Bluegrass Icon Bill Monroe's Cabin Being Rebuilt
By AP News Staff
Rosine, KY - James Monroe is rebuilding a log cabin where his father, bluegrass icon Bill Monroe, once lived.
Monroe told the Messenger-Inquirer that he hopes to have the cabin, which sits on 2.5 acres on a hill above Rosine in western Kentucky, open for bluegrass fans to visit as soon as next month.
The two-room cabin belonged to his great uncle, James Pendleton Vandiver, and was made famous in a song by his father called "Uncle Pen."
Bill Monroe lived in the cabin with his uncle after the death of his parents.
In 1973, Monroe dedicated a monument to Vandiver in the Rosine Cemetery that still attracts visitors from around the world.
James Monroe says the cabin will have old photos of his uncle, fiddles and other information about him.