Multi-award winning country music songwriter, producer and guitarist Randy Scruggs died Tuesday (April 17). He was 64.
According to Music Row, Scruggs passed after suffering a brief illness. He began his extensive music career at age 13 and has since won the CMA musician of the year award in 1999, 2003 and 2006, while also accumulating four Grammys for his work.
He produced for major country artists such as Waylon Jennings, Emmylou Harris, and Alison Krauss among countless others. He also played on records for Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels, Miranda Lambert and more.
A string of country artists took to Twitter to commemorate the legend, including Daniels and Cash’s daughter Rosanne. See below.
Just got the sad word that my long time friend Randy Scruggs has passed away.
My most heartfelt condolences to Gary and all of Randy’s family.
Music City has lost one of its finest pickers
Rest in peace my friend.
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) April 18, 2018
So incredibly sad to hear of the death of my old friend Randy Scruggs. He was a brilliant musician and a sweet soul, and my first serious crush. My heart aches today.
— rosanne cash (@rosannecash) April 18, 2018
I am so saddened to learn that my old friend and musical colleague Randy Scruggs died last night at age 64. One of last times I was featured with Randy and his dad Earl Scruggs was just simply as a trio. The 3 of us played at the Kennedy Center Honors. Randy old friend. R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/kjrjPRceo5
— Mark O’Connor (@MarkOConnorViol) April 18, 2018
I’m shocked and saddened by the death of my friend, Randy Scruggs. A tremendous musician and producer who I deeply admired. Gone far too soon! Prayers and condolences to all the Scruggs family during this difficult time. https://t.co/3iuxVKxNxg
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) April 18, 2018