NASHVILLE, Tenn. - According to officials with the Scruggs Center, musician Randy Scruggs has died.
The Center released the following statement:
It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Randy Scruggs. Randy was an accomplished musician, producer and songwriter. He passed last night after a short illness. Please join us in sending love to Randy's family and friends.
Scruggs was a four-time Grammy winner as well as the CMA Musician of the Year in 1999, 2003, and 2006, but friends of the musician said his career was more than notable.
Scruggs worked with many legendary country music artists, including Johnny Cash, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John Denver, Toby Keith, and Miranda Lambert to name a few. His producing credits are too numerous to list.
Despite the accolades and impressive career, Scruggs was described as humble or quiet, though commanding in a producing position.
"He had a very powerful way of bringing people together into a studio or any musical situation," said Dave Pomeroy, Scruggs' friend. "He was a master of the art of picking a particular ensemble for a particular project that would give it a unique identity, and with saying very little, he could just create the atmosphere where everyone knew they were there because they were the right call."
Randy Scruggs was 64.