Interview with Hazel Smith, Billy Smith, and Terry Smith, February 16, 2011
Project: Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum Oral History Project
Interview SummaryCountry singer Hazel Smith and her sons Billy and Terry Smith begin the interview with an overview of Hazel Smith's background. Hazel Smith also discusses her work with Bill Monroe. Bill Monroe's impact on bluegrass music is also mentioned. Bill and Terry Smith share some of their memories of working on Bill Monroe's farm. Hazel Smith describes Bill Monroe's personality. Hazel Smith details her work in songwriting. The working relationship between Bessie Lee Mauldin and Bill Monroe is examined. The Smiths then share their memories and stories of Bill Monroe over the years. The Smith brothers describe what it was like to record music with Bill Monroe. Bill Monroe's complex nature and on-stage persona are explored. The Smiths conclude the interview by evaluating Bill Monroe's legacy and influence on bluegrass music.
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