Nashville concert Wednesday to honor Bill Monroe

By: Jake Martin

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UTC/The Loop ) — An all-star concert Wednesday in Nashville will celebrate the 100th birthday of Bill Monroe, the “father of bluegrass music.”

Ricky Skaggs and the Del McCoury Band are among the scheduled performers at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music.

Monroe, who was born Sept. 13, 1911, is best known for his bluegrass classic “Blue Moon of Kentucky.” He died in 1996.

Matt Combs, adjunct instructor in fiddling at Blair, said Monroe was always writing and evolving.


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