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Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys performed in 1980
About the artist
Bill Monroe - Born September 13, 1911
"The Father of Bluegrass Music", Bill Monroe, is one of the only people to have
bestowed upon America an entire musical genre.
Monroe began his professional career in music in the early 1930s and as a
member of WSM's Grand Ole Opry for more than half a century he nurtured the
music that took its name from that of his band.
Born William Smith Monroe in Rosine, Kentucky, he wrote and recorded with his
famous mandolin hundreds of compositions including "Uncle Pen" and "Blue
Moon of Kentucky," the latter of which is an official State Song of Kentucky.
Honors accorded by heads of State and countless organizations are numerous
and bear testimony to the fact that the music of Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass
Boys has expanded to virtually all parts of the world.