• MOTHER’S DAY LINERS 2017

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! What’s up guys! We’re Brothers Osborne, wishing all you mothers out there a very, very Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Canaan Smith (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! What’s up, guys? I’m Canaan Smith. Happy Mother’s Day!”

    Audio / LINER Clare Dunn (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! What’s up? This is Clare Dunn, hoping you have a Happy Mother’s Day.”

     

    Audio / LINER Darius (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, what’s up? This is Darius Rucker, hoping you have a Happy Mother’s Day.

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    “Hey! What’s up? This is Darius Rucker, wishing all you mothers a Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Dierks (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey, y’all! This is Dierks Bentley, wishing all you mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Mother’s Day) 1

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    “Hey everybody! This is Eric Church, wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!”

    Audio / LINER Eric Paslay (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Eric Paslay. Happy Mother’s Day to all you awesome Mom’s out there.”

    Audio / LINER George Strait (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hi! This is George Strait, wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Jon Pardi. I want to wish all the mamas out there a very Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hi! This is Josh Turner, wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves. To all you mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day!”

     

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hi everyone, it’s Keith Urban. Hoping all the mothers out there have a very, very Happy Mother’s Day. Love ya, Mom!”

    Audio / LINER LBT (Mother’s Day)

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    “(ALL) Hi! This is Little Big Town. (KIMBERLY) We want to wish all you mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day. I love ya, Mama!”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! It’s Luke Bryan, hoping all you mothers out there have a Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Sam Hunt, wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day.

    Audio / LINER Shania Twain (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hi! This is Shania Twain. Happy Mother’s Day.”

  • BROTHERS OSBORNE WIN TWO ACM AWARDS!

    Brothers Osborne already had one award going into Sunday night’s ACM Awards for Top New Vocal Duo or Group, but they also took home a second award for Top Vocal Duo of the Year.

    “We’ve been staring at things like this for a long time, you know, like since we were kids,” says John. “It’s iconic, and to be holding not one, but two of these is, it takes a long time to process stuff like this, and I don’t know if we ever will. It’s amazing.”

    John and TJ aren’t sure where they’ll put their awards, but they will certainly be on display somewhere intheir homes. “My CMA Awards are sitting on my kitchen counter. That’s the only place I have. I got it out and I stared at it for like an hour. So, we literally have nowhere to put ‘em,” says TJ. “It’s weird, though. I kind of want you to narcissistically to walk into my house and see my awards, but then I’m like, am I gloating a little bit? Then do I put them in a side room, but then I don’t want to act like I’m not appreciative of the awards, so there’s a whole like mental acrobatics on what you do with these things. I’m showing off, by the way. They’re gonna be on display at my house for the next three years.”

    The guys are currently making their way up the country charts with “It Ain’t My Fault,” from their debut album, Pawn Shop.

    Audio / John Osborne of Brothers Osborne talks about their ACM Awards.

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    Brothers Osborne (ACM Awards) OC: …it’s amazing. :14
    “We’ve been staring at things like this for a long time, you know, like since we were kids. It’s iconic, and to be holding not one, but two of these is, it takes a long time to process stuff like this, and I don’t know if we ever will. It’s amazing.”

    Audio / John Osborne of Brothers Osborne says they’re so grateful for their ACM Awards because they’ve never compromised on their music.

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    Brothers Osborne (awards changing perception) OC: …no matter what. :23
    “I don’t know.  I will say this, I think it might change the public’s perspective or some people that have been kind of reticent to be down with what we do. I will say from our perspective, we are super grateful for this, but we’ll never change what we do, and that’s what I think makes these a lot more special to us, because we’ve never faltered, we’ve never wavered, we’ve never compromised. We just did our thing, no matter what.”

    Audio / Brothers Osborne try to figure out where they’re going to put their ACM Awards.

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    Brothers Osborne (where to put ACMs) OC: (TJ) …three years. [John laughs]
    JOHN: “We never expected to win these things.” TJ: “My CMA Awards are sitting on my kitchen counter. That’s the only place I have. I got it out and I stared at it for like an hour. So, we literally have nowhere to put ‘em.” JOHN: “We’ll have to build somewhere to put ‘em in. If we win a couple more, we can afford a bigger place to actually hang, put one of these, so.” TJ: “It’s weird, though. I kind of what you to narcissistically to walk into my house and see my awards, but then I’m like, am I gloating a little bit? Then do I put them in a side room, but then I don’t want to act like I’m not appreciative of the awards, so there’s a whole like mental acrobatics on what you do with these things. I’m showing off, by the way. They’re gonna be on display at my house for the next three years.” [John laughs]

     

    Video / Brothers Osborne Vocal Duo of the Year

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Darius, Keith, LBT, Brothers Osborne

    Darius Rucker will be featured on NBC’s Today Show on Thursday (March 30th), previewing his CMT Hometown Heroes visit to the MUSC Children’s Hospital, which will premiere on Friday (March 31st) at 10pm ET.

