Marty Stuart ShowTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
CMT Insider2006-2007TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Cat in the Hat2003performer: "Rawhide", "Big Mon"
Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary1996TV Special performer: "Wabash Cannonball", "Why Baby Why", "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair", "Will The Circle Be Unbroken", "I Saw The Light"
The Beverly Hillbillies1993performer: "HOT ROD LINCOLN"
Big Bad John1990performer: "Uncle Pen" / producer: "Uncle Pen"
Next of Kin1989performer: "Straight and Narrow" / writer: "Straight and Narrow"
Dolly1988TV Series performer - 1 episode
Square Dance1987performer: "WAITIN' FOR THE SUN TO SHINE"
20th Annual Music City News Awards1986TV Special performer: "I've Got A New Heartache"
Raw Deal1986performer: "One Way Rider"


Yippee! With Poopy2004Short

Music Department

Great Performances2003TV Series music producer - 1 episode


The Tao of Bluegrass: A Portrait of Peter Rowan2013Documentary post-production
The 50th Annual CMA Awards2016TV MovieHimself
Music City USA2015DocumentaryHimself
Revival: The Sam Bush Story2015DocumentaryHimself
The Heart of Country: How Nashville Became Music City USA2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Marty Stuart Show2010-2014TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest / Himself
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHimself - Country Music Singer / Himself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
Conan2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Hannity2013TV SeriesHimself
Lifestyle Magazine2013TV Series documentaryHimself
An Appalachian Dawn2011Video documentary voice
Bluegrass Underground2011TV SeriesHimself
The Gulf Is Back2010TV MovieHimself
Charlie Haden2009DocumentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008TV SeriesHimself
Project Mom2008TV SeriesHimself
Na plovárne2007TV SeriesHimself
Headline Country2007TV SeriesHimself
CMT Insider2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
The Early Show2007TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997-2007TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
CMT Crossroads2007TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Ricky Skaggs Family Christmas Special2007TV MovieHimself
Grand Ole Opry at Carnegie Hall2006TV SpecialHimself
CMT: 20 Greatest Songs of Faith2005TV SpecialHimself
The Appalachians2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Radio Worth Fighting For2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Controversy2004TV SeriesHimself
Emmylou Harris: From a Deeper Well2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Legend Lives On: A Tribute to Bill Monroe2003Video documentaryHimself
Great Performances2003TV SeriesHimself - Mandolin / Guitar / Banjo / ...
Inside Fame2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Mountain Stage2001-2003TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Wheel of Fortune2003TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Songs of Praise2003TV SeriesHimself
American Roots Music2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Austin City Limits1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Miracle on Highway 311997TV MovieHimself
Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary1996TV SpecialHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1995TV SeriesHimself
Bill Monroe: Father of Bluegrass Music1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hot Country Nights1992TV SeriesHimself
Family Feud1991TV SeriesHimself
25th Annual Country Music Association Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
A Festival at Ford's1991TV SpecialHimself
Grand Ole Opry 65th Anniversary1991TV SpecialHimself
Hee Haw1983-1990TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1986-1990TV SeriesHimself
An All Star Salute to Country Music1990TV MovieHimself
George Jones: Same Ole Me1989VideoHimself
Nashville Now1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
TNN Viewers' Choice Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
Dolly1988TV SeriesHimself
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
The Grammy Lifetime Achievment Award Show1987TV MovieHimself
20th Annual Music City News Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Grand Ole Opry 60th Anniversary1986TV MovieHimself
American Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration1985TV SpecialHimself
Family Feud1984TV SeriesHimself
That Good Ole Nashville Music1970TV SeriesHimself - Guest Performer
Flatt and Scruggs Grand Ole Opry1955TV SeriesHimself - Guest

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