It's not lost on Brothers Osborne that they received a Grammy nomination before their debut album was even released. And they want everyone to know it too. Siblings T.J. Osborne, vocals, and John Osborne, lead guitar, joke that they'll personally affix Grammy stickers to copies of their debut album Pawn Shop, out January 15th. The Maryland duo is up for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their breakthrough single "Stay a Little Longer."
"There's been many times we've been frustrated for sure," T.J. tells Rolling Stone Country of the delays they encountered in getting their album released. "But knowing this has landed where it has, I would have signed up for this program all along."
The duo actually recorded a full album almost three years ago, but before they could put it out, they decided to retool some of the tracks and write new songs, working with producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church).
"By the time we were looking to release it, we had written some more songs and we'd grown a lot as a group. It was like, 'Man, let's re-record some stuff.' So it's been awhile, but there are four or five songs on it that were written this year that wouldn't have existed had we released an album earlier," says T.J. "And I think they're some of the more crucial songs that are going to be really identifiable for us."
Brothers Osborne gave fans a sneak peek of the album this week, posting the raucous Pawn Shop track "It Ain't My Fault" online.