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Brothers Osborne are almost an anomaly in modern popular country music—there's nothing slick or postured about them or their sound, yet they manage to win awards and get radio airplay. Their brand of country is light-'em-up, lean-back, feel-good: You do you and I'll be me. The Maryland-born siblings' third album is a breath of fresh air, free of virtue signaling and hand-wringing over the state of the world. Often, it's pure escapism: "Not every lover is a Coney Island thrill ride/ A taste of honey with a crazy streak a mile wide/ Cheap pills, fine thrills, fast spills, drive you like a stolen car/ But all the good ones are," TJ Osborne hollers on the chorus of "All the Good Ones," backed up by his brother John's scorching guitar, plus handclaps, harmonica and a relentlessly strutting bass. The spirited "All Night" ("I got the rebel, if you got the yell/ I got the raisin', if you got the hell") unashamedly adds a dancefloor backbeat alongside John's down and dirty guitar. That's not the only surprise. The brothers try out rockabilly for the racing "Dead Man's Curve," a little FM balladry on "High Note," and even Jerry Reed-meets-the-Allman Brothers boogie on shredding instrumental "Muskrat Greene." Their full-bodied love of classic outlaw '70s country and Southern rock bleeds all over the place, but it's not just drag. "Back on the Bottle" starts off like a Waylon Jennings or Merle Haggard classic, then dips into a swaying barroom singalong with drums that could've been lifted from a polka ditty. "Hatin' Somebody" lays down a jam-band boogie, bolstered by a gospel choir and Leon Russell-style piano. The title track takes a twangy trip down Steve Earle's "Copperhead Road," muscular blues guitar prowling behind TJ as he calls out a liar: "Got skeletons in your closet/ And I got bones to pick with them." Over three albums, he's learned to pull back on the purring growl that stole the show on early hit "It Ain't My Fault" and use it sparingly, like a secret weapon; here, his baritone singing voice is as rich as it's ever been. "I'm like Scotch and Zydeco bands/ I'm like B-side Townes Van Zandt...I'm a bad joke at the wrong time/ Hell, I'm a legend in my own mind," TJ sings on the soulful and self-deprecating "I'm Not for Everyone." "I'm good for some/ But I'm not for everyone," he adds, but Brothers Osborne are strong songwriters making good-time “outsider” music, yet unburdened by chips on their shoulders. What's not to love? © Shelly Ridenour/Qobuz

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1
Lighten Up
00:03:17

John Osborne, Electric Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jay Joyce, Producer, Mixer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Mendelson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ian Fitchuk, ComposerLyricist - Daniel Tashian, ComposerLyricist - Jason Hall, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Billy Justineau, Keyboards, Hammond B3, AssociatedPerformer - Brothers Osborne, MainArtist - TJ Osborne, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Adam Box, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Sternberg, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jimmy Mansfield, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jaxon Hargrove, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Court Blankenship, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Jason Graumlich, Electric Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
All Night
00:02:48

John Osborne, Electric Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jay Joyce, Producer, Mixer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Hall, Mixer, Recording Engineer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Billy Justineau, Keyboards, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Lucie Silvas, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew DeRoberts, ComposerLyricist - Brothers Osborne, MainArtist - TJ Osborne, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Adam Box, Drums, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Sternberg, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Jimmy Mansfield, Asst. Recording Engineer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Jaxon Hargrove, Asst. Recording Engineer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Court Blankenship, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Jason Graumlich, Electric Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
All The Good Ones Are
00:03:23

Craig Wiseman, ComposerLyricist - John Osborne, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electric Cello, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Jay Joyce, Producer, Mixer, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Clapping, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Mendelson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lee Miller, ComposerLyricist - Jason Hall, Mixer, Recording Engineer, Clapping, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Billy Justineau, Clapping, AssociatedPerformer - Brothers Osborne, MainArtist - TJ Osborne, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Adam Box, Drums, Clapping, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Sternberg, Bass Guitar, Clapping, AssociatedPerformer - Jimmy Mansfield, Asst. Recording Engineer, Clapping, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Jaxon Hargrove, Asst. Recording Engineer, Clapping, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Court Blankenship, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Jason Graumlich, Electric Guitar, Clapping, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
I'm Not For Everyone
00:02:52

