Flatt and Scruggs Songs

Earl Scruggs joined Bill Monroe’s bluegrass boys in 1945, and along with lead singer Lester Flatt helped to define what we have since come to know as the sound of bluegrass music. Flatt and Scruggs left Monroe’s band in 1948, and went on to record some of bluegrass music’s best known classics, with a prolific career extending into the late 1960’s. Flatt and Scruggs also had a several commercial successes which, for better or worse, established bluegrass stereotypes in the minds of the American public, with songs such as the Beverley Hillbillies theme song and the Bonnie and Clyde movie soundtrack. Lester Flatt died in 1979, and Earl Scruggs continued to play bluegrass well into his 80’s. He died in 2012 at the age of 88, and his funeral was held at the Ryman Auditorium.