Bill Monroe

Born Sep 13, 1911
  • Singer, Artist, Musician
William Smith Monroe was an American mandolinist who helped create 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 60 years as a singer, instrumentalist, composer and b...

Bill Monroe Stats


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


: Singer, Artist, Musician


: United States of America

Date of Birth

: Sep 13, 1911 - Sep 9, 1996 (84 years old)

Place of Birth

: Rosine

Date of Death

: Sep 9, 1996

Place of Death

: Nashville

Cause of Death

: Stroke

Bill Monroe Film Roles

  1. Bill Monroe: The Father of Bluegrass

Bill Monroe Film Appearances

  1. High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music
  2. The Rhythm of My Soul: Kentucky Roots Music

Bill Monroe TV Guest Roles

  1. Season 2, Episode 8

Bill Monroe Albums

  1. Bean Blossom
  2. Bill Monroe & Friends
  3. Columbia Historic Edition
  4. Anthology
  5. Blue Grass 1959-1969
  6. Blue Moon of Kentucky 1936-1949
  7. Blue Moon of Kentucky
  8. Blue Grass 1950-1958
  9. Orange Blossom Special
  10. Silver Eagle Cross Country Music Show Presents Bill Monroe

Bill Monroe Subject of Books

  1. Can't You Hear Me Callin': The Life of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass