• THANKSGIVING 2015: AJ, Bros. O, Clare, Darius, David, Dierks, Easton, Eric, Josh, Kip, Lady A, LBT, Mickey, Sam, Scotty (UPDATED)

    The Thanksgiving holiday tradition traces its origins to a 1621 celebration at Plymouth, in the state that’s now known as Massachusetts. The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest. While initially, the Plymouth colony did not have enough food to feed half of the 102 colonists, the Wampanoag Native Americans helped the Pilgrims by providing seeds and teaching them to fish. The practice of holding an annual harvest festival like this did not become a regular affair in New England until the late 1660s. People now celebrate the holiday by giving thanks for their blessings over the past year, as well as feasting on turkey and other festive goodies.

    Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, November 26th, and most people will be enjoying time with their friends and families, including some of your favorite country stars, such as Alan Jackson, Brothers Osborne, Canaan Smith, Clare Dunn, Darius Rucker, David Nail, Dierks Bentley, Easton Corbin, Eric Church, Eric Paslay, Josh Turner, Kip Moore, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Mickey Guyton, Sam Hunt, Scotty McCreery and more. They share their thoughts, memories and favorite Thanksgiving dishes.

    Audio / Alan Jackson talks about his favorite Thanksgiving dish.

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    AJ (Thanksgiving) OC: …enjoy it. :19
    “My favorite Thanksgiving dish would be the homemade dressin’ that we, cornbread-based kind of dressin’ that we always have with turkey. That recipe is a kind of a combination of my mama, and Denise has taken it and perfected it over the years, so that me and my children really enjoy it.”

    Audio / Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne talks about their annual Misfits Thanksgiving dinner.

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    Brothers Osborne (misfits Thanksgiving) OC: …going home. :45
    “What we’ve done the past several years is because it’s so hard to go home, we would have what we call the Misfit Thanksgiving dinner, and all the people in Nashville who aren’t able to go home to their families, we would just invite them over to our house and have a big potluck style Thanksgiving dinner. We’ll take like a couple of tables and throw them together and throw some sheets on it just to make it look nice. It’s a very redneck display of like tableware, because all the plates don’t match and the forks and knives don’t match, but we don’t care. People will bring wine, and at the end of the day, we’ll probably have 12-15 people all sitting at dinner together that weren’t able to go home with their families, and just enjoy it with friends. It’s been really fun. Definitely a lot less stress than going home.”

    Audio / Clare Dunn reveals her favorite Thanksgiving side dish.

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    Clare Dunn (Thanksgiving dish) OC: …like hers. :21
    “I think my favorite Thanksgiving dish [is] my mom makes the best mashed potatoes in the world. I mean, they’re crazy. They’re like garlic and butter and all the good stuff, so that’s probably my favorite Thanksgiving dish. Oh, and she makes great stuffing too, and I’m not a stuffing person, but I like hers.”

    Audio / Darius Rucker talks about his favorite part of Thanksgiving.

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    Darius Rucker (favorite part of Thanksgiving) OC: …my family. :17
    “My favorite part of Thanksgiving is easy – it’s food. It’s eating. It’s hanging out with family and getting some great food, ‘cause that’s really what Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving is about giving thanks for all of the great things you’ve got, and I always give thanks for the greatest thing I’ve got and that’s my family.”

     

    Audio / Dierks Bentley, who is thankful for his wife, two daughters and son, talks about his Thanksgiving must-have! It’s an oldie, but a goodie!

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    Dierks Bentley (Thanksgiving must-have) OC: …for Thanksgiving. :34
    “You gotta have a big turkey. Thanksgiving is not possible without a turkey. We cook it traditionally, but when we’re in, a couple of Thanksgivings ago, we were here in Nashville, we did the whole fry the turkey up, and it was great. It just tasted so good; all those juices get locked in there, and I love that too. You really can’t, to me, cook a turkey wrong. I’m gonna eat it any way, and I have over the years. Trust me, I’ve played a lot of county and state fairs, where I’ve seen gigantic turkey legs, you know, I’ve had the flat meat. I’ve done turkey every way you could do it. I’m pretty good any way you want to cook it up, but you’ve got to have a turkey for Thanksgiving.”

    Audio / Easton Corbin explains what he’s thankful for this year.

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    Easton Corbin (Thankful) OC: …what I do. :08
    “Well, this year I think, as I think every year, I’m so thankful for my family and friends out there and being able to make a living at what I do.”

    Audio / Eric Church says he’s thankful for his family as well as for his fans.

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    Eric Church (Thanksgiving) a OC: …want to do it. :23
    “A couple of things. I’m thankful for my family and great health. And I’m thankful for from a career standpoint, I’m very thankful for the success we’ve had lately. I’m thankful for what the fans have done. I mean there’s a lot of stuff to be thankful for in that regard. And I’m thankful that I was given the opportunity to do it my own way. I’m thankful that I’m going to get to keep doing this and do it the way that I want to do it.”

    Audio / Eric Paslay loves him some turkey for Thanksgiving.

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    Eric Paslay (Turkey) OC: …really does. :09
    “My favorite Thanksgiving food, I think, is the tryptophan turkey, ‘cause it really puts me to sleep. No [yawn], it really does.”

    Audio / Josh Turner shares his favorite Thanksgiving side dish.

