Do you ever get on Twitter and find yourself scratching your head in confusion? Yeah, us too. And so does super-cool country duo Brothers Osborne.

Let us restate, that is C-O-U-N-T-R-Y duo Brothers Osborne.

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It seems pretty obvious to us and to their fans that they are a country act, from their cleverly crafted lyrics to their sometimes rockin’ raw and other times joyfully jangly arrangements, but South Carolina’s “Free Times” disagrees.

Brothers John and TJ  Osborne shared a piece from the publication on their Twitter page, and the “Ain’t My Fault” singers, along with country star Chris Young, are described as “blah pop-rock and twang of today’s country.”

Their response?

“Pop rock? What in the actual fuck are you talking about ‘Free Times’?”

Of course, a litany of responses voiced the same disbelief, as well as support for the band, including Chris Young who good-naturedly tweeted, “Bahahaha @brothersosborne ftw (for the win).”

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It was a rough day to be an Osborne on social media, though. Earlier, the pair commented about rap star Eminem’s new video about President Trump, saying, “Would hate to be anyone that has ever pissed off Eminem.”

It seemed innocent enough, but it ignited a virtual firestorm of political debate, including one comment from a reader who shared his concern over the power that someone with a large platform had.

He just didn’t say who he was talking about.

So when Brothers Osborne asked … well, let’s just say the pot was stirred.

The awesome thing is, this type of Twitter rage isn’t likely to shut Brothers Osborne down one bit. In fact, we suspect they got a large chuckle out of it all. Yet another reason to love them.

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Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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