Who was Ricky Skaggs first wife?


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Ricky Skaggs' first wife was Ralph Stanley's cousin, Brenda Stanley. They met when Skaggs, only 17 years old, was a member of Stanley's band, the Clinch Mountain Boys, and they married in the early 1970's.

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The couple had two children together, Mandy and Andrew. Skaggs was married to Brenda while he took a short break from making music. Frustrated by the long hours and low pay playing with Ralph Stanley, Skaggs settled the family in Virginia, taking a job working in a boiler room for the Virginia Power Company in Washington, D.C. In 1981, Skaggs married Sharon White, lead singer of the country band The Whites. They have a daughter, Molly, and a son, Lucas

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