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    Josh Turner (fave side dish) OC: …’em myself. [laughs] :24
    “Uh, deviled eggs! [laughs] Where I’m from in South Carolina, I don’t think I’ve tasted a bad deviled egg. It’s like everybody has their own twist on it, but they’re all good, but I always loved it when my mama made ‘em. I’m learning as I get older, making deviled eggs is no easy task. It’s more complicated than it looks, and so that’s probably why I never made ‘em myself.” [laughs]

    Audio / Kip Moore talks about his annual Thanksgiving plans to go home to visit with his family.

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    Kip Moore (Thanksgiving) OC: …with them. :11
    “I [usually] go home for Thanksgiving. I love going home to see all them. I have five brothers and sisters and it’s a blast to go home and just catch up on their lives. I get so wrapped up in all this that I lose touch sometimes, and it’s cool to hear everything going on with them.

    Audio / Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley talks about the annual eating contest he and his two brothers – Josh and John -- have over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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    Lady A (Charles-Thanksgiving eating contest) OC: …five pounds! :25
    “One of my most memorable Thanksgiving memories was probably the first year that me and my two brothers decided to start our annual eating contest where we ate throughout the whole day. We started that morning and weighed ourselves and at the very end of the night, we weighed ourselves out and all three of us equally gained five pounds. I wish we had a more accurate scale to decide the winner, but we all tied. Five pounds!”

    Audio / Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott describes her favorite Thanksgiving dish.

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    Lady A (Hillary-Thanksgiving food) OC: …ever tasted. :12
    “So, my favorite Thanksgiving food would have to be my grandmother’s sweet potato casserole. There’s just something she puts in it — probably all the love – that makes it better than anything I’ve ever tasted.”

    Audio / The members of Little Big Town love Thanksgiving since they get time off to be with their families.

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    LBT (Thanksgiving) 2 OC: (Kimberly) …and eat. :31
    KIMBERLY: “Thanksgiving—we love Thanksgiving, ‘cause we get to be with our families and we don’t often get to spend time with our families, our extended families, until the holidays. I love being around the table with my family and talking and laughing and cooking and eating…” JIMI: “And eating and eating and eating and eating…” PHILLIP: “The laughter around the eating, the good cheer, the celebration, the music…” JIMI: “The eating, going taking a nap, then coming back and eating.” KIMBERLY: “Go to bed with a full belly, take a nap, and then get up and eat.”

    Audio / Mickey Guyton reveals her favorite Thanksgiving dish.

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    Mickey Guyton (favorite Thanksgiving dish) OC: …both so much! :39
    “My favorite Thanksgiving dish that has to, has to, has to be at Thanksgiving dinner is dessert. Dessert is my favorite Thanksgiving dish. I mean, it doesn’t matter what it is, as long as it’s sweet. My mom actually makes an Italian cream cake that’s absolutely awesome. It’s homemade, and the entire family, that’s the first thing to go at Thanksgiving dinner. And my Grandma D, she makes a pecan pie that is awesome. She taught me how to make them when I was little, and I just love them, and that’s the other thing that I look forward to at Thanksgiving dinner, and I love them both so much!”

    Audio / Sam Hunt talks about his favorite Thanksgiving meal.

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    Sam Hunt (Thanksgiving eats) OC: …glass of milk. :34
    “When I pile my plate up, it’s mostly turkey and then I’ll put a little dressing on the side, and I’ll usually go ahead and grab my dessert on the first run [laughs] and have it ready before it all disappears. Those are the really the three things. It’s strange, but since I was very young, I’ve always loved drinking milk, my brothers too, we drank lots of milk. My cousins, who grew up down the road, they always looked at us funny when we wanted to drink milk with our Thanksgiving meal. They would have coke or whatever else. So, I still get turkey, dressing, a piece of pecan pie and a big ole glass of milk.”

    Audio / Scotty McCreery talks about what he’s most thankful for this year.

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    Scotty McCreery (most thankful) OC: …thankful for her. :28
    “[I’m] most thankful for, I’d probably say my girl back home could be. I don’t talk about her too much, because she strives to stay out of the limelight, but with a guy like me who travels as much as I do and I’m away from home, she puts up with a lot. She’s stuck by me and has been my rock, so she’s something to be thankful for every day and Thanksgiving’s just a reminder of that. Somebody like that really keeps me going in life when things get rough and tough and I get tired on the road, she just keeps me going. I’m really thankful for her.”

    Audio / David Nail says he's most thankful this year for the impending birth of twins.

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    David Nail (Thanksgiving 2015) OC: …without a doubt. :19
    “Without a doubt, the thing I’m most thankful for is the fact that we’re on the verge of, my wife and I, having not only our first child, but our first two children. We are expecting twins; should be here any minute now. So, that is definitely thing that I’m most thankful for, without a doubt.”

    Audio / David Nail usually goes back home to Missouri for Thanksgiving, but this year, since his wife Catherine is due to give birth to twins any day now, they’ll stay home in Tennessee.

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    David Nail (Thanksgiving 2015) 2 OC: …next year. :25
    “Due to the fact that we’re expecting twins, we will not be able to go back home to Missouri and visit and have Thanksgiving with my grandfather. Last Thanksgiving was the first without my grandmother, and so it was a very emotional time. But I know he understands the situation, and we will definitely be there with bells on next year.”

