JOSH OSBORNE ADDED TO US 23 COUNTRY MUSIC HIGHWAY IN PIKE COUNTY

GRAMMY-WINNING SONGWRITER JOSH OSBORNE ADDED TO US 23 COUNTRY MUSIC HIGHWAY IN PIKE COUNTY

Induction Ceremony Occurs As Josh Approaches Four Top 20 Singles On The Country Music Chart

Pictured L-R: State Senator Ray S. Jones II, GRAMMY-winning Songwriter Josh Osborne and State Rep. Leslie Combs
Photo Credit:
Dawn Delvo, Black River Entertainment
 
Nashville, TN … (Friday June 13, 2014) …
Black River Publishing’s GRAMMY-winning songwriter Josh Osborne was
honored in his hometown this week in celebration of the joint resolution
passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate adding the
Kentucky native’s name to the US 23 Country Music Highway in Pike County
The home state honor was hosted on Wednesday by the Highway District 12
of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and occurred as Josh has four
singles are almost entirely in the Top 20 on the country music chart.
 
“This
was truly an honor for us,” shared State Rep. Leslie Combs.  “To be
able to do this in honor of Josh, and what he has accomplished, is a
tremendous honor for us and one of the greatest ones we’ve had.”
During
the official ceremony at Shelby Valley High School, Pike County
Judge/Executive Wayne T. Rutherford honored the alumnus with an
additional presentation. 
 
“Where
we go and what we do around this country, we are ambassadors of where
we come from,” stated Pike County Judge Rutherford. “Before I left the
office today, I signed an executive order declaring this [June 11] as
“Josh Osborne Day, Pike County Kentucky.”
 
“Growing
up on Country Music Highway, knowing how much all those artists have
influenced and inspired me, and now to think that I am even a small part
of that heritage means the world to me,” shared Josh.  “I honestly
don’t think any honor could mean more to me.”
 
Upon
accepting these great honors, an emotional Osborne stated, “When
something like this happens, and you reach a milestone, you kind of
think. ‘How did I get here?’ I look around the room, and I know how I
got here, so I thank all of you.”
 
Among
the hometown crowd was Black River Entertainment’s CEO, Gordon S. Kerr;
VP of Black River Publishing, Celia Froehlig; and other staff members. 
Also in attendance at the official ceremony was GRAMMY award winner and
2014 ACM Songwriter of the Year, Shane McAnally (Downtown, Kiss
Tomorrow Goodbye) and ACM, CMA and GRAMMY nominated songwriter Brandy
Clark (Better Dig Two, Mama’s Broken Heart).  Both close friends and
co-writers of Osborne, the two of them joined Josh at the Hilton Garden
Inn that evening to perform a songwriter’s round sponsored by Johnson
Industries, benefitting The Pike County Schools’ K.I.D.S. initiative.
 
The
home state honor comes on the heels of Josh’s astonishing eight weeks
of having five singles in the top 30 on the country music chart. 
Currently, Josh’s singles include Blake Shelton’s “My Eyes,” closely
followed by “We Are Tonight,” Billy Currington; “Chainsaw,” The Band
Perry; and Eli Young Band’s, “Dust.”

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