Where did Bluegrass come from?

Yep, in Kentucky the grass is blue! And hence the name of the musical form, bluegrass. I come from the Bluegrass State, and from the region along The Country Music Highway – Route 23. And that’s the reason for the name of my weekly radio show, Route 23 Bluegrass Country. Hope you tune in and listen, if you like real country music. It’s being kept alive by many artist that have been around for many years, and from some new, young artists that are still doing it right. Come check us out at 95.5fm in Kendallville, IN, and streaming live at wawk.com, at 9:30 until Noon, EST, each 1st Day of the week (called Sunday).

Here’s an excerpt from the IBGA website that might intrigue you. You can go read the full article by clicking here.

The Monroe Brothers were one of the most popular acts of the 1920s and 1930s. Charlie Monroe played the guitar, Bill played the mandolin, and they sang in harmony.  When the brothers split in 1938, both went on to form their own bands.  Bill was a native of Kentucky, the Bluegrass State, so he decided to call his band “Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys,” and this band started a new form of “traditional” country music.

Bill Monroe and his “Blue Grass Boys” first appeared on the Grand Ole Opry stage in 1939 and soon became one of the most popular touring bands to emerge from Nashville’s WSM studios.

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