Had it not been for a rebel country musician named Bill Monroe, the bluegrass genre would not be around today to be enjoyed
all over the world. As Bluegrass continues to grow in popularity, we must return to the roots to pay tribute to the man who
made it all possible.
In 1940, Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys recorded their first album on the Bluebird label, and
bluegrass music was born.
A true visionary, Monroe experimented with various instruments and sounds. By 1946 he had woven
the talents Earl Scruggs, Lester Flatt, Howard Wats (Cedric Rainwater) and Chubby Wise into what is still commonly recognized
as the greatest bluegrass band of all times.
Bluegrass It's Banjolicious
Bluegrass, or mountain music, was born in the hills of Appalachia in the early part
of the 20th Century and gradually made its way into the pews of churches all throughout America. Along with gospel music,
it has become a unique and treasured American art form. Now the legends of bluegrass music join voices and instruments with
the best in gospel music. The hillbilly music tradition goes back hundreds of years, but it was Monroe, with his high-mountain
tenor and unique mandolin playing, who made bluegrass what it is today.