• DAVID NAIL REVEALS THE TRACK LIST FOR HIS UPCOMING ALBUM, FIGHTER.

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    David Nail has officially revealed the track listing as well as album art for his upcoming album, Fighter. Fans were the first to hear the exciting news, via David’s social accounts, regarding his fourth studio album which will be released on July 15th. Fighter features 11 tracks overall including Nail’s current hit single “Night’s On Fire” written by Jonathan Singleton and Deric Ruttan. Nail wrote or co-wrote seven songs for Fighter and teamed up with the same producer from his previous successful albums, Frank Liddell, for the project.

    “I truly believe this album, from top to bottom, is the first time I have been able to tell my story in real-time of where I am right now as an artist, a husband and a father,” said David Nail. “I wrote more songs for this album than I have for any of my other three so it’s already more personal. Fighter speaks to my journey, my life and now to where I am personally and professionally.”

    Fighter
    is available for pre-order now: http://umgn.us/fighterD2C

    Fighter Track List:

    1.Good At Tonight (TJ Osborne, John Osborne, Troy Verges, Barry Dean)
                *Featuring Brothers Osborne

    2.Night’s On Fire (Jonathan Singleton, Deric Ruttan)

    3.Ease Your Pain (Chris Stapleton, Lee Thomas Miller, Jesse Frasure)

    4.Home (David Nail, Barry Dean, Lori McKenna)
             *Featuring Lori McKenna

    5.Lie With Me (Abe Stoklasa, Marc Beeson)

    6.I Won’t Let You Go (David Nail)
            *Featuring Vince Gill

    7.Fighter (David Nail, Scooter Carusoe, Troy Verges)

    8.Babies (David Nail, Scooter Carusoe, Lee Thomas Miller

    9.Got Me Gone (David Nail, Dave Barnes, Jonathan Singleton)

    10.Champagne Promise (David Nail, Lee Thomas Miller)
           *Featuring Logan Brill

    11.Old Man’s Symphony (David Nail)
            *Featuring Bear Rinehart and Bo Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE

     

    Nail recently released Uncovered, an EP featuring four cover tracks such as Adele’s “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” and The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” in response to growing fan demand for new music. Praised as a “must-hear,” Uncovered also includes a remake of “Looking For A Good time” from Nail’s highly-acclaimed debut album I’m About To Come Alive.

    Considered to have one of the most distinctive and powerful voices in country music, the Missouri native’s most recent album, I’m A Fire, received massive acclaim and landed on many BEST OF lists including Rolling Stone Country, NPR, iTunes and Billboard. The album’s first single, “Whatever She’s Got,” was a No.1 certified Platinum hit and was named one of the Top 3 country songs of 2014 by Billboard.

    No stranger to the road, Nail’s own headlining tour I’M A FIRE TOUR was named one of the Must See Concert Tours by Rolling Stone Country. He has toured with Taylor Swift, Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Sugarland, Gavin DeGraw, Kenny Chesney and most recently with Darius Rucker’s Southern Style Tour. For all tour dates go to http://www.davidnail.com.

    Follow @DavidNail on Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidnail

    Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DavidNail

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Luke, LBT, Lady A, Chris, Brothers O, AJ, Kacey, Kip, Canaan, Jon and more.

    Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Chris Stapleton and Brothers Osborne are among the artists performing during the Country 500 three-day concert event taking place on the infield of the Daytona International Speedway, during Memorial Day Weekend. Also known as “The Great American Music Fest at Daytona,” the Country 500 is the first huge music festival inside the grounds of one of the most iconic motorsports venues.

    During Jimmy Buffett‘s recent show at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater, Alan Jackson surprised the crowd to perform their huge hit, “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.”

    Brothers Osborne
     and Kacey Musgraves are set to play alongside bands like Violent Femmes and Better Than Ezra at the second annual Pilgrimage Music & Culture Festival September 24 and 25 in Franklin, Tennessee.

    Kip Moore revealed to Us Weekly a rock playlist that “inspire him and get his blood pumping.” Some of the tracks include Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love,” Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m on Fire” and The Killers’ “Shot at the Night.”

