One of the most popular bluegrass tunes of all time is none other than the Bill Monroe-penned “Blue Moon of Kentucky.” First written and recorded by Monroe in 1946, the catchy waltz became a staple during the early days of the bluegrass movement started by Monroe, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, and other pioneers.
More than 70 years later, “Blue Moon of Kentucky” has been covered by everyone from Ricky Skaggs to Elvis Presley. And now the song has yet another cover to be added to its impressive resume.
During a concert late last summer, Walker Montgomery, son of “I Swear” singer and ’90s hitmaker John Michael Montgomery, covered the Bill Monroe tune during an outdoor concert. The Kentucky native paid tribute to his beloved home state and his deep musical roots with the impressive cover.
We couldn’t help but notice that 17-year old Walker not only inherited his famous dad’s good looks, but also his impressive vocal skills. We can’t wait to hear more from the talented teen.
Hear a clip of Walker Montgomery singing “Blue Moon of Kentucky” in the video below.
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