Willow Osborne

John Matthews Photography

17 Year-Old Willow Osborne, picked up her first banjo at the tender age of four, and was taught by her friend & mentor, Gary “Biscuit” Davis, the 4-time International Banjo Champion.

She is blessed to be endorsed by Deering banjos and plays her Sierra, Calico and Phoenix 6-string with pride.

Willow is also proudly endorsed by Neat banjos, GHS Strings, BlueChip Picks and sponsored by C and C Contractors.

Willow’s stage presence, vocal, and instrumental skills have given her the rare opportunity to perform as the Youth Performer at the Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge for the past 7 years.

Dollywood Theme Parks “Bluegrass and Barbeque Festival” have honored her as well with her own show for the past 3 years.

Willow has also appeared on PBS with Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, was interviewed and had the honor of playing with Jens Kruger in the TV documentary about his life.

 

 

 

 

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She was interviewed recently by Shane Simmons of “Appalachian Project”.

Willow was blessed to perform on “WoodSongs” with The United States Navy Bluegrass Band and Pat Flynn.

Most recently Willow was cast in the upcoming Imax Film “America’s Musical Journey” (Nashville musician role).
(The movie premieres in February 2018 at the Smithsonian). Sneak Peak Trailer: https://youtu.be/Txo3jczpf7o

Willow’s YouTube channel currently has over 7,000,000 views. She feels blessed to have such a wonderful fan base.

“Willow, you never cease to amaze me with each of your performances. I absolutely enjoy your music and most of all am envious of how well you play the banjo, a great feat in itself. I can only wish you all the success in the world and that you will set the standards for other young artists to follow their dreams as you have.”~Randy Lockhart – Editor-In-Chief
 

 

 

Click on images to view images in the gallery – All Photos by John Matthews Photography

Follow Willow on these links.
Website | Facebook | Twitter

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  1. Willow is one of my very favorites!! Been a huge fan for years, and hope I’m around to support her, for many more!! Great article Randy!!

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    1. I couldn’t agree with you more Bill. Willow is a super awesome performer and all around great gal and like you I like to show great artists off to the world so others can learn and be inspired to continue with their own passion of music.

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  2. One morning a few years ago, I needed to hear a little “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” and threw on Youtube and who did I find? “Willow Osborne” ! I was hooked. I’ve been listening ever since and even visited Pigeon Forge to hear her perform at Country Tonite Theater. I wish Willow the greatest success! She is a wonderful and very talented young lady.

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  3. Great article. Willow Osborne is one of those very rare artists that you just know will stand the test of time. She has that unique ability to pay tribute to classic country & bluegrass while taking her music in her own unique direction. Within just a few bars she will steal your heart. Her vocals, instrumentation and stage presence are captivating. It is impossible to consider American classical Country & Bluegrass without talking about Willow Osborne. She is, put very simply , and American treasure. She is a powerful positive influence on both adults and youth and continues to give back to her fans , especially her younger fans. I am extremely proud and honored to have her on my team. She is already inspiring so many around the globe and will continue to do so over the upcoming two years of this massive global campaign. Willow is a dedicated artist, a real sweetheart, so humble in her interactions.. Catch her performance in the IMAX film #americasmusicaljourney at a theater near you. Excited to watch as everything unfolds in 2018-2019
    Stay Tuned !
    Cheers~
    Eddie Davis – Skipper / Hands of Grace 2017

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