Celebration Tour Back on the Road for the Summer!

50_logo_orange_transparent_webNext Thursday and Friday Celebration Tour, in honor of Bobby’s 50th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry hits the road for the summer! Thursday, June 19th, Bobby and the boys will return to Waldron, Arkansas and the Turkey Track Bluegrass Festival! Friday June 20th they will journey north to Bean Blossom, Indiana for the Bill Monroe Memorial Festival! Be sure to come out and visit with them and enjoy two festivals of great Bluegrass Music!

Also: Don’t forget to grab a copy of “Nashville,” the final part of “Hyden to Nashville” from The Osborne Brothers featuring eight unreleased tracks from the Brothers!  Just hit the “Buy Now” button below the track previews and follow the onscreen instructions!




Celebration Tour stops by the Station Inn

Bobby & the Rocky Top X-Press will be returning to the Station Inn on Saturday April 26th as part of the Celebration Tour!  There was a great crowd the last time we were there and we’re hoping for another one!  Be sure to come by and hang out with Bobby and the boys for a night of good fun and good Bluegrass music!

Bobby and the boys will head north to Spencer, Indiana for a show at the Tivoli Theatre the following night, so folks up that way be sure to make it out to the show for a night of good fun and music as well!

Bobby and Celebration Tour Headed for Radford, VA

 

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Celebration Tour is headed for Radford, Virginia and the Little River Bluegrass Barn on Saturday, April 5th! Celebration Tour began back in December and will continue throughout 2014 and celebrates Bobby’s fifty years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He will be accompanied by his band the Rocky Top X-Press, which consists of sons Wynn Osborne and Bobby Osborne Junior on banjo and bass respectively, as well as Joe Miller on guitar, and Buddy Griffin on fiddle.

“On the Air” Continues with second episode

As promised earlier this month:  we are bringing two episodes this month of the renewed YouTube series “On the Air.”  Bobby is telling the story of how he and brother Sonny got to the Opry.  In the previous episode Bobby touched on what it was like growing up in Hyden, Kentucky as a small boy.  In this episode Bobby talks about his time spent in Dayton, Ohio and some of his first influences in music and some of the first bands he played in prior to meeting Larry Richardson!

Bobby Osborne goes on “Celebration Tour” – 50 Year Member of the Grand Ole Opry®

50_logo_orange_transparent_webNashville, TN (November 26th, 2013) – Bobby Osborne, two time member of the IBMA Hall of Fame, will be going on tour in 2014 in celebration of his 50th year as a member of the Grand Ole Opry®.  “The Opry has been such a big part of my life.  It didn’t seem right to let the year go by without doing something special for it.  I know the rest of the guys in the band are excited to be a part of it as well.”  “Celebration Tour” will begin on December 7th, 2013 on Bobby’s birthday in Clay City, Kentucky at Meadowgreen Park and continue through 2014.

Bobby and his brother Sonny were made members of the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, August 8th, 1964 at the Ryman Auditorium.  The Brothers performed Ruby that night, one of the most significant and influential song throughout both the Osborne Brothers’ and Bobby’s career.

Bobby began his career in 1949 with the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers.  From there he began playing with the Stanley Brothers before being drafted in the Korean War where Bobby was awarded the Purple Heart for his services.  After returning from Korea, in 1953 Bobby teamed up with Sonny as the Osborne Brothers.  They would become the first Bluegrass group to perform at a college campus and the White House.  They would also win CMA Vocal Group of the Year in 1971 and be nominated for a Grammy in 1991.  In 1994 the Brothers were inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Hall of Fame, and in 2002 into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.

In 2004, Sonny retired, however Bobby continued touring with his band, the Rocky Top X-Press.  In 2009 Bobby was inducted into the IBMA Hall of Fame once again as a part of the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, making him the only person in the Hall of Fame twice!

Bobby’s band, the Rocky Top X-Press, consists of his sons Wynn Osborne on banjo and Bobby Osborne Jr. on bass, as well as Joe Miller on guitar, and Buddy Griffin on fiddle.

For more information visit www.bobbyosborne.com

For booking, management, and press for Bobby contact

The Rocky Top X-Press Agency
P.O. Box 321
Portland, TN 37148
(615) 815-8898
rtxagency@icloud.com

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The Masters Head for California!

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The Masters of Bluegrass, which include both Grand Ole Opry Stars Bobby Osborne and Del McCoury, J.D. Crowe, Bobby Hicks, and Jerry McCoury, are headed for California this weekend!  They will be in Santa Barbara at the UCSB Campus (10/03), Northridge at the Valley Performing Arts Great Hall (10/05), and San Luis Obispo California Polytechnical University Performing Arts Center (10/06)!

The Masters have performed at various venues and festivals throughout the year and have been welcomed at each show by a thunderous applause.  Be sure to make it to one of these shows!