John Osborne, Electric Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jay Joyce, Producer, Mixer, Percussion, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Natalie Hemby, ComposerLyricist - Andrew Mendelson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Hall, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Billy Justineau, Accordion, Hammond B3, Wurlitzer Electric Piano, 5-String Banjo, AssociatedPerformer - Gideon Klein, Fiddle, AssociatedPerformer - Brothers Osborne, MainArtist - Luke Dick, ComposerLyricist - TJ Osborne, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Adam Box, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Sternberg, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jimmy Mansfield, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jaxon Hargrove, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Court Blankenship, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Jason Graumlich, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Skeletons
00:03:39

John Osborne, Electric Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jay Joyce, Producer, Mixer, Additional Vocals, Synthesizer, 5-String Banjo, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Mendelson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Hall, Mixer, Additional Vocals, Recording Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Billy Justineau, Keyboards, Hammond B3, Wurlitzer Electric Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew DeRoberts, ComposerLyricist - Brothers Osborne, MainArtist - TJ Osborne, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, 12-String Acoustic Guitar, ComposerLyricist - Adam Box, Drums, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Sternberg, Bass Guitar, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jimmy Mansfield, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jaxon Hargrove, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Court Blankenship, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Jason Graumlich, Electric Guitar, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Adam DeRoberts, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Back On The Bottle
00:03:16

John Osborne, Electric Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jay Joyce, Producer, Mixer, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Mendelson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Hall, Mixer, Additional Vocals, Recording Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Billy Justineau, Piano, Additional Vocals, Hammond B3, AssociatedPerformer - Hayes Carll, ComposerLyricist - Brothers Osborne, MainArtist - TJ Osborne, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Adam Box, Drums, Additional Vocals, Clapping, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Sternberg, Bass Guitar, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jimmy Mansfield, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jaxon Hargrove, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Court Blankenship, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Jason Graumlich, Electric Guitar, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
High Note
00:03:32

John Osborne, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jay Joyce, Producer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Casey Beathard, ComposerLyricist - Jason Hall, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Billy Justineau, Keyboards, Piano, Hammond B3, AssociatedPerformer - Lucie Silvas, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Brothers Osborne, MainArtist - TJ Osborne, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Adam Box, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Sternberg, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dustin Christensen, ComposerLyricist - Jimmy Mansfield, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jaxon Hargrove, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Court Blankenship, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Jason Graumlich, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
Muskrat Greene
00:02:36

John Osborne, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jay Joyce, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Mendelson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Hall, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Billy Justineau, Keyboards, Piano, Hammond B3, AssociatedPerformer - Brothers Osborne, MainArtist - TJ Osborne, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Box, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Sternberg, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jimmy Mansfield, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jaxon Hargrove, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Court Blankenship, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Jason Graumlich, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Dead Man's Curve
00:02:21

John Osborne, Electric Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jay Joyce, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Mendelson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lee Miller, ComposerLyricist - Jason Hall, Mixer, Recording Engineer, Clapping, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Billy Justineau, Piano, Additional Vocals, Hammond B3, Clapping, AssociatedPerformer - Brothers Osborne, MainArtist - TJ Osborne, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Adam Box, Drums, Additional Vocals, Clapping, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Sternberg, Bass Guitar, Additional Vocals, Clapping, AssociatedPerformer - Jimmy Mansfield, Asst. Recording Engineer, Clapping, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Jaxon Hargrove, Asst. Recording Engineer, Clapping, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - John Peets, Clapping, AssociatedPerformer - Court Blankenship, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Jason Graumlich, Electric Guitar, Additional Vocals, Clapping, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
Make It A Good One
00:03:25

