For sale: Bill Monroe.
Well, sort of. The Father of Bluegrass still lies peacefully beneath the marble in Rosine, Kentucky where they lowered him down in 1996. But today, the rights to his name, his likeness and quite a bit more can be yours if the price is right. To those who are not old school, true believers in bluegrass music and its pureness of heart, this is not earth-shattering news. But to those who cling to the old ways, it as if the tablets held by Moses himself were up for grabs on QVC.
According to a number of media reports, someone can own just about everything Bill-related except what lies beneath the marble.
“In addition to the name and likeness offering, fans can also purchase the rights to the BillMonroe.com website,” Lorri Hollabough writes on musicrow.com, adding that the buyer will own the band name “Blue Grass Boys,” which could prove to be profitable at either music festivals or legal marijuana dispensaries.
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