Brothers Osborne Say They’re Too Busy to Enjoy Their Recent Success
Brothers Osborne, the sibling duo made up of John and TJ Osborne, have earned three Top 20 singles from their debut album, Pawn Shop, including the platinum-selling "Stay a Little Longer." Their rapid success, which has made them a mainstay on radio and earned them fans all over the country, is everything the siblings dreamed of growing up -- except now, they are too busy to fully appreciate it.
"Honestly, it’s happened so quickly that it’s almost even hard to reflect on it. And it seems weird, the speed of which it’s all happened," John Osborne told The Boot and other reporters at a recent media event. "It feels like we’ve been on this really long journey -- which, we’ve been in Nashville for a long time working on this. But when you put it in the context of what’s happened from the beginning of 2016 on, it’s been really unbelievable. I couldn’t be any more thankful."
Brothers Osborne's current single, "It Ain't My Fault," was written by the Osbornes and Lee Thomas Miller. The catchy, rhythmic hit has undoubtedly been helped up the charts by the humorous, and timely, music video.
"We had this riff and John had this drum groove, and it sort of happened pretty organically, pretty naturally, and pretty quick," explains TJ Osborne of the tune. "We knew we were onto something really fun -- kind of just a fresh idea of just blaming things on one another, which is something we’re all pretty familiar with -- and then we elaborated on that with the video having politicians in it, because I think that’s the M.O. of any politician that’s ever lived."
Fans will soon find out if Brothers Osborne can repeat the success of Pawn Shop with a new record. The guys revealed they have their sophomore album in the works, which they recorded while also enjoying a little fun in the sun.
"We went down to Florida, just to get out of Nashville and clear our heads a little bit," says TJ Osborne. "We went down to Nashville with Jay Joyce, our producer, and we shacked up at a beach house. We intended on leaving with anywhere between six to eight songs, and we ended up recording 11 songs. I can’t come out and say that we finished the record, but we got pretty damn close if we didn’t finish it.
"I feel very, very, very good about this record," he continues. "I know everyone says that about their new music, and that’s cliché, but this is one of the first times where I can actually listen to our own music and not have to think ultra-critically. I actually really like our record, and I can’t wait to play it for everybody. I want to play it for everybody right now, but I know we have to wait."
When asked if they have a release date for their sophomore album, TJ Osborne says that detail is, thankfully, out of his hands.
"We would love for it to come out tomorrow, but sometimes they have plans for release, and everything needs to come out in a specific order," he says. "I play guitar. There are smarter people that deal with that."
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