Take a trip to Bill Monroe Homeplace and Museum

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. 

Ken Burns discusses the complexity of country music’s story

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 box set to feature outtakes of popular songs

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 celebrate 20 years of bringing bluegrass music to homes

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