Two of America’s top musicians Roy Clark and Bobby Osborne have new happenings in their careers.
I have been blessed to be inspired by and to know both of these American icons.
Country Music Hall of Fame member Roy Clark is being honored with his own exhibit at the American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City. The exhibit, titled America’s Super Picker – Roy Clark, will run through the end of March 2018.
“The banjo is about as Americana as you can get,” Clark said. “It’s such an honor to have an exhibition highlighting my career in the American Banjo Museum.”
The exhibit will feature artifacts from the entirety of his musical career including photographs from his personal collection. Clark was also recently inducted into the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame.
Clark is one of the top entertainers ever in country music, and he has the CMA and ACM awards to prove it. Despite all of the well-deserved accolades for the Country Music Hall of Fame member, Clark remains a household name after two decades of spreading the gospel of country music from Kornfield Kounty into the living rooms of America.
Clark co-hosted HEE HAW for more than two decades after it premiered on June 15, 1969. HEE HAW became one of the longest-running shows in syndication (1971–1992). In addition to his television triumphs, Clark has headlined some of the world’s most prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, Grand Palace in Brussels and the Rossiya Theatre in Moscow.
A partial list of his many awards include the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year, Academy of Country Music’s Comedy Act of the Year and a Grammy for “Alabama Jubilee.” Clark became a Grand Ole Opry member in 1987. He was also the first country music artist to guest host Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show.” Clark and wife Barbara live in Oklahoma where he finds time to fish, fly his airplanes and ride motorcycles.
For more information, visit www.americanbanjomuseum.com.
One of the acts I often appeared on shows with was the Osborne Brothers whose hits such as “Rocky Top” became part of the American popular culture fabric.
Multiple Bluegrass Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Osborne has created a new classic with his release, ORIGINAL.
It features the pioneering high-lead vocalist in fine form, floating above inspired song choices and holding court over an all-star group of bluegrass pickers and singers including Sierra Hull, Del McCoury, Sam Bush, Vince Gill, Jim Lauderdale, Claire Lynch, Michael Cleveland, Stuart Duncan, Rob Ickes, Trey Hensley, Missy Raines, Josh Williams, Molly Tuttle, Todd Phillips, and more.
The project’s participants were hand-picked by producer banjo stylist Alison Brown of Compass Records.
Bobby which are available now at the Opry store http://shop.opry.com/media-cat/cds/bobby-osborne-original-cd/ everywhere else June 2.