Brothers Osborne, from “Pawn Shop” to “Port Saint Joe”

Two years, two brothers & too many successes to count

September 24, 2018
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Although Brothers Osborne shot to fame in the past two years, the story really starts in 2015. It was the year they released their debut album, “Pawn Shop.” It was the year they were nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year at the CMAs (a title they went on to win in 2016, 2017 and are now nominated again for at this year’s upcoming 2018 awards). It was the year they re-cut and re-released what would come to be their first hit the following year, “Stay a Little Longer.” Brothers TJ and John Osborne wrote nearly every song on “Pawn Shop” along with various artists including Maren Morris and her husband Ryan Hurd. The album also features Lee Ann Womack and John’s wife, Lucie Silvas. As a work, it didn’t get the attention it deserved until the release of it’s third single, “Stay a Little Longer.” “Stay A Little Longer” would make it into the top 5 on the charts in 2016, where it would be followed by fellow singles, “21 Summer” and “It Ain’t My Fault,” both of which also performed well. It was this trio of songs that propelled Brothers Osborne into the spotlight, thanks in part to a breath-taking number of nominations at various award shows. In 2016, Brothers Osborne won CMA Vocal Duo of the Year as well as receiving a nomination for CMA New Artist of the Year. They were also nominated for New Vocal Duo/Group of the Year and Vocal Duo of the Year at the 2016 ACMs. At the Grammy Awards that year Brothers Osborne were nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Stay A Little Longer.” 2017 brought the Brothers even more success with the pair winning ACM Vocal Duo of the Year and ACM New Vocal Duo/Group of the Year. Later that same year they would win CMA Vocal Duo of the Year and CMA Music Video of the Year. Brothers Osborne also walked away from 2017 with a nomination for CMT Duo Video of the Year for “21 Summer.” This year has been filled with even more unforgettable moments for the Brothers; first with the release in January of their first single, “Shoot Me Straight,” off of their new album, “Port Saint Joe.”

Shoot Me Straight is most added y'all! We can't possible express how excited and honored we are for the love. Thanks so much to our supporters at country radio. We're grateful for all of you. Here we go!! pic.twitter.com/O8AENISbhx

— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) January 17, 2018

Everything about this is perfect to me. @brothersosborne , you just made me actually dance around my kitchen. ------ pic.twitter.com/ElmiVOjmqV

— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) January 5, 2018

It's always a great honor to be nominated with such talented folks. Thanks y'all! @ACMawards https://t.co/M9S9wqXCqe

— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) March 1, 2018

Just days before its release, Brothers Osborne received more good news: they were nominated yet again for ACM Vocal Duo of the Year as well as Video of the Year for “It Ain’t My Fault,” both of which they would go on to win.

Beyond grateful for all of the support from our friends, country music community, and most importantly the fans. You all make our wildest dreams true every damn day and we're eternally grateful for it. Love y'all! #ACMawards pic.twitter.com/p8JT0rXu4Y

— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) April 16, 2018

“It Ain’t My Fault” also got the Brothers a Grammy nomination and at the awards show Brothers Osborne took the stage with Maren Morris & Eric Church for a special performance.

Beyond grateful to be asked to perform on the #Grammys with our friends @MarenMorris & @EricChurch and to honor the lives lost last year due to senseless acts of violence. https://t.co/sflccb6lbp

— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) January 18, 2018

So grateful to have gotten to play the 60th annual Grammy awards and to honor the lives affected by last year's tragic events. We love and appreciate every one of you and, as always, music heals. #GRAMMYs @MarenMorris @ericchurch pic.twitter.com/X28EbExtBN

— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) January 29, 2018

But success was measured in other ways this year for Brothers Osborne. Things came full circle at the Country Music Hall of Fame when they were added to the American Currents exhibit. For years, before their music took off, they had worked there waiting tables.

Last night we were added to the American Currents exhibit at the @countrymusichof. Words can't possibly describe the honor that we're feeling. We were once employees of the CMHOF. Waiting tables there for years. Can't hardly believe this moment. Grateful every damn day. pic.twitter.com/TV2DkoRqYA

— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) March 7, 2018

More hard-earned recognition came their way with Video of the Year and Duo Video of the Year nominations at this year’s CMT Music Awards. Later this year, Brothers Osborne will find out if they will win the CMA for Vocal Duo of the Year for the third year in a row.

Y'all... our first advance track is available today. We can't freaking wait for you to hear the rest of this record. So damn proud of this one. #portsaintjoe pic.twitter.com/YlAzQ4C43z

— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) April 6, 2018

The first advance track, “Pushing Up Daisies (Love Alive),” off of their sophomore album was happily received by fans and artists alike.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Listen to this @brothersosborne song to make your heart feel good. If you’re an artist like me, let it light the fire to make you better with the songs you write. ✨✨✨✨✨ pic.twitter.com/dc8ghNGr8A

— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) April 6, 2018

Thanks brother Ryan! https://t.co/jEn2Jju1QA

— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) April 6, 2018

4/20 pic.twitter.com/UsJjAgUtpH

— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) January 27, 2018

It had been 3 years since the release of “Pawn Shop.” Containing 38 minutes of music, “Port Saint Joe” was tracked in a beach house in Port Saint Joe, and was released to fans on April 20th.

