Tag Archives: Bill Monroe

Watch Ricky Skaggs Play “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” on Bill Monroe’s Mandolin at His Hall of Fame Induction

The Country Music Hall of Fame formally inducted three new members on Oct. 21: Ricky Skaggs (modern era), Dottie West (veteran era, decreased) and Johnny Gimble (musician, deceased). A number of Hall of Fame members and other country artists were in attendance for the celebration, including Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Emmylou…MORE

Bill Monroe’s Estate Is For Sale, Including Cabin, Fiddle and Name Rights

Bill Monroe’s estate is for sale, including name, image and likeness rights. Bill, who died in 1996, popularized traditional bluegrass music in the U.S. as a singer, instrumentalist and influential bandleader. The “Father of Bluegrass,” as he was known, scored hits on the country charts during the 1940s and 1950s, including “Kentucky Waltz,” “Wicked Path…MORE

In Honor of Labor Day, the 40 Hardest Working Songs in Country Music History: #11–20

It’s time to clock in—we’ve got the 40 Hardest Working Songs in Country Music. Today, Sept. 1, we’re featuring #11–20. Country music throughout the decades has not only embraced its working class roots, it’s made a point to praise them. Yes, work is tough, as Merle Haggard wrote in “Workin’ Man’s Blues” or as George…MORE