Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs were influential bluegrass musicans during the 1950s and 1960s.

The two met as members of Bill Monroe's band. They both left that band early in 1948, and within a few months had formed their own group, the Foggy Mountain Boys. Scruggs' banjo style and Flatt's vocals gave them a distinctive sound that won them many fans. In 1955 they became members of the Grand Ole Opry. The two split in 1969, each going on to lead his own group.

Notable songs:

  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown - used in many rural car chase movie sequences, notably in Bonnie and Clyde.

They did the theme song for and appeared on the Beverly Hillbillies television show as well as the Martha White commercial song.