Scruggs Album Ready for August Release

With the banjo enjoying a resurgence in country music, the instrument’s greatest master, Earl Scruggs, will release a collection joining him with an eclectic roster of singers and musicians — including Elton John, Sting and Melissa Etheridge — all eager to pay homage to the bluegrass pioneer. Slated for release Aug. 1 on MCA Nashville, Earl Scruggs and Friends is produced by his son, Randy Scruggs.