Bill Monroe’s estate is for sale, including name, image and likeness rights.
Bill, who died in 1996, popularized traditional bluegrass music in the U.S. as a singer, instrumentalist and influential bandleader. The “Father of Bluegrass,” as he was known, scored hits on the country charts during the 1940s and 1950s, including “Kentucky Waltz,” “Wicked Path of Sin” and “Gotta Travel On.” He is one of the few artists inducted into the International Bluegrass Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Some of the items included in the estate sale:
- Uncle Pen’s Cabin, where Bill lived with his uncle from 1927–1929 after his parents died
- Name, image and likeness rights
- Last will and testament
- Personal record collection
- Fiddle, with Bill’s initials inscribed
Interested parties should contact Tony Conway, Conway Entertainment Group, at 615-724-1818 for more information.
photos courtesy of Monroe Enterprises