American mandolinist, singer, and songwriter William Smith Monroe is credited with creating bluegrass music. As a result, he is usually regarded as the “Father of Bluegrass.” The band The BlueGrass Boys, who performed the typical instruments for a bluegrass band, including fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, and upright bass, is credited with giving the genre its name.
Bill Monroe was the eighth and youngest child, he grew up on a farm. According to Monroe’s biographer Richard D. Smith, Bill was born with a condition that caused one of his eyes to be crossed and seriously impair his vision; he was bullied for that. Smith claims that the musician sincerely used his talent to work through his childhood suffering, which was apparent in his songs.