    Audio / Canaan Smith says his favorite Thanksgiving dish is pumpkin pie.

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    Canaan Smith (pumpkin pie) OC: …Thanksgiving. :14
    “Pumpkin pie is where it’s at. My mom makes the best. She got it from her mom, my Nanny. It’s so good. It’s made from scratch. Everything about it, it’s just mouthwatering. I love it. I can’t get enough. If I could get fat, it’d be from pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving.”

  • THANKSGIVING LINERS: AJ, Billy, Bros. O, Canaan, Clare, Darius, David, Dierks, Easton, Church, Paslay, Gary, George, Jon, Kacey, Keith, Kelleigh, Kip, Lady A, Lauren, LBT, Luke, Mickey, Sam, Scotty (UPDATED)

    Audio / LINER AJ (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hi! This is Alan Jackson. I hope y’all have a very happy Thanksgiving out there.”

    Audio / LINER Billy Currington (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey Guys, I’m Billy Currington. Have a great Thanksgiving.”

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey! This is TJ, and this is John, and we’re wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!”

    Audio / LINER Canaan Smith (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey! What’s up, guys? I’m Canaan Smith, wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!”

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    “Hey! This is Clare Dunn, wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!”

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey y’all! What’s up? This is Darius Rucker, wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey! It’s Dierks Bentley! Happy Thanksgiving!”

    Audio / LINER Easton Corbin (Thanksgiving)

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    “It’s Easton Corbin here, and I want to wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiving!”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey folks! It’s Eric Church, wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Paslay (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey! This is Eric Paslay, wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving.”

    Audio / LINER Gary Allan (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey guys! Gary Allan here. I just want to wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiving, and have a Happy Holidays and make sure you’re safe out there. Drive safe. Party your butts off, but do it safe.”

    Audio / LINER George Strait (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hi! This is George Strait, wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey! It’s Jon Pardi, wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving.”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves, wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Thanksgiving)

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    “Happy Thanksgiving everybody. It’s Keith Urban here. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all of you listening for your incredible love and support that I’ve received over the last year, and to wish you and all of your family all the very best for this holiday.”

    Audio / LINER Kelleigh Bannen (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey! It’s Kelleigh Bannen, wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving.”

    Audio / LINER Kip Moore (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey what’s up guys, this is Kip Moore wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving.”

    Audio / LINER Lady Antebellum (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey everybody! We are Lady Antebellum, wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.”

    Audio / LINER Lauren Alaina (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey! This is Lauren Alaina, wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!”

    Audio / LINER LBT (Happy Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey, we’re Little Big Town. Happy Thanksgiving!”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey! It’s Luke Bryan, wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!”

    Audio / LINER Mickey Guyton (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey! It’s Mickey Guyton here, and I want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.”

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey everybody! This is Sam Hunt, wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.”

    Audio / LINER Scotty McCreery (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey! This is Scotty McCreery. Happy Thanksgiving!”

    Audio / LINER David Nail (Thanksgiving)

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    Hey! This is David Nail, wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving.”

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Brothers Osborne, Sam Hunt, Little Big Town, Hillary Scott, Darius Rucker

    Eric Church and Chris Stapleton are among the artists paying tribute to the late John Lennon in a new AMC all-star special, Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert, December 19th. The special, being recorded December 5th in New York City, will also include performances by Kris Kristofferson, Peter Frampton, Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow, Train’s Pat Monahan and Aloe Blacc.

    Tim McGraw performed the song “Here Tonight” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this week. TJ and John of Brothers Osborne wrote the song.

    Sam Hunt has been chosen as a curator for the fourth annual Grammy Amplifier program – an online music initiative that gives a platform to aspiring artists. Big Sean and Lzzy Hale have also been named curators for the program, which invites hopeful singers to upload their songs for consideration at www.grammyamplifier.com. Hunt, Big Sean and Hale will select three winners from the top 25 most popular submissions to win one-of-a-kind experiences that include an in-studio recording session with a Grammy Award-winning producer, an opening spot for a popular artist and/or a series of festival shows, and a music video with a notable director. “I’m honored to be part of a program where I can help elevate new and emerging talent,” Sam said in a prepared statement. “It wasn’t long ago I was an unknown artist, and I couldn’t be more grateful to the people who helped me with the tools I needed to start my career. I look forward to shining a light on these aspiring musicians.” The Grammy Amplifier program is open to submissions through December.

    Little Big Town will honor rock icon Gregg Allman during the second season premiere of Nashville-based performance webcast series Skyville Live on December 11th at 8pm ET.

    On Monday (November 16th), Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott will host Leadership Music’s Dale Franklin Awards honoring three music industry leaders in Nashville, including Reba.

    Darius Rucker recently presented a $1 million grant from the CMA Foundation to Metro Nashville Public Schools to provide instruments and music education for more than 85,000 local students. “A defining moment in my life was when my mother gave me my first guitar – I can honestly say it completely changed my life,” says Darius. “So to know that we, as artists with CMA, are helping kids get the option for that kind of discovery is really incredible.”

  • BROTHERS OSBORNE SET A DATE FOR DEBUT ALBUM, PAWN SHOP.

    This morning on “America’s Morning Show,” the talented John and TJ Osborne of Brothers Osborne announced they are releasing their highly-anticipated debut album, Pawn Shop, January 15 on EMI Nashville. Pawn Shop includes the CMA Vocal Duo of the Year nominees’ current Top 15 single “Stay A Little Longer” and the pair’s playful summer sing-along, “Rum.”

    “Stay A Little Longer” is drawing critical acclaim with Billboard commending John’s “masterful shredding” of his guitar and brother TJ’s “melting vocals.” Industry critic Bob Lefsetz calls TJ’s vocals “outstanding,” and regarding the infectious track he admits, “I’ve got to hear it again and again and AGAIN!”

    “It’s challenging to have an entire life’s work summed up in 11 songs so we really focused on having every track on this album held together by what John and I do,” states TJ. “We want it to be different scenes on each track but to keep each one honest and from our perspective.”

    “Our upbringing certainly influenced the theme of this record,” notes John. “It’s who you’re with and who you are that makes you happy. For us, as long as you’re able to enjoy yourself with family and friends you’re really living the good life.”

    Brothers Osborne’s rural blue-collar upbringing infiltrates the music they make as a twang-and-crunch duo that blends equal parts country and rock into one of the freshest, most identifiable sounds to come out of Nashville in recent years.

    “Their music, while country, has a certain air that gives it a more modern feel,” notes the Providence Journal while Rolling Stone states that Brothers Osborne are “at the crest of the wave, ready to sweep across an audience that’s grown thirsty for something new.” Former tourmate Erich Church adds, “My favorite thing about Brothers Osborne is that they don’t sound like anyone else. They are singularly distinctive.”

    John and TJ co-wrote all 11 tracks on Pawn Shop and partnered with producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Little Big Town, Zac Brown Band) on the project Nashville Lifestyles highlights as one of the most anticipated upcoming releases.

    Pawn Shop Track Listing:

    1. Dirt Rich (John Osborne, TJ Osborne and Barry Dean)
    2. 21 Summer (John Osborne, TJ Osborne and Craig Wiseman)
    3. Stay A Little Longer (John Osborne, TJ Osborne and Shane McAnally)
    4. Pawn Shop (John Osborne, TJ Osborne and Sean McConnell)
    5. Rum (John Osborne, TJ Osborne and Barry Dean)
    6. Loving Me Back (John Osborne, TJ Osborne and Casey Beathard)
    7. American Crazy (John Osborne, TJ Osborne and Ross Copperman)
    8. Greener Pastures (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris)
    9. Down Home (John Osborne, TJ Osborne and Jessi Alexander)
    10. Heart Shaped Locket (TJ Osborne, Lisa Carver and Andi Zack)
    11. It Ain’t My Fault (John Osborne, TJ Osborne and Jessi Alexander)

    To pre-order an exclusive Pawn Shop album package, visit: http://umgn.us/4Dnu

    Brothers Osborne have previously toured with artists including Darius Rucker, Little Big Town and Kacey Musgraves, and currently, fans can catch the Maryland natives on the road with Jon Pardi as part of the All Time High tour. Upcoming stops include Cincinnati, OH and Myrtle Beach, SC. For a full list of tour dates, news, images and more, visit www.BrothersOsborne.com

  • HALLOWEEN 2015: AJ, Billy, Brothers Osborne, Canaan, Darius, David, Easton, Eric, Jon, Lady A, Luke, Scotty

    Halloween is Saturday, and the holiday has some of your favorite country stars getting into costumes, and they also recall memories of Halloweens past.

    Audio / Alan Jackson used to take his daughters trick-or-treating when they were young kids, but he recalls one costume that he hated. It was an infant costume that made one of the girls look like a little peapod.

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    AJ (Halloween) OC: …cute, but…[laughs] :17
    “Aww, I remember some, when they were infants, they had like these little, they looked like a little pea pod, you know, or something. It’s like a little green pea or something. And I thought man, that’s awful. But Denise liked it, and I guess it was cute, but…(laughs).”

    Audio / Billy Currington reminisces about his childhood Halloween memories.

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    Billy Currington (Halloween) OC: …Halloween. :17
    “You know, when I was a kid, I loved the trick and the treat. I loved dressing up. I was always wanting to be Dracula. That was my favorite guy. But, of course, who doesn’t love going door-to-door and getting these buckets of candy? [laughs] So, love, love Halloween.”

    Audio / Billy Currington (Trick or Treat)

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    Billy Currington (Trick or Treat)
    “Trick or Treat, baby.” [laughs]

    Audio / Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne talks about carving pumpkins with their dad when they were growing up.

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    Brothers Osborne (carving pumpkins) OC: …or something. :25
    “With our dad every year, we would go looking for pumpkins, and we would all get our own pumpkin to carve, and he would buy the biggest pumpkin that they had. It was huge. I mean, it was way too big for any one person, but he would love carving. He’s kind of an artsy guy. He was a great drawer and stuff, and he would carve the most terrifying, vicious looking, scary pumpkin you’d ever seen in your life, and it would be massive. It would be like on a 50-pound pumpkin or something.”

    Audio / Brothers Osborne talk about their favorite Halloween candy...and not so favorite.

