About Bill Monroe:
William Smith Monroe is often referred to as the Father of Bluegrass.
I was determined to carve out a music of my own. I didn't want to copy anybody.
Bluegrass has brought more people together and made more friends than any music in the world. You meet people at festivals and renew acquaintances year after year.
Bluegrass is wonderful music. I'm glad I originated it.
Country music belongs to America.
Practice every time you get a chance.
I'm a farmer with a mandolin and a high tenor voice.