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Country Music duo consisting of brothers T.J. and John Osborne. T.J. is the lead singer, and John plays lead guitar.

Hailing from Deale, Maryland, the brothers performed locally for many years before securing a contract with EMI Nashville in 2013. While their first two singles "Let's Go There" and "Rum" didn't make much noise, they notched a major hit in late 2015-early 2016 with the ballad "Stay a Little Longer". Their debut album Pawn Shop came out in 2016, garnering critical acclaim for their strong lyrics and musicianship. Other hits from the album included "21 Summer" and "It Ain't My Fault". A second disc, Port Saint Joe, followed in 2018.


In addition to their own work, the Brothers have collaborated with Dierks Bentley and David Nail. Their sound draws influence from Southern rock and outlaw country, with particular notice on T.J.'s deep resonant voice and John's guitar skills.

Not to be confused with the Osborne Brothers, an unrelated Kentucky bluegrass group most active in the 1960's to 1970's, and famous for the song "Rocky Top."


  • Brothers Osborne EP (2014)
  • Pawn Shop (2016)
  • Port Saint Joe (2018)


Tropes present in their work:

  • American Title: "American Crazy".
  • Basso Profundo: T.J. can hit notes in this range, as demonstrated in "It Ain't My Fault".
  • Epic Rocking: Both "Stay a Little Longer" and "Shoot Me Straight" feature extended instrumental solos.
  • Love Nostalgia Song: "21 Summer"
  • Never My Fault: Present in "It Ain't My Fault":
    Blame the heart for the hurtin'
    Blame the hurtin' on the heart
    Blame the dark on the devil
    Blame the devil on the dark
    Blame the ex for the drinkin'
    Blame the drinkin' for the ex
    Blame the two-for-one tequilas for whatever happens next
    But it ain't my fault
  • Rearrange the Song: "Stay a Little Longer" first appeared on their debut EP, but was fully re-recorded for the full album.
  • The Stoner: "Greener Pastures" and "Weed, Whiskey, and Willie" both heavily mention smoking pot. Appropriately, the latter also has a run time of 4:20.

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