More Bill Monroe tribute

It’s exciting to see all the attention that is being given to the upcoming Bill Monroe centennial in 2011.

The ongoing campaign to have Bill Monroe memorialized with an official postage stamp from the US Postal Service is kicking into high gear. Visit to find out how you can get on board.

Our friends at Grassware have created a new Bill Monroe stamp t-shirt, and are even donating a portion of the proceeds to the stamp campaign.

And we have learned a bit more about the Rural Rhythm Bil Monroe tribute CD which was referenced during our IBMA 2010 coverage. Plans are to record live during the 2011 Bean Blossom festival, much as they did during this year’s Graves Mountain Festival.

Here’s a sneak peak at one of the songs that are expected to be included – Mark Newton, Carl Jackson, Russell Moore, Mike Bub and Justen Haynes performing Mark’s original song Monrosine at the Rural Rhythm VIP Showcase last week.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.