Ricky Skaggs will be presented with an honorary doctor of humanities degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky., at the 2005 spring graduation ceremony. He will also address the university’s graduating classes from the college of arts and sciences and the college of business and technology. “I feel like I’m getting a fresh wind in my career,” Skaggs said. “I’m doing what I love to do, and every day I count my blessings that I get to go back to my roots and play the music that runs in my veins.” Skaggs’ latest album Brand New Strings just hit No. 1 on Billboard‘s bluegrass albums chart.