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Check out this amazing footage of a 7-year-old Ricky Skaggs playing with the big boys YouTube

It’s him.

It’s really him!

From the distinctive pucker of his lips to that incredible mandolin playing that we have become accustomed to, there is no doubt that this is indeed country and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs featured in this 1961 clip from an ol’ black and white television show back in the day.

And can you believe he has always been so good!?

Heck, Skaggs is still showing off those picking skills. The 14-time Grammy award winner is out on the “Cooder-White-Skaggs” tour, featuring himself, country songstress Sharon White and the amazing guitarist Ry Cooder.

“Getting to work with Ry Cooder has been a dream of mine for a long time. He is a world-class musician,” noted Skaggs in a recent press release. “We met at a Grammy Awards show many years ago and thought it would be a blast to do something together sometime, and now we’re getting to create new sounds around old music. But the best part is getting to share the stage every night with my wife and sweetheart Sharon White. My heart is full!”

Want to learn more about the early days of Ricky Skaggs? Make sure to check out his first-ever autobiography, “Kentucky Traveler: My Life In Music,” that was released back in 2013.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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