Dozens of country music artists are showing their support for Brothers Osborne’s T.J. Osborne after he came out as gay on Wednesday (Feb. 3).
T.J. shared his truth in a powerful new interview with Time.
“I’m very comfortable being gay,” he shared with the publication. “I find myself being guarded for not wanting to talk about something that I personally don’t have a problem with. That feels so strange.”
After the Time interview was published, T.J.’s peers took to social media to share their support for him.
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Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Cole Swindell, Lady A, Maren Morris, Jordan Davis, Travis Denning and so many more applauded T.J. for sharing his story and shared their love for him across Instagram and Twitter.
“Love this guy right here. @tjosborne @brothersosborne. Happy you are telling your story dude. 🤘👊,” Bentley wrote.
Lambert, whose brother, Luke, is openly gay, showed her support for T.J. by commenting on his recent Instagram post with hearts and clapping hands emojis.
Meanwhile, Morris called him a “legend” and Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild gushed, “Love you TJ. So proud!!!!”
Other artists shared their love and support for T.J. on Twitter. Here’s what they had to say:
Overcome with joy. He’s one of my best friends and one of the bravest people I know. Love you, TJ. Celebrating you today. https://t.co/5Wg5NKkObM // @brothersosborne
— K A C E Y (@KaceyMusgraves) February 3, 2021
Love you, TJ OSBORNE! Proud to know you and thankful for your story! https://t.co/3Fd4666Hrp
— Ryan Hurd (@RyanHurd) February 3, 2021
We love you so much, Teej. 🙌🏼✨ https://t.co/e1snWo0Wjn
— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) February 3, 2021
TJ is one of my favorite people in town. Not just favorite artist, but person. Love that you’re getting to tell your story. 👏👏👏 https://t.co/nVqKa9tW7L
— Bobby Bones (@mrBobbyBones) February 3, 2021
Congratulations TJ Osborne. There is nothing that can compare to living your life openly and authentically, and this will make a difference in the lives of so many. Proud of you, man. https://t.co/10xouT3IPd
— Ty Herndon (@TyHerndoncom) February 3, 2021
Hoping today is a big step forward for country music. We have always been friends, fans, and supporters of the @brothersosborne and the 4 of us couldn’t be happier that he is telling his story.https://t.co/S6bNdMcQAJ
— Eli Young Band (@EliYoungBand) February 3, 2021
Some very good news on such a grim day. EVERY human story should be represented in country music. Thank you TJ for helping to make that happen. Proud of you, my friend. ❤️ https://t.co/pL3v0gNHP0
— Cassadee Pope (@CassadeePope) February 3, 2021
Proud to have met/shared stages with this super talented artist several times! Great article. Respect @brothersosborne https://t.co/THkptnt3Wm
— ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) February 3, 2021
Stoked for this guy. Mad respect. 🤙 Legends. @brothersosborne https://t.co/6NHdEhQpZP
— Morgan Evans (@Morgan_Evans) February 3, 2021
TJ ✊🏾 🌈 https://t.co/miymgSiHFy
— Mickey Guyton (@MickeyGuyton) February 3, 2021
Well done, T.J. Osborne.
You’re nobody’s whisper anymore.
You have just changed and saved a whole lot of lives; chief among them, your own. @brothersosborne https://t.co/AiFiJsSQYs
— Chely Wright (@chelywright) February 3, 2021
Proud to know you TJ💪🏼 @brothersosborne
Much love & respect.
— thecadillac3 (@thecadillac3) February 3, 2021
we love you TJ! ❤️❤️ https://t.co/oL9vwIR2HM
— Dan + Shay (@DanAndShay) February 3, 2021
TJ, I hope you feel so supported today. It’s a brave thing to be wholly you in a world and industry that would rather you hide pieces of you behind a mask. #lgbtq #whollyloved https://t.co/KePZYq2gKB
— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) February 3, 2021
This dude is the man and I’m so happy for him. Love ya TJ https://t.co/ujQae92xJ8
— Travis Denning (@Travis_Denning) February 3, 2021
Love this guy right here. @brothersosborne. Happy you are telling your story dude. 🤘👊 pic.twitter.com/l2EqHk31nm
— Dierks Bentley (@DierksBentley) February 3, 2021
One of the best guys I know. Proud of you, TJ! ♥️ @brothersosborne https://t.co/LkGdhoGWgv
— Carly Pearce (@carlypearce) February 3, 2021
Amen and yes. Beautiful story. Incredible person. #nevergiveup https://t.co/jNdhkp6Z5K
— Kristian Bush (@kristianbush) February 3, 2021
TJ!!! I’m super proud of you dude. I love the person you are and your heart. 🤙🏽🖤. Thankful for your courage. @brothersosborne https://t.co/3U85wFrRMs
— Jimmie Allen (@JimmieAllen) February 3, 2021
T.J. Osborne is now the only openly gay artist signed to a major country record label.