    Canaan Smith will take part in the 4th Annual Cornhole Challenge, hosted by Craig Campbell on Tuesday, June 7th during this year’s CMA Music Festival. Proceeds will benefit the fight against colorectal cancer.

    Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley won $10,000 for their Lady Aid children’s charities at the KNCI Golf and Guitars event.

    Jon Pardi’s upcoming album, California Sunrise, is now available for pre-order. The album is available beginning June 17th.

    Little Big Town was recently named the Artist of the Year by the Music Business Association.

  • NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL COUNTRY VOLUME 9 DUE JUNE 10TH.

    On June 10th, Universal Music Group Nashville will release Now That’s What I Call Country Vol. 9, the latest installment in the popular NOW series. Country music fans can hear hits by some of their favorite artists including Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney and more. The album is available for pre-orderHERE.

     Now That’s What I Call Country Vol. 9 includes 18 of today’s hottest country hits including 15 #1 singles plus a bonus track from NOW’s What’s Next artist, Clare Dunn.

    1.      Luke Bryan                             Strip It Down

    2.      Sam Hunt                                Take Your Time

    3.      Carrie Underwood                  Smoke Break

    4.      Cam                                         Burning House

    5.      Little Big Town                      Girl Crush

    6.      Chris Young                            I’m Comin’ Over

    7.      Kenny Chesney                       Save It For A Rainy Day

    8.      Brad Paisley                            Country Nation

    9.      Dierks Bentley                        Drunk On A Plane

    10.  Granger Smith                         Backroad Song

    11.  Chris Janson                            Buy Me A Boat

    12.  Maddie & Tae                         Girl In A Country Song

    13.  Kelsea Ballerini                       Dibs

    14.  Jana Kramer                            I Got The Boy

    15.  Brothers Osborne                    Stay A Little Longer

    16.  Billy Currington                      Don’t It

    17.  Old Dominion                         Break Up With Him

    18.  Rascal Flatts                            I Like The Sound Of That

     

    NOW presents What’s Next

    19.  Clare Dunn                              Tuxedo

    The project is a joint venture from Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment. This release is part of the multi-platinum NOW That’s What I Call Music! compilation series, the world’s best-selling multi-artist albums with sales topping 98 million in the U.S.  Last year, NOW That’s What I Call Country Vol 8 debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country albums chart.  Now That’s What I Call Country Vol. 9 is distributed by Universal Music Group.NOW and NOW That’s What I Call Music! are registered trademarks of Universal Music Group and its affiliates.

  • MOTHER’S DAY LINERS 2016

    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.

    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 Kelleigh Bannen (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hi! I’m Kelleigh Bannen, hoping you have a Happy Mother’s Day.”

    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 MAKE THEIR GRAND OLE OPRY DEBUT.

    Brothers Osborne made their debut performance at the world-renowned Grand Ole Opry Tuesday night (April 19th). Performing their brand new single “21 Summer,” and the Gold-Certified, GRAMMY-nominated No.1 hit “Stay A Little Longer” off their debut album Pawn Shop, Brothers Osborne highlighted why critics and audiences alike have praised “TJ’s beguiling baritone and John’s nimble fretwork” (Boston Globe).

     “We fulfilled a lifelong dream last night,” says TJ. “Standing in that circle as many have done before was one of the highest honors we’ve ever been given.” John notes, “you could almost feel the ghosts resonating out of the oak. We will never take that night for granted.”

    The Maryland natives will next perform at Jazzfest in New Orleans, LA before hitting the road as part of Miranda Lambert’s Keeper Of The Flame Tour. Additional upcoming notable appearances include Florida Country Superfest in Daytona, FL and Dylan Fest at the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN along with Emmylou Harris, Jason Isbell and Kacey Musgraves.

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

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  • NEWS AND NOTES: Brothers, Paslay, Canaan, Pardi, Dierks, Hillary, Chris, Clare

    Brothers Osborne, Eric Paslay, Canaan Smith, Jon Pardi and many others have been added to the lineup at the Riverfront Stage during this year’s CMA Music Fest, running Thursday, June 9th through Sunday, June 12th.

