Brothers Osborne Explain Their ‘Misfits Thanksgiving’ Tradition
Even when they're separated from the rest of their family, siblings T.J. and John Osborne of the Brothers Osborne have always had each other on holidays. However, they realize that not everyone is as lucky, and so, a few years ago, they began a new Thanksgiving tradition.
"A lot of people in Nashville didn’t have the time or couldn’t afford to go home, back when we were all struggling musicians, [so] we started this thing called 'Misfits Thanksgiving'," John Osborne tells The Boot. "Everyone who lives in Nashville, we invited to our house."
The gathering, Osborne explains, has grown rapidly, from "eight or nine people" the first year to "nearly 30" last year.
"We’re doing it every year; it’s just getting bigger and bigger," he continues. "It’s getting to the point where we can’t have it at our house anymore.
"... That’s what we do in Nashville: We look out for each other," Osborne adds. "If you can’t see your family, we’ll be your designated family."
Although the brothers make big plans for Thanksgiving, they both say that they eschew making New Year's resolutions.
"... Without fail, like everyone else, we’re just going to break them," John Osborne says. "You don’t want to set yourself up for failure."
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