    Keith Urban will headline the 2017 NCAA March Madness Music Festival in Phoenix on Friday (March 31st).

    Little Big Town have been tapped to appear on HBO’s Sesame Street on April 29th.

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    Brothers Osborne shot the video for their latest single, “It Ain’t My Fault,” in Nashville this week. Be looking for the clip to premiere in the coming weeks.

  • KEITH, DARIUS, BROTHERS O, CLARE PAY TRIBUTE TO THE LATE CHUCK BERRY.

    Several members of the country music community are mourning the loss of Rock’n Roll pioneer Chuck Berry over the weekend. According to the New York Times, Berry, who died at his home in Wentzville, Missouri on Saturday at the age of 90, “did as much as anyone to define rock ’n’ roll’s potential and attitude in its early years.”

    Keith Urban was eloquent in his remembrance of Chuck Berry, citing one of his biggest hits, “RIP Chuck Berry !!!! Thank you for the poetry, the passion and the potency! GO JOHNNY GO. – KU”, while Darius Rucker said, “Legend isn’t a big enough word for you sir!!”

    Brothers Osborne paid tribute to his guitar playing skills, saying “This man invented rock guitar as we know it. Thanks for everything, Chuck.” Guitar slinger Clare Dunn said, “Pioneer, game changer: those words barely start to describe . We miss you and the world will never be the same.”

     

  • JON PARDI AND BROTHERS OSBORNE WIN ACM AWARDS!

    Jon Pardi and Brothers Osborne have both won ACM Awards…nearly three weeks before the actual show. Jon was named New Male Vocalist of the Year, while John and TJ Osborne earned the title of New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year (presented by T-Mobile). Maren Morris was also named New Female Vocalist of the Year.

    Brothers Osborne, the reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year, learned of their win during a show in the U-K before their return to the States. “The amount of love we’re feeling from our dear friends in the country music community is indescribable,” they shared on their socials. “Thanks to each and every one of you for this and for always encouraging us to stay the course. We will never, for the rest of our lives, take these moments for granted. God bless y’all and God bless country music!”

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    Jon took to his socials to say, “WOW! This is freaking awesome!!! Thanks ACM – Academy of Country Music!!!”

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    They will all perform on the show, joining previously announced performers Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Florida Georgia Line with the Backstreet Boys.

    The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Dierks and Luke, will be broadcast live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on April 2nd at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.

    Audio / Jon Pardi gives his reaction to his ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year award.

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    Jon Pardi (ACM Award win reaction) OC: …to Disneyland! :18
    “Today was amazing! Winning the ACM was pretty cool, not gonna lie. It was pretty amazing. Thanks to everybody that’s helped and believed in me a long time, and I’m excited for the ACM night. It’s gonna be a good night. I’m going to Disneyland!”

    Video / Bros. O ACM win reaction

  • ACM AWARDS 2017: Some Reactions

    The members of Lady Antebellum were in New York City this morning (February 16th) to announce several of this year’s ACM Awards nominations live on CBS This Morning.

    Keith Urban leads leads with seven nominations in five categories, including his seventh for Entertainer of the Year and 10th nod for Male Vocalist of the Year. Keith’s nominated twice, as both artist and producer, in the Album of the Year category for Ripcord.  He received an additional two nominations, for both artist and producer, in the Single Record of the Year category for “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” which is also nominated in the Song of the Year category.

    “I’ve been a musician since I was 6 years old,” says Keith.  “I just love writing songs, making records and touring.  So, for the ACMS’s to recognize RIPCORD in such a big way today is humbling.  I share these nominations with everyone in my life who made it possible – and a BIG shout out to all of our fans, who came out to see us on the ripCORD tour.  Can’t wait to play for you all again soon.”

  • FIRST LOOK: The initial ACM Awards nominations have been announced…more to come.

    The members of Lady Antebellum were in New York City this morning (February 16th) to announce several of this year’s ACM Awards nominations live on CBS This Morning.

    Luke Bryan and Keith Urban are among the Entertainer of the Year nominees, along with Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean.

    The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will be broadcast live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas April 2nd at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.

    ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
    Jason Aldean
    Luke Bryan
    Florida GeorgiaLine
    Carrie Underwood
    Keith Urban
    MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
    Jason Aldean
    Dierks Bentley
    Thomas Rhett
    Chris Stapleton
    Keith Urban

    FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
    Kelsea Ballerini
    Miranda Lambert
    Kacey Musgraves
    Maren Morris
    Carrie Underwood

    VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
    Big & Rich
    Brothers Osborne
    Dan & Shay
    Florida Georgia Line
    Maddie & Tae

    VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
    Eli Young Band
    Lady Antebellum
    Little Big Town

    Old Dominion
    Rascal Flatts

    Video / LADY ANTEBELLUM ANNOUNCE THE INITIAL ACM NOMINEES.

  • VALENTINE’S DAY LINERS 2017

    Audio / LINER Billy Currington (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Billy Currington. Hope you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey, this is T.J., and I’m John, and we’re Brothers Osborne. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Canaan Smith (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey, what’s up guys? I’m Canaan Smith, wishing you a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Charles Kelley (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Charles Kelley from Lady Antebellum. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Clare Dunn (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Clare Dunn, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Valentine’s Day)

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    “What’s up y’all? This is Darius Rucker, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey, it’s Dierks Bentley, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Eric Church, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Paslay (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hi! This is Eric Paslay, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Gary Allan (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey, this is Gary Allan, wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER George Strait (Valentine’s Day)

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    “This is George Strait, wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hi! It’s Jon Pardi, and I hope you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Josh Turner, and I want to wish you and your sweetheart a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hi, this is Kacey Musgraves, and I hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone. This is Keith Urban. Make the day special for your ‘Once in a Lifetime’ love.”

    Audio / LINER Kip Moore (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey! What’s happening, everybody? This is Kip Moore. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Lady A (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey everybody! We are Lady Antebellum, wishing you a very Happy Valentine’s Day, you love birds.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey! We’re Little Big Town. Happy Valentine’s Day!”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Luke Bryan. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hi! This is Sam Hunt, wishing you a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Shania Twain (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hi, this is Shania Twain. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

  • GRAMMY AWARDS 2017: Keith, Dierks, Hillary

    The GRAMMY Awards will be handed out on Sunday (February 12th), and several of your favorite country artists may be walking away with a trophy.

    Keith Urban has nominations in three categories, including Best Country Solo Performance for his recent multi-week No. 1 song, “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” which is also up for Best Country Song. His record, Ripcord, competes for Best Country Album.

    Dierks Bentley with Elle King are nnominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Different for Girls,” while Brothers Osborne are also up for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “21 Summer.”

    Vince Gill scored a couple of nominations, including Best Americana Roots Song for penning “Kid Sister,” which is also the title of his Best Americana Album with his band The Time Jumpers.

    Hillary Scott & the Scott Family are nominated for Contemporary Christian Song for “Thy Will” and Best Contemporary Christian Album for Love Remains.

    Keith Urban will perform his latest single, “The Fighter,” with Carrie Underwood. Little Big Town will also perform on the show, in addition to previously announced performers Maren Morris, Adele, The Weeknd, Alicia Keys, as well as Sturgill Simpson, Gary Clark, Jr. and Chance The Rapper.

    The 50th Annual Grammy Awards, hosted by James Corden, will air live from the Staples Center in L.A., February 12th at 8pm ET on CBS.

    Best Country Solo Performance:
    “Love Can Go To Hell” — Brandy Clark
    “Vice” — Miranda Lambert
    “My Church” — Maren Morris
    “Church Bells” — Carrie Underwood
    “Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Keith Urban

    Best Country Duo/Group Performance:
    “Different For Girls” — Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King
    “21 Summer” — Brothers Osborne
    “Setting The World On Fire” — Kenny Chesney & P!nk
    “Jolene” — Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton
    “Think Of You” — Chris Young With Cassadee Pope

    Best Country Song:
    “Blue Ain’t Your Color” —  Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey & Steven Lee Olsen, songwriters (Keith Urban)
    “Die A Happy Man” — Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur, songwriters (Thomas Rhett)
    “Humble And Kind” — Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)
    “My Church” — busbee & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris)
    “Vice” — Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

    Best Country Album:
    Big Day In A Small Town — Brandy Clark
    Full Circle — Loretta Lynn
    Hero — Maren Morris
    A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson
    Ripcord — Keith Urban

    Audio / Keith Urban talks about recording the song, “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” from his album Ripcord.

