Brothers Osborne

Forged by years on the road playing dive bars and small clubs, sibling duo TJ (born 1984) and John Osborne (born 1982) a.k.a. Brothers Osborne have grown into a soulful country outfit and are able to charm Nashville traditionalists with heartfelt, blue-collar songwriting, appeal to rock crowds with catchy riffs and work their way onto pop-radio with their glossy, upbeat anthems. Growing up in the small coastal town of Deale, Maryland their father coaxed TJ and John Osborne into being his backing band as he sang in local bars. The brothers were still in high school but were performing covers of Johnny Cash, Tom Petty and George Jones for up to four hours a night under the name Deuce and a Quarter. They both independently headed to Nashville to pursue music careers in the mid-2000s, with John playing in bluegrass bands and TJ performing as a solo singer-songwriter. Eventually, they reunited and after landing a deal with EMI Nashville released their first single as a duo, "Let's Go There," in 2013. Their bluesy, good-time ballad "Rum" brought the band more attention and their breakthrough 2015 single "Stay a Little Longer" reached Number 4 in the Country Charts and was nominated for a Grammy Award. Released the following year, their debut album Pawn Shop captured their rootsy, down-to-earth, country rock style and broke into the US top 20. They also toured in support of former Hootie & the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker and guested on David Nail's single "Good at Tonight" before returning with stomping, roots rock single "It Aint My Fault" and their second album "Port Saint Joe" in 2018. The band dialed down the country for their driving, rock-orientated third album Skeletons, which dropped in 2020. On February 3, 2021, TJ Osborne came out as gay, making him the first openly gay man signed to a major country music label.

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