Bill Monroe
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"William Smith Monroe" was an American mandolinist, singer, and songwriter who created the style of music known as bluegrass music/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 69 years as a singer, instrumentalist, composer and bandleader. He is often referred to as The Father of Bluegrass.

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