Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert & More Show Support for T.J. Osborne After He Comes Out As Gay

Dozens of country music artists are showing their support for Brothers Osborne’s T.J. Osborne after he came out as gay…


Lauren Jo Black

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February 3, 2021


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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: 

T.J. Osborne is now the only openly gay artist signed to a major country record label.

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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.