WTF: Why Didn't Brothers Osborne Perform?
Brothers Osborne won two ACM Awards this year, including their second consecutive win for Vocal Duo of the Year and Video of the Year for "It Ain't My Fault," but you wouldn't know it from watching the show. Siblings John and TJ Osborne were presented with those trophies before the broadcast on the ACMs' – untelevised – blue carpet. The Brothers have a superlative new album, Port St. Joe, due April 20th, and lead single "Shoot Me Straight" features a blistering guitar solo from John that would have injected some much-needed energy into a staid night, but they were seemingly and inexplicably snubbed. When media and fans alike noted their absence online, they tweeted simply: "Would have loved to have been a part of it." H.K.