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A poor, cross-eyed boy from Kentucky, Bill Monroe created the hard-driving, high-lonesome genre known as bluegrass.

September 12, 2011 The poor, cross-eyed boy from Kentucky created the hard-driving, high-lonesome genre.

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September 9, 2010 The annual ROMP Festival hosted a reunion for 29 members of Monroe's legendary band.

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Bill Monroe performing live on Mountain Stage in 1989.

October 14, 2013 Recorded in 1989, this concert captures the late father of bluegrass on stage in West Virginia.

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Bill Monroe, circa 1970.

September 12, 2011 For the 100th birthday of a bluegrass legend, this mix showcases his music and those it's inspired.

Country legend Bill Monroe.

September 11, 2000 This country classic immediately connected with listeners.

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