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Bill Monroe

American bluegrass musician, songwriter

Bill Monroe

American bluegrass musician, songwriter
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birthday
13th
September, 1911
Death
9th
September, 1996
Birth Place
Rosine, Kentucky, U.S.
Birth Sign
virgo
Biography

William Smith Monroe (; September 13, 1911 – September 9, 1996) was an American mandolinist, singer, and songwriter, who created the bluegrass music genre. Because of this, he is often called the “Father of Bluegrass”.
The genre takes its name from his band, the Blue Grass Boys, who named their group for the bluegrass of Monroe’s home state of Kentucky. Monroe’s performing career spanned 69 years as a singer, instrumentalist, composer and bandleader.

instruments played
Guitar
mandolin
Associated Acts

The Blue Grass Boys Birch Monroe Carter Stanley Earl Scruggs Lester Flatt Emmylou Harris The Strangers

Birth Name

William Smith Monroe

Genres

Bluegrass gospel country folk

Labels

Bluebird Columbia Decca MCA RCA Victor

Origin

Kentucky, U.S.

Years Active

1927 1996

Name

Bill Monroe

Nationality

United States of America

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