A 2007 Songwriting Session Led To Love for John Osborne and Lucie Silvas

It’s only fitting that a songwriting session is what brought Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne and singer/songwriter Lucie Silvas together. In…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 1, 2021


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It’s only fitting that a songwriting session is what brought Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne and singer/songwriter Lucie Silvas together.

In an interview with The Bluegrass Situation, the pair admitted to caring more about impressing each other than the song they were writing that day in 2007.

“I wasn’t there to write a song as much as I was there to meet Lucie and somehow not make a complete ass out of myself,” Osborne explained. “I kind of can’t even remember what the song was about …”

Silvas, who admitted she couldn’t remember the song either, was also on edge during the session.

“The first time we wrote together I think we were both — well, I’ll speak for myself — I was nervous,” she said. “I was in a new place, and I was excited. I was trying to impress in lots of ways and just keep my cool.”


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In the years that followed, Osborne and Silvas stuck up a working relationship, which later developed into a romantic one.

In June 2015, they decided to get married on a whim. With John’s siblings, TJ and Natalie, out of town, they called up a friend who was ordained. She arrived at their home with Maren Morris, who stood in as Osborne’s best man, and just like that, they were married.

Their low-key wedding was one-of-a-kind, complete with Ring Pops and their beloved dog.


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“A week and a half ago I married my best friend and greatest inspiration on Earth,” Osborne shared on Instagram following the wedding. “We exchanged (and ate!) lollipop rings in our living room with a couple of friends and Barley. I’m the luckiest redneck guitar player in the world.”

The newlyweds invited friends and family to celebrate their nuptials at a reception in East Nashville a few months later.

The talented musicians seem to be more in love than ever. They continue to be each other’s biggest champions and often collaborate on stage and in the studio.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.