Tag: Bobby Osborne

Bobby Osborne autobiography in the works

| July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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A lingering void in the bluegrass library is set to be filled by music journalist Bill Conger, who is working with Bobby Osborne to complete an autobiography of his life in the music business. Only recently have book publishers begun to recognize the market for such works, as […]

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Photos from the debut Rocky Top Bluegrass Festival

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Thanks to Mike Kelly for this batch of photos from the first Rocky Top Bluegrass Festival in the newly-renamed Rocky Top, TN. Mike says the festival went well, though a rough weather forecast kept the audience numbers down on Saturday – though the storms stayed away until […]

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Rocky Top comes to Rocky Top, TN

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Many readers will remember a story last summer about a successful proposition to change to name of Lake City, a small town in east Tennessee, to Rocky Top, TN. There was a degree of opposition in Lake City, and the threat of legal action by […]

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Merry Christmas from Scott and Bobby

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Scott Napier and Bobby Osborne, otherwise known as the mandolin faculty at the Kentucky School of Bluegrass & Traditional Music at Hazard Community and Technical College, created this brief holiday message on video. It’s their twin mando version of the Christmas classic, You Better Watch […]

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More from Gettysburg, August 2014

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s a second batch of images from Frank Baker taken at last weekend’s Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival.

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Bobby Osborne on his time with The Stanleys

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As part of his video remembrances celebrating 50 years on the Grand Ole Opry, Bobby Osborne picks up in Episode 5 discussing his short time working with The Stanley Brothers at WCYB in Bristol, TN.  

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10th annual Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass Festival

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It’s hard to beat the combination of banjos and barbeque, even when the temperatures dip into the 40s and the sky gets cloudy. That’s why this past Friday and Saturday (May 16-17) found both Bluegrass Today editor John Lawless and me in Sevierville, TN for […]

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Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass 2014

| May 20, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Sevier County is a unique spot in East Tennessee. The cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg – each well under 10,000 in population – exist almost solely as tourist destinations. Think of a beach town without the beach – with the Smoky Mountains in […]

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Bobby Osborne and Jimmy Martin

| May 5, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Here’s the fourth installment in Bobby Osborne’s set of video reminiscences which he calls Road To The Opry. We pick up the story in the early 1950s. Bobby was playing with the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, and Larry Richardson had decided to leave the group.  

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An Opry memory from Bobby Osborne

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Over the weekend, Bobby Osborne posted some memories of the Grand Ole Opry, recalling the day that the Opry officially moved from the Ryman Auditorium downtown to the new Opry House northeast of town. Along the way, he shares what is clearly one of his […]

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