BROTHERS OSBORNE SWEEPS DUO CATEGORIES AT 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
Two-Time GRAMMY Nominees Join Brooks & Dunn as Only Duos to Win Both ACM Vocal Duo of the Year and ACM New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year In The Same Year
Brothers Osborne Set to Join Chris Stapleton on All American Road Show
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – At the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night, EMI Nashville’s Brothers Osborne joined Brooks & Dunn as the only duos to win both ACM “Vocal Duo of the Year” as well as ACM “New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year” in the same night. In addition to adding their names to the record books, Brothers Osborne performed the national television debut of their raucous new single “It Ain’t My Fault” which continues to climb the country airplay and digital streaming charts.
“We’ve been staring at trophies like this for a long time since we were kids,” says John. “They’re iconic and to be holding not only one but two of these takes a long time to process and I don’t know if we ever will. It’s amazing and we’re beyond grateful.”
When asked where to display their trophies, TJ admits, “Narcissistically, I want you to see my award as soon as you walk into my house, but isn’t that gloating a little bit? I don’t want to put them in a side room and act like I’m not appreciative of the awards. It’s mental acrobatics.”
The accolades continue to accumulate for the GRAMMY-nominated duo as they now stand as both the reigning ACM “Vocal Duo of the Year” and CMA “Vocal Duo of the Year”. The Maryland natives recently played at the Country 2 Country Festival in the UK and solidified why Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Village Voice, Boston Globe and more have praised their engaging live show. Brothers Osborne will next join Chris Stapleton as part of his All American Road Show this spring. For a full list of tour dates, news, images and more, visit www.BrothersOsborne.com
Two sons from a working class family, John and TJ Osborne grew up in a small, Maryland water town writing and playing songs for friends and family in their father’s shed. John (guitar) moved to Nashville first to play in other bands and two years later, TJ (vocals/guitar) joined him. It was then they formed Brothers Osborne 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.
The singer/songwriter siblings have been featured on several “One’s to Watch” lists including Rolling Stone, Billboard, Paste, Country Weekly, Nashville Lifestyles and Spotify. Brothers Osborne’s debut album Pawn Shop was released on January 15 and features the GRAMMY-nominated, No.1 smash hit “Stay A Little Longer” which has been Certified-Gold by the RIAA as well as their current breezy single “21 Summer.”
Fresh off touring with Darius Rucker and Eric Church, fans can catch the duo on Miranda Lambert’s Keeper Of The Flame Tour this summer.