Bill Monroe

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Birthday
13, 1911
Birthplace
Rosine, KY
Death Date
Sep 9, 1996 (84)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
13, 1911
Birthplace
Rosine, KY
Death Date
Sep 9, 1996 (84)

About

Country singer, songwriter and mandolinist who is known as the Father of Bluegrass. In 1970 he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Before Fame

He formed his first band, the Monroe Brothers, while working at an Indiana oil refinery.

Trivia

He is an inductee of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Family Life

He was married to Carolyn Monroe and sometimes performed with his brother Charlie.

Associated With

He was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993 with Pete Seeger .