Bluegrass Pioneer Bobby Osborne to Release Solo Album

Bluegrass legend Bobby Osborne, one-half of the Osborne Brothers, will release his first solo album on Feb. 21 on Rounder Records. Titled Try a Little Kindness, the album includes bluegrass classics such as “Mansions for Me” and “The Fields Have Turned Brown,” as well as covers of Kris Kristofferson’s “Sunday Morning Coming Down” and Paul Simon’s “Father and Daughter.” Known for the hits “Once More,” “Ruby” and the enduring “Rocky Top,” the Osborne Brothers joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1964 and the IBMA’s Hall of Honor in 1994. Sonny Osborne, the other half of the duo, retired in 2004.