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The Bluegrass Bus Museum via YouTube
The Bluegrass Bus Museum via YouTube
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50th Annual Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival June 11-18 [VIDEO]

In 1967, Ohio County native and the Father of Bluegrass Bill Monroe founded himself a music festival in Bean Blossom, Indiana. 50 years later, it's still going strong as it is the world's longest-running annual Bluegrass festival. This year's Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival begins this Saturday (6/11) and wraps up next Saturday the 18th.

As I was doing research about the festival, I came upon this really neat video of Monroe jamming with fans at the festival in 1990, "Blue Moon of Kentucky".

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New York Times Selects Rosine, Kentucky As One Of The 52 Places To Go In 2016

This is quite an honor. The New York Times has put out a list of the "52 Places to Go in 2016" and coming in at number 42? Rosine, Kentucky, the birthplace of Bill Monroe and the birthplace of Bluegrass.

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Owensboro-Daviess County Visitors Bureau
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Area Celebrates Bill Monroe’s 100th Birthday [Video]

Bill Monroe, credited with creating bluegrass music with tunes like this was born on this date in 1911 in Rosine.  Lots of festivities surround the birthday including events at the International Bluegrass Museum next to River Park Center downtown Owensboro.

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Flickr photo from National Congressional Archives
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Moon and WBKR’s Day in the Country — July 9th

On this day in 2001, the Country Music Association inducted 12 new members, probably the most at one time.  In alphabetical order they were:

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Courtesy of Flickr User bunky's pickle
Courtesy of Flickr User bunky's pickle
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Needed: A Bill Monroe

According to today's Messenger-Inquirer, filming on the Bill Monroe biopic Blue Moon of Kentucky, has been delayed by budget issues and the two leading actors, Peter Saarsgard and Maggie Gyllenhaal withdrawing from the project...

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