• On This Day #47 – Bill Monroe

    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

  • Butch Robins to Bill Monroe HOF

    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

  • Bill Monroe Estate Sale this weekend

    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

  • 50 Years of Bean Blossom

    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

  • Banjo added to the Monroe Mandolin Camp

    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

  • Jimmy Maynard passes

    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

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