Musicians

Earl Scruggs Net Worth

Earl Scruggs Net Worth is
$18 Million

Earl Scruggs Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Earl Eugene Scruggs (January 6, 1924 – March 28, 2012) was an American musician noted for perfecting and popularizing a three-finger banjo-picking style (now called "Scruggs style") that is a defining characteristic of bluegrass music.Although other musicians had played in three-finger style before him, Scruggs shot to prominence when he was hired by Bill Monroe to fill the banjo slot in his group, The Blue Grass Boys. He later reached a mainstream audience through his performance of "The Ballad of Jed Clampett", the theme for the network television hit The Beverly Hillbillies, in the early 1960s.
Source
IMDB Wikipedia

Full NameEarl Scruggs
Date Of BirthJanuary 6, 1924
Died2012-03-28
Place Of BirthCleveland County, North Carolina--Flint Hill community near Boiling Springs, NC, U.S.
ProfessionMusic Department, Soundtrack, Composer
NationalityAmerican
SpouseLouise Scruggs
ChildrenRandy Scruggs, Gary Scruggs, Steve Scruggs
ParentsGeorge Elam Scruggs, Georgia Lula Ruppe
SiblingsHorace Scruggs, Junie Scruggs, Ruby Scruggs, Eula Scruggs
AwardsGrammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance, Grammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, Academy of Country Music Awards Cliffie Stone Icon Award
Music GroupsFoggy Mountain Boys, Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys
NominationsAcademy of Country Music Award for Vocal Event of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the Year
MoviesThe Three Pickers, Return of the Beverly Hillbillies, The Nashville Sound, All Star Bluegrass Celebration, Bluegrass: Country Soul, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Farther Along, Merlefest Live: 15th Anniversary Jam, Preachin', Prayin', Singin' With Charlie Daniels and Friends: ...
TV ShowsAmerican Music Shop, Flatt & Scruggs TV Show
Star SignCapricorn
#Fact
1Inaugural inductee into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame (1991).
2Received an honorary degree from Berklee College of Music on March 15, 2005.
3Following his death, he was interred at Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee.
4Earl invented what was to become known as "Scruggs tuners" allowing a quick dropping of the two middle strings from standard to "D" tuning. Originally, they were an extra pair of tuning pegs with cams pushing against the strings with adjustable set screws. This required drilling two extra holes in the peg head. Working with fellow banjo player Bill Kieth they were refined to geared units that simply replaced the two middle tuning pegs. Earl sometimes raised and lowered the strings as he picked them most notably in "Flint Hill Special" and "Earl's Breakdown".
5He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 13, 2003.
6Is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's most imitated musician. "Scruggs Style" is synonymous with picking a banjo with three fingers, and countless musicians worldwide list him as their primary influence.
7He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington, D.C (1992).
8Had two sons with Louise Scruggs: Gary Scruggs and Randy Scruggs. They also had a third son, Steve, who killed his wife, Elizabeth, with a pistol, then himself on September 23, 1992. He was their youngest child.
9His wife, Louise Scruggs, who guided her husband's career for more than a half century, was the first female to become an artist booking agent in Nashville.
10As a member of Flatt & Scruggs, inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (1985).
11After the breakup of Flatt & Scruggs, Earl formed the "Earl Scruggs Revue" with his sons: Gary Scruggs and Randy Scruggs. Later, they were joined by Steve.
12With Lester Flatt, member of the Foggy Mountain Boys, 1948-1969.

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Pride of Jesse Hallam1981TV Movie musician: banjo
The Beverly Hillbillies1962-1971TV Series musician - 266 episodes

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Penguins of Madagascar2014writer: "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"
The Marty Stuart ShowTV Series writer - 6 episodes, 2008 - 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2008
The Office2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2001 - 2011 performer - 1 episode, 2001
Country's Greatest Stars Live: Vol. 12010Video performer: "Our Love Is Home Grown"
The Love Guru2008writer: "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"
Opry Video Classics: Pioneers2007Video performer: "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" / writer: "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"
Wanderlust2006TV Movie documentary writer: "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"
Changing Hearts2002performer: "Old County Road" / writer: "Old County Road"
Desert Blue1998"Foggy Mountain Special"
Fire Down Below1997"Desert Breeze"
Dutch1991performer: "Till The End Of The World Rolls Around"
Moonlighting1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dallas Schoolgirls1981writer: "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" - uncredited
Hot Dallas Nights1981writer: "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" - uncredited
13th Annual Music City News Awards1979TV Special writer: "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"
The Porter Wagoner Show1973-1978TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Sharon1977writer: "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" - uncredited
The Tycoon's Daughter1973writer: "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" - uncredited
Monty Python's Flying Circus1970TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bonnie and Clyde1967writer: "Foggie Mountain Breakdown"
Country Music on Broadway1965writer: "Flint Hill Special"
Country Style, U.S.A.1958TV Series short writer - 1 episode

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Changing Hearts2002Wedding Musician
The Beverly Hillbillies1965-1968TV SeriesEarl Scruggs

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies1981TV Movie
Where the Lilies Bloom1974
The Monkees1967TV Series 1 episode

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2012TV Movie in memoriam

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Béla Fleck: How To Write A Banjo Concerto2014Documentary
Give Me the Banjo2011DocumentaryHimself
Bluegrass Diva2011ShortHimself
The Marty Stuart Show2008TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2007TV SpecialHimself
The Late Late Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Great Performances2003TV SeriesHimself - Banjo / Guitar / Vocals
A Capitol Fourth2003TV MovieHimself - Performer
Our Country2003Documentary shortHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2003TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2002TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2001TV SeriesHimself - Banjo Player
American Roots Music2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Austin City Limits2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Roots of Country: Nashville Celebrates the Ryman1994TV SpecialHimself
High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music1994DocumentaryHimself
Bill Monroe: Father of Bluegrass Music1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Legend of the Beverly Hillbillies1993TV Special documentaryHimself
Grand Ole Opry 65th Anniversary1991TV SpecialHimself
Nashville Story1986VideoHimself
The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies1981TV MovieHimself
Johnny Cash: The First 25 Years1980TV SpecialHimself
Banjoman1975Documentary
Earl Scruggs: The Bluegrass Legend - Family & Friends1972TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host & Performer
The Nashville Sound1970DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1968TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Beverly Hillbillies1963-1966TV SeriesHimself
The Jimmy Dean Show1964-1966TV SeriesHimself
Country Music on Broadway1965Himself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Grand Ole Opry1956TV SeriesHimself - Banjo Player
Flatt and Scruggs Grand Ole Opry1955TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
CBS News Sunday Morning2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Musician
Country's Greatest Stars Live: Vol. 12010VideoHimself
Opry Video Classics: Pioneers2007VideoHimself
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Greatest Albums2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Grand Ole Opry's Vintage Classics2005TV MovieHimself
America's Music: The Roots of Country1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (1996)

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2003Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on February 13, 2003 at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

Known for movies


Related Articles