EMI Records Nashville’s Brothers Osborne released their highly anticipated debut album, Pawn Shop, today, Friday January 15. In support of the album release, John and TJ Osborne will make their national TV debut with NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers” Monday, January 18 followed by “TODAY” on Tuesday, January 19 during the 9AM hour.
Brothers Osborne take a different approach to being a duo. While TJ Osborne takes lead on all of the vocals and plays rhythm guitar, his brother John shreds on lead guitar and provides harmony to TJ.
“It’s really built off of me singing and John playing the guitar,” says TJ. “So, I think it is unique and fun and cool, and it kind of gives two kind of parallels that I think work really nicely together.”
John describes it as a kind of old-school rock approach. “In country music, you have two singers that sing a lot of harmonies and stuff together, and we do that as brothers – sing a lot together – but his voice in the band is his voice and my voice is guitar,” he says. “We look back at a lot of old rock bands like Aerosmith to The Allman Brothers and guys like that, where it’s like a lead singer and the sideman guitar player. That’s the approach that we’re going for, and it seems to be really working for us. It’s kind of carving our path in country music.”
The duo recently earned their first ever GRAMMY nomination for their current Top 5 hit “Stay A Little Longer”. The RIAA Gold-certified tune continues to garner critical acclaim with Rolling Stone applauding the “epic and inspired picking that identify the Maryland natives as one of Nashville’s best.” Fellow country artist Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum adds, “Absolutely love this song, and TJ Osborne’s voice floors me.”
Pawn Shop is available now at retail stores as well as digital media outlets such as iTunes HERE.
Brothers Osborne is currently touring with Jon Pardi as part of the All Time High Tour. For a full list of tour dates, news, images and more, visit www.BrothersOsborne.com.