In an interview on CBS Sunday Morning, Brothers Osborne's John Osborne shares that he has dealt with anxiety and depression so bad that it almost ended his career in music. John says that it all came to light when they were headed into the studio to record their latest album, Skeletons. He ended up calling their manager and telling him that he couldn't go into the studio because of his anxiety. T.J. admits that he was really concerned about his brother. He remembers watching him on stage and feeling that his brother didn't seem to want to be there. Brothers Osborne ended up cancelling some dates so they could regroup and let John deal with his issues. "With a lot of therapy, a lot of self-help, a lot of love from my friends and family - I was able to kinda get to a better place so we can finish the album," he shares. "But I - and this is the God's honest truth, going into this record, I considered quitting music. Which is something I never in my life thought I would want to do." They took all of that emotion and put it into the recording of Skeletons.
The 56th annual Academy of Country Music Awards were held last night at various locations around Nashville. Here's a look at last night's winners:
Entertainer of the Year: Luke Bryan
Female Artist of the Year: Maren Morris
Male Artist of the Year: Thomas Rhett
Album of the Year: Starting Over - Chris Stapleton
Duo of the Year: Dan + Shay
Single of the Year: "I Hope You're Happy Now" - Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
Song of the Year: "The Bones" - Maren Morris, Laura Veltz and Jimmy Robbins
Group of the Year: Old Dominion
New Female Artist of the Year: Gabby Barrett
New Male Artist of the Year: Jimmie Allen
Video of the Year: "Worldwide Beautiful" - Kane Brown
Musical Event of the Year: "I Hope You're Happy Now" - Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
Luke Bryan's Crash My Playa will return to Cancun in January. The vacation concert event will once again feature Jason Aldean as the headliner. Luke will headline two additional nights of the four-day concert. It will run Jan.19-22 at the Moon Palace Cancun Resort. One more headliner and opening acts will be announced soon.
When Kelsea Ballerini wanted Kenny Chesney to sing on her song "Half of My Hometown," she texted him to ask. They continued to text even after they finished working together, so Kelsea got a little worried when all of a sudden Kenny stopped responding. It turns out that he got a new number, sent it to her, and Kelsea didn't save it in her phone. She realized her mistake when she got a message from the person who now has Kenny's old number saying that they were a real estate and they didn't know who she was trying to reach.
Brothers Osborne have announced a tour for this summer and fall. The We're Not for Everyone Tour is scheduled to begin in late July and will wrap in in November. Travis Denning and Tenille Townes will open the majority of shows. The opening acts have not been announced for a few dates.
Carly Pearce and Lee Brice are early winners at the ACM Awards. They picked up the trophy for Music Event of the Year for "I Hope You're Happy Now." Lee was on the verge of tears when he found out. They will be performing the song together for the first time on Sunday night's broadcast. They were originally supposed to do the song during the CMA performance, but Lee had to back out when he was diagnosed with COVID-19. Carly says she's seen him, he's healthy, and they're ready to go.
Reba McEntire has pushed back her tour once again, saying that it's just not possible to play the 13 dates she'd committed to. Instead a new tour, Reba: Live in Concert, will include 12 of the original 13 dates. It's scheduled to start in January 2022. "We cannot wait to get back out on the road and bring you our brand new show," says Reba. "If you've got your tickets, hang on to them - they'll be good for the new dates." She also had to cancel several Las Vegas shows with Brooks & Dunn. There's no word on if, or when, those date will be rescheduled.