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    Brothers Osborne (Halloween candy) OC: (John) …go stale. [laughs] :34
    TJ: “I would say,  Snickers, Baby Ruth, Kit Kat and Reese’s too.” JOHN: “I always hated those houses that would give you bad candy, though. You’re like, ‘C’mon. Step it up.’ Spend the extra dollar on a bag, you know?” TJ: “A house when we were growing up used to give out whole candy bars. It was the best. You were like, ‘That house – that’s the honey hole of candy.’” JOHN: “I love it, and I love like at the end, like three or four days after Halloween you would see what candy was left, and it was always like those crappy cheap candies, and they would just go stale.” [laughs]

    Audio / Brothers Osborne’s TJ and John Osborne talk about dressing up like zombies for Halloween.

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    Brothers Osborne (zombie costume) OC: (John) …was so fun! :29
    TJ: “Literally, you can dress up like a zombie and drag your foot behind you all day and make weird noises, and everyone finds that completely acceptable.” [laughs] JOHN: “One year I dressed up as a ‘90s redneck zombie with a mullet wig and an Alan Jackson denim coat. I never once broke character. That’s part of the thing — you can actually not break character and get away with it. And everywhere I went, even when I ordered a drink, I ordered it like a zombie that was falling apart. [laughs] It was so fun!”

    Audio / Canaan Smith says his Halloweens of today have changed dramatically since he was a child.

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    Canaan Smith (Halloween) OC: …cornfields. :37
    “I grew up in a Christian family. We went to a private Christian school for a while, so they didn’t allow us to celebrate Halloween like I do now. We did what was called a Hallelujah Party instead, and you still dress up and still get all the candy, but  you go to the high school gym. You play games, you just do, like cornhole and the dunking booth and all kinds of stuff and win prizes, but it was nothing ever scary. I think they had like rules about what outfits you could and couldn’t wear. But now I just love freaking myself out and going to, I love going to haunted houses and haunted cornfields.”

    Audio / Darius Rucker loves Halloween, especially because it’s his kids’ favorite holiday.

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    Darius (Halloween) OC: …I’m into. :06
    “Halloween’s big for me, because the kids love it. It’s my kids’ favorite holiday, so anything they’re into, I’m into.”

    Audio / David Nail talks about his favorite part of Halloween.

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    David Nail (favorite part of Halloween) OC: …it better. :14
    “My favorite thing about Halloween was just the excitement about picking out your costume and talking to your friends and fighting over if you’re going to be this or if they stole the idea from you and if you can do the idea better.”

    Audio / David Nail wants to have the best candy in the neighbrhood.

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    David Nail (Halloween candy) OC: …neighborhood. :19
    “My sister and I would always go out and hide in the trees and the bushes and scare the kids that would come up to our house, which was rare ‘cause we always had the crappiest candy ever. And when I can afford it, I’m gonna have the best dagum candy. I’m gonna blow everybody away. I’m gonna have a line. It’s gonna look like a George Strait meet-and-greet. It’ll be all the way around the neighborhood.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley talks about the Halloweens of his childhood.

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    Dierks Bentley (Halloween) OC: … …around home. [laughs]  :23
    “Oh, when I was a kid, I was all into fireworks. Growing up in Arizona, we couldn’t get ’em, so we’d have ’em shipped in illegally. I still remember the name of the guy we’d call. His name was Joe, and he’d bring in, ship ’em in a package with no writing on ’em. We were all about M-80s in the mailboxes and bottle rocket wars. To me, as a kid, Halloween was fireworks, was blowing up stuff around home. [laughs]”

    Audio / Easton Corbin has never dressed up for Halloween as an adult, but one of his favorite costumes as a kid was made by his grandmother.

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    Easton Corbin (Halloween) OC: …pretty warm. :26
    “My grandma made a werewolf outfit for me, and I wore that one year. She got this fake hair and glued it to sweatpants and a sweatshirt. That was a hot outfit. I mean, it got pretty warm.”

    Audio / Eric Church recalls his favorite Halloween costume.

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    Eric Church (Halloween) OC: …Franklin Street. 1:18
    “My favorite Halloween costume  really came, I remember when I got a little older my first year of college, there’s this thing they do every year in Chapel Hill, North Carolina – Halloween on Franklin Street. We drove down from Boone, North Carolina. I had a bunch of friends that went to University of North Carolina, and we didn’t have costumes and didn’t realize until we were on the way that we had to have costumes. So, we stopped at a costume place in Greensboro, North Carolina. It’s Halloween, so there’s a run on everything and couldn’t find anything. And we end up getting sent around, driving  around town. We end up finding this hole in the wall place, but they had the full costume, Sesame Street outfits. The real deal. The real ones [with] feathers and fur. We were Elmo, Cookie Monster and I was Big Bird, and the Big Bird was the actual Big Bird. It’s about 7-foot-4, and yiou looked out of the body and then you had these straps that went on since the head was a lot higher. There’s a lot of beer involved in Franklin Street, so we get down there and as the night went on, my straps broke, so the head would pivot. And so, I would be walking one way and the head would be facing the other, and it just became this funny…I didn’t know the head was on backwards. I had no idea. I see out of the body, so I’m just kinda walking around and people were talking to my ass-end. [laughs] The whole time peiople’d come up and start talking and go, ‘Hey, turn around.’ And I’d turn around, and they’d go, ‘No turn around.’ It was a mess. That year, there was no other Big Bird on Franklin Street.”

