Bobby Osborne – On The Air

As promised, Bobby Osborne has released the first two installments in his series of video recollections he’s calling Road To The Opry, celebrating his 50th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2014.

In the first episode, Bobby remembers his childhood, growing up mountain poor in Eastern Kentucky and hearing music of Bill Monroe for the first time as a young boy.

The second picks up as the family moves to Dayton, OH. Bobby describes his early fascination with Ernest Tubb, his discovery of the five string banjo, and the first time he sang Ruby on the radio.

Anyone who has enjoyed the music of The Osborne Brothers, or is interested in the history of bluegrass music, should spare the 15 minutes required to watch these videos, and the monthly installments to follow.



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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.