Thousands attended the funeral of Earl Scruggs to pay tribute.
Earl Scruggs passed away in Nashville on March 28, 2012 at the age of 88. His funeral was held on April 1 in Nashville, TN at the Ryman Auditorium where he was remembered by family and friends.
Charlie Daniels, well-known for his contributions to country and southern rock music, told attendees that the Country Music Hall of Fame member invited him to join the Earl Scruggs Revue when he was a young studio musician.
“No one will ever play the banjo like Earl,” Daniels said.
Country star Ricky Skaggs stated that Earl “was the most humble musician I ever met. He was always listening not at himself but at the next generation.”
In addition, Del McCoury, the leader of the Del McCoury Band told the mourners that he was enthralled as a youngster by the Scruggs’ sound.
“If not for Earl Scruggs, I might not have played music at all,” said McCoury.
His remaining family would like all donations to be sent to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville or The Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, N.C.
The bluegrass legend is survived by his two sons, Gary and Randy Scruggs, as well as five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.