Brothers Osborne Ready For ‘Family Reunion’ At 2024 ACM Awards [Exclusive]

Once again, the duo received recognition in the ACM Duo of the Year category and acknowledges feeling a surge of confidence upon being acknowledged by their peers.

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Madeleine O’Connell

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May 16, 2024

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John and TJ Osborne of Brothers Osborne are certainly no strangers to being recognized at award shows for their incredibly successful careers, and with each nomination brings even more excitement. 

Nominated For ACM Duo of the Year

Going into the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards tonight (May 16), the country duo is feeling the anticipation as they are surrounded by friends and fellow artists Brooks & Dunn, Dan + Shay, Maddie & Tae, and The War & Treaty in the ACM Duo of the Year category. 

“It’s amazing,” John told Country Now. “Every year we come back, we get a little more comfortable. When you’re first starting out, it’s the most terrifying thing ever and now it’s like a nomination is not only putting wind in our sails, but it’s also an invitation to the family reunion.” 

TJ added, “I agree, we come here year after year to do this and we feel way more at ease, which makes it so much more fun.”

‘Break Mine’ EP and Current Single

The pair are fresh off the release of their Break Mine EP. The title track was penned by Brothers Osborne with Shane McAnally and Pete Good and is currently acting as their latest contribution to country radio. TJ was beaming with pride as he reflected on the journey of their song, “Break Mine,” as it was one of the first songs they had recorded out of their latest collection of writes and now it’s become a fan-favorite among listeners. 

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“It’s Really Encouraging”

“The song was about half written…Shane called and was like, ‘Hey, I think we need to finish this, it’s really good.’ So I went back and listened, we jumped in the room, finished the song up and it was kind of interesting because it was the first song that we had recorded out of this whole batch of songs. So to kind of see it take on a life from then until now and be released, it’s really encouraging.”

TJ continued, “We write so many songs, you give up on so many songs, even when you release songs, you at some point have to give up on them and move on to new material. It can be kind of frustrating and heartbreaking. So to have a song like that make it through and be out current single, it feels good.”

Brothers Osborne are currently on their headlining Might As Well Be Us Tour, which they recently announced will be expanding to a global audience in 2025 when they head to Ireland and the UK. 

Brothers Osborne; Photo by Natalie Osborne
Brothers Osborne; Photo by Natalie Osborne

How To Watch 2024 ACM Awards

Fans can tune into the 2024 ACM Awards tonight, Thursday, May 16 to see if Brothers Osborne will claim the title of Duo of the Year. Hosted by Reba McEntire, the highly anticipated show will air live at 8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT / 5 p.m. PDT exclusively on Prime Video. For this special occasion, fans who do not have a Prime membership can still stream the show for FREE on amazon.com/acmawards.

For fans hoping to secure a seat for the show, there are still a limited number of tickets available for purchase. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.