John Osborne, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jay Joyce, Producer, Mixer, Percussion, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Mendelson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Hall, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Billy Justineau, Keyboards, Hammond B3, Wurlitzer Electric Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Brothers Osborne, MainArtist - TJ Osborne, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Adam Box, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Sternberg, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jimmy Mansfield, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jaxon Hargrove, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Court Blankenship, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Jason Graumlich, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Stephen Wilson Jr., ComposerLyricist

℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
Hatin' Somebody
00:04:51

John Osborne, Electric Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jay Joyce, Producer, Mixer, Percussion, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Casey Beathard, ComposerLyricist - Andrew Mendelson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Hall, Mixer, Additional Vocals, Recording Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Billy Justineau, Keyboards, Additional Vocals, Hammond B3, 5-String Banjo, AssociatedPerformer - Brothers Osborne, MainArtist - TJ Osborne, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Adam Box, Drums, Percussion, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Sternberg, Bass Guitar, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jimmy Mansfield, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jaxon Hargrove, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Court Blankenship, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Jason Graumlich, Electric Guitar, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

12
Old Man's Boots
00:03:16

John Osborne, Electric Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jay Joyce, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Mendelson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Hall, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Billy Justineau, Keyboards, Hammond B3, AssociatedPerformer - Brothers Osborne, MainArtist - TJ Osborne, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Box, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Sternberg, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jimmy Mansfield, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jaxon Hargrove, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Court Blankenship, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Jason Graumlich, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album Description

Brothers Osborne are almost an anomaly in modern popular country music—there's nothing slick or postured about them or their sound, yet they manage to win awards and get radio airplay. Their brand of country is light-'em-up, lean-back, feel-good: You do you and I'll be me. The Maryland-born siblings' third album is a breath of fresh air, free of virtue signaling and hand-wringing over the state of the world. Often, it's pure escapism: "Not every lover is a Coney Island thrill ride/ A taste of honey with a crazy streak a mile wide/ Cheap pills, fine thrills, fast spills, drive you like a stolen car/ But all the good ones are," TJ Osborne hollers on the chorus of "All the Good Ones," backed up by his brother John's scorching guitar, plus handclaps, harmonica and a relentlessly strutting bass. The spirited "All Night" ("I got the rebel, if you got the yell/ I got the raisin', if you got the hell") unashamedly adds a dancefloor backbeat alongside John's down and dirty guitar. That's not the only surprise. The brothers try out rockabilly for the racing "Dead Man's Curve," a little FM balladry on "High Note," and even Jerry Reed-meets-the-Allman Brothers boogie on shredding instrumental "Muskrat Greene." Their full-bodied love of classic outlaw '70s country and Southern rock bleeds all over the place, but it's not just drag. "Back on the Bottle" starts off like a Waylon Jennings or Merle Haggard classic, then dips into a swaying barroom singalong with drums that could've been lifted from a polka ditty. "Hatin' Somebody" lays down a jam-band boogie, bolstered by a gospel choir and Leon Russell-style piano. The title track takes a twangy trip down Steve Earle's "Copperhead Road," muscular blues guitar prowling behind TJ as he calls out a liar: "Got skeletons in your closet/ And I got bones to pick with them." Over three albums, he's learned to pull back on the purring growl that stole the show on early hit "It Ain't My Fault" and use it sparingly, like a secret weapon; here, his baritone singing voice is as rich as it's ever been. "I'm like Scotch and Zydeco bands/ I'm like B-side Townes Van Zandt...I'm a bad joke at the wrong time/ Hell, I'm a legend in my own mind," TJ sings on the soulful and self-deprecating "I'm Not for Everyone." "I'm good for some/ But I'm not for everyone," he adds, but Brothers Osborne are strong songwriters making good-time “outsider” music, yet unburdened by chips on their shoulders. What's not to love? © Shelly Ridenour/Qobuz

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