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Brothers Osborne to Receive Vanguard Award at 2019 ASCAP Country Music Awards

Country duo Brothers Osborne will be honored with the Vanguard Award at ASCAP's Country Music Awards on Nov. 11 in Nashville.

Country duo Brothers Osborne will be honored with the Vanguard Award at ASCAP’s Country Music Awards on Nov. 11 in Nashville, it was announced Tuesday (Oct. 8).

The award recognizes ASCAP members who are “shaping the future of music,” according to a release. And when they take it home, the sibling duo behind hits “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)” and “Shoot Me Straight,” will join a lineage of past winners that includes Chris Stapleton, Kelsea Ballerini and St. Vincent.

“John and TJ Osborne successfully honor the past and the future with their passionate country rock sound,” shared ASCAP chairman of the board and president Paul Williams in a statement. “Together with John’s masterful guitar picking and TJ’s pitch-perfect baritone, they offer a fresh take on the modern country duo. We are thrilled to honor them with the ASCAP Vanguard Award.”


It’s hardly the first honor bestowed on the Maryland natives, who have collected four Country Music Association Awards and five Academy of Country Music Awards trophies, earning five Grammy nominations. Most notably, they’ve won the CMA for vocal duo of the year three times and will be up for a fourth win at this year’s ceremony on Nov. 13. 

As previously announced, the upcoming ASCAP Country Music Awards will also honor Randy Travis with the Founders Award. 

Meanwhile, Brothers Osborne just announced a live album recorded during their residency at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium this year, aptly titled Live at the Ryman.