When and where did bluegrass music get started?

Bluegrass music dates back to the early 1600's, when people migrated to America and brought music and blues with them. The slaves from Africa invented the design for the banjo, which is essential to bluegrass music.

Bluegrass became known in the country music genre when Bill Monroe, later named the father of Bluegrass music, played in the 1920's and 1930's with the band which was later named, "Bill Monroe and the the Blue Grass Boys."