T.J. OSBORNE is half of the hit country music duo The Brothers Osborne consisting of T.J. Osborne (lead vocals) and John Osborne (lead guitar, background vocals), both natives of Deale, Maryland. The duo is signed to EMI Nashville and has released one self-titled extended play album and three studio albums: Pawn Shop, Port Saint Joe and Skeletons. Seven of their singles have charted on Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay, the highest peak belonging to Stay A Little Longer, which charted at No. 4 on the former and No. 2 on the latter. The duo’s albums were both produced by Jay Joyce, and consist largely of songs that both brothers wrote with a number of collaborators. Artists with whom they have worked include David Nail, Dierks Bentley, Lee Ann Womack, and Lucie Silvas, the last of whom is John’s wife. The musical style of the duo takes influence from Southern rock, outlaw country, and neotraditional country.
They have received seven Grammy nominations, won four CMA Awards and have had seven of their songs become Top 40 hits including Stay A Little Longer, which features gay interracial couples in the video.
In February 2021, TJ Osborne came out as gay, making him the first openly gay artist signed to a major country music label. He received support from other artists including Kacey Musgraves, Ty Herndon, Chely Wright, Maren Morris, Jason Isbell, Brandy Clark, Dierks Bentley and his record label UMG Nashville.