Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press- Let's Sing Our Song
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press- What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press- A Wise Man's Mind Will Change
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press- You Can
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press- Different Definition of Love
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press- Drivin' My Life Away
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press- Girl From Yesterday
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press- Keystone Coal
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press- After the Fire is Gone
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press- Hyden
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press- Shenandoah Wind
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press- Way Up on the Mountain
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press- Let's Sing Our Song
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:20) [7.64 MB]
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press- What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:42) [10.76 MB]
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press- A Wise Man's Mind Will Change
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:37) [5.99 MB]
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press- You Can
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:53) [8.89 MB]
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press- Different Definition of Love
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:51) [6.53 MB]
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press- Drivin' My Life Away
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:25) [7.82 MB]
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press- Girl From Yesterday
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:29) [7.98 MB]
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press- Keystone Coal
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:50) [6.47 MB]
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press- After the Fire is Gone
    Genre: (Choose a Genre)
    MP3 (03:24) [7.77 MB]
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press- Hyden
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:31) [8.05 MB]
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press- Shenandoah Wind
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:15) [7.44 MB]
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press- Way Up on the Mountain
    Genre: (Choose a Genre)
    MP3 (03:26) [7.86 MB]
McPherson 12 string acoustic guitar
Biography
Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press
Bluegrass & Beyond
Rounder 11661-0603-2

On Bluegrass and Beyond legendary bluegrass vocalist and mandolinist Bobby Osborne delivers a sparkling collection of songs featuring generous helpings of straight ahead bluegrass, gospel soul and traditional country. Included are bluegrass arrangements of some surprising material (The Eagles’ “Girl from Yesterday,” and Eddie Rabbitt’s “Drivin’ My Life Away”). With guest appearances by Marty Stuart and Connie Smith and Rhonda and Darrin Vincent and solid support from Bobby’s band the Rocky Top X-Press, Bluegrass and Beyond captures Osborne at the peak of his considerable powers.

1. Let’s Sing Our Song 3:17
2. What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul 4:39 Featuring Marty Stuart and Connie Smith
3. A Wise Man’s Mind Will Change 2:34
4. You Can 3:50
5. Different Definition of Love 2:48
6. Drivin’ My Life Away 3:23
7. Girl from Yesterday 3:26
8. Keystone Coal 2:47
9. After the Fire Is Gone 3:21 Featuring Rhonda Vincent & Darrin Vincent
10. Hyden 3:28
11. Shenandoah Wind 3:1212. Way Up on the Mountain 3:25

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1. Let’s Sing Our Song 3:17
(Jerry Reed/Sixteen Stars Music & Vector Music, BMI)

Lead Vocal: Bobby Osborne
Baritone and Low Tenor: Glen Duncan

2. What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul 4:39
Featuring Marty Stuart and Connie Smith
(traditional, arranged by Glen Duncan & Bobby Osborne/Angel’s Elbow Music, BMI & Bobby Two Publishing, BMI)

Lead Vocal on duet segment: Marty Stuart
Tenor Vocal on duet segment: Bobby Osborne
Lead Vocal on High Lead segment: Bobby
Tenor lead on High lead segment: Connie Smith
Baritone & Low Tenor on Trio segment: Glen Duncan

3. A Wise Man’s Mind Will Change 2:34
(Larry Cordle & Jim Rushing/Universal-Polygram International Publishing, Inc., ASCAP)

Vocal: Bobby

4. You Can 3:50
(Glen Duncan & Jerry Salley/Angel’s Elbow Music, BMI & Country Gentlemen, SESAC)

Lead Vocal: Bobby
Baritone & Low Tenor: Glen

5. Different Definition of Love 2:48
(Marsha Duncan & Randy Albright/Keep It Country Music, BMI & Ryan John Boy Music, ASCAP)

Lead Vocal: Bobby
Tenor: Bobby
Baritone: Glen

6. Drivin’ My Life Away 3:23
(David Malloy, Eddie Rabbitt, Even Stevens/Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc., BMI)

Lead Vocal: Bobby
Tenor: Bobby
Baritone: Glen

7. Girl from Yesterday 3:26
(Glenn Frey & Jack Tempchin/Night River Publishing c/o Mannat, Phelps & Phillips, ASCAP & Red Cloud Music, BMI)

Lead Vocal: Bobby
Tenor: Bobby
Baritone: Glen

8. Keystone Coal 2:47
(Karen Pendley Kuykendall & Lonnie Spiker/Wynwood Music Co., Inc., BMI)

Lead Vocal: Bobby
Tenor: Bobby
Baritone: Glen

9. After the Fire Is Gone 3:21
Featuring Rhonda Vincent & Darrin Vincent
(L.E White/Sony ATV Tree Publishing, BMI)

1st & 2nd Chorus & 1st Verse:
Lead Vocal: Bobby
Tenor Vocal: Rhonda Vincent
2nd Verse and 3rd Chorus and Tag:
Lead Vocal: Rhonda
Baritone on Chorus 3 & Tag: Bobby
Low Tenor on Chorus 3 & Tag: Darrin Vincent