    Dierks Bentley held a surprise pop-up show in Knoxville, Tennessee over the weekend. The event, which took place at a local hotspot, The International, will be seen next month on CMT. The CMT Instant Jam with Dierks is set to debut May 28th at 9pm ET.

    Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott performed at the Stand Up to Cancer benefit, chaired by Reese Witherspoon and her husband Jim Toth, as well as MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga and his wife Ritu. The gala event over the weekend raised more than $42 million and also featured performances by Sheryl Crow, Tony Bennett and Jamie Foxx. Also in attendance were the event’s co-founder Katie Couric, Alec Baldwin, Joe Torre, Maura Tierney and Donna Karan. Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.

    Chris Stapleton is featured (sort of) in Jake Owen’s new video for “American Love Song.” Jake is wearing one of Chris’ tour T-shirts in the clip.

    Clare Dunn recently shot the video for her single, “Tuxedo,” at a farm south of Nashville. The clip will hit the airwaves in the coming weeks.

  • UMG NASHVILLE ARTISTS REACT TO THE PASSING OF THE LEGENDARY MERLE HAGGARD

    Country Music has lost a legend. Merle Haggard, who turned 79 today, died Wednesday (April 6th) in California, surrounded by friends and family. The Country Music Hall of Famer had been in failing health for quite some time, diagnosed with double pneumonia in December, which led to the cancellation of several dates, including a two-night stand at the Ryman Auditorium.

    Haggard had 40 No. 1 songs, including “Mama Tried,” “Workin’ Man Blues,” “Okie From Muskogee” and “The Fightin’ Side of Me” and wrote many classics, some of which had been recorded by folks such as Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Vince Gill, who is a lifelong fan of the iconic entertainer.

    “I‘ve been a [Merle] Haggard nut my whole life,” says Vince Gill, who along with his pal Paul Franklin released Bakersfield album in 2013 (a collaborative tribute of Merle Haggard and Buck Owens songs). “And I’ve played country music, recorded country music my whole life, and I’ve tried to emulate what I loved about Merle Haggard on a lot of occasions.”

    Many of country music’s brightest stars took to Twitter to offer their thoughts:

    For Eric Church, he wrote and recorded “Pledge Allegiance to the Hag” for his Sinners Like Me album. The song also featured the subject of the song, Mr. Merle Haggard.

    Eric Church ‏@ericchurch 
    Rest in peace. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00IEK9KdWgE …

    Alan Jackson ‏@OfficialJackson 
    “We lost one of the greatest singer/songwriters since Hank Williams. Inspiration to millions, great American, thank you Merle. I’ll miss you.”

    Luke Bryan ‏@LukeBryanOnline 
    “A true hero was lost today. Thank you for your contribution to not only country music but all music. @merlehaggard

    Keith Urban ‏@KeithUrban 
    “One of the gr8 concert memories I have is seeing Merle and the Strangers at the Ryman in Nashville. We had a ‘live’ album of his when I was growing up and I felt like I’d fallin’ inside my Dad’s stereo speakers. One of my all time favorite voices – and a master songwriter. Blessings to your soulful spirit Merle & all of you family & loved ones.” – KU

    Hillary Scott ‏@HillaryScottLA
    “You are a cornerstone of country music @merlehaggard…u will be missed greatly. Praying for the Haggard family.”

    KACEY MUSGRAVES ‏@KaceyMusgraves 
    “I think I’ll just stay here and drink.”

    Billy Currington ‏@billycurrington 
    “rip @merlehaggard thank you for all the great music u blessed us with. we will play it forever.”

    Dierks Bentley ‏@DierksBentley 
    “Literally just fell to the floor. can’t believe we lost the hag. rip merle haggard.”

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    Toby Keith ‏@TobyKeithMusic 
    “The greatest singer songwriter of my lifetime is gone. Thanks for the music and friendship. R.I.P. Hag. – T”

    GaryAllan ‏@GaryAllan 
    “Merle was my all-time hero. Today we lost one of the greatest songwriters of country music and I will always regret not recording with him. He was a legend and I was honored whenever we got the chance to share a stage with him. Thank you for the inspiration, the advice and for always being you. I, as well as the entire music community, will miss you Merle.”

