This new album was produced by Glen Duncan, Bobby Osborne and Bobby Osborne, Jr. and contains many golden classics and some new original songs written especially for this celebratory project.
The album project has brought together a variety of special guests to celebrate this 60 year recording milestone with Bobby’s band The Rocky Top X-Press. These special guests include fellow Grand Ole Opry star Patty Loveless, David Grisman, Russell Moore, Ronnie McCoury, Sammy Shelor, Audie Blaylock and David Harvey.
Another very rare performance by a special guest on the album is the popular Japanese actor, storyteller, narrator of children’s movies, and accomplished bluegrass musician on both mandolin and shamisen*, Takeharu Kunimoto who performs on Up This Hill and Down.
* Shamisen or samisen is a three-stringed traditional Japanese musical instrument played with a plectrum.
You can hear excerpts of the album here: