Brothers Osborne came and conquered the 2022 CMA Awards as they took home the win for Duo of the Year. With John Osborne on guitar and TJ Osborne on lead vocals, the pair has continued to make a name for themselves in the country music scene.
“I mean, there’ve been so many surprising moments in this entire career — when I moved to Nashville and I got to stay here, when I got to eventually not eat Ramen noodles — that was a surprise. To be here tonight and then to be in the presence of Wynonna — while winning this award — will be one of the biggest highlights of my entire life. This is so crazy to me,” shared TJ during the pair’s acceptance speech.
“It’s an absolute honor — we’ve learned so much from you and our family,” added John, before sharing exciting news with the audience — and world. “I just want to say real quick, I’ve told a bunch of people, but letting the world know my wife Lucie is pregnant, we’ve got twins on the way! I love you, babe, you’ll be an amazing mom. Huge thanks to the CMAs, thanks to everyone who has a low part or huge part in our lives, it’s just an incredible ride. Thank you for letting us be on it. Thank you.”
The brothers have been hot on the music scene this year, as they dropped their newest track “It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)” with The War and Treaty from the Stoned Cold Country album and are featured on Ashley McBryde’s newly released project, Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville.
“It’s a huge night. I want to say a big thanks to the fans. You guys have kept us going through all of the crazy storms to be here tonight, we’re going to celebrate on your behalf. Celebrate on ours tonight. Love you all,” Brothers Osborne shared in an Instagram video after accepting the coveted award.
This year has been monumental for the duo, as they tearfully accepted their first-ever GRAMMY award in April amidst new music releases for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Younger Me.”
The 56th Annual CMA Awards featured performances from Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Cody Johnson, and Carly Pearce.
The show opened with an all-star tribute to the late Loretta Lynn from Underwood, Reba McEntire and Lambert.
Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, and Lainey Wilson joined together to honor the 2022 CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Alan Jackson.
Additionally, the show included star-studded collaborations from Kelsea Ballerini, Kelly Clarkson and Carly Pearce, HARDY and Lainey Wilson, Elle King with The Black Keys, Brothers featuring The War and Treaty, Thomas Rhett and Katy Perry, Chris Stapleton with Patty Loveless, Zac Brown Band, Jimmie Allen and Marcus King as well as Ashley McBryde with Pillbox Patti, Brandy Clark, Caylee Hammack and John Osborne.
Mookie Betts, BRELAND, Jessica Chastain, Jordan Davis, Sarah Drew, Cole Hauser, Tyler Hubbard, Wynonna Judd, Lady A, Rex Linn, Little Big Town, Parker McCollum, Reba McEntire, Ben and Erin Napier, Jeannie Seely, Michael Shannon, and Lainey Wilson were on hand to present during the ceremony.
Co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, the 2022 CMA Awards broadcasted live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and aired on ABC (8:00-11:00 PM/ET).
The CMA Awards will also be available for viewing on Hulu beginning Thursday, Nov. 10.
The 56th Annual CMA Awards was a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton served as the Executive Producer, Alan Carter as the Director, and Jon Macks as the Head Writer.