BILLY AND TERRY SMITH (THE SMITH BROTHERS)
- From Nashville, Tennessee (originally from Reidsville, North Carolina).
- Billy plays guitar, Terry plays bass.
- Terry played bass for several years with the Osborne Brothers.
- After coming to Nashville in the early 70’s, they worked on Bill Monroe’s farm.
- Have recorded several albums for the K-Tel label including Long Live the Dead – A Tribute to the Grateful Dead.
- Bill Monroe’s last recording was made with the Smith Brothers (2/21/96). He sang “Blue Moon on Kentucky” and played mandolin on their Bill Monroe Tribute album (K-Tel). Two days later he was hospitalized, and never returned to performing.
- 2004, Terry was a founding member of the Grascals, playing bass.
- Billy has written or co-written dozens of songs which have been recorded by Del McCoury, Bill Monroe, the Osborne Brothers, Dan Tyminski, the Seldom Scene, the Lonesome River Band, Doyle Lawson, IIIrd Tyme Out, Rock County, Dale Ann Bradley, James King, many others.
- 2009, Billy released a solo project called Live From the Moose Lodge (no label) under the name Billy Boone Smith.