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Big Mon: The Songs Of Bill Monroe

Ricky Skaggs & Friends

Initial release : August 2000

Skaggs Family Records SKFR CD 1002

Re-release: 2002 (Hollywood 165030)

A tribute to the music of Bill Monroe which includes Bruce Hornsby on at least one track. This album was released again in 2002 as Sing the Songs of Bill Monroe.


  • Darlin' Corey (Traditional)
  • Cry, Cry Darlin' (Miller/Newman)
  • Heavy Traffic Ahead (Monroe)
  • Close By (Monroe/Van Winkle)
  • Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Monroe)
  • Used To Be (Monroe)
  • Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine
  • My Little Georgia Rose (Monroe)
  • I Am A Pilgrim (Travis)
  • On The Old Kentucky Shore
  • Blue Night (McGee)
  • Rocky Road Blues (Monroe)
  • Uncle Pen (Monroe)*
  • Big Mon (Monroe)
* Included only on the 2002 release of the CD. Musicians

Musicians involved include;

  • Ricky Skaggs
  • Mark Fain - bass
  • Jim Mills - banjo
  • Stuart Duncan - fiddle
  • Clay Hess - guitar
  • Rob Ickes - dobro
  • Jerry Douglas - dobro
  • Kayton Roberts - pedal steel
  • Bela Fleck - banjo
  • Bruce Hornsby (on Darlin' Corey)
  • Dolly Parton (on Cry, Cry Darlin')
  • Steve Wariner (on Heavy Traffic Ahead)
  • Patty Loveless (on Close By)
  • John Fogerty (on Blue Moon of Kentucky)
  • The Whites (on Used To Be)
  • The Dixie Chicks (Walk Softly)
  • Travis Tritt (on My Little Georgia Rose)
  • Charlie Daniels (on I Am A Pilgrim)
  • Joan Osborne (on the Old Kentucky Shore)
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter (on Blue Night)
  • Dwight Yoakam (on Rocky Road Blues)
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