Bill Monroe's Mandolin The favored mandolin of Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass music, was sold this week for more than one million dollars. The instrument's new home is The Bill Monroe Foundation, based in Monroe's hometown of Rosine, Kentucky. Liane speaks with the foundation's executive director, Campbell Mercer.
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The favored mandolin of Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass music, was sold this week for more than one million dollars. The instrument's new home is The Bill Monroe Foundation, based in Monroe's hometown of Rosine, Kentucky. Liane speaks with the foundation's executive director, Campbell Mercer.