Bobby Osborne

Title

Bobby Osborne

Subject

Musical families
Radio programs.
Radio stations.
Sound--Recording and reproducing
Music audiences
Music fans.
Music icons
Bluegrass music.
Bluegrass musicians
Bands (Music)
Musical groups.
Musical performance
Music--Performance.
Records.
Sound recordings.

Description

Bobby Osborne describes his early interest in music and the musicians who influenced his playing and singing style. He talks about beginning to play with the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, his later work with Jimmy Martin, and his work with his brother Sonny as the Osborne Brothers. He talks about his songwriting and his songs being covered by some of his idols, including Flatt and Scruggs. He describes in detail various recording sessions, including their hit "Rocky Top." He describes the development of their high lead trio style of harmonizing, as well as various accomplishments throughout their career, including playing at the White House for President Richard Nixon, becoming members of the Grand Ole Opry, and two of their songs becoming the state songs of Tennessee and Kentucky.


[WARNING: A mouse is harmed off camera (audio only) during the course of this interview, in the segment from 1:15:44 - 1:17:16.]

Format

video

Identifier

2017oh205_ibmm029

Coverage

0001

Interviewer

Eddie Stubbs

Interviewee

Bobby Osborne

Interview Keyword

Rocky Top (Song)
Grand Ole Opry
Songwriting
Korean War, 1950-1953
Military service, Voluntary.
Musical instruments.
Music--Awards.
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994

Sort Priority

0001

Files

bosbourne_Still026.jpg


Citation

“Bobby Osborne,” Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum, accessed August 25, 2019, https://nunncenter.net/bluegrass/items/show/29.