    Audio / Jon Pardi talks about his favorite Halloween costumes as a child.

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    Jon Pardi (Halloween) 1 OC: …the Superman. :15
    “Man, I went through phases of costumes – the Superman costume, then it was a ninja, then I was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle one year. I remember rockin’ the Superman.”

    Audio / Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley reveals one costume he’s always wanted to wear on Halloween.

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    Lady A (Charles costume) OC: …an apple. :19
    CHARLES: “I want to be a banana. I think there’s something so funny and understated about a banana, especially when you’re 6’6” and like your little head’s popping through and you’re a banana.” DAVE: “Do they make ‘em your size?” CHARLES: “I’ve been known to sew a thing or two.” HILLARY: “That’s really random.” CHARLES: “I know. I’ve always wanted to dress up like something, just kind of funny like a banana or an apple.”

    Audio / Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood recalls one of his most embarrassing Halloween costumes.

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    Lady A (Dave Haywood costume memory) OC: …50 feet. :20
    “I was a die (1/2 of a pair of dice) for Halloween. I had a big cardboard box that I had painted white and had the polka dots and stuff. And I remember I was walking up this hill to go to this hill and literally fell back down the entire hill [laughter], rolling in this giant cardboard box that I couldn’t do anything about, because I rolled down about 50-feet.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan says you can tell a lot about your neighbors from what kind of Halloween candy they hand out.

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    Luke Bryan (Halloween) OC: …your teeth. :18
    “You can find out a lot about your neighbors by what kind of candy they put out. So, well, like full bars of Snickers bars, that’s what, and Reese’s cups, [but] the old chocolate popcorn ball of stuff, that’s no good either, like Dots – you get Dots one time of year and they pull your teeth.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan says you can tell a lot about your neighbors from what kind of Halloween candy they hand out.

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    Scotty McCreery (favorite costume and memory) OC: …was happening. :19
    “My favorite Halloween memory would have to be me in my gorilla costume running down the street chasing some little girl I was friends with. I knew her, but I was scaring her half to death. My favorite costume, though, would have to be my Elvis Presley costume. I think I was about 10 years old when that was happening.”

  • HALLOWEEN LINERS: Brothers Osborne, Canaan, Church, Clare, Darius, David, Dierks, Kacey, Kelleigh, Lady A, Paslay, Sam, Scotty

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Halloween)

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    “Hey! This is TJ, and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne. Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Canaan Smith (Halloween)

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

    Audio / LINER Clare Dunn (Halloween)

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    “Hey! This is Clare Dunn, wishing you a very Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Halloween)

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    “Hey! What’s up, y’all? This is Darius Rucker, wishing you a very Happy Halloween.”

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    “Hey guys! It’s David Nail. Happy Halloween!”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Halloween)

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    “Hey! It’s Dierks Bentley, wishing you a Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Halloween)

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    “Hey! This is Eric Church, wishing you a very Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Paslay (Halloween)

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    “Hey! This is Eric Paslay, wishing you a very Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Halloween)

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    “Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves, and I hope you have a Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Kelleigh Bannen (Halloween)

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    “Hey! This is Kelleigh Bannen, wishing you a very scary and Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / Lady A (Halloween)

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    “Hey everybody! We are Lady Antebellum. Have a safe and Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Halloween)

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    Hey everybody! This is Sam Hunt. Happy Halloween!”

    Audio / LINER Scotty McCreery

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    “Hey! This is Scotty McCreery. Have a safe and Happy Halloween.”

  • BROTHERS OSBORNE HAVE RELEASED THE VIDEO FOR THEIR HIT, ‘STAY A LITTLE LONGER.’

    Brothers Osborne have released the video for their infectious single “Stay A Little Longer” with an exclusive Billboard debut – Watch HERE. Now available on all digital platforms, the brothers collaborated with director Peter Zavadil for the music video that highlights authentic couples and captures the different phases all relationships go through.

    “It was an awesome day of shooting with great performances” says TJ Osborne “especially given they are actual, real-life couples.” “With this video, we’re trying to show that all relationships are the same” notes John Osborne “you have your trials and tribulations no matter who you are.”

    The compelling piece centers on the theme that love is universal and showcases a broad spectrum of people and relationships from all walks of life. A single dolly shot through a series of spaces reveals these couples in various stages of the relationship cycle. To catch an inside look at the making of the powerful video, Paste Magazine will premiere unique behind-the-scenes footage on Wednesday, October 14.

    Brothers Osborne, along with their good friend Shane McAnally, co-wrote “Stay A Little Longer,” a song that Rolling Stone describes as “epic, full of harmonics, finger taps and inspired picking that identify the Maryland natives as one of Nashville’s best.”

    The catchy Top 20 track has already garnered almost 19 million total streams and just hit #7 on the Shazam Country Chart. The singer/songwriter duo was recently nominated for 2015 CMA Vocal Duo of the Year and has been named “One’s to Watch” by Rolling Stone, Billboard, Paste, Country Weekly, Nashville Lifestyles and Spotify.

