Country Music

Hargus “Pig” Robbins became a member of the Nashville studio group of musicians known as the A Team. As a gifted piano player Pig gained the attention of producers such as Owen Bradley and Chet Atkins who repeatedly used him to back singers and performers for countless hit recordings. While...
Chas Sandford grew up dreaming of being a guitar player on stage.  He built up a solid reputation within Nashville and has seen his dreams come true.  ASCAP awarded him the Most Performed Song 12 times for tunes he has written, including “Missing You” performed by John Waite.  Chas has also...
Don Schlitz likes to tell the story about how he was in the right place at the right time when his song, “The Gambler,” was recorded by Kenny Rogers in 1978. The truth is, if that was Don’s only hit song that might have been the case, but talent plays a big part in his story-telling songwriting...
DeWitt Scott knew about as much as a person can know about steel guitars! As a retailer he sold them, as a performer he played them, as a composer and author he wrote about them and as a fan he promoted them everyplace he went. As the founder of the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame, Dewitt (known as...
Earl Scruggs was the father of bluegrass and country banjo playing. His style and techniques have been both influential and inspiring for generations of banjo players around the world. His easy-going personality endured thousands of music students who would often receive a lesson when they...
George Shuffler was the country and bluegrass guitar player who is credited for a three figure cross-picking playing style (down two strings, up one) that he created out of necessity. While playing for a small country band on the radio in the 1940s, George needed to add fills to several slow paced...
Ricky Skaggs is the internationally known Country Music performer and Bluegrass mandolin player who sat in front of our cameras to discuss his passion for Pro-Audio gear. Ricky covered his early career in music, his early performances and influence from Bluegrass founder and personal hero, Bill...
James Slater is a Grammy Award nominated songwriter based out of Nashville, TN. He attended the University of Miami School of Music and has written songs for countless Grammy Award winners such as Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, and Rena McEntire. Slater is a pianist, which is different for Nashville –...
Milton Sledge is the studio musician best known for a string of sessions in Muscle Shoals, Alabama as well as several albums with country super-star Garth Brooks.  With Garth, Milton wrote and played drums on several key albums including the self-titled 1987 Capitol release, “No Fences,” “Ropin’...
Ralph Stanley was best known for his featured songs in the movie "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou," although his career began in the 1930s. He sang in church with his family and later hit the road with a small group to bring their unique style of country music to the world.  He appeared on radio and...

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