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September 3, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Country stars Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Florida Georgia Line shine in Puyallup fair music lineup

If you think no state fair is complete without elephant ears, corn dogs and country music, you’re in luck. Some of the brightest stars in the country-music constellation are set to shine on the Washington State Fair grandstand stage over the next two weeks, including Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban and Toby Keith. Clay Walker gets…


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June 14, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Concert review: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder


Ricky Skaggs (left) and Kentucky Thunder zip through the instrumental “Wayward to Hayward” during the early set Thursday night at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley. Photo by Owen R. Smith.

In music, you can indeed go home again. Ricky Skaggs got his start in bluegrass music, sharing the stage with Bill Monroe at age 6, yet it wasn’t until the early 1980s that he broke into mainstream country and charted three No. 1 albums in a row.

But such success is fleeting, and after awhile Skaggs returned to his roots and started cutting bluegrass records again. It helped him win the Grammy for best bluegrass album five times since 1999 and solidified his status as a legend of the genre.


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