    Following the recently wrapped Southern Style tour with Darius Rucker, Brothers Osborne are currently on the road with Jon Pardi as part of the All Time High tour. Upcoming stops include Orlando, FL and Cincinnati, OH. For a full list of tour dates, news, images and more, visit www.BrothersOsborne.com

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    Video / Brothers Osborne Stay a Little Longer music video

  • BROTHERS OSBORNE SWING INTO ACTION.

    Brothers Osborne recently finished opening for Darius Rucker on the Southern Style Tour, and are about to head out with their pal Jon Pardi for the All Time High Tour next month. The two keep themselves busy by working out, hanging out and playing some backstage jams. Whatever they do on the road, they have fun.

    “Sometimes we’ll go to the gym just to get some exercise in, because it’s easy just to sit around all day on the bus and you get kind of cooped up. We’ve also had a few small jams backstage,” says John Osborne. “We’ll all sit around and play some Western Swing, which is a kind of music that’s still alive barely, but is so much fun to play. And we have all these bands out – Darius has a fiddle player and A Thousand Horses has a fiddle player, so we’re like, ‘Let’s get some twin fiddles.’ We have some other musicians, so we all sat in a room and we recorded a version of us performing ‘San Antonio Rose,’ and just recently, we did one with Darius. We did an old Doc Watson song called ‘She’s Gone Away.’ We keep ourselves busy. We’re just a bunch of kids out there.”

    The All Time High Tour kicks off October 8th in San Diego.

    Brothers Osborne are currently making their way up the country charts with their latest single, “Stay a Little Longer.”

    Audio / John Osborne of Brothers Osborne reveals what it’s like for him and TJ on the road when they’re not on stage.

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    Brothers Osborne (time off on the road) OC: …grown kids. [laughs]
    “We do all kinds of stuff. I mean, sometimes we’ll go to the gym just to get some exercise in, because it’s easy just to sit around all day on the bus and you get kind of cooped up. We’ve also had a few small jams backstage. We’ll all sit around and play some Western Swing, which is a kind of music that’s still alive barely, but is so much fun to play. And we have all these bands out – Darius has a fiddle player and A Thousand Horses has a fiddle player, so we’re like, ‘Let’s get some twin fiddles.’ We have some other musicians, so we all sat in a room and we recorded a version of us performing ‘San Antonio Rose,’ and just recently, we did one with Darius. We did an old Doc Watson song called ‘She’s Gone Away.’ We keep ourselves busy. We’re just a bunch of kids out there. A bunch of grown kids.” [laughs]

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  • LABOR DAY WEEKEND LINERS: Billy, Brothers, Canaan, Clare, Darius, David, Eric Church, Eric Paslay, Jon, Kacey, Keith, Kelleigh, Kip, LBT, Luke, Sam

    LINER Billy Currington (Labor Day)
    Hey y’all! It’s Billy Currington, wishing you a very happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Brothers Osborne (Labor Day)
    This is TJ, and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne, wishing you a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Canaan Smith (Labor Day)
    Hey! What’s up, guys? I’m Canaan Smith. Have a great and work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Clare Dunn (Labor Day)
    Hey! What’s up? This is Clare Dunn, and I hope you have a Happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Darius Rucker (Labor Day)
    Hey! It’s Darius Rucker, and I hope you have a have a happy work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER David Nail (Labor Day)
    Hey guys! It’s David Nail, wishing  you a very happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Eric Church (Labor Day)
    Hey! It’s Eric Church, and I hope you have a have a happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Eric Paslay (Labor Day)
    Hey! It’s Eric Paslay, and I hope you have a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Jon Pardi (Labor Day weekend)
    Hey! It’s Jon Pardi, and I hope you have a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Kacey Musgraves (Labor Day weekend)
    Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves, hoping you have a happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Keith Urban (Labor Day weekend)
    Hi everybody! This is Keith Urban, wishing you a very happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Kelleigh Bannen (Labor Day)
    Hi! I’m Kelleigh Bannen, and I hope you have a happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Kip Moore (Labor Day)
    Hey—what’s happening guys? This is Kip Moore, wishing you a happy and work-free Labor Day Weekend.

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    LINER LBT (Labor Day)
    Hi! We’re Little Big Town, hoping you have a work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Luke Bryan (Labor Day)
    Hey! It’s Luke Bryan, and I hope you have a have a happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Sam Hunt (Labor Day)
    Hey everybody! I’m Sam Hunt. Have a great and work-free Labor Day weekend.

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  • JON PARDI AND BROTHERS OSBORNE WILL BE AT AN ‘ALL TIME HIGH’ ON TOUR.

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 24, 2015) – Capitol Records Nashville recording artist Jon Pardi announces today his headlining ALL TIME HIGH TOUR presented by Texas Roadhouse launching this fall. With 18 cross-country dates, the California native kicks off the tour in his home state at House of Blues in San Diego on Oct. 8. Fans can purchase tickets beginning August 28 at www.JonPardi.com with an exclusive presale for Pardi fan club members opening August 26.

    Joining Pardi on tour is ACM and CMT Awards nominated duo, Brothers Osborne. Topping the “2015 Ones To Watch” lists for Rolling Stone, Spotify, Paste, Country Weekly andNashville Lifestyles, the duo kicks off the tour as their current Top 30 single “Stay A Little Longer” fires up country radio charts, leading their forthcoming debut album expected early next year.