    Darius Rucker ‏@dariusrucker
    “Heaven’s band just got better! RIP to the LEGENDARY @merlehaggard. Your music will never die!”

    Jon Pardi ‏@JonPardi 
    “Sad day today @merlehaggard has passed. RIP to a true songwriter, a pioneer of California Country, and country music.”

    Kip Moore ‏@KipMooreMusic 
    “RIP Merle…you paved the way for so many. You had what we all hope for…a voice that matters and survives the ever changing trends.”

    Josh Turner ‏@joshturnermusic  5m5 minutes ago
    “Pains me to say that country music icon @merlehaggard has passed away. So honored to have known him and shared the stage with him. Thanks Merle for all you’ve done for us!”

    Mickey Guyton ‏@MickeyGuyton 
    “RIP Merle Haggard. Heaven’s choir just got a heck of a lot better.”

    For David Nail, seeing Merle in concert was a life-changing experience. “The night I saw Merle At the Golden Nugget, it was the single greatest combination of seeing an artist/venue/city together, that I’ve ever witnessed.  It was a spiritual experience.  I looked at my buddy multiple times in disbelief that we were actually there.  I teared up on a few songs.  I knew the greatness I was seeing/hearing.”

    George Strait was a huge fan of Merle Haggard’s. He says, “When I was in the Army and stationed at Schofield barracks in Hawaii, you know Merle came there, and he played Conroy Bowl.  And I remember I was playing an NCO club that night, and before my little gig, I got to run over there and I kinda snuck in and saw Merle and it just blew me away. That’s what I wanted to be like, you know, I wanted to be like the Hag. And so, I can’t tell you how big of an influence he was on me, just huge.”

    Strait also posted a reaction on his socials: “It’s a very sad day for all of us Hag fans. He was a true icon of the music world and it’s hard to believe we won’t be able to see him anymore. I honestly think that had it not been for him, I would not have chosen the path that I chose.” – G

    Audio / During a recent interview for his new album, Down to My Last Bad Habit, Vince Gill says he’s always been a huge fan of Merle Haggard.

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    Vince Gill (Haggard nut) OC: …occasions. :12
    “I‘ve been a  Haggard Nut my whole life. And I’ve played country music, recorded country music my whole life, and I’ve tried to emulate what I loved about Merle Haggard on a lot of occasions.”

    Audio / George Strait talks about the huge influence Merle Haggard had on him and is career.

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    George Strait (Merle Haggard) OC: …it’s just huge. :41
    “You know, Merle was huge in my career. When he did ‘Okie from Muskogee’ back in the 70’s, I think it was, you know I kinda got hooked then on Merle and country music.  When I was in the Army and stationed at Schofield barracks in Hawaii, you know Merle came there, and he played Conroy Bowl.  And I remember I was playing an NCO club that night, and before my little gig, I got to run over there and I kinda snuck in and saw Merle and it just blew me away. That’s what I wanted to be like, you know, I wanted to be like the Hag. And so, I can’t tell you how big of an influence he was on me, just huge.”

     

     

    Video / Vince Gill -- with Paul Franklin -- on Merle Haggard

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  • BROTHERS OSBORNE ARE SET TO HIT THE ROAD WITH MIRANDA LAMBERT.

    Brothers Osborne will hit the road with Miranda Lambert and Kip Moore on the Keeper of the Flame Tour later this year, and they are excited to tour with the Female Vocalist.

    “That’s an artist that we love and respect and she puts out great music, and I think we work well with musically,” says TJ Osborne. “So, we’re definitely super-stoked to be out with her and Kip [Moore].”

    Brothers Osborne have two nominations for this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards, including Vocal Duo and New Vocal Duo of the Year. The ACMs will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas April 3rd at 8pm ET on CBS.

    Audio / Brothers Osborne’s TJ Osborne talks about going on tour with Miranda Lambert later this year.

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    Brothers Osborne (Miranda) OC: …and Kip. :23
    TJ: “We played a show with Miranda up in Wisconsin, and we watched her and thought, ‘Man! She is so badass.’ And we would’ve loved to play with her, and just only a few months later, she asked us to be a part of her tour and we instantly jumped right on it. That’s an artist that we love and respect and she puts out great music, and I think we work well with musically. So, we’re definitely super-stoked to be out with her and Kip [Moore].”

