CMA Awards: Brothers Osborne Deliver “Deeply Personal” Performance Of “Younger Me”

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TJ and John Osborne, better known as Brothers Osborne, took to the stage at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday night to perform their track “Younger Me.”

The performance was part of the 55th Annual CMA Awards Show where the duo were nominated for three awards, including Vocal Duo of the Year which they won for the fourth time.


Prior to their performance, the brothers spoke to the Associated Press about the meaning behind “Younger Me,” a song written by TJ.

“This is an important message that I wish I could tell my younger self,” TJ told the AP. “The fact that we get to play a song that is so meaningful, particularly to myself, at a country music award show, it’s one of those things that just kind of transcends the awards itself, money itself, fame.”

“There was an element to recording Skeletons that it felt like it was the end of times, you know,” John said of their recent album. “I was like, this might actually be the last record we ever do in our life, and let’s record it as if it is. And it still feels like that to me. We threw all of our chips on the table.”

John added that he had to “go away” and “had to restart” after struggling with anxiety and depression while they recorded the album.

“Country music is a beautiful genre,” John added. “But there has been this kind of undercurrent of… there’s a vault and only certain people are allowed in. However, when you go to shows, you see people of all walks of life enjoying it.”

Watch Brothers Osborne’s performance of “Younger Me” in the clip below.