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From Rock-N-Roll to Bill Monroe

From Rock-n-Roll to Bill MonroeLangley, KY -- In celebration of Bill Monroe's 100th birthday, Tommy Webb is proud to announce his new single release, "From Rock-N-Roll to Bill Monroe" available to radio now via New Cuts of Bluegrass and Airplay Direct. This catchy up-tempo beat will have you tapping your toes and singing along with its catchy lyrics that describe singing rock-n-roll to playing bluegrass like the legendary Bill Monroe whose songs are as well known today as they were 50 years ago.

Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration - A Classic Bluegrass Tribute

Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration - A Classic Bluegrass TributeBill Monroe was both the father of bluegrass music and one of the genre’s most prolific writers, with a legacy that remains a touchstone for instrumentalists and vocalists alike. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Monroe’s birth, Rounder presents this 2-disc 28-track set, with performances by an all-star roster of Rounder’s top bluegrass artists, including Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice, Dailey & Vincent, and The Bluegrass Album Band.

IBMA Fan Fest Celebrates Bill Monroe and Bluegrass Music

World of Bluegrass 2011/IBMA/ Nashville, TN -- Bluegrass music's premier indoor festival is just around the corner, and this year's event celebrating the 100th birthday of the late Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass Music, will definitely be one you don't want to miss! Reserve your tickets now for IBMA's Bluegrass Fan Fest, scheduled for Sept. 30 – October 2, 2011, at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Ireland's Niall Toner Releases 'William Smith Monroe' Single

Niall TonerNashville, TN -- The leader of the Niall Toner Band from Ireland is still celebrating his music reaching the number one download spot on the bluegrass and folk charts for Air Play Direct during the month of March, an extraordinary achievement for a songwriter based in Ireland. As a result, Niall Toner Band has been enjoying an ever-increasing amount of air play on American Radio. Niall's songs about the Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe, Bill Monroe's Mandolin and The Master's Resting Place, are proving most popular with Radio DJs and listeners in this year of Monroe's Centenary.

Bluegrass Museum Produces Father of Bluegrass Music Documentary

Bill MonroeOwensboro, KY -- The International Bluegrass Music Museum is in the final stages of completing a full-length documentary video about Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass Music, in commemoration of the centennial anniversary of his birth on September 13, 1911.

Bill Monroe: A Centennial Celebration

Bill Monroe/CMA/ Nashville, TN -- By Robert K. OermannkSept. 13, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the father of bluegrass music and one of his longtime friends has honored him with a musical tribute. Banjo player and producer Mike Scott often played, dined and shared stories with CMA's Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Monroe. Scott was never a member of the master's famed Blue Grass Boys band, but he was closer to him than many musicians who were.

Grammy Winner Marty Stuart Kicks off Bluegrass in the Park Festival

Marty StuartHenderson, KY -- The Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival is proud to announce this year's Thursday night headliner: Five time Grammy Award winner, Marty Stuart. From his toe-tappin' honky tonk to his grassroots gospel, Marty Stuart is truly country music's renaissance man. For over four decades, Stuart's songs have topped the charts and earned international acclaim. Stuart will perform Thursday, August 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Henderson Fine Arts Center. The festival will continue with two days of free bluegrass music and activities in Audubon Mill Park.

Legendary Bluegrass Fiddler Kenny Baker has Died

Kenny BakerLegendary bluegrass pioneer fiddler Kenneth Clayton Baker (Kenny Baker) died yesterday at age 85. Baker was one of the finest fiddlers in bluegrass and performed with the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe, for a quarter century as a member of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys.

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