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By Richard Smith

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2000

Considering the variety of stars that experience claimed invoice Monroe as an influence—Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and Jerry Garcia are only a few—it should be acknowledged that no unmarried artist has had as extensive an impression on American renowned tune as he did.

For sixty years, Monroe used to be a celeb on the Grand Ole Opry, and while he died in 1996, he used to be universally hailed as "the Father of Bluegrass." however the own lifetime of this taciturn determine remained mostly unknown. Delving into every thing from Monroe's expert successes to his sour rivalries, from his remoted early life to his reckless womanizing, veteran bluegrass journalist Richard D. Smith has created a 3-dimensional portrait of this really good, advanced, and contradictory guy.

Featuring over a hundred and twenty interviews, this scrupulously researched work—a Chicago Tribune selection choice, New York Times awesome e-book, and Los Angeles Times most sensible ebook of 2000—stands because the authoritative biography of a real great of yank music.

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