The Osborne Brothers

Since their first public performance together in 1953, Bobby and Sonny Osborne have perfected a signature sound marked by instrumental wizardry and riveting vocals. Ten-time winners of the Music City News Bluegrass Act of the Year award (1970-1979), the Osborne Brothers have had more records on the national charts than any other bluegrass band in history.

From their Tennessee anthem “Rocky Top” to their recently released album Dayton to Knoxville, the Osbornes’ renderings on mandolin and five-string banjo continue to win the acclaim of critics and fans alike—nearly half a century after their entry onto the bluegrass scene. In 1975, they were inducted into Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Hall of Fame; in 1994, the International Bluegrass Music Association followed suit by adding the Osbornes to its Hall of Honor.

Video clip from the Osborne Brothers’ Jubilee performance

Osborne Brothers web site


This artist appears in the following Jubilee programs:

The Osborne Brothers (#317)
The Osborne Brothers have placed more records on the national charts than any other bluegrass band in history.
The Osborne Brothers (#601)
The Osborne Brothers bring their Hall of Fame bluegrass to the stage as hosts of their own festival.
The Osborne Brothers (#624)
More great highlights from the Osborne Brothers’ 2000 concert in Hyden.
The Osborne Brothers (#1022)
Classic bluegrass from a band that’s been playing it for half a century.