We waited 3 years for this. Every show, song, beer, joint, mile, and discussion since Pawn Shop's release went into this. Tracked in a beach house in PSJ, we did what felt right to us & had a damn blast. Give us 38 minutes of your time & we hope it takes you somewhere beautiful. pic.twitter.com/2XY4z0eGmx

— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) April 20, 2018

Last year we spent 2 weeks in a beach house recording our next record and we had the time of our lives. Port Saint Joe drops on --4/20 --but the pre-order is available today. Check out the video for a behind the scenes view into that process. https://t.co/7xVc6ERNkx pic.twitter.com/pkIcVV6yUt

— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) March 31, 2018

Making incredible music with a distinctive, deep sound filled with emotion isn’t the only thing that has endeared the duo to fans. The Brothers have also been known to be just that — brothers, even “big” brothers at times, due to their willingness to speak their minds and stand up for what they believe is right… That includes coming to other artists defense on Twitter a couple of times or using their platform to champion other creatives in the field. They don’t limit themselves to taking on Twitter trolls though, Brothers Osborne aren’t afraid to speak out on human rights and political issues too, even if it means angering some of their fans.

We came from nothing. If sticking up for the little guy means career suicide then so be it. https://t.co/3j5BftfdwR

— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) January 12, 2018

Most recently, they’ve used their videos for “Stay A Little Longer” and “Shoot Me Straight” as platforms to spread messages they believe are important, even if sometimes controversial. In fact, if you want to know how Brothers Osborne feel about the matter, it’s best simplified in their Twitter bio which reads, “To shut up and sing is an oxymoron…moron.” It’s not all serious with the Brothers, in fact it’s far from it. Most of the time they bring a vibe of positivity, humor (sometimes self-deprecating) and fun.

It's a true honor to know that our worth has now matched that of a monster truck rally. #goals https://t.co/TZP3W9lo1U

— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) January 11, 2018

This isn't going to be any fun at all. @DierksBentley @LancoMusic #MountainHighTour pic.twitter.com/6QegZZEg9I

— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) January 23, 2018

Like that one time they playfully wrote a few verses poking fun at DJs and Calvin Harris replied…

Thanks brother Ryan! https://t.co/jEn2Jju1QA

— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) April 6, 2018

Honestly we went thru multiple names and yours worked best. Haha. You're rad.

— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) April 15, 2018

Words were eaten. Touché @CalvinHarris. #respect #weshouldvebeencowboys https://t.co/9vwWf9zNTP

— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) April 15, 2018

The antics only amplified with the announcement that Brothers Osborne would join Dierks Bentley on the road for his “Mountain High Tour.”

That one time we tripped on ayahuasca with @LancoMusic and who we thought was @DierksBentley. #mountainHIGHtour
pic.twitter.com/P1hBwnsRhA

— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) January 22, 2018

That one time us and @LancoMusic drank psychedelic tea with who we thought was @DierksBentley. #mountainHIGHtour https://t.co/3V4hExF9IV

— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) January 22, 2018

Seriously, can this just be a reality show? Because we would watch.

Day 1 and the pranks have begun. #mountainhightour pic.twitter.com/O6yrxqCw5Y

— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) May 18, 2018

The guys even took the chemistry one step further by being featured on Dierks Bentley’s latest single, “Burning Man,” which they performed with Bentley at this year’s CMT awards.

Well that was fun!! Thanks for having us on Burning Man @DierksBentley! #cmtawards @CMT pic.twitter.com/WnfOmjqEA6

— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) June 7, 2018

Broke down and went full 59 RI Burst today. @gibsoncustom @SuproUSA pic.twitter.com/ja2sbiNtfR

— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) May 24, 2018

We got an extra dose of Brothers Osborne this summer at Windy City Smokeout and to say they brought the heat would be an understatement (no, not the BBQ sauce, or the weather… although it was HOT).

Considering changing our name to Bretters Osborne for this show. https://t.co/zdadc6a5Be

— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) February 7, 2018

Throughout it all, Brothers Osborne have brought a unique, refreshing & highly distinctive sound and message to country music. A sort of classic-country meets soul which is complimented by TJ’s mesmerizing baritone and John’s incredible guitar skills (complete with guitar solos — yes, the Brothers brought those back!). The Chicago Theatre stage will have a special sound & feel on November 7th as Brothers Osborne take the stage for US*99 & Radio.com's Stars & Strings… you can never quite predict what will happen at the annual show honoring our veterans, but one thing is for sure: having the Brothers there will be incredible. Oh, and don’t forget… Dierks Bentley will be there too! ;)

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