The Brothers Osborne consists of two brothers, John and TJ Osborne. They were born in Maryland and were introduced to country music at a very young age. Their parents were avid music fans and encouraged their children to explore their imagination and creativity to make up their own unique sound.
The Osborne brothers’ father was a musician as well and would perform for his family and friends. He had converted a shed in their backyard in to a showroom and would regularly play small concerts there, with his two sons. The brothers would spend most of their early years learning from their father or by making some extra pocket money by bringing guests drinks for a minimal fee. By the time they became teenagers, their father had converted the shed into a working home studio where he would write and record his songs.
Making of a band
The brothers owed much of their early music development to their father and by the time they were in their teens, they had formed a band with him called the “Deuce & a Quarter.” This group did not make it big, but became a popular act in the local bars and venues where the father and son trio used to perform. Primarily playing cover songs of established country musicians, this was the first experience the Osborne brothers had of playing a live concert.
It was John Osborne who decided to move to Nashville first, in order to advance his music career. He was joined by his brother TJ two years later and it was then that they decided to form the Brothers Osborne. John would primarily play the guitar while TJ would share guitar playing duties along with taking care of the vocals.
The brothers started touring local venues extensively in a bid to get a recording contract and in 2011 they succeeded in getting a publishing deal. However they had to wait a year longer to get their first official recording contract and the chance to make it big in country music.
Brothers Osborne’s time to shine
After landing the recording contract, they started working on their debut album. However it became hard due to their countless commitments elsewhere, including going out on tour and live performances with artists like Kacey Musgraves, Dwight Yoakam and Eric Church etc. They did however manage to release their first single, "Let's Go There" in late 2013. It was a nominal success and made it to the number thirty sixth spot on the US Country Airplay charts. It was their second single however that really made them overnight stars.
The track titled “Rum” came out in early 2014 and debuted on number fifty on the US Country Songs chart before moving up to peak at number thirty four later that year. It also charted at number twenty seven on the US Country Airplay charts and became one of the biggest country music hits of the year. Rum was a part of their self titled EP which came out in September 2014 and made it to number twenty three on the US Country Charts and number four on the US Top Heatseekers charts.
The Brothers Osborne are working really hard to release their feature album and are also planning on going out on tour. They have shown, in the short time they have been part of the industry, that they are here to stay. They have the talent to make it big and it will not come as a surprise to anyone if their music propels them to the top sooner rather than later. John and TJ are now about to go on tour and this is your chance to grab Brothers Osborne tickets to see what makes them an act to look out for in the future.