May 12th, 2017 Nashville, TN — At 85, bluegrass icon Bobby Osborne is having a career defining moment with his new album ORIGINALA feature on Billboard.com, a #1 debut at bluegrass radio (a very rare occurrance on this chart), premiering his first ever official music video via The Tennnessean, and having a co-write on the title track to Alison Krauss' #1 album WINDY CITY, seem to signifiy a powerful aligning of the fates and a return to form for this trailblazing artist. 

ORIGINAL producer Alison Brown pulled together the resources and a cast of bluegrass music’s finest players and singers for the recording. Vince Gill, Sam Bush, Sierra Hull, and the McCoury Brothers are just a few of the artists more than happy to speak on camera about what Bobby means to bluegrass music and the impact he's had on their lives and careers. 



Bobby recently stopped by 650AM WSM to chat with Eddie Stubbs about the new record and on May 26th Bobby sits down with Kyle Cantrell from SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction and Alison Brown for a track by track. Broadcast times are 7:00-11:00 AM, with rebroadcast 5/27 at 9 PM--all times EASTERN.

In the remaining weeks leading up to the release, Bobby will maintain his weekly appearances at the Opry where the record is exclusively available until June 2. Look out for more information about an upcoming special segment at the Opry featuring some of the album's players as well as a CD signing at the Opry store. Additionally, he'll be signing albums at the Ernest Tubb Record store on July 8th.



"Like most people, I've loved the music of Bobby Osborne as long as I've known about music. 
We're proud of his long history in bluegrass and for his many contributions to the industry,
and are honored to feature his latest project on SiriusXM. 
It's truly a first class album from one of the great heroes of the music."

- Kyle Cantrell, Bluegrass Junction SiriusXM

"Bobby Osborne is more excited about his album "Original," than all of his previous solo projects.  He's got good reason to be.  The production values of Alison Brown, the accompanying musicians and vocalists, and Bobby's truly "Original" vocal and mandolin stylings, warrant our attention.  At 85 years of age, this true Master
can still make people sit up and pay close attention to his God-given talents."

- Eddie Stubbs,  WSM Grand Ole Opry Announcer

“Bobby Osborne has been thrilling bluegrass fans since he first started singing professionally in the 1950s. Having him here turning out a record of this quality 65 years later is an embarrassment of riches. 
He sounds as strong as he ever did.” 
- John Lawless, Bluegrass Today




1. They Call the Wind Maria featuring Sierra Hull, Stuart Duncan and Alison Brown
2. Goodbye Wheeling featuring Ronnie McCoury, Josh Williams, Robbie McCoury and Del McCoury
3. Kentucky Morning featuring Sierra Hull, Stuart Duncan, Rob Ickes, Dale Ann Bradley and Darrell Scott
4. I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You featuring Sierra Hull, Trey Hensley, Stuart Duncan, Alison Brown, Rob Ickes and Claire Lynch
5. Make the World Go Away featuring Vince Gill and Molly Tuttle
6. Just in Case 
featuring Rocky Top X-Press 
7. Don’t Be Cruel featuring Sam Bush, Jim Hurst and Todd Phillips
8. Eight More Miles featuring Sam Bush and Michael Cleveland
9. Country Boy featuring Sierra Hull, Stuart Duncan and Alison Brown
10. Pathway of Teardrops featuring Rocky Top X-Press 


1. They Call the Wind Maria 
Kentucky Morning
4. I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You



June 10 - Bill Monroe Music Park- Bean Blossom, IN

June 17 - Nevada County Fairgrounds- Grass Valley, CA

June 18 - Nevada County Fairgrounds- Grass Valley, CA

July 6 - Capitol Theatre- Lebanon, TN

July 8 - Ernest Tubb Record Shop - Nashville, TN

August 3 - Bobby Osborne Mandolin Roundup (Osborne Brothers Hometown Fest) - Hyden, KY

August 4 - Osborne Brothers Hometown Fest (Bobby Osborne Pavillion) - Hyden, KY

August 5 - Osborne Brothers Hometown Fest (Bobby Osborne Pavillion) - Hyden, KY

September 22 - Bill Monroe Music Park- Bean Blossom, IN




Christina Dunkley | Compass Records christina@compassrecords.com | 615.320.7672


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