Nestled in the hills of Ohio County in Kentucky sits the homeplace of Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass Music. The address is 6210 US Highway 62 East in Beaver Dam, Kentucky. The home was built in 1917 when Bill was around 6 years old. The house he was born in was not too far from where he was born.
When it comes to our musical heritage, there is nothing quite like the complex story of country music. The people, instruments, and songs migrated from other parts of the world to form the genre that would last generations in different ways. Ken Burns put together a team to document the history of country music for PBS. “Country Music” may sound
Bill Monroe Statue at the Ryman Auditorium Two of the most profound musical innovators in country and bluegrass music will forever remain part of the Soul of Nashville with the installation today of life-size statues of Little Jimmy Dickens and Bill Monroe at the historic Ryman Auditorium. The Ryman, which is recognized as the Soul of Nashville, was founded as
Bill Monroe – Photo Courtesy of Monroe Enterprises Fans of the “Father of Bluegrass Music” have a unique opportunity to own the rights to the name and likeness to Bill Monroe. Regarded as the man who started the format, Monroe joined the WSM Grand Ole Opry in 1939, and was a member for almost six decades – until his passing
Bill Monroe Box Set – from Richard Weize Archives Bluegrass music fans will enjoy hearing that very unique limited edition box set will be released of Bill Monroe recordings. The recordings for DECCA in 1950-51 from the Castle Studio have been released through the Richard Weize Archives, a division of Rockstar Records, Ltd. The recordings feature lead singers Jimmy Martin,
Cumberland Highlanders – via RFD-TV On July 16, 1996, the first taping of the Cumberland Highlanders television show occurred in London, Kentucky. Campbell Mercer, also known as Doc Mercer to many, brought along Travis Brown, Claude Haron, Jimmie Hamm, Julie Mercer, and Paul Wayne Jones for that first taping. It happened behind Doc Mercer’s old farm house in London. The