ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, will present songwriters Brothers Osborne with the ASCAP Vanguard Award at the 57th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards. The awards celebration, which honors the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP’s most-performed country songs of 2018, will take place in downtown Nashville on Nov. 11.
The Vanguard Award recognizes ASCAP members whose work is helping to shape the future of music. Previous recipients include Chris Stapleton, Kelsea Ballerini, St. Vincent, Third Day, Band of Horses, Sara Bareilles and more.
John and TJ Osborne grew up in a small fishing town in Maryland where they began writing and playing songs for friends and family in their father’s shed. John was the first to move to Nashville and when TJ followed two years later, they formed Brothers Osborne as a duo that blended equal parts country and rock.
Brothers Osborne’s debut album, Pawn Shop, was released January 2016 and has been certified gold by the RIAA. Their sophomore album, Port Saint Joe, was nominated for Best Country Album at this year’s Grammy Awards.
The duo just wrapped their headlining world tour which hit over 40 markets including London, Toronto, New York and Los Angeles. The tour also included three sold-out nights at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville which were recorded for a new album, Live at The Ryman, set to be released Oct. 11. Brothers Osborne are currently on tour with Chris Stapleton as part of the “All American Road Show Tour.”
Brothers Osborne are nominated again at this year’s CMA Awards (Nov. 13). In addition, they are nominated for Single of the Year and Music Video of the Year for their collaboration with Dierks Bentley on “Burning Man” as well as Musical Event of the Year for “All My Favorite People” with Maren Morris.
As previously announced, the 57th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards will include the presentation of the ASCAP Founders Award to Randy Travis, as well as the ASCAP Country Music Songwriter of the Year, Songwriter/Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Publisher of the Year. There will be select performances of ASCAP’s most performed songs by the award-winning songwriters and/or the artists who recorded them.