Bluegrass legend Bobby Osborne passes away at 91 years old

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Photo via Bobby Osborne’s Facebook page

Bluegrass legend Bobby Osborne, one half of the Osborne Brothers, passed away at age 91 on Tuesday.

The Osborne Brothers are most known for their version of “Rocky Top” which was Tennessee’s state song in 1982 and has been the anthem for the University of Tennessee athletics.
The group has been members of the Grand Ole Opry since 1964 and they were inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 1994.

Sonny and Bobby Osborne were born in Roark, Kentucky. After Bobby was discharged from the Marine Corps, the brothers began recording together.
Sonny passed away in October of 2021.

In January of this year, Bobby was honored by Kentucky’s governor and the Kentucky Arts Council for his work in sharing the state’s rich art history worldwide.