When six-year-old Ricky Skaggs was called up onstage to play mandolin with bluegrass master Bill Monroe near his small hometown of Cordell, Kentucky, a storied life in music began. With Monroe as a mentor, Ricky joined the Clinch Mountain Boys and became a professional musician at age fifteen. And when Skaggs moved into the world of mainstream country music he became a legend and a household name. Kentucky Traveler tells the intimate stories of a career built on passion, drive, and faith in God. Sharing tales of his influences, and fondly recalling the instruments that have shaped his sound over the years and the friendships that have shaped his life, Skaggs paints a unique insider look at the evolution of bluegrass.