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 of Sin” and “Gotta Travel On.”
Bill is one of the few artists inducted into the International Bluegrass Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Some of the items included in the estate sale:
Uncle Pen’s Cabin, where Bill lived with his uncle from 1927–1929 after his parents died …. BillMonroe.com …. Name, image and likeness rights …. Last will and testament …. Personal record collection ….Fiddle, with Bill’s initials inscribed
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So many of you have been inconvenienced and I’m grateful for your patience and graciousness. After seeing a specialist, I have some information to share.
I’m on the road to recovery from a broken bone & a detached tendon in my right index finger. The doctor is hopeful that with some physical therapy I will be playing guitar again soon. Right now, I can’t possibly give you guys the show you deserve.
I always want to give you my very best. There is little in this world that I enjoy more than getting to make music with all of you night after night.
Thank you for the privilege. Your support and understanding through all of this lets me know now, more than ever, I have the best fans in the world.