    With multiple sell-out dates on his debut headlining UP ALL NIGHT TOUR, Pardi answered the demand of fans to bring his dynamic live show back out on the road this fall following his run with Alan Jackson on the KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR. Jackson notes, “Of all the new guys I’ve heard, I like that Jon is closer to country than most of the others and I think his songwriting is better than what I’ve heard in a while.”

    On the ALL TIME HIGH TOUR, fans can expect to hear their favorites from Pardi’s highly-praised debut album Write You A Song including Top 10 GOLD-certified hit “Up All Night,” “Missin’ You Crazy,” “What I Can’t Put Down,” as well as much-anticipated new music. In between his active tour schedule, Pardi has been busy in the studio writing and recording for his forthcoming sophomore album with the lead single from the project set to release in the coming weeks. On the ALL TIME HIGH TOUR, fans will have the unique opportunity to preview brand new music from the singer-songwriter.

    “Out of all the tours I’ve been fortunate to be a part of, this one is especially exciting because we’ve been building towards this moment for a while. I have been buddies with TJ and John [Osborne] since moving to Nashvill,e and we have talked about touring together for years. It’s finally here and going to be a blast,” shares Pardi. “I really love the new music I have been working on for the next album and cannot wait to start playing it out on the road for the fans.”

    “We have a long history of supporting country music. From our jukeboxes to line dancing among our staff, country music is a big part of the atmosphere at our restaurants,” says Kent Taylor, Texas Roadhouse, Founder and CEO. “We’re proud to partner with Jon on his ‘All Time High Tour’ and our guests can look forward to hearing his music in our restaurants.”

    Carving out a new path in the country marketplace and gaining an incredibly strong fan following on the road, Pardi has been praised by The New York Times as “redolent of the buttoned-up power-country of a couple decades ago” and NPR Music for his “clever way with wordplay” and “doing a good job of straddling two markets – what the large mainstream country demo wants, which is pop-country-rock as party anthems, and the smaller segment of the market that prizes its own concept of authenticity.”

    Joining Pardi on tour is ACM and CMT Awards nominated duo, Brothers Osborne. Topping the “2015 Ones To Watch” lists for Rolling Stone, Spotify, Paste, Country Weekly andNashville Lifestyles, the duo kicks off the tour as their current Top 30 single “Stay A Little Longer” fires up country radio charts, leading their forthcoming debut album expected early next year.

    “ALL TIME HIGH TOUR” PRESENTED BY TEXAS ROADHOUSE

    Date                City                                         Venue

    Oct. 8              San Diego, Calif.                    House Of Blues

    Oct. 9              Anaheim, Calif.                       House Of Blues

    Oct. 15          Orlando, Fla.                             House Of Blues

    Nov. 7             Cincinnati, Ohio                      Bogart’s

    Nov. 21           Myrtle Beach, S.C.                 House Of Blues

    Dec. 17            Washington, DC                     Fillmore

    Dec. 18            New York, N.Y.                     Irving Plaza

    Jan. 7               Indianapolis, Ind.                    Egyptian Room

    Jan. 8               Cleveland, Ohio                      House Of Blues

    Jan. 9               Detroit, Mich.                         St. Andrew’s Hall

    Jan. 14             Boston, Mass.                         House Of Blues

    Jan. 15             Philadelphia, Pa.                     Theatre Of Living Arts

    Jan. 16             Huntington, N.Y.                    Paramount

    Jan. 22             Houston, Texas                       House Of Blues

    Jan. 23             Dallas, Texas                           House Of Blues

    Jan. 28             Greensboro, N.C.                    Cone Denim Entertainment Center

    Jan. 29             Charlotte, N.C.                       Fillmore

    Jan. 30             Raleigh, N.C.                          The Ritz

    For more information about Pardi and the ALL TIME HIGH TOUR, please visitwww.JonPardi.com.

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    Audio / Jon Pardi talks about touring with Brothers Osborne on the All Time High Tour.

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    Jon Pardi (Bros Osborne tour) OC: …good time. :22
    “Starting it! No.. I look forward to the most touring with the Brothers- there’s going to be lots of jammin’ and I love John. He’s a great guitar player and they like to jam and I think it’s going to be a big part of the encore. The big jam session at the end and just all the fun we’re going to have and you know we’re going to play a lot of House of Blues and it’s always got cool theaters and looking forward to seeing the fans and having a good time.“

    Audio / Brothers Osborne talk about going on the road with Jon Pardi.

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    Brothers Osborne (Jon Pardi tour) OC: (John) …good fit. :51
    TJ: “It’s gonna be great. I mean, Jon’s one of those guys – I think our music’s pretty different, but we equally love playing. Jon’s a fun guy. He’s crazy as hell. There’s no reason for them to see two artists play the same style, so it’s gonna be pretty fun to have two kind of new artists, label mates, get up on stage and [perform]. We’re good buddies with Jon and respect Jon and love his music, so to be able to share the stage with him and give the audience kinda two different flavors of today’s country, it’s gonna be fun. It’s cool. I’m really looking forward to it. I really, to be honest with you, have no idea what to expect, but I feel really, really confident that it’s gonna be a good time, good show.” JOHN: “I love going out with Jon too, because he does his own thing. He’s not following any trends. He’s being himself. He’s true to his music, and that’s how we are as well, so I think it’s gonna be a good fit.”