Brothers Osborne Vow to ‘Stay a Little Longer’ on ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’
Brothers Osborne — one of country’s hottest rising acts — wowed audiences with their single “Stay a Little Longer” on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers Monday night (Jan. 18).
The duo's talent was clearly evident from the first note, as T.J. Osborne’s characteristic warm lead vocals swooped in on the verse and stayed steady throughout the tune. Lead guitarist John Osborne brought in some harmonies to fill out the chorus, as well as the country-rock flair his guitar hooks added.
The song’s catchy chorus and driving beat made for a quality show, but the shining moment came with John’s guitar solo toward the end. His effortless playing was captivating as he turned out licks and runs that glided over the chords played by the rest of the band with seamless precision. T.J. has said he loves watching his brother perform the tune.
“I think that’s why I have such a good time watching him play, because every night it is different,” he explains. “It’s important that a live show is like that, for everyone to get something fresh. Only that one time it happened, and you were there for that. We love concerts like that, where you see someone step out and do something they’ve never done before.”
The Brothers’ performance comes on the heels of the release of their first full-length record, Pawn Shop, which dropped Jan. 15. Since its debut in 2015, “Stay a Little Longer” has reached the No. 3 slot on Billboard’s U.S. Country Airplay chart and No. 5 on the U.S. Hot Country Songs chart. It was also certified gold in early December 2015. The song was co-written by the band with songwriting vet Shane McAnally and stirred up a bit of controversy with its music video when it depicted a same-sex couple as one of the featured pairs.
“Surprisingly, we didn’t have any push back. Probably one out of 90 people didn’t approve of it. We expected a lot more,” John told Taste of Country. “We had a statement we wanted to make. It wasn’t love everybody. It was, ‘Oh, by the way, if you don’t agree with what they’re doing, love is hard for them, too. It’s hard for everybody.'”
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