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article imageInterview: Brothers Osborne talk new single, award wins, future Special

By Markos Papadatos     May 9, 2017 in Music
John Osborne from the country duo Brothers Osborne chatted with Digital Journal about their new single "It Ain't My Fault," their award wins and future plans.
Regarding their new single "It Ain't My Fault," John Osborne said, "We wrote the song with Lee Thomas Miller Miller, a great lyric writer in town. I had this melody that I was working with on guitar, and we thought the title was cool as hell. I started playing that riff and we jammed over the drum groove, and the song has multiple sections. It has a really odd arrangement for a song and we really love the way it ended up."
At the 2017 Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards, Brothers Osborne took home two wins for "New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year" and for "Vocal Duo of the Year." In addition, they were named "Vocal Duo of the Year" by the Country Music Association (CMA) last November. "That is something that I still wake up every day and pinch myself and can't believe. We're just a couple of musicians from Maryland," he said, graciously. "Winning two ACMs in one night is something I'll never forget. We were very shocked. For us to win these awards is something we are super-grateful for."
Thanks to the commercial success of their single "Stay a Little Longer," they garnered a Grammy nomination for "Best Country Duo/Group Performance" in 2016.
At this year's Grammy ceremony, their single "21 Summer" was up for "Best Country Duo/Group Performance." "That was wild. You dream about those things, but you don't think they will ever happen," he said.
Last year, Brothers Osborne performed at The Paramount in Huntington, where they opened for fellow country star Jon Pardi. "That was fun. I love Jon. He's a blast, and one of my favorite dudes. The Paramount was a really fun gig. We love playing for our New York and Long Island folks," he said. "We've been wanting to go back to The Paramount. It was a really fun crowd. Playing up on Long Island is great."
John listed as country singers Patty Loveless and Alison Krauss as his dream female collaboration choices, especially since they were already afforded the privilege to collaborate with Lee Ann Womack on their Pawn Shop album, where she sang on "Loving Me Back." "Lee Ann is one of my favorite singers of all time," he said. "We grew up loving Patty Loveless, and when we saw her backstage at the Grand Ole Opry a few weeks ago, we were starstruck. Alison Krauss would be incredible as well."
To learn more about hit country duo Brothers Osborne, check out their official website and Facebook page.
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