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Ralph Stanley (Folk Singer) - Age, Birthday, Bio, Facts, Family, Net Worth, Height & More

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Ralph Stanley
Ralph Edmund Stanley is an American bluegrass artist, famous for his exceptional ability to sing and play the banjo. Stanley began playing music in 1946, first alongside his brother Carter Stanley as part of the Stanley Brothers, and often as its conductor, The Clinch Mountain Boys. He is also known as Dr Ralph Stanley. He belonged to the first generation of bluegrass musicians and was inducted into both the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor and the Grand Ole Opry.
Birth name Ralph Edmund Stanley
Born February 25, 1927, McClure, Virginia, U.S.
Origin Big Spraddle Creek, Virginia, U.S.
Died June 23, 2016, Coeburn, Virginia, U.S.
Genres Bluegrass, old-time, folk
Occupation(s) Bluegrass musician
Instruments Banjo
Years active 1946–2016
Labels Columbia, Rebel
Associated acts Clinch Mountain Boys, Stanley Brothers

About Ralph Stanley

He is a Grammy Award-winning bluegrass musician who is noted for his outstanding banjo playing.

Ralph Stanley before fame

He got his first banjo when he was a teenager, and his mother taught him how to play clawhammer banjo.

Achievement of Ralph Stanley

Because he received an honorary Doctorate of Music from Lincoln Memorial University, he is known as Dr. Folk Singer Ralph Stanley in the bluegrass world.

Ralph Stanley family life

He married Jimmi Stanley, a singer.

Associations of Ralph Stanley

He won a Grammy Award for his work on the soundtrack for Songwriter T-Bone Burnett's film O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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Artists of Rebel Records. Banjoists come from American countries. Singer from Virginia. Musicians from Virginia. Members of the Grand Ole Opry. The Baptists of the 20th Century TM_VZ! American bluegrass musician. Winner of the national heritage scholarship. American banjo performers. United States National Medal of Arts Recipient

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Latest information about Ralph Stanley updated on March 21 2022.