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This Rare Footage Of An Adorable 7-Year-Old Ricky Skaggs Will Take Your Breath Away

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At just seven-years-old, Ricky Skaggs proved that he was destined to be a superstar. 

In this rare 1961 footage, we are lucky enough to see Skaggs before he became the country and bluegrass legend he is today. The Kentucky-native began playing that mandolin when he was just five years old and a year or two later, he was playing with the likes of Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs.

During this variety show, a young Skaggs, with all the confidence in the world, walked up to Lester Flatt to tell him that he wanted a turn to "pick". He was guided to a shorter microphone, where he said he would be playing "Foggy Mountain Special", a Flatt and Scruggs classic.

Performing live is nerve-wracking enough, but to perform a song in front of the people who made it famous is a tall order! After the incredible performance, Skaggs went off stage for a while, but was invited back to sing and play again! 

What a treat this video is for country music fans. Check out the video below to see little Ricky Skaggs; you'll be glad you did! 

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