Brothers Osborne are that uncommon breed of Nashville nation artists who aren’t afraid to veer off-script. In a weak acceptance speech for his or her Greatest Nation Duo/Group Efficiency win, the Maryland siblings addressed the non-public origin of their Grammy-winning track “Youthful Me” — it was impressed by singer TJ Osborne popping out as homosexual in 2021.
“It was written in response to me popping out. I by no means thought that I’d be capable to do music professionally due to my sexuality,” TJ stated. “And I definitely by no means thought I’d be right here on this stage accepting a Grammy after having performed one thing I felt like was going to be life-changing in doubtlessly a really detrimental means.”
Whereas the vocalist exuded Elvis cool in a gold lamé go well with (name it 50,000,000 Osborne Followers Can’t Be Mistaken?), his voice cracked with emotion in speaking about his journey. “Right here I’m tonight not solely accepting this Grammy Award with my brother, whom I really like a lot, however I’m right here with a person who I really like and who loves me again,” TJ stated, referring to his boyfriend, Abi Ventura. “I don’t know what I did to be so fortunate.”
TJ’s guitar-playing sibling John was equally overcome, taking the second to deal with his youthful self after a “What the hell!” exclamation and thanking his spouse, the singer Lucie Silvas, and his brother. “I feel if I wish to thank any individual, I wish to thank my youthful self for simply pursuing this,” John stated. “All of us have a youthful self in us. Thank them as a result of they bought you right here, and care for that particular person.”
Brothers Osborne’s win within the Greatest Nation Duo/Group Efficiency netted them their first-ever Grammy. Later, they returned to shut out the telecast with a blistering rendition of their track “Lifeless Man’s Curve.”