• Brothers Osborne

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Years before they climbed the country charts with songs like “Stay a Little Longer” and “Rum,” the Brothers Osborne grew up in Deale, Maryland, a small fishing town on the Atlantic seaboard. It was a cozy place, filled with blue-collar workers who made their living on the water. During the weekends, many of those workers would head over to the Osborne household, where a series of loose, all-night jam sessions filled the Maryland air with the sounds of Bob Seger, Hank Williams, Tom Petty and George Jones.

The Osborne siblings strummed their first chords during those jam sessions. From the very start, TJ Osborne was the brother with the voice. He sang in a thick, low baritone, crooning like Johnny Cash long before he was even old enough to drive. Older brother John, on the other hand, was the family’s guitar shredder, his fingers capable of down-home bluegrass licks, arena-worthy rock riffs, country twang, and everything in between. Combined, the two Osbornes could play everything from traditional country music to rock & roll, creating a broad, full-bodied sound that would eventually fill the 11 songs on their major-label debut, Pawn Shop.

Like its title suggests, Pawn Shop offers a little bit of everything. There’s bluesy slide guitar, country duets, southern rock solos, harmonies, and plenty of groove. The hooks are big, the guitars are loud, and the songs — every last one of them co-written by the Osbornes, who reached out to award-winning songwriters like Shane McAnally and Ross Copperman for help — introduce a duo whose music bridges the gap between the mainstream and the alternative world. Some songs were written at home in Nashville, while others came together on the road, where the guys spent several years headlining their own club shows, touring the country with Darius Rucker, and playing some of the biggest arenas in America with fellow rule-breaker Eric Church.

“Most duos are built on singing,” says TJ. “But John is an incredible guitar player, and this band is built on me singing and John playing guitar. It gives us two parallels that work nicely together.”

“It’s like an old-school rock approach,” adds John, who cites classic bands like Aerosmith and the Allman Brothers as influences on the duo’s dynamic. “Groups like that always had the lead singer as well as the sideman guitar player. That’s what we’re going for, too. We’re carving our own path in country music.”

That unique path has already led the band toward the upper half of the country charts. “Rum” got them there first, mixing the feel-good sunshine of a beach tune with a far more realistic storyline. There’s no actual beach in “Rum,” after all. Instead, Brothers Osborne turn the song into a tribute to the simple pleasures that their Maryland hometown offers: friends, good weather, and the occasional drink. They even filmed the song’s music video in Deale, filling the clip with footage of friends, relatives, and locals.

“Most people we grew up with don’t go to these beautiful beaches,” says TJ. “They can’t afford to do it. They don’t have the time for it. What we’re most familiar with is people going to the local bars and hanging out with each other.” John adds, “We tried to have the biggest time possible with what little we had. ‘Rum’ explains that.” The brothers agree, “We had to say it from our own perspective.”

A similar theme runs throughout “Dirt Rich” and “Pawn Shop,” two songs that stress the importance of appreciating what you’ve got. Pawn Shop dishes up plenty of love songs, too, from “Loving Me Back” — an old-school country duet featuring vocals from Lee Ann Womack — to “Stay a Little Longer,” the band’s biggest hit to date. While a three-minute guitar solo brings “Stay a Little Longer” to an epic, anthemic close, Brothers Osborne also devote time to more laid-back songs, from the nostalgic California country of “21 Summer” to the 420-friendly “Greener Pastures.”

Brothers Osborne, who co-produced the album with Jay Joyce (the award-winning producer behind Little Big Town’s Painkiller, Eric Church’s The OutsidersStoryteller), recorded most of Pawn Shop during breaks in their busy touring schedule, using members of their own touring band rather than session musicians from the Nashville community. The result is an album that’s stamped with the unmistakable mark of a band. It doesn’t sound like two singers, flanked by anonymous players. Instead, it sounds like a group of road warriors who’ve spent years sharing bus seats and hotel rooms, creating the sort of chemistry that can’t be faked. Pawn Shop is both raw and real, and Brothers Osborne — who, years after those household jam sessions in Deale, now have a handful of nationwide tours under their belts, songs on the charts, and a career on the rise — are no longer a family secret.

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DIERKS BENTLEY ANNOUNCES HIS 2018 MOUNTAIN HIGH TOUR.

After revealing details behind his ninth studio album THE MOUNTAIN (Capitol Records Nashville) and releasing the lead single “Woman, Amen” last week, award-winning entertainer Dierks Bentley announced today that his 2018 MOUNTAIN HIGH TOUR, sponsored by Twisted Tea, will kick off on May 17th in Columbia, Maryland with special guests Brothers Osborne and LANCO. Bentley is “notorious for his spectacular, high-energy live performances loaded with lots of fan interaction,” (Creative Loafing) and more than 40 cities will experience it in 2018.

On Friday (1/26), the first tickets to select cities will be available as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket at www.Megaticket.com. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

“I needed the time off to devote all my attention to the new music and making THE MOUNTAIN album…but now I can’t wait to fire up the buses and get back out there,” said Dierks Bentley. “I’ve been friends with TJ and John for a long time and I have loved watching their career explode. I’m just getting to know the boys in LANCO, but I love their music and the energy they bring to the stage. And after seeing them and the Bros party down at the grand opening of my new bar on Lower Broadway last week, I can tell you it’s gonna be game on this summer!”
With a love of unpredictable moments on and off stage, Bentley’s 2018 MOUNTAIN HIGH TOUR is already setting itself up as hard to beat. Recently, Bentley, Brothers Osborne and LANCO started prepping for the road ahead with a wild trip up “The Mountain,” and shared the video exclusively with Entertainment Weekly today.

