The poodles know what it is *g*.
Bluegrass is not country and western. Those are *2 different types of music* until you hit the late ’60’s-early ’70’s.
It is a purely American offshoot of country music.
The soundtrack to “O Brother Where Out Thou” is not bluegrass, despite the Stanley Brother-ish version used as the title track. Ralph did pad out the end of his life performing it but he didn’t have to IMO.
The Carter Family Is. Not. Bluegrass. I hate you people who say they are and will pick a fight. Read a book, ferChristssake.
Flatt and Scruggs. Bill Monroe. Ralph and Carter Stanley. Red Allen. Jim Eanes (who tried to do western badly *g*), Carl Story. Not Allison Krause, or String Cheese Incident, or any version of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Fine musicians but…no.