Thirty-two years ago today (July 9, 1983) was a memorable day for Ricky Skaggs. It was on this day that the singer soared to the top of the charts with his single "Highway 40 Blues," from his No. 1 Highways & Heartaches album.
Tragedy can strike anyone, from a neighbor next door to family members to some of the biggest superstars in the world; no one is exempt. Whether you have a row of Grammys on your mantle or not, losing a loved one or facing another tragic event cuts deeply, and there are several country stars who have endured plenty of hardship in their lifetimes.
The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced the nominees for the Momentum Awards. Each artist was chosen by committees through a multi-stage process involving both musicians and music industry leaders.
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