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A Bluegrass legend and also a Dickenson County native is celebrating his 87th birthday.

More than 200 people helped Dr. Ralph Stanley celebrate almost nine decades Saturday night with a party at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway.

There was plenty of food and of course music. Saturday was also important fundraiser for the Ralph Stanley Museum in Clintwood, VA.

Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys are still touring a 100 plus dates per year.

In 1992 Stanley was inducted into the "International Bluegrass Music hall of honor". In 2000 he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.

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