History of Bluegrass Music

Ohio County is the birthplace of bluegrass music and within the county is the Bill Monroe Homeplace - “the homeplace of bluegrass music”. We have earned recognition as the birthplace of bluegrass because country music legend Bill Monroe, known throughout the world as the “Father of Bluegrass Music”, was raised in the county. It was the Homeplace he had in mind when he wrote his classic song “I’m On My Way Back to the Old Home.” 

Bill Monroe was a star of the Grand Ole Opry for over 50 years and recorded for Decca/MCA for over 40 years. He remains the only person to be inducted into three Halls of Fame: Bluegrass, Country,and Rock and Roll. He was presented with the National Medal of Arts by President Bill Clinton in 1995.

The Bill Monroe Homeplace is one and a half miles west of Rosine, Kentucky on Highway 62 East. Make your pilgrimage to the Homeplace and take a guided tour into the life of the Monroe family.

Bill Monroe Homeplace
6210 U.S. Highway 62 East
Beaver Dam, KY 42320.

Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.
Winter Hours: Closed during Februar

For more information:
+1 (270) 298-0036
+1 (270) 274-3551