There is no question that country singers, songwriters and musicians love their fans like no other celebrities in the entertainment industry. Whether they’re doing the shake-and-howdy in a backstage meet-and-greet, or expressing their thanks after winning an award, it is fans first in country music. If you’ve ever wondered if those sentiments are real or an act, Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne can answer that question for you.
Brothers John and TJ Osborne were among the stars visiting nationally syndicated radio program “The Bobby Bones Show” on Oct. 3 to provide some musical healing and talk about the tragic shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1. While country fans were relieved to hear that no country artists performing at or attending the festival where the shooting took place were injured, those same stars were reeling after learning that 527 concertgoers were injured and 59 had perished in the massacre.
The brothers had performed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Friday, Sept. 30, and the crowd that filled the festival grounds for their show impressed the boys.
“Aside from everything that happened, it’s a crowd that we’ll never forget,” John said, wiping tears. Still broken over the horrendous act of violence, he choked on his emotions as he continued. “They’re family. Every person that has ever come out to a show of ours, they feel like family to us. We owe them everything.”
Obviously, everyone in the studio could relate to John’s incredible heartbreak, but their aching performance of “While You Still Can,” dedicated to those affected by the shooting, brought everyone to tears.