There's a reason Ryman Auditorium in Nashville is referred to as "Mother Church". She's seen it all and she's 125 years old this year. As part of the Ryman's big anniversary two statues of country and bluegrass legends, "Little" Jimmy Dickens and Bill Monroe, have been unveiled.
Discussions and plans of building a museum dedicated to the father of Bluegrass music are finally coming to fruition. Bill Monroe will have a museum in his honor in his hometown of Rosine in Ohio County.
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 festi
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.
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.
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. All other elements of the film, including director Finn Taylor, a script by Paducah native and Oscar winner Callie Khouri, an extensive soundtrack produced by Grammy winne