BREAKING: Brothers Osborne Will No Longer Perform At ‘Love Rising’ Benefit

“With deepest apologies, we will be unable to attend tonight’s Love Rising event,” John Osborne’s statement began.

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Lauren Jo Black

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March 20, 2023

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Brothers Osborne; Photo by CMA

Brothers Osborne will no longer appear at Monday’s Love Rising benefit concert in Nashville, Tennessee. 

John Osborne, who is one half of the award-winning country duo, is on baby watch with his wife, fellow artist Lucie Silvas, and is unable to perform. 

Statement Released

He took to social media to share the news on the duo’s social media accounts on Monday ahead of the Love Rising concert.   

“Hey y’all… with deepest apologies, we will be unable to attend tonight’s Love Rising event at Bridgestone,” John wrote. ”Turns out my and Lucie’s twins, Maybelle and Arthur, have picked up the Osborne tradition of arriving unannounced and could be here any second now!”

John went on to praise his wife and encourage the duo’s fans to support the event even though Brothers Osborne is unable to perform. 

“Lucie is a damn warrior and is currently holding down the fort from the hospital bed as I type this. To our dear friends that will be there tonight, on and off stage, show the world what our town is made of and let’s fight to keep Nashville full of the love, light, and inclusivity that it is known for. For that is the type of place we want to raise our children. Go get ‘em. Love y’all.”

Twins On The Way

John Osborne, 40, and Lucie Silvas, 45, revealed that they were expecting twins during an exclusive interview with People in early November. 

“We are so excited,” Silvas said. “It is such an amazing thing to be in this position to be growing two babies. When you think that you may never have the chance to have children and then suddenly you’re going to have two, it’s amazing.”

The soon-to-be first-time parents have been married since 2015

“We went through a very long, tough journey with IVF to get to this point,” Silvas continued. “We had an embryo transfer where we transferred two embryos thinking that would give us a better chance of getting one [baby], but we got two. I think deep down, we were hoping for two.”

Star-Studded Event

Presented by Live Nation, Love Rising is set to take place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Monday evening (Mar. 20). 

The star-studded “celebration of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” will also livestream globally via the premium concert streaming platform VEEPS. Tickets to watch the livestream are on-sale now at LoveRising.Veeps.com for $14.99.  Viewers will be able to access the stream on Veeps.com or via the Veeps app on Apple TV, Roku, iOS, and Android.

Hosted by Asia O’Hara, Love Rising is a benefit concert for the Tennessee Equality Project, inclusion tennessee, OUTMemphis, and The Tennessee Pride Chamber.

Maren Morris; Photo by Andy Barron
Maren Morris; Photo by Andy Barron

The event will feature performances from Sheryl Crow, Maren Morris, Jason Isbell, Hayley Williams, Hozier, Brittany Howard, Brothers Osborne, Amanda Shires, Julien Baker, Joy Oladokun, Yola, Jake Wesley Rogers, Mya Byrne, Adeem The Artist, Autumn Nicholas, Fancy Hagood, Izzy Heltai, Shea Diamond, Sparkle City Disco & Wrabel, and Allison Russell and the Rainbow Coalition Band.

Alexia Noelle, Aura Mayari, Britney Banks, Cya Inhale, Deception, Jaxson Stone, Justine Van de Blair, Obsinity, Samira Valentine, Sasha Dereon, Shelby La Banks, Trey Alize, Vanity, Veronika Electronika, Vidalia Anne Gentry, Vivica Steele are among the Drag Queens and Kings appearing during Love Rising.

In addition to raising money through the stream, Propeller is designing and powering The Looking Out Foundation Action Center where fans will be able to take actions like donating and registering to vote to support the cause. Visit Propeller HERE.

Lineup

There will also be opportunities to win prizes and bid on exclusive auction items from artists performing at the show.

Since 2015, Tennessee has enacted more anti-LGBTQIA+ laws than any other state in the country. The latest of these are Senate Bill 3 and House Bill 9. These are two anti-LGBTQIA+ bills that ban all performances deemed male or female impersonation otherwise known as “drag” from taking place on any public property in the state, as well as in any location where people under 18 could be present.

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

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.