Brothers Osborne

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Brothers Osborne
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Brothers Osborne at DTE Energy Music Theatre, June 2018
Background information
OriginDeale, Maryland, U.S.[1]
GenresCountry[2]
Years active2013–present
LabelsEMI Nashville
Associated actsLucie Silvas
Members
  • John Osborne

  • T.J. Osborne

Brothers Osborne is an American country music duo consisting of brothers T.J. Osborne (lead vocals) and John Osborne (guitar, background vocals), both natives of Deale, Maryland. The duo is signed to EMI Nashville, through which they have released self-titled extended play album and two studio albums: Pawn Shop and Port Saint Joe. Seven of their singles have charted on Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay, their highest peak belonging to "Stay a Little Longer", which charted at No. 4 on the former and No. 2 on the latter. The duo's albums were both produced by Jay Joyce, and consist largely of songs that both brothers wrote with a number of collaborators. Artists with whom they have collaborated include David Nail, Dierks Bentley, Lee Ann Womack, and Lucie Silvas, the last of whom is John's wife. The musical style of the duo takes influence from Southern rock, outlaw country, and neotraditional country.

History[edit]

Brothers Osborne's members, John and T.J. Osborne, were born and raised in Deale, Maryland. The brothers took inspiration from their father's music collection, and as teenagers, they played in a local cover band called Deuce and a Quarter. The two then moved to Nashville and signed a publishing contract with Warner Chappell, and later with the Nashville branch of EMI.[2]

Brothers Osborne EP and Pawn Shop[edit]

The duo released their debut single "Let's Go There" in late 2013.[3][4] The song reached Top 40 on Country Airplay at the end of 2013.[5][6] Their second single, "Rum", debuted in early 2014. It also reached Top 40 on Country Airplay, and is included on a five-song, self-titled extended play released in September 2014.[7]

Their third single "Stay a Little Longer" was issued in 2015. This song was originally included on the EP, but was re-recorded for the single release.[2][8] "Stay a Little Longer" went on to become a Top 5 country airplay hit in 2016.[2] It also led to the release of their debut album Pawn Shop, which was mostly produced by Jay Joyce.[2] Two more singles followed from the album: "21 Summer" and "It Ain't My Fault", both of which made the country music charts as well.[9] Concurrently with the former, the duo was featured on David Nail's single "Good at Tonight". Both brothers wrote nearly every song on Pawn Shop, with collaborators including Shane McAnally, Craig Wiseman, Casey Beathard, Ross Copperman, Maren Morris and her husband Ryan Hurd, and Lee Thomas Miller. Musicians appearing on the album included Lee Ann Womack and John's wife,[10] Lucie Silvas. The album was produced by Jay Joyce except for the original recording of "Rum" and the track "Heart Shaped Locket", which the brothers produced with Brad Hill.[11]

Port Saint Joe[edit]

The duo released a new single, "Shoot Me Straight", in January 2018.[12] It is the lead single to their second studio album, Port Saint Joe, which was released in April.[13] The album, also produced by Joyce, features many of the same collaborators as its predecessor. Also in mid-2018, Brothers Osborne appeared on Dierks Bentley's mid-2018 single "Burning Man".[14]

Musical stylings[edit]

John Osborne is the main instrumentalist of the group, handling lead guitar and other string instruments, while T.J. is the lead vocalist. Of their sound, Spin writer Andrew Unterberger said, "John's guitar slides a Hattori Hanzō sharpness, while T.J.’s vocals are wisely kept from going too thick with warbling vibrato, allowing them an understated vulnerability badly lacking in Nashville these days."[15] Stephen Thomas Erlewine contrasted the duo with Sam Hunt and Chris Stapleton, saying that they have "the modern rhythmic snap of the former and the classicist structure of the latter."[16] Allmusic describes the duo as recording "earthy, passionate country-rock",[2] while Country Standard Time reviewer Jeffrey B. Remz noted influences of outlaw country and Southern rock in Pawn Shop, also comparing T.J.'s "sonorous, ultra-deep voice" favorably to Trace Adkins and noting the variety of guitar styles played by John as "sometimes steely, sometimes twangy, sometimes rocking".[17]

Band members[edit]

Current members

  • T.J. Osborne – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • John Osborne – lead guitar, backing vocals

Touring members[18]

  • Adam Box – drums, percussion
  • Pete Sternberg – bass guitar
  • Jason Graumlich – guitar, mandolin, percussion, backing vocals

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
US Country
[19]
US
[20]
CAN
[21]
UK
[22]
Pawn Shop 3 17 32
Port Saint Joe
  • Release date: April 20, 2018
  • Label: EMI Nashville
2 15 30 47

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
Sales
US Country
[19]
US Heat
[26]
Brothers Osborne
  • Release date: September 9, 2014
  • Label: EMI Nashville
  • Format: Music download
23 4

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Sales Album
US Country
[9]
US Country Airplay
[28]
US
[29]
CAN Country
[30]
CAN
[31]
2013 "Let's Go There" 36 N/A
2014 "Rum" 34 27 Pawn Shop
2015 "Stay a Little Longer" 4 2 46 26 68
2016 "21 Summer" 25 24 [a] 35
2017 "It Ain't My Fault" 14 12 79 10
2018 "Shoot Me Straight" 29 28 31 Port Saint Joe
"I Don't Remember Me (Before You)" 49
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[9]
US Country Airplay
[28]
US
[29]
CAN Country
[30]
CAN
[31]
2016 "Good at Tonight" David Nail 52 Fighter
2018 "Burning Man" Dierks Bentley 5 2 45 1 72 The Mountain

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
2018 "Take Me to the Pilot" Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2014 "Rum"[41] Peter Zavadil
2015 "Stay a Little Longer"[42]
2016 "21 Summer"[43] Justin Clough
2017 "It Ain't My Fault"[44] Wes Edwards/Ryan Silver
2018 "Shoot Me Straight" (in the studio) N/A
"Shoot Me Straight" Wes Edwards/Ryan Silver[45]
"Burning Man" (with Dierks Bentley) Wes Edwards[46]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Nominated Work Result Ref
2015 Country Music Association Awards Vocal Duo of the Year Brothers Osborne Nominated [47]
2016 Academy of Country Music Awards New Vocal Duo/Group of the Year Nominated [48]
Vocal Duo of the Year Nominated
Grammy Awards Best Country Duo/Group Performance "Stay a Little Longer" Nominated [49]
Country Music Association Awards New Artist of the Year Brothers Osborne Nominated [50]
Vocal Duo of the Year Won
2017 Academy of Country Music Awards Vocal Duo of the Year Won [51]
New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year Won
Grammy Awards Best Country Duo/Group Performance "21 Summer" Nominated [52]
CMT Music Awards Duo Video of the Year Nominated [53]
Country Music Association Awards Vocal Duo of the Year Brothers Osborne Won [54]
Music Video of the Year "It Ain’t My Fault" Won
2018 Grammy Awards Best Country Duo/Group Performance Nominated [55]
Country Music Association Awards Vocal Duo of the Year Brothers Osborne Won [56]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "21 Summer" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 23 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which serves as an extension to the Hot 100.[36]

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