10. Hyden 3:28
(Bobby Osborne/Bobby Two Publishing, BMI)

11. Shenandoah Wind 3:12
(Chris Stuart/Backcountry Music, BMI)

Lead Vocal: Bobby
Tenor: Bobby
Baritone: Glen

12. Way Up on the Mountain 3:25
(Ira Louvin & Anne Young/Central Songs, BMI)

Vocal: Bobby
Musicians:

Bobby Osborne mandolin (tracks 1-12)
Marty Stuart acoustic guitar (track 2 duet segment)
Glen Duncan fiddles (tracks 1-12), acoustic high string guitar (tracks 4 & 8), banzooki made by Robin Smith of Heartland Banjo (track 4)
Bobby Osborne Jr. acoustic guitar (tracks 1-12), acoustic bass (tracks 8 & 10)
Dana Cupp banjo (tracks 1-12)
Matt Despain Dobro (tracks 1-12)
Derrell Mosley acoustic bass (tracks 1-7, 9-12)


Produced by Glen Duncan & Bobby Osborne
Recorded by: Ben Surrat at Rec Room Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
Sandy Tipping at Sandy’s Ridge, Whites Creek, Tennessee
John Nicholson at Hilltop Recording Studios, Madison, Tennessee
Darrin Vincent at Adventure Studios, Nashville
Brady Duncan at The Dunk Works, Gallatin, Tennessee
Mixed by Ben Surrat, Glen Duncan and Bobby Osborne at Rec Room Studio, Nashville
Mastered by Ken Irwin and Toby Mountain at Northeastern Digital, Southborough, Massachusetts
Photography by Dennis Carney, Nashville
Design by
Notes by Glen Duncan.

Marty Stuart appears courtesy of Superlatone Records

Special Thanks:

We would like to thank all of the musicians, singers, songwriters and engineers who worked on this recording. Your talent, time and enthusiasm for the project are greatly appreciated.

The Producers

Contact Bobby at:
www.bobbyosborne.com

Also available:
Rounder 11661-0552-2 Try a Little Kindness
Rounder 11661-0582-2 Bluegrass Melodies

Three words come to mind when I think of Bobby Osborne: preparation, innovation and determination.


“When people ask me what I’m doing now,” says Bobby Osborne, “I tell them I’m starting a whole new career.” As one half of the legendary Osborne Brothers, Bobby Osborne has had a profound and widely felt impact on bluegrass as a vocalist, mandolinist, and bandleader for over five decades. His is truly one of the greatest, most distinctive voices in the history of the music. At 78, he continues to play and sing with amazing vigor, soul, and passion. He is a proud member of bluegrass’s first generation – a group that includes Ralph Stanley and Jesse McReynolds – and today he is making music as strong as any in his storied legacy.

The soaring quality of Bobby Osborne’s voice, along with the innumerable innovations the Osborne Brothers have been responsible for, make the group one of the most imitated and influential acts in the history of bluegrass. They pioneered the “high-lead” vocal arrangement, which placed the melody in the highest voice and the tenor and baritone parts below it (as opposed to the tenor on top and the baritone below). The Osborne Brothers were the first bluegrass band to perform on a college campus (1960), and the first to play a concert at the White House (1973). By incorporating electric instruments, drums, and an expanded repertoire, the Osborne Brothers kept bluegrass on the air and on the charts throughout the ’60s and ’70s, even winning the Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year award in 1971. They were welcomed in as members of the Grand Ole Opry in 1964. Their hits include “Once More,” “Ruby,” and the immensely popular “Rocky Top.” In 1994, they were inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Hall of Honor.

Musicians:

Bobby Osborne mandolin (tracks 1-12)
Marty Stuart acoustic guitar (track 2 duet segment)
Glen Duncan fiddles (tracks 1-12), acoustic high string guitar (tracks 4 & 8 ), banzooki made by Robin Smith of Heartland Banjo (track 4)
Bobby Osborne Jr. acoustic guitar (tracks 1-12), acoustic bass (tracks 8 & 10)
Dana Cupp banjo (tracks 1-12)
Matt Despain Dobro (tracks 1-12)
Derrell Mosley acoustic bass (tracks 1-7, 9-12)


Produced by Glen Duncan & Bobby Osborne
Recorded by:
Ben Surrat at Rec Room Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
Sandy Tipping at Sandy’s Ridge, Whites Creek, Tennessee
John Nicholson at Hilltop Recording Studios, Madison, Tennessee
Darrin Vincent at Adventure Studios, Nashville
Brady Duncan at The Dunk Works, Gallatin, Tennessee
Mixed by Ben Surrat, Glen Duncan and Bobby Osborne at Rec Room Studio, Nashville
Mastered by Ken Irwin and Toby Mountain at Northeastern Digital, Southborough, Massachusetts
Photography by Dennis Carney, Nashville
Design by
Notes by Glen Duncan.

Special Thanks:

We would like to thank all of the musicians, singers, songwriters and engineers who worked on this recording. Your talent, time and enthusiasm for the project are greatly appreciated.

The Producers

Contact Bobby at:
www.bobbyosborne.com

Also available:
Rounder 11661-0552-2 Try a Little Kindness
Rounder 11661-0582-2 Bluegrass Melodies
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