Pedal Steel Guitar
Danny Osborne has been playing steel guitar for about 43 years and loves to play the great traditional country music. It all started for Danny in the late 50s. He started out as the bass singer for a group called The Gordonaires, which lasted into the mid 1960s. As the 60s was winding down, work and marriage started to take most of his time, leaving little left for music. But his love of music was always there - as far back as he remembers, Danny loved the sound of the steel guitar. The first time he heard one in a live band was in Ohio one evening in 1971.
It was at that point he told himself "This is what I want to learn to play." More than 40 years later his love for the steel guitar has not diminished.
In the early 70s Danny played with The Country Gentlemen Band. They played together for about 4 years. His work again took a toll on his time and his music had to take a back seat until the late 80s.
Since Danny was raised in a Southern Baptist home, gospel music had a big influence on his life. This influence enabled him in 1990 to start playing with a gospel group called The Singing Patriarchs. They played and sang together until the mid 90s, when an illness of one of the members resulted in the disbanding of the group.
He listens to all kinds of music, but nothing even compares to the OLD COUNTRY! Some of his musical influences are from his love of George Jones, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Mel Street, and Ray Price.
He has been married to his beloved wife, Agnes for 51 years. They have two daughters, one grandson and his wife, and one great granddaughter.
While nurturing his love of traditional country, Danny worked as truck driver, now retired after 44 years. His last 37 years of driving was with Holly Farms / Tyson Foods.