James Monroe out of the concert biz

The Associated Press is reporting that James Monroe, son of the Father of Bluegrass Music, is selling the concert hall he has been running near the Kentucky/Tennessee state line, about 40 miles north of Nashville.

The son of the late bluegrass legend Bill Monroe is selling the music hall he opened two years ago near the Tennessee state line, saying the duties of running the venue conflicted with his own musical career.

“We’ve had two incredible concert seasons with sellout crowds for such artists as Gene Watson, Lorrie Morgan, Vern Gosdin, Jimmy Dickens and Bill Anderson. It’s really succeeded beyond my expectations,” James Monroe, a bluegrass musician, said in a statement.

Read the full AP piece online.

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