Ricky Skaggs has earned five Grammy nominations from the Recording Academy in their 46th contest. Skaggs already has 8 Grammys on his shelf, dating back to 1983 when he won as part of the New South. Even if he wins in every category he is nominated in, Skaggs can only pick up 4 statues since he is up against himself for Best Country Instrumental Performance, for Pick Along with Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson, and for Get Up John with his own band, Kentucky Thunder. Both songs appear on Grammy-nominated albums, Best Traditional Folk Album The Three Pickers and Best Bluegrass Album Live at the Charleston Music Hall. Skaggs final nomination – in Best Country Performance – is for A Simple Life with Kentucky Thunder, also on Live at the Charleston Music Hall.