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Bill Monroe: Celebrating The Father Of Bluegrass At 100

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

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'Blue Moon of Kentucky'

Bill Monroe first recorded Blue Moon of Kentucky in 1946, and it immediately connected with country listeners.

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