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Bill Monroe

Born: Sep 13, 1911

Death: Sep 9, 1996

Birthplace: Rosine

Profession: Musician

Nationality: United States

Bill Monroe

Date of Birth : Sep 13, 1911
Date of Death : Sep 9, 1996
Birth Place : Rosine

William Smith Monroe was an American mandolinist, singer, and songwriter who created the style of music known as bluegrass. The genre takes its name from his band, the Blue Grass Boys, named for Monroe's home state of Kentucky. Monroe's performing career spanned 69 years as a singer, instrumentalist, composer and bandleader. He is often referred to as the Father of Bluegrass.


  • Musician
  • Singer
  • Artist
  • Music artist

Also known as

  • Albert Price
  • Bill Monroe
  • William Smith Monroe
  • Wilbur Jones
  • James W. Smith
  • Joe Ahr
  • Joe Ahr
  • The Father of Bluegrass
  • Rupert Jones
  • James B. Smith
  • Wilbur Jones
  • Rupert Jones
  • James B. Smith
  • Monroe, Bill


  • James Buchanan Monroe
  • Malissa Vandiver Monroe

Awards Won

  • Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album
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