GRAMMY-winning duo Brothers Osborne announce the upcoming release of Brothers Osborne, their self-titled fourth studio album, available September 15th via Snakefarm in the UK (EMI Records Nashville).
TJ Osborne shares, “We’ve always had a lot of mystery intentionally around the things we have done, but with this album, we decided to be all in. And doing that reminded me of what it was like when I first started playing music, when it was an outlet for my angst or just a way to have fun.”
John adds, “Since our last record, we’ve been very forthcoming with who we are. By acknowledging TJ’s personal life and my mental-health struggles, we are more ourselves creatively and publicly than we’ve ever been.”
For their self-titled release, the brothers enlisted Mike Elizondo (Sheryl Crow, Turnstile, Dr. Dre, Twenty One Pilots, Lin-Manual Miranda) to produce, entrusting him with curating his own band of studio musicians, including Paul McCartney’s drummer, Abe Laboriel Jr., behind the kit. Miranda Lambert provides the LP’s sole guest vocals on ‘We Ain’t Good at Breaking Up’, after co-writing the song with Brothers Osborne and Jesse Frasure.
The brothers co-wrote every song on the album, including their chart-climbing current single, ‘Nobody’s Nobody’, penned with Elizondo and Kendell Marvel, capturing a message of inclusion and acceptance.
Brothers Osborne will celebrate the release with four newly announced US tour dates in October, performing in New York City, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Nashville. The duo shares, “These four shows will be very special and all will be different, showcasing music from our new album, and of course some of your old favourites.”
Tickets for New York and Los Angeles are on sale now here, and tickets for Washington D.C. and Nashville will be available to The Family, the Brothers Osborne fan club, as an exclusive presale on Tuesday, July 18 at 10am local time here. General on-sale will begin on Friday, July 21 at 10am. Members of The Family Fan Club can unlock exclusive pre-sale access by logging into the official website at www.brothersosborne.com. Fans who are not yet part of the fan club but are interested in gaining access to these benefits are encouraged to join the Family Fan Club.
Brothers Osborne are one of music’s most consistently adventurous bands, a duo connected by not just blood, but also a lifetime of performing together, plus a shared working-class upbringing in Deale, Maryland. The reigning CMA and ACM Duo of the Year Winners are leaders of a progressive and still classic school of country music, and the faces of the new generation of Nashville. Anchored by TJ’s baritone and John’s guitar, every one of the album’s 11 tracks are distinctly Brothers Osborne songs; the album is also their most musically diverse yet – along with a new producer’s direction, it features synthesizers and a piano ballad.
“We are always pushing ourselves, always evolving and not afraid to change,” John says. “But at the end of the day, we are also who we are.”
“This is a defining record at this point in our career, where we needed to put it all on our shoulders,” TJ says. “And we did. Like it was when we were growing up, it’s just John and me.”
Brothers Osborne Track Listing:
1. ‘Who Says You Can’t Have Everything’ (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Casey Beathard)
2. ‘Nobody’s Nobody’ (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Mike Elizondo, Kendell Marvel)
3. ‘Might As Well Be Me’ (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Corey Crowder, Julian Bunetta)
4. ‘Sun Ain’t Even Gone Down Yet’ (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Corey Crowder)
5. ‘Goodbye’s Kickin’ In’ (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Lee Miller, Mike Elizondo)
6. ‘Love You Too’ (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Jessie Jo Dillon, Jesse Frasure)
7. ‘New Bad Habit’ (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Lee Miller)
8. ‘We Ain’t Good At Breaking Up’ (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Jesse Frasure, Miranda Lambert)
9. ‘Back Home’ (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Lee Miller)
10. ‘Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That’ (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Jaren Johnston, Lee Miller)
11. ‘Rollercoaster (Forever And A Day)’ (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Jamie Hartman)