Along with performing their current single “Shoot Me Straight” on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Monday night, Brothers Osborne also engaged in a round of Colbert’s “Hot Takes.” Essentially a word association quiz, siblings TJ and John Osborne offered their opinions on everything from the farewell tours of Paul Simon and Elton John (“It’s a ploy!”) to singers winning the Pulitzer Prize (“Willie Nelson could have a Pulitzer and a Nobel Peace Prize.”)
The brothers also weigh in on the subject of Facebook influencing U.S. elections: “I wish we’d go back to cat pictures,” says John of his preferred online distraction. He also gets an off-camera reaction from his wife, British singer-songwriter Lucie Silvas, when he’s asked for his thoughts on the royal baby.
The freewheeling segment further highlights Brothers Osborne’s shoot-from-the-hip everyman persona, which informs the songs on their just-released new album Port Saint Joe. The band is currently in a promotional push for the LP and will perform at Stagecoach in Indio, California, on April 28th. They’ll also join Dierks Bentley on his The Mountain Tour this summer.