  • BROTHERS OSBORNE CELEBRATE THEIR FIRST NO. 1 JUST ‘A LITTLE LONGER.’

    Brothers Osborne celebrated their recent chart topping success for “Stay a Little Longer” with a party in their honor at a local Nashville hotspot on Tuesday afternoon (March 1st). The guys scored their first No. 1 this year, and it’s been a long, but fruitful, journey for the pair.

    “I think one of the things that separates people that are in the music industry or the entertainment industry from a lot of other people isn’t necessarily the fact that we’re more talented or we’re luckier or anything like that, we just keep showing up. And that’s the hardest thing. That’s the hardest thing,” says John Osborne. “You’ve got to keep showing up and you’ve got to keep getting turned down over and over and over and over. And it’s about getting back up and just wiping the dust off yourself and going back in there and getting denied again, and then you do it again and again and again, because there’s something inside you compelling you to do that.”

    The Delaware duo, who just released their new single, “21 Summer,” is nominated for two ACM Awards – Vocal Duo and New Vocal Duo of the Year. The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas April 3rd at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.

    Audio / Prior to the duo’s first No. 1 party for “Stay a Little Longer,” John Osborne of Brothers Osborne talks to journalists about the determination and tenacity it takes for an artist, musician or entertainment to make it.

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    Brothers Osborne (keep showing up) OC: …to do that. :42
    JOHN: “It’s been an amazing journey. It doesn’t matter who you are, if it takes a day for you to become successful, you would want it to take half a day. You always want it to happen sooner than later. I think one of the things that separates people that are in the music industry or the entertainment industry from a lot of other people isn’t necessarily the fact that we’re more talented or we’re luckier or anything like that, we just keep showing up. And that’s the hardest thing. That’s the hardest thing. You’ve got to keep showing up and you’ve got to keep getting turned down over and over and over and over. And it’s about getting back up and just wiping the dust off yourself and going back in there and getting denied again, and then you do it again and again and again, because there’s something inside you compelling you to do that.”

    Audio / Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne explains how overwhelmed and appreciative he and his brother TJ are from the support of everyone around them for their career and their first No. 1 song.

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    [NOTE: BEEP below] Brothers Osborne (No. 1 is incredible moment) OC: …personally. :54
    JOHN: “I’ve been in Nashville for 15 years, and TJ has been here for 12, 13, and that’s awesome, because that’s been 15 years of kicking and fighting and saying yes and not sleeping and literally being sick and showing up and getting turned down again, and doing it because you love it so much. The reason why we get so emotional in those moments is because when we were told finally you have a No. 1 song on country radio, all of those moments come rushing back in because you suppress them because you don’t want to let them fuel you. It’s absolutely [beep] incredible, and there’s no other way to explain it for me than that. I will forever be grateful for the work that my brother’s put in, our label’s put in, Shane [McAnally] and the country music community has put in because this is one of the greatest moments of my life personally.”

  • BROTHERS OSBORNE’S ’21 SUMMER’ IS THE NO. 1 MOST ADDED SONG AT COUNTRY RADIO THIS WEEK.

    Brothers Osborne earns the No.1 most added song at Country radio this week with their new single “21 Summer”. Following the duo’s RIAA Gold-Certified and GRAMMY-nominated No.1 hit “Stay A Little Longer,” John and TJ Osborne co-wrote “21 Summer” with Craig Wiseman. The breezy tune is featured on their debut album, Pawn Shop, which the Associated Press notes “establishes a slyly funky style of their own.” Praised by the Dallas Observer as “good old-fashioned country with incredible appeal for the mainstream,” Pawn Shop debuted at No.3 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart and No.10 on the Billboard Top Albums Chart.

     Nominated for both Vocal Duo of the Year and New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year at next month’s 51st Annual ACM Awards, Brothers Osborne recently wrapped up touring with Jon Pardi as part of the All Time High Tour. This summer, fans can catch the Maryland natives on Miranda Lambert’s Keeper of the Flame Tour along with Kip Moore.

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