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    Keith Urban (Blue Ain’t Your Color) OC: …of space. :50
    “With this record, I think I was also trying to find songs and write songs to what I had done in the past, just that felt different for me. This song called ‘Blue Ain’t Your Color’ came along, and again, it was just one of those that I loved immediately. I loved the lyric. I loved the melody, the feel, and it’s basically a waltz, you know, like a one, two, three, two, two, three, a one, two, three, two, two, three. But I didn’t want it to feel like a waltz, you know? So, when we recorded the song at Starstruck Studios here in Nashville, we kept it a little more robotic sounding, so it wasn’t a straight band. It was a little more machinery, rhythmically, and I think it kept, hopefully for me at least, it kept it in a unique place to allow the story to have a lot of space.”

    Audio / Keith Urban talks about the correlation between the adrenaline rush of pulling a ripcord from a parachute and the hope that those feelings are captured in the diversity of the songs on his new album, Ripcord.

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    Keith Urban (Ripcord album) OC: …this record. :37
    “There’s songs on the record that probably feel, having not skydived myself, but my wife has done it many, many, many times. There’s definitely songs that sound like that free falling at an incredibly rapid speed. The adrenaline rush of that. The pulling of the cord and suddenly just sort of cruising and coasting and floating and the combination of all those speeds, energies, exhilarations, euphoria, the view, how that changes, all of it, I think, hopefully will be captured in the diversity of songs on this record.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley talks about having Elle King sing on the song, “Different For Girls” on his new album, Black.

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    Dierks Bentley (Elle King) OC: …new place. :36
    “Well, I love Elle King’s voice. I mean she has such a unique voice, and you never know if her voice is going to blend with your voice. I didn’t found out until I went down to the studio in Austin, and right away it was just a really natural sounding blend. Her voice just lifted up this song. The lyrics of this song are pretty strong and her voice on this particular song really takes the song to a whole other level. I really wanted to find a way for her not to just be background vocals. I wanted to find a way to really get her included in the song, so I gave her the second verse and made the song more of a conversation as opposed to just background vocals. And it really, it just took the song to a whole new place.”

    Audio / Hillary Scott is so excited to be nominated for two Grammys for her faith-based song "Thy Will" and the album she made with her family, Love Remains.

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    Hillary Scott (Grammys 2017) OC: …incredible year. 52
    HILLARY: “Over the moon excited, and never expected it, because honestly when we set out to make the record we weren’t sure how many people would get to hear it. To be able to share this with my family is, it makes me cry. So, it’s gonna be a really special day. The whole experience has been amazing.” CHARLES: “I expected it. The first time I heard ‘Thy Will,’ it blew my mind. I asked her if she could hold it for Lady Antebellum’s record. I knew it was special. I told her after I heard it, ‘This is gonna to blow up. It’s gonna be huge.’” HILLARY: “And just to see, that song in particular coming from such a difficult thing, I think we all hope that the things that we go through in our life, at some point being able to look back and say, ‘Okay. Alright. I still would never want to go through it again, but I see why, a piece of why even.’ So, this is just, it’s just been an incredible year.”

  • BROTHERS OSBORNE LOOK AT THE GRAMMY AWARDS WITH A BIT OF ‘WONDER.’

    Brothers Osborne is looking forward to the GRAMMY Awards next Sunday (February 12th). The duo is nominated for the second time in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category for their song “21 Summer.” Last year, they were nominated in the same category for their No. 1 hit, “Stay a Little Longer.”

    John Osborne says he gravitates toward the performances, especially last year’s between Stevie Wonder and Pentatonix. “I do love the performances and just being in the same room with Stevie Wonder ever,” says John. “Last year he performed with Pentatonix, and it was just insane. It’s one of those things where I keep finding, I’m trying to watch the show, but my head just naturally gravitates to look at Stevie Wonder. Thank God he can’t see, because if he looked at me, I’d look like the biggest creeper ever. I’m just kind of freaking out.”

    The guys are currently making their way up the country charts with their new song, “It Ain’t My Fault.”

    Audio / Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne says there’s one particular legendary performer who makes him freak out, especially at the Grammys.

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    Brothers Osborne (Grammys 2017) OC: …freaking out. [laughs] :33
    “I do love the performances and just being in the same room with Stevie Wonder ever. I don’t care if you’re like in a conference room or you’re in a giant arena. That always kind of freaks me out, just to see him, and he’s such an iconic figure. Last year he performed with Pentatonix, and it was just insane. It’s one of those things where I keep finding, I’m trying to watch the show, but my head just naturally gravitates to look at Stevie Wonder. Thank God he can’t see, because if he looked at me, I’d look like the biggest creeper ever. I’m just kind of freaking out.” [laughs]