Bluegrass Music in History

Country and Western: Country Singers

Events in Music


Music releaseAlbum Release

1995-02-07 Bluegrass and country musician Alison Krauss releases her compilation album "Now that I've Found You"

Country Singer and Musician Alison Krauss
Country Singer and Musician
Alison Krauss
  • 2007-10-23 "Raising Sand" a collaborative album by rock singer Robert Plant and bluegrass singer Alison Krauss is released

Birthdays in Music

  • 1911-09-13 Bill Monroe, American singer known as the "Father of Bluegrass" (Blue Moon of Kentucky), born in Rosine, Kentucky (d. 1996)
  • 1914-06-19 Lester Raymond Flatt, American bluegrass guitarist (Flatt & Scruggs - Ballad of Jed Clampett; Foggy Mountain Breakdown), born in Duncan's Chapel, Tennessee (d. 1979)
  • 1916-05-29 Carl Story, American bluegrass musician (Rambling Mountaineers), born in Lenoir, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • 1923-03-03 Doc Watson, American bluegrass musician, (d. 2012)
  • 1924-01-06 Earl Scruggs, American musician (& Flat-Ballad of Jed Clampett), born in Cleveland County, North Carolina (d. 2012)
  • 1925-05-23 Malcolm "Mac" Wiseman, American bluegrass singer, born in Crimora, Virginia (d. 2019)
  • 1927-02-25 Ralph Stanley, Amerian bluegrass musician, born in Dickenson County, Virginia (d. 2016)
  • 1934-03-04 John Duffey, bluegrass musician
  • 1939-02-01 Del McCoury, bluegrass singer/musician
  • 1964-03-01 Clinton Gregory, Martinsville, Virginia, American country and bluegrass singer-songwriter (Play, Ruby, Play)

Person of interestAlison Krauss

1971-07-23 Alison Krauss, American bluegrass musician (Raising Sand), born in Decatur, Illinois

Country Singer and Musician Alison Krauss
Country Singer and Musician
Alison Krauss

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

1997-11-08 Bluegrass musician Alison Krauss marries Pat Bergeson

Country Singer and Musician Alison Krauss
Country Singer and Musician
Alison Krauss

Deaths in Music

  • 1995-03-31 Carl Story, American bluegrass musician (Rambling Mountaineers), dies at 78
  • 1995-05-08 Carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63
  • 1996-09-09 Bill Monroe, American singer known as the "Father of Bluegrass" (Blue Moon of Kentucky), dies at 84
  • 1996-12-10 John Duffey, bluegrass musician, dies at 62
  • 2012-03-28 Earl Scruggs, American bluegrass musician, dies from natural causes at 88
  • 2012-05-29 Doc Watson, American bluegrass musician, dies from complications following surgery at 89
  • 2016-06-23 Ralph Stanley, American bluegrass musician, dies at 89
  • 2019-02-24 Malcolm "Mac" Wiseman, American bluegrass singer, dies at 93