Director, Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music, Hazard (KY) Community and Technical College
Beginning his career in 1980, Dean Osborne has had a hand in just about every area of the bluegrass music business. As a bandleader, he and the Eastbound Band were nominated for International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) emerging artist of the year. As an event producer, his credits include the Red Mule Festival, the J.D. Crowe Bluegrass Festival, and the Osborne Brothers hometown Festival, the latter being nominated for IMBA Event of the Year in 2001. Mr. Osborne was named Director of the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music in March 2006.