 

First Announced 2018 MOUNTAIN HIGH TOUR Stops:

Columbia, MD

Holmdel, NJ

Philadelphia, PA

Cincinnati, OH

Clarkston, MI

St. Louis, MO

Kansas City, MO

Pittsburgh, PA

Indianapolis, IN

Bethel, NY

Darien Center, NY

Saratoga Springs, NY

Raleigh, NC

Charlotte, NC

Alpharetta, GA

Salt Lake City, UT

Virginia Beach, VA

Bristow, VA

New York City, NY

Jacksonville, FL

West Palm Beach, FL

Tampa, FL

Austin, TX

Houston, TX

Dallas, TX

Albuquerque, NM

Phoenix, AZ

Mountain View, CA

Sacramento, CA

San Diego, CA

Los Angeles, CA

ERIC CHURCH AND BROTHERS OSBORNE, ALONG WITH MAREN MORRIS, WILL HONOR THE VICTIMS OF THE ROUTE 91 HARVEST FESTIVAL DURING A SPECIAL GRAMMY PERFORMANCE.

In addition to honoring musical excellence, the Recording Academy® will also take a moment to honor the victims lost to gun violence and terrorism at various live music events over the course of the past year. In a special GRAMMY® tribute performed by three of the artists who participated in the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, current GRAMMY nominees Brothers Osborne, past GRAMMY nominee Eric Church, and GRAMMY winner and current nominee Maren Morris will come together for the touching segment.

“Live music events have always provided a safe space for fans to gather in a shared celebration of music. Sadly, that wasn’t always the case this past year,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “We believe it’s incredibly important to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in these senseless tragedies and to remind musicians and music lovers alike that live music will continue to be a powerful force that unites us all.”

“In many ways, our show encapsulates the year in music,” said Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the GRAMMY Awards. Although that usually means a focus on achievement and excellence, sadly, last year was marred by a number of senseless tragedies that took place at live music events. We didn’t feel like we’d be doing our jobs if we didn’t reflect on these tremendous losses.”

Performing for the first time on the GRAMMY stage, Brothers Osborne are nominated again this year in Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“It Ain’t My Fault”).

 

GRAMMY Award winner Maren Morris is currently nominated for Best Country Solo Performance (“I Could Use A Love Song”).

Previously announced GRAMMY performers include Little Big Town, Alessia Cara, Cardi B, Miley Cyrus, Childish Gambino, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, Elton John, Kesha, Khalid, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Logic, Patti LuPone, Bruno Mars, P!nk, Ben Platt, Sam Smith, SZA and U2.

The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live from Madison Square Garden in New York City January 28th at 7:30pm ET on CBS. Previously announced GRAMMY performers include Alessia Cara, Cardi B, Miley Cyrus, Childish Gambino, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, Elton John, Kesha, Khalid, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Logic, Patti LuPone, Bruno Mars, P!nk, Ben Platt, Sam Smith, SZA, and U2.

Performing for the first time on the GRAMMY stage, Brothers Osborne are nominated again this year in Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“It Ain’t My Fault”).

Audio / Eric Church reflects on 2017, his Holdin’ My Own Tour and how he has been forever changed by the tragic events involving many of his fans at the Route 91 festival in Las Vegas.

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Eric Church (fans are Vegas fans) OC: …came out. :44
“Talking about the year, a lot of people have asked ‘Why did Vegas bother you so much?’ I mean, it bothered all of us, but why maybe I took it more personal was because the same people that had been there all year, 20, 30 songs with their arms around each other’s shoulders that had became family to me, were the people that were affected that night. I think there was a part of me that went away that night too. And I think how I respond to that as a writer, [I’m] not sure yet. I’m working on it, and I may already have, I mean, that’s really what ‘Why Not Me’ was my, at least some way for me to process it and heal, maybe offer something for other people, but I did that as much for myself as anything else. I didn’t try to say ‘Hey, let me write a song.’ It just happened. It came out.”

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BROTHERS OSBORNE RELEASE NEW SINGLE, ‘SHOOT ME STRAIGHT,’ GOING FOR ADDS JANUARY 16TH.

EMI Nashville’s Brothers Osborne releases “Shoot Me Straight” as the first track off their highly-anticipated sophomore album today, listen HERE. The two-time CMA “Vocal Duo of the Year” again teamed up with producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Little Big Town) for the new album set to release later this year. Recorded at Jay’s house in a remote part of the Florida coast, Brothers Osborne again delivers a tune highlighting why “they won over Nashville critics with a distinctive sound combining classic country and hints of soul, with songs centered on John’s impressive guitar skills and TJ’s rich baritone” (The Washington Post). John and TJ Osborne co-wrote the tune, which goes for ADDs at country radio January 16th, with Lee Thomas Miller.

“Brothers Osborne has the coolest, sexiest song of the year.”
– Phathead, JVC Broadcasting

 

“In typical Brothers’ fashion, it stands out for its combination of gritty guitar and vocals and that ever-present bass drum beat that hits you right in the gut. It answers the demand for an up-tempo winter title from a duo with a proven fan base.”
– JC Coffey, PD WTHT

To view in-studio video footage of an edited version of “Shoot Me Straight,” click here.

Brothers Osborne recently received their third GRAMMY nomination in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category for their Top 10 rowdy hit “It Ain’t My Fault.” This nomination joins their previously nominated performances for their No.1 Platinum smash hit “Stay A Little Longer” as well as the nostalgic “21 Summer”. All three tracks are featured on their critically-acclaimed debut album Pawn Shop which was recently certified Gold by the RIAA.

The duo is set to launch their first headlining UK tour in May 2018.  Tickets and additional information can be found at www.brothersosborne.com

For a full list of tour dates, news, images and more, visit: www.BrothersOsborne.com

Video / Shoot Me Straight (studio version)

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