Brothers Osborne can now afford to travel wherever they want, but that wasn’t always the case. The sibling duo, made up of TJ and John Osborne, recall what they called their Misfits Thanksgiving, taking place at their Nashville home, and including some of their fellow country music singers in the festivities.
“John and I would host what we would call a Misfits Thanksgiving, and we would have everyone,” TJ shares with their record label. “We must’ve done this for 15 years or so, and it really started because we didn’t have enough money to go back home to see our family, so we would hang out in Nashville. Everyone that was kind of in our same shoes, we’d all end up at our house, and it really turned into really blossoming some of our most cherished relationships.
“We would be there with Kacey Musgraves. It was the first time I really got to hang out with Mickey Guyton, Maren Morris,” he continues. “They would come over, and we just became like family to each other because we couldn’t get home to see our own families. That’s a Thanksgiving tradition that we still to this day try to keep, and it’s a revolving door of who’s there or who’s not there, but it’s a wonderful tradition. And let me tell you, spending it with our friends in Nashville, there’s a little less arguing than back home.”
This year Brothers Osborne plan on doing plenty of celebrating, especially after the challenges of 2020.
“For this Thanksgiving, it’s gonna be such a good time,” John says. “Last year, we had a very scaled-back Thanksgiving. Everyone was worried about the pandemic, and rightfully so, but for this Thanksgiving, we’re coming back. We’re back with family. We’re all vaccinated. We’re gonna be hugging on each other, loving on each other, and just celebrating the world coming back to somewhat normal. And our mom and dad; our mom’s been here for a while. Our dad and his girlfriend, Cindy, have officially moved down here, and we’re going to have the whole family together. It’s gonna be beautiful. I can’t wait.”
Brothers Osborne just won the CMA Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, a trophy they felt certain would go to Dan + Shay instead.
“It was incredibly unexpected, as it is every year, but especially this one,” John concedes. “I mean, Dan + Shay have had a great run, and they’re still doing incredibly, and we never would have ever, ever expected to hear our names. But this one in particular was a shocker to us, and we couldn’t be more grateful.”