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Brothers Osbourne at Saint Andrews, 3 things to know

Digital First Media, @GraffonMusic

Posted: Friday, October 21, 2016

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Brothers Osborne have accomplished a lot in not a lot of time.

The sibling duo from Maryland has a Top 5 debut album, "Pawn Shop," to its credit, as well as a Top 4 hit, "Stay A Little Longer," along with Grammy, Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association award nominations. They've also toured with Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town, with headlining jaunts in between. We caught up with John Osborne during one of the latter, in Chicago getting ready to go to a Blackhawks game, even though he and brother T.J. are big fans of the Nashville Predators...

Things have been moving fast for the brothers, even though it's been three years since their first single, "Let's Go There." "Since we started I feel like it's been a week. I also feel like it's been a decade," Osborne, 34, says. "Just the other day one of those Facebook notifications popped up, 'Two years ago this happened' -- it was when we put out our music video for 'Rum.' Sometimes it feels like it's going slowly, and then you see something like that and it gives you perspective, like, 'Wow, a lot actually has happened in two years.' We've had our nose to the grindstone and it's hard to sop and smell the roses and realize how blessed we truly are. But things really are going great."

Maryland isn't usually thought of as a country music mecca, but Osborne says the duo had no difficulty developing country roots as they grew up. "People were a little skeptical of us at first because they think that country music is synonymous with the South," he acknowledges. "But the way we grew up our school was right next to a cornfield and a call farm. Country music is all we listened to growing up. We drove trucks. I mean, look at Detroit; There's a huge, huge country market there, and I don't think anyone would ever imagine that. There's country everywhere; When you go 30 minutes out of any major metropolitan city, you immediately start hitting farms and cornfields. So there's not one part of the country that gets to be country music."

"Pawn Shop's" only been out since January, but the Osbornes are already writing songs for their sophomore album. "We're so busy on the road; We'll be out for two weeks for a time, then go home for three days and write for three days and then go back out," Osborne says. "We want to make sure we have enough material so when we go back, hopefully sometime in the next several months, we'll have enough music in our arsenal. We're at a crossroads in a way right now. We could go further down the middle if we want to and kind of tee up some singles to help promote ourselves, or go further left than we've already gone. That's kind of where we're at, and we haven't made any decisions yet."

Brothers Osborne bring and LANco

Saturday, Oct. 22. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit.

Tickets are $22.50.

Call 313-961-6358 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.

Web Site: www.saintandrewsdetroit.com

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