New single from Bobby Osborne

New Bluegrass & Old Heartaches - Bobby OsborneRural Rhythm has dropped a single from New Bluegrass & Old Heartaches, their upcoming project for Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press.

The song is I’m Going Back To The Mountain, a Jake Landers composition that had been recorded by The Osborne Brothers in the 1970s about the time they left Decca Records for CMH, and as a result, was never released. Better late than never – even 30+ years later!

Keeping the Sonny and Bobby vibe alive, Rocky Top X-Press banjo man Michael Toppins plays a six string banjo on this cut. Sonny Osborne had made the use of this customized banjo, a regular 5 string with an extra low note, a signature feature of his sound during the ’70s, though he eventually abandoned it after finding it detrimental to his right hand technique.

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Also featured are Glen Duncan on fiddle, Joe Miller on guitar, and Bobby Osborne Jr. on bass, with Bobby Sr. on mandolin and lead vocal.

New Bluegrass & Old Heartaches is set for a May 22 release. Radio programmers can download the single now from Airplay Direct.

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