Since the release of their first album Pawn shop in 2015, the Osborne Brothers quickly became one of the greatest duos in country music history. The Deale, Maryland natives played music from an early age, performing alongside their siblings and other family members. John Osborne went to Nashville to attend Belmont University, and his younger brother TJ eventually followed, although they both initially tried to pursue their own solo careers. The duo decided to join forces and quickly attracted interest from industry leaders and labels in the city.
The Osborne brothers burst onto the charts with their debut single “Let’s Go There”, which was followed by the infectious “Rum”. Their third single “Stay a Little Longer” propelled them to a new level of fame and began a string of successful releases, including their single “21 Summer” in 2016 and “It Ain’t My Fault” in 2017. duo has won numerous industry awards, including Vocal Duo of the Year at the CMA Awards and ACM Awards.
Their success continued to grow thanks to two more album releases, in 2018 Port St. Joe and 2020s Skeletonswhich they re-released as an extended edition in 2022. Alongside their outstanding solo duet work, John and TJ have also recorded a string of notable collaborations with some of the biggest names in country music.
Here are The Boot’s picks for the best Brothers Osborne collaborations to date:
“In the Sweet By and By”
with Leslie Jordan
Actor and singer Leslie Jordan teamed up for TJ Osborne a version of “In the Sweet By and By,” which was recorded for Leslie’s 2021 debut album The company is coming. Fun fact: Jordan also makes an appearance in Brothers Osborne’s music video for “I’m Not For Everyone.”
“Better with a Broken Heart”
with Jillian Jacqueline
This all-new collaboration from Jillian Jacqueline and TJ Osborne draws on classic heartbreaking tunes from the early days of traditional country.
This intoxicating collaboration was recorded for the recent HIXTAPE: Vol. 2a collaborative Hardy record, featuring 33 country artists on 14 tracks.
with David Nail
Co-written by the Osborne brothers, Troy Verges and Barry Dean, “Good at Tonight” was recorded for David Nail’s fourth studio album Fighter. Released in 2016, the song was one of the duo’s first major mainstream collaborations.
This CMA Summer Jam 2021 performance brought together the Osborne brothers, Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert for a jaw-dropping cover of The Allman Brothers Band’s classic song “Midnight Rider.”
“Love Me Back”
with Lee Ann Womack
A track from the duo’s 2016 debut album Pawn shop, “Loving Me Back” is a painful ballad steeped in traditional country imagery, from dive bars to bottles of Jack. Lee Ann Womack’s stunning vocals take the track to a new level, providing one of the best tracks from an already stellar LP.
“Hard Working Man”
with Brooks & Dunn
When Brooks & Dunn decided to create a collaborative album with new versions of some of their greatest hits, they had a huge pool of talent. They recruited Brothers Osborne to put a new spin on their 1993 hit “Hard Workin’ Man” for their all-star record. To restart in 2019.
“These boots are made for walking”
with Britney Spencer
Brothers Osborne teamed up with rising country artist Brittney Spencer for a jaw-dropping cover of “These Boots Are Made For Walking,” made famous by Nancy Sinatra in 1966. The trio’s feisty performance closed the 2022 ACM Awards with style and provided one of the show’s best live appearances.
with Dierks Bentley
Written by Bobby Pinson and Luke Dick, “Burning Man” was released as the second single from Dierks Bentley’s 2019 record. The mountain. With TJ’s captivating vocals and John’s jaw-dropping electric guitar solo to cap it all off, it’s no wonder the song peaked at number two on the chart. Billboard Airplay country charts.
“All My Favorite People”
with Maren Morris
This track from Maren Morris’ 2019 hit album Daughter is a fun and anthemic collaboration tailor-made for late-night sing-alongs. Morris has been a close friend and creative collaborator of the Osborne brothers for many years, so it’s no surprise that friendship is the central theme of this remarkable song.