Brothers Osborne is having one hell of a breakout year, and things aren’t about to slow down for these Maryland siblings any time soon.
In an exclusive look at the making of their “It Ain’t My Fault” video, TJ and John Osborne show off their silly sides as they battle the bad guys disguised as past and present presidents.
“It’s a spinoff of the iconic robbery scene in the movie Point Break,” John tells PEOPLE. “The media these days is flooded with all things presidential and politics. No matter what goes wrong, presidents all seem to pin the blame on something else as opposed to being accountable for their own actions. The connection and timing was perfect.”
The duo, who reign as the ACM and CMA vocal duo of the year, revealed that the video took on a life of its own once the full concept and deeper meaning of the song’s lyrics were realized.
“John and I always like titles that aren’t obvious but are everyday sayings and we’re all guilty of saying ‘It Ain’t My Fault’ more so than it actually being true,” TJ explains. “So when our co-writer Lee Thomas Miller brought up the idea [for the video] we were like ‘Oh, hell yeah.’ We wanted a video that was as exciting as the music.”
Since nabbing some of country music’s highest honors and racking up two Grammy nominations, the down-home brothers admit to feeling an added sense of responsibility to play and perform at the top of their game.
“We absolutely do [feel more responsibility],” TJ says. “Not only because now people have an expectation, but also because we now have the great opportunity to carry the torch for country music.”
“I’d be lying if I said no but at the end of the day all you can be is the best version of yourself,” John echoes. “We’re in the process of making our sophomore album and we know there are more eyes on us. I kinda like the challenge.”
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And while the guys are taking a break from touring to finish up their next album, they’re both eager to hit the road again, especially as a headline act.
“We’ve played a lot of shows but us putting our name as the main attraction on the marquee for the first time made both of us a little nervous,” TJ recalls. “We had no idea what to expect and from the first show we were absolutely having the time of our lives. We truly have incredible fans and we’re extremely grateful to have them. I’ll never forget it and am itching to start another headline tour soon.”