Honors and Awards

First Bluegrass Group to Play a College at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio (Osborne Brothers): 1960

Member of the Grand Ole Opry since Aug. 8, 1964photo 2 Original Recording of Rocky Top Released as B Side to My Favorite Memory (Osborne Brothers):  Dec. 25, 1967OBROS_RockyTop_Single_1967CMA Vocal Group of the Year (Osborne Brothers): Oct. 10, 1971 1971_OB_CMA_VoxGroup 6 CMA Vocal Group of the Year Nominations (Osborne Brothers): 1970-1975

Music City News “Number One Bluegrass Group” (Osborne Brothers): 1971-1978

First Bluegrass Group to Perform at The White House (Osborne Brothers): Mar. 17, 1973OBROS_WhiteHouse_Nixon_1973

Rocky Top Made an Official State Song of Tennessee (Osborne Brothers): Feb. 15, 1982OBROS_RockyTop_StateSong_1982

Inducted into the SPBGMA Preservation Hall of Greats: 1986 IMG_0455

SPBGMA Male Vocalist of the Year: 19901990_BO_SPBGMA_MaleVox“Kentucky” Made an Official State Song of Kentucky (Osborne Brothers) Feb., 1992

Inducted into the International Bluegrass Hall of Fame (Osborne Brothers): Sept. 22, 19941994_OB_IBMA_HoF IBMA Instrumental Album of the Year (Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza): Oct. 19, 20002000_BE_AlbumYear IBMA Recorded Event of the Year (Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza): Oct. 19, 20002000_BE_RecordedEvent Inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame: 2002 2002_OB_KYMusic_HoFKentucky Star Award: 2004

Uncle Dave Macon Days “Heritage Award”:  Jun. 12, 20082008_BO_UncleDaveMacon_Heritage

Inducted into the International Bluegrass Hall of Fame (Lonesome Pine Fiddlers): Oct. 1, 2009 (Bobby is the only person to be inducted to the IBMA Hall of Fame twice!)2009_LPF_IBMA_HoF

2 thoughts on “Honors and Awards

  1. I worked with Wynn Osborne 1977-1980 cut a album 1980 5 string magic on cmh records with Wynn this is one of the most talented family s I’ve ever been around sonny and Wynn are great banjo players bobby has always one of best singers in bluegrass Robby is good picker and patsy wynn s mother good singer and songwriter. Awesome talent Osborne brothers was my all time favorite band now my cousin Gary reece great banjo player is working with bobby. Wynn is my favorite banjo player they all are great glad to know this group great folks too.

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