Tag: Bill Monroe

Our Top 10 bluegrass songs for Christmas

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

We’ve carved the turkey. We’ve packed up the leftovers, and got them back out fifteen minutes later to finish off. We’ve fought through the crowds at Wal-Mart to score a good deal on a TV, and checked our phones every five minutes to see what […]


On This Day #47 – Bill Monroe

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

On this day 20 years ago Bill Monroe passed away. On September 9, 1996, Bill Monroe, the acknowledged Father of Bluegrass Music, passed away. Today we remember the date as a few members of the bluegrass music community, young and not so young, share some […]


Fundraising begins for Bill Monroe Museum

| August 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Rosie, KY has been selected as the future site of a Bill Monroe Museum, just a short distance from where the great man was born and raised on Jerusalem Ridge. Officials with the Ohio County Tourism Commission have adopted “The Home of Bluegrass” as their […]


Butch Robins to Bill Monroe HOF

| August 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Butch Robins, banjo player with Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys from 1977 to 1981, has been announced as the 2016 inductee into the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame. The official induction will take place during the Bill Monroe Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen […]


Bill Monroe Estate Sale this weekend

| July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fans of the one-and-only Bill Monroe will have a unique opportunity over the next few days to obtain memorabilia belonging to the Father of Bluegrass at an estate sale to be held in Gallatin, TN. Items to be offered for sale and at auction include […]


50 Years of Bean Blossom

| June 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

This coming Saturday – June 11, 2016 – sees the commencement of the 50th Annual Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Music Festival; eight days of top quality bluegrass music at one of the most famous venues in the world, in Brown County, Indiana, eight days […]


Banjo added to the Monroe Mandolin Camp

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

The horrors! Slobbering five-stringers have been invited to drool all over the proceedings at this year’s Monroe Mandolin Camp in Nashville. But seriously, after mando purists pick themselves up off the floor, they’ll recognize what camp managers Mike Compton and Heidi Herzog have to say about the […]


Jimmy Maynard passes

| December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jimmy Maynard, a Blue Grass Boy in the early to mid-1960s, passed away on Tuesday morning, December 15, 2015, at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee, due to cancer.  He was 87 years old. James Howard ‘Jimmy’ Maynard was born on April 22, 1928, in Temperance […]


Johnny Montgomery passes

| September 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Johnny Thelbert Montgomery, bass player with Bill Monroe and Lester Flatt, passed away on September 4, 2015, in Watertown (part of Lebanon), Tennessee. He was 87 years old. Montgomery was the eldest boy of 16 children. Music was his first love and he played the […]


On This Day #44 – Fincastle Bluegrass Festival

| September 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

On This Day … Starting on Friday, September 3, 1965, the first Fincastle Bluegrass Festival, in Fincastle, Virginia, took place. “Wow, hard to believe it’s been fifty years ago …  I was there for both of Carlton’s first multi-day festival in 1965 and 1966.” (Gary […]