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    There's a sour note in the legacy of bluegrass music legend Bill Monroe, as the man who runs an annual festival in Monroe's honor is locked in a legal battle with the county over who gets to use Monroe's name.

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    It is impossible to overstate the importance of Earl Scruggs to American music. A pioneering banjo player who helped create modern country music, his sound is instantly recognizable and as intrinsically wrapped in the tapestry of the genre as Johnny Cash's baritone or Hank Williams' heartbreak.

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    It may be impossible to overstate the importance of bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs to American music. A pioneering banjo player who helped create modern country music, his sound is instantly recognizable and as intrinsically wrapped in the tapestry of the genre as Johnny Cash's baritone or Hank Williams' heartbreak.

  • Earl Scruggs performs at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., in June 2005. (AP Photo/Eric Parsons, File)

    Bluegrass pioneer Earl Scruggs dies at age 88

    It may be impossible to overstate the importance of bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs to American music. A pioneering banjo player who helped create modern country music, his sound is instantly recognizable and as intrinsically wrapped in the tapestry of the genre as Johnny Cash's baritone or Hank Williams' heartbreak.

  • Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs dies at age 88

    Bluegrass legend and banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs, who helped profoundly change country music with Bill Monroe in the 1940s and later with guitarist Lester Flatt, has died. He was 88.

  • Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs dies at 88 in Tenn.

    It is impossible to overstate the importance of Earl Scruggs to American music. A pioneering banjo player who helped create modern country music, his sound is instantly recognizable and as intrinsically wrapped in the tapestry of the genre as Johnny Cash's baritone or Hank Williams' heartbreak.

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  • A New Orleans-based television station where he had worked, WDSU, said Mr. Monroe died Thursday at